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Diversity Resources for the University Community

Dr. Warren Carson
Chief Diversity Officer
Office: Admin 222B/C
Phone: (864) 503-5634
wcarson@uscupstate.edu 

Center for International Studies
The Center for International Studies provides enhanced international experiences for USC Upstate students and faculty members as well as interaction between the University and the International community.  Through reciprocal agreements with various universities around the world USC Upstate offers students the opportunity to study or conduct internships abroad. For international students welcomed each year from more than 70 countries, the Center provides curricular and personal support, assistance with internship placements in international and American local businesses, and a “home away from home.”

Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
As part of the USC Upstate commitment to recognizing and supporting diversity efforts on campus, the Center for Women's and Gender Studies promotes a safe and healthy university environment by creating and enhancing leadership opportunities, personal growth, and professional development for women in our campus community.  The Center co-sponsors several exciting campus events, including an international film series, a book club, and academic conferences on topics ranging from leadership and negotiation skills to contemporary media culture and innovative theories of gender and sexuality.

Disability Services
The University of South Carolina Upstate views disability as one aspect of diversity and human variation.  Our campus community respects and celebrates the differences that enrich the USC Upstate experience.  The Disability Services office works to ensure that the diverse needs and abilities of all persons are considered in the design and accessibility of campus facilities, services, resources, and curricula, and that alterations are made when necessary to ensure participatory democracy.  Our goal is a campus community that is welcoming and accessible to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our University.

Employee Relations and Equal Opportunity (EREO)
EREO supports the university’s efforts to increase faculty and staff diversity through broad recruitment strategies. Primarily, it provides assistance for search committees to address underutilization of underrepresented groups and ensure the establishment of a diverse and competitive applicant pools in the search and hiring process.

Human Resources - Recruiting & Staffing
USC Upstate is an Equal Opportunity Institution.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, disability, national origin or veteran status.  USC Upstate strives to foster the utmost equality and promote diversity through its recruiting and staffing practices performed through human resources.

Multicultural Programs
The office of Multicultural Programs strives to educate, influence and cultivate an inclusive campus community by offering service opportunities and cultural, educational and outreach programs that focus on enriching the student experience and encouraging cross-cultural dialogue. Further, these programs and services give all students, faculty and staff an opportunity to learn, develop and grow both personally and interpersonally as they are challenged to interact with individuals who are different from them.

Non-Traditional Student Services
The Non-Traditional Student Services Office adopts a commitment to diversity as seen from the vantage point of its commitment to non-traditional students.  The office focuses on counseling, consulting, and providing workshops across a broad spectrum of student groups.  Through these efforts, the Non-Traditional Student Services Offices strives to provide outreach services to non-traditional students within the USC Upstate community.

 

 

Diversity Resources

Diversity Letter From The Chancellor 

Contact Us

Dr. Warren Carson
Chief Diversity Officer
USC Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Toll-free: 800-277-8727
Phone: 864-503-5634
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