Diversity and Inclusion
Strengthening the college’s culture of consciousness serves as the foundation for
advancing diversity and inclusion programs, practices, policies and partnerships that
enhance our learning and working environment for all. These initiatives include leadership
development and representation, mentorship, recruitment of minority students and employees,
and scholarships that improve access to enrichment opportunities.
The college's diversity and inclusion efforts support a broad range of underrepresented
individuals, including people from different racial, ethnic and gender minorities,
people with disabilities, the LGBTQ community, and students from different socioeconomic
Diversity and inclusion are integral parts of UofSC's vision and priorities, as outlined
by the university's
Strategic Priority No. 4: Increase Diversity for South Carolina: A Path to Excellence, and the Carolina Creed.
Below are some of the resources and information from the university and college,
and more will be added as we expand our efforts.
Diversity and Inclusion Resources
Student Health Resources
Faculty and Staff Resources
Calendar of Holidays and Religious Observances
Holiday or Observance
Rosh Hashanah (New Year)
Sept. 18-20, 2020
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Jewish
Sept. 27-28, 2020
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Jewish
Oct. 2-9, 2020
Shmini Atzeret Jewish
Oct. 9-11, 2020
Simchat Torah Jewish
Oct. 10-11, 2020
Oct. 17-26, 2020
Mawlid-al-Nabi (birthday of Mohammad)
Oct. 29, 2020
Nov. 14, 2020
Nov. 26, 2020
Dec. 10-18, 2020
Christian Dec. 25, 2020
College of HRSM Diversity and Inclusion Fund
Gifts of all sizes have a collective impact to support and bring attention to special
projects that benefit underrepresented students, including scholarship and internship
opportunities, mentorship and professional development programming.
Your gift allows us to live the Carolinian Creed more fully.
HRSM Diversity and Inclusion News
Graduating senior put hard work and sweat into making college experience more rewarding
Ashley Simpson is a leader. Her willingness to get involved and step out front has
shaped the 2021 graduate's very successful career at the University of South Carolina.
But, her journey did not come without hard work and sweat.
Leap of faith leads to success for UofSC international graduate
Guanlin Wu took a giant step, leaving his home in Beijing to travel more than 7,000
miles to a place he had never visited. This spring, he graduates with honors from
UofSC, a place which has become his home.
UofSC student heads to Notre Dame for graduate school after breaking the mold in Columbia
An opportunity to customize an eclectic path to academic excellence at has been the
key to success for Kabir Mann, described by his professors as "brilliant."
Honoring Professor Ernest Boger — HRSM's first Black faculty member
When Ernest Boger arrived at the University of South Carolina in 1984 to become the
first Black professor in what is now known as the College of Hospitality, Retail and
Sport Management, he was breaking barriers. By then, however, it was nothing he had
not done before.
Sport and entertainment management major sets sights on Las Vegas
Shawnese Cleveland graduates in May with a degree in sport and entertainment management.
She plans to begin her career working with a gaming company in Las Vegas.
New course on diversity and inclusion in sport management
University of South Carolina students are taking a new class this semester that addresses
one of the most important issues facing the sport industry and society at large.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
More than 20 HRSM faculty and staff members volunteered their time to participate
in a seven-week Diversity, Equity and Inclusion certificate program. McCutchen House
hosted a special lunch for those who completed the program and were able to attend.
Karen Kassebaum, UofSC's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s director of diversity
education and inclusive excellence, spoke at the event.
As a Carolinian ...
I will practice personal and academic integrity;
I will respect the dignity of all persons;
I will respect the rights and property of others;
I will discourage bigotry, while striving to learn from differences in people, ideas
I will demonstrate concern for others, their feelings, and their need for the conditions
which support their work and development.