We enjoy a rich history of more than 200 years of academic leadership, and we're building on that tradition. Find out more about our history, the people who make us successful and how to help shape our future.

Our Leadership

As the state’s flagship university, we are governed by a board of trustees appointed by the governor and state lawmakers.

Our History

From our founding in 1801 and original quadrangle of buildings that make up the historic Horseshoe, learn how we have persevered through the years and evolved into a major research university dedicated to educating South Carolinians.

Offices and Divisions

Learn more about the divisions and offices that form the extensive support system for our students and faculty.

Signature Events

Some of your most special UofSC memories will be life milestones such as commencement or the annual Homecoming festivities.


Explore why South Carolina is a great place to work and learn how you can apply for a faculty or staff position. 

Directory Search

Search our directory for faculty, student and staff contact information.