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College of Information and Communications

The College of Information and Communications strongly believes that an appreciation of people with different life experiences and an absence of bias stand as a cornerstone of the culture at the University of South Carolina. The CIC is committed to these ideals and to fostering diversity of thought and inclusion of each individual through an enabling, safe, and supportive environment.

The mission of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the CIC is to cultivate a more diverse, equitable and inclusive campus culture, where every individual, regardless of background, has the full opportunity to flourish and thrive.  

Inclusive Excellence is achieved through three primary goals:

  • to improve the relative racial/ethnic and gender representation of our student body, staff, and faculty
  • ensure that there is equity for all
  • create, promote, support and assess an inclusive campus culture/climate that embodies our Carolinian Creed and makes every member of our college community feel that they are valued and affirmed.

This fund will support many DEI initiatives for the CIC including our 4+1 dual degree program, the Augusta Baker Endowed Chairthe Digital Media Experience, the Linda Lucas Walling Collection for Disabled Children, the DEI Research Symposium, the Media and Civil Rights History Symposium and our low-cost study abroad program.


Leaderboard
Campaign Leaderboard
Who's leading the way with the most number of donors?
Rank Department Donors
1 Darla Moore School of Business 342
2 College of Arts and Sciences 339
3 College of HRSM 271
4 School of Medicine - Columbia 179
5 School of Music 179
6 School of Law 176
7 College of Information and Communications 167
8 South Carolina Honors College 155
9 College of Pharmacy 148
10 College of Nursing 148
11 Athletics 145
12 Alumni Association 138
13 College of Education 115
14 College of Social Work 81
15 Veterans and Military Affairs 78
16 Student Affairs & Academic Support 76
17 College of Engineering and Computing 75
18 Arnold School of Public Health 59
19 University Libraries 52
20 Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 48
21 USC Salkehatchie 47
22 Palmetto College - Central 37
23 Garnet Media Group 28
24 USC Lancaster 27
25 Koger Center for the Arts 24
26 Graduate School 18
27 USC Sumter 16
28 USC Union 10
29 School of Medicine - Greenville 6
30 Palmetto College Columbia/Fort Jackson 6
31 USC Press 3
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Leaderboard
Donor Leaderboard
Alumni, faculty and staff members, friends, parents, students -- we love them all! But what category has the most donors?
What is your affiliation with UofSC?
Rank Answer Donors
1 Alumnus/a 1,130
2 Faculty/Staff Member 773
3 Parent 273
4 Friend 261
5 Student 64
Ended
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Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, winner of an $8,000 bonus for securing the most donors before 8 a.m. today!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $8,000 College of HRSM 85
2 College of Arts and Sciences 83
3 College of Information and Communications 38
4 School of Medicine - Columbia 31
5 South Carolina Honors College 17
6 Darla Moore School of Business 16
7 College of Pharmacy 16
8 School of Music 12
9 Veterans and Military Affairs 10
10 College of Education 9
11 School of Law 7
12 Alumni Association 7
13 Athletics 7
14 College of Social Work 7
15 College of Engineering and Computing 6
16 College of Nursing 5
17 Arnold School of Public Health 5
18 Student Affairs & Academic Support 4
19 University Libraries 4
20 Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 4
21 USC Sumter 2
22 Garnet Media Group 2
23 USC Lancaster 2
24 Palmetto College - Central 2
25 School of Medicine - Greenville 2
26 USC Salkehatchie 2
27 University Carolina Fund 1
28 Palmetto College Columbia/Fort Jackson 1
29 USC Press 1
30 Graduate School 1
31 Koger Center for the Arts 1
32 McNair Institute 1
33 Scholars in Crisis Fund 1
34 USC Union 1
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Power Hour
Congratulations to Darla Moore School of Business for winning $10,000 in the Power Hour Challenge with the most donors received between 4 and 5 p.m.!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $10,000 Darla Moore School of Business 108
