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Inclusive Excellence

Mission Statement

The University of South Carolina’s Department of Athletics is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion, and gender equity amongst student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and athletics staff members. We strive to provide equitable experiences for all student-athletes and staff while offering opportunities and education that support the core foundations of a diverse and inclusive environment.


The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

The University complies with the non-discrimination regulations under Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended; and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Board of Trustees, as well as the president of the University and the athletics director, is highly committed to both the spirit and letter of all applicable federal, state and regional regulations.

The University of South Carolina is an official member institution of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Every effort has been made to comply with NCAA and SEC rules and regulations and to implement policies recommended by these authorities, related to intercollegiate competition, student-athlete welfare and program administration.

Any student, coach, or athletic staff member who believe they have been subjected to any kind of discrimination that conflicts with the diversity policy and initiatives should seek assistance from a supervisor or an HR representative.



UofSC Police Department 803-777-4215
Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention 803-777-8248
Title IX Coordinator 803-777-3854
Office of Inclusive Excellence 803-777-9943
Counseling and Healthcare 803-777-5223
Maria Hickman (Executive Associate AD/SWA/Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair) 803-777-6321
Judy Van Horn (Deputy AD for Internal Operations & Risk Management) 803-777-7869
Student Wellness & Prevention 803-777-8283