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Campaign Priorities

Our Commitment to Access: USC Upstate will increase its ability to serve a greater number of students by providing access to educational experiences that include student success initiatives, undergraduate student research, and the Scholar’s Academy.  We will provide higher education opportunities through innovative educational delivery methods and technology, to the traditional and non-traditional student.

Our Commitment to Affordability: Through annual and endowed scholarships, USC Upstate will become more accessible to students regardless of their financial need, while maintaining our high standards of recruiting the best and the most promising students.  

Our Commitment to Excellence: Through state-of-the-art facilities, recruiting and retaining the very best faculty, and following our tradition of academic excellence and high standards, USC Upstate will its continue its history of preparing students for real world challenges and success. 

These priorities will be realized through:

  • Student support.
    Annual scholarships require a minimum investment of $1,000 and endowed scholarships require a minimum investment of $25,000 (payable over 5 years).
    To meet our campaign priorities this will require a minimum investment of  $12 million
  • Faculty professorships.  
    Annual professorships require a minimum investment of $100,000  per year for five years, and endowed professorships require a minimum investment of $1.5 million (payable over five years).  Research funds and scholars-in-residence minimum investment will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
    To meet our campaign priorities this will require a minimum investment of  $10 million
  • University/Community programs. 
    Such as the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Center for Child Advocacy Studies, and Teaching Man.
    To meet our campaign priorities this will require a minimum investment of  $2 million
  • Capital Improvements.
    Investments in academic, athletic, and campus beautification facilities are determined on a case-by-case basis.
    To meet our campaign priorities this will require a minimum investment of  $26 million




 "If we are going to improve the standard of living in our community, it is in our collective best interest to invest in USC Upstate."

- Chris Crowley, Campaign Chair  

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