2 School of Medicine - Columbia 67
3 College of Nursing 64
4 College of Information and Communications 46
5 School of Law 36
6 South Carolina Honors College 29
7 College of Arts and Sciences 27
8 School of Music 17
9 College of HRSM 15
10 College of Pharmacy 15
11 Athletics 13
12 Veterans and Military Affairs 13
13 College of Education 13
14 College of Engineering and Computing 11
15 Alumni Association 11
16 University Libraries 11
17 Student Affairs & Academic Support 10
18 Palmetto College - Central 8
19 Arnold School of Public Health 8
20 Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 6
21 College of Social Work 5
22 Garnet Media Group 4
23 USC Lancaster 3
24 USC Salkehatchie 3
25 University Carolina Fund 2
26 Graduate School 2
27 Koger Center for the Arts 2
28 Scholars in Crisis Fund 2
29 School of Medicine - Greenville 1
30 USC Union 1
31 McNair Institute 0
32 Palmetto College Columbia/Fort Jackson 0
33 USC Press 0
34 USC Sumter 0
Ended
$2,500
CIC DEI Champion Challenge
An anonymous DEI Champion has promised $2,500 to the 4 + 1 program if we reach 100 total donations.
100 / 100 Donors
Completed
$5,000
CIC Early Bird Challenge
Cock-A-Doodle-Doo! J-school alumnus Clay Owen’s gift of $5,000 will be unlocked if the CIC hits 30 donors by 8 a.m.
30 / 30 Donors
Completed
2
Match
CIC Dean Reichert Power Hour
CIC Dean Tom Reichert has promised to match every dollar raised between 4 and 5 p.m. up to $1,000. Let’s make every dollar count!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
Leaderboard
Campaigns by Dollars Leaderboard
Who's at the top?
Rank Department Raised
1 School of Medicine - Columbia $171,267.12
2 College of Pharmacy $112,162.24
3 School of Law $105,901.03
4 College of Arts and Sciences $95,580.07
5 Athletics $76,017.10
6 College of Engineering and Computing $70,472.23
7 Darla Moore School of Business $68,078.48
8 College of Information and Communications $57,200.44
9 College of HRSM $55,530.17
10 College of Nursing $51,672.57
11 Student Affairs & Academic Support $47,777.65
12 South Carolina Honors College $36,723.67
13 USC Salkehatchie $30,108.39
14 School of Music $24,569.32
15 College of Education $16,556.15
16 Alumni Association $14,972.30
17 Palmetto College - Central $14,223.02
18 College of Social Work $5,029.06
19 Veterans and Military Affairs $5,023.01
20 University Libraries $4,129.06
21 Arnold School of Public Health $4,054.30
22 USC Sumter $3,547.11
23 Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion $2,004.08
24 Koger Center for the Arts $1,877.00
25 USC Lancaster $1,776.02
26 Garnet Media Group $1,740.05
27 Graduate School $1,323.01
28 School of Medicine - Greenville $630.00
29 USC Union $478.01
30 Palmetto College Columbia/Fort Jackson $363.02
31 USC Press $218.01
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Leaderboard
Donors by Dollars Leaderboard
Alumni, faculty and staff members, friends, parents, students -- we love them all! But who is leading the day with the most dollars donated?
What is your affiliation with UofSC?
Rank Answer Amount
1 Alumnus/a $294,461.38
2 Faculty/Staff Member $85,724.88
3 Parent $60,295.12
4 Friend $20,028.16
5 Student $2,083.01
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Success!
Fill-the-Map Challenge
Congratulations to the College of HRSM, winner of $7,000 in the Fill-the-Map Challenge! Montana was the 50th state to turn garnet!
Completed
$500
Careers in Information and Communications: UofSC Pathway to Success
Randy and Laura Covington have pledged $500 to kickstart a new DEI program at the CIC. The CIC will visit high schools around South Carolina and introduce students to careers in information and communications. This gift unlocks at 125 total donations!
125 / 125 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
CIC Farrar Challenge
An additional gift of $25,000 unlocks if the CIC reaches our goal of 200 donors or raise $20,000. This challenge is in honor of Ron Farrar, beloved associate dean for graduate studies and interim dean of the then College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
$20,000 / $20,000 Raised
Completed
$300
CIC Augusta Baker Challenge
If the CIC reaches 60 donors, a $300 gift from Augusta Baker Chair Nicole Cooke will unlock.
60 / 60 Donors
Completed
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