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    School of Journalism and Mass Communications

    School of Journalism and Mass Communications statement on diversity, equity and inclusion

    The legacy of white supremacy has damaged the lives of many, especially our black students, who may have feared speaking their truth. We support all of you who find yourselves in the middle of conflicts over justice and equality.


    Important Announcements

    Check back regularly as we will update this.

    The SJMC graduate student services office is currently operating virtually. You can reach Camea Cato via telephone (803-777-5166) or email ( during normal business hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday). 

    Please plan on holding thesis and dissertation defenses ‘virtually’ using Skype, Zoom or whatever interactive program you are comfortable using, without the expectation that there will be a public seminar component.  If possible, holding public seminars later in the semester, when we are able to return to campus, would be preferable.  Our collective desire is to ensure academic rigor while still facilitating student progress to degree completion under difficult circumstances.


    Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.