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Attracted by some of the best graduate programs in the nation and inspired to achieve in the University of South Carolina’s energetic campus environment, more than 6,500 graduate students call Carolina their academic home.

A Message from Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, Cheryl Addy

Dear University of South Carolina Colleagues:

Mental health is a priority on our campus and seeking help for yourself, a colleague or a student in distress is strongly encouraged. While leading a rigorous academic life can often lead to periods of stress, it is important to ask for help if it becomes overwhelming or debilitating. Last week’s tragedy involving one of our graduate students underscores the importance of this issue to our entire campus community, so I wanted to share with you some information provided to us by Student Health Services. (Continue)
UofSC is Part of New Initiative to Better Understand PhD Career Pathways

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) recently announced a new initiative to improve understanding of career pathways for current PhD students and alumni. The University of South Carolina (UofSC) is participating in this innovative CGS initiative as an affiliate institution. (Read more)

New to Columbia? Off-Campus Student Services Provides Resource for Grad Students

Have questions about living in Columbia? Check out the resources put together by Off-Campus Student Services in the following attachment.

Gamecock Safety and Well-being

The University of South Carolina cares about the safety and well-being of the Carolina community and has resources available 24/7 to assist victims and members of their support networks by providing emotional support, legal advocacy and protective services. This summer the university has launched a one-stop website —— as the source for information related to sexual assault education, prevention training and reporting. Everyone at UofSC has a role in preventing and responding to sexual assault.

Individual Development Plans

The Office of Research and The Graduate School have created university-wide Individual Development Plan (IDP) guidelines and forms for USC’s postdoctoral scholars and graduate students.  While the use of IDPs is currently required for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars funded by NIH grants, the Office of Research and The Graduate School strongly encourage the use of IDPs for all USC postdoctoral scholars and graduate students because it identifies professional development opportunities and milestones, as well as providing a written framework for career planning of the trainees. Learn more about IDPs here