Digital and Social Media

Digital and Social Media is charged with the management of the University's public web and social media presence and the EpiServer Content Management System (CMS). In addition, Digital and Social Media develops, manages and initiates on-going training needs, communications and resources for campus web managers, as well as assist campus clients with improved content quality for their websites.

In order to maintain the highest standards for web design, architecture, and development, Digital and Social Media promotes and enforces web governance policies and procedures across campus. They work closely with campus clients to ensure compliance with the established USC Upstate’s brand standards and technical requirements in order to maintain the tone and organization of USC Upstate’s web content in alignment with the institutional image.

Accessbility Compliance

Web Accessibility Statement

The University of South Carolina Upstate is committed to campus-wide universal design and accessibility policy and process development.

To ensure that the information and technology provided through our website is inclusive and accessible for the widest possible audience, USC Upstate has adopted the best practices and standards as defined by Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act and level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) per the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Following these guidelines makes content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. Following these guidelines will also often make your Web content more usable to users in general.

WCAG 2.0 success criteria are written as testable statements that are not technology-specific. Guidance about satisfying the success criteria in specific technologies, as well as general information about interpreting the success criteria, is provided in separate documents. See Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Overview for an introduction and links to WCAG technical and educational material. In this regard, for all new web development, we use WAVE, an accessibility evaluation tool that facilitates human evaluation by embedding inline accessibility feedback into your web content, to identify potential problems or features

For all new content, we are preparing guidelines and gathering training material to provide to our content creators. If you have trouble accessing any part of our web site, please contact Eric Swearengin at 864-503-7487.

If you have other accessibility concerns, or need to request accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Services at either 864-503-5199. For additional information, visit the Office of Disability Services.

To schedule training for the Content Management System or to discuss your web pages, please contact Kathy Nelson at 864-503-5081.

Social media

Join the conversation!

The University of South Carolina Upstate believes that social media is an important vehicle for sharing our stories, events and information with the world. We invite you to browse our social media directory, find the areas that interest you and join the conversation!

Our Official Channels

Join the Directory

University organizations, departments and divisions are required to register social media channels representing the University with the Office of University Communications. Before creating an account, contact Kathy Nelson to learn more about getting started with social media.

Already have an account?

Add your USC Upstate social media account to our online directory so others can find you and connect! Register your social media account.

Please note: Only registered social media channels will have their content shared on the official University channels.