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A letter from Warren Carson, Chief Diversity Officer
USC Upstate defines itself as a “metropolitan university.” We are a member of the international Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU). As with other CUMU members, USC Upstate pays special attention to teaching, research and professional service in support of the metro region that we serve.
USC Upstate serves the “I-85 corridor,” the interstate connection between Charlotte and Atlanta across the Upstate of South Carolina, recognized as one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. At the heart of this corridor are the cities of Spartanburg and Greenville, the population and economic centers of gravity in South Carolina.
Fundamental to our credibility as a “metropolitan university” is our commitment to diversity, reflective of the region we serve. Institutional credibility is as surely dependent upon this diversity as it is upon our academic reputation.
As you review this website, you will see evidence of this commitment to diversity across all aspects of this “metropolitan university.” It is a commitment of which USC Upstate is rightfully proud.
Diversity Letter From The Chancellor
Dr. Warren CarsonChief Diversity OfficerUSC Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5634Faculty & Staff Directory
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?