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USC Diversity and Inclusion Resources

University of South Carolina Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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Multicultural Student Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is a division of the Department of Student Life that educates, empowers and organizes students, campus and community partners to create opportunities for multicultural education, self-awareness, advocacy, cultural understanding and social justice.

Minority Research Opportunities
The Office of the Vice President for Research contributes to the diversity of the University of South Carolina's campuses by helping to recruit and support under-represented minority faculty and students.

Office of Equal Opportunity Programs
The Office of Equal Opportunity Programs was created to ensure that applicants for employment, employees, and prospective and enrolled students of the University of South Carolina are protected against discrimination.

International Students Services
International Student Services is here to help you understand and make the most of your immigration status in the United States.

Veterans Services
LGBT Peer Advocates

LGBT Peer Advocates are a mixed group of USC undergraduate and graduate students who serve as representatives and ambassadors for the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

Safe Zone Program

Safe Zone is a campus-wide program designed to visibly identify students, staff and faculty who support the LGBTQ population, understand some of the issues facing LGBTQ individuals, and are aware of the various LGBTQ resources. The site includes a directory of certified Safe Zone Allies.

LGBTQ Resources:

Download Corporate Equality Index 2016: Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality.

Download LGBT Diversity: Show Me the Business Case.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services provide a holistic approach to health through comprehensive primary health care, disease prevention and wellness programs, and mental health and violence prevention services.

Counseling and Psychiatry
Counseling and psychiatry services provide students a safe place to speak privately and confidentially with a trained counselor or psychiatrist about a variety of concerns.

Student Disability Services
The Office of Student Disability Services serves students and the larger university community with disabilities and temporary injuries in managing the varying demands of the university experience.

Faculty workshops
Diversity and Inclusivity in the classroom
The university’s Center for Teaching Excellence provides workshops and resources to help faculty reach all of their students, whatever their background or experiences, to create a classroom environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all.

Diversity Training
Conducted by various office across campus, these diversity and inclusion training opportunities are available to faculty, staff and students who wish to learn more about becoming allies for members of our diverse community.