A student-only, monthly, brave space to discuss and exchange viewpoints on diversity and inclusion. Students who attend the round tables engage in discussions that involve current socio-political issues like: whether states should keep confederate monuments in public; the balance between free speech and academic freedom; and policies for protecting undocumented students.
Heritage and History Month Celebrations provide the University with an opportunity to learn more about and celebrate the diversity of our community. The month long celebrations are comprised of various events and discussions that facilitate the understanding and appreciation, but also dispel stereotypes and misunderstandings. In sum, Heritage Month Celebrations give the USC Aiken community an opportunity to learn more about themselves and those around them. A list of the federally-recognized Heritage Month Celebrations can be found below:
- February: Black History Month
- March: Women’s History Month
- May: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
- June: LGBT Pride Month
- September – October: Latin Heritage Month
- October: National Disability Employment Awareness Month
- November: Native American Heritage Month
The Task Force is comprised of 45 student, faculty, staff and USC Aiken community members who are charged with presenting recommendations to the Chancellor and her cabinet that will increase diversity, inclusion and belonging on campus.