College of Information & Communications
Join Cocky’s mission to promote reading and media literacy in South Carolina’s schools!

Did you know that 71 percent of South Carolina fourth graders are not proficient in reading, meaning they’re more likely to drop out of school and have a lower earning potential as adults?

Did you know that 80 percent of U.S. middle schoolers can’t tell the difference between sponsored content and news articles?

The College of Information and Communications is on a mission to promote reading and teach children to think critically about the media around them. Project Literacy will support these efforts in two ways.

First, gifts will support Cocky’s Reading Express, our childhood literacy initiative, which sends UofSC’s mascot into underserved schools across the state to teach children that reading is fun.


It will also enable us to launch a news literacy initiative. Our J-school faculty hope to create a children’s book about news literacy for South Carolina’s elementary schoolchildren because the discussion about being discerning media consumers can never begin too early.



College of Information and Communications Donor Drive
When the College of Information and Communications reaches 200 gifts during Give 4 Garnet, a generous alumna has pledged an additional $5,000 to the campaign!
200 / 200 Gifts
Gift Leaderboard
Which campaign is in the lead with the highest number of gifts?
Rank Department Gifts
1 Student Affairs & Academic Support 1,287
2 Darla Moore School of Business 751
3 College of Arts & Sciences 744
4 Senior Class Legacy 570
5 Area of Greatest Need 465
Dollar Leaderboard
Which campaign is in the lead with the most donations?
Rank Department Raised
1 Pastides Initiative for the Alumni Center $1,545,560.71
2 School of Law $108,768.00
3 College of Arts & Sciences $78,210.37
4 Darla Moore School of Business $75,797.81
5 South Carolina Honors College $47,469.99
Donors by Affinity
Alumni, faculty and staff members, friends, parents, students - we love them all! But who is leading the day?
What is your affiliation with UofSC?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Alumni 1,698
2 Faculty/Staff 1,073
3 Parent 538
4 Student 505
5 Friend 389
Alumni Class Years
Since 1801, the University of South Carolina has graduated literally hundreds of thousands of students, now our esteemed alumni. Which decade is the most philanthropic today? Only time will tell!
In what decade did you (or will you) graduate?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 2010 or later 921
2 2000 - 2009 363
3 1990 - 1999 339
4 1980 - 1989 298
5 1970 - 1979 183
6 1960 - 1969 48
7 1950 - 1959 6
8 1940 - 1949 1
Early Bird
The campaign with the most number of gifts by 8 a.m. will receive an additional $5,000. Donate early and often to help the campaign that means the most to you win!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $5,000 College of Information & Communications 64
2 College of Education 61
3 University Libraries 37
4 School of Medicine Greenville 28
5 Darla Moore School of Business 27
Rush Hour Power Hour
The campaign that receives the most gifts from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. will receive an additional $5,000!
Rank Prize Campaign Gifts
1 $5,000 Darla Moore School of Business 75
2 College of Education 58
3 College of Arts & Sciences 39
4 Student Affairs & Academic Support 26
5 University Libraries 18
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