Legislative Priorities

Your voice is crucial to helping policymakers understand the vital role the University of South Carolina plays in making the state a better place to live for all residents. Below are resources designed to help you effectively make the case for investing in the state’s flagship university.

Opportunity Act >>

The Opportunity Act (s.298) is one of the most encouraging pieces of legislation for higher education in years. The comprehensive proposal both restores funds to institutions and provides more opportunity for South Carolina students to earn a degree.

OUR IMPACT

$5.5 BILLION contributed to the state’s economy annually. Discover how in our
Points of Pride [pdf].

Impact by County >>

With eight campuses and 19 locations across the state, our local communities are a priority, and the university is committed to a superior student experience and academic excellence for all of its students.

Bond Bill: An Investment for All of South Carolina >>

The passage of a bond bill for education is a top priority for USC. Find out the top three reasons why a bond bill makes sense not just for USC, but for the entire Palmetto state.

2020-2021 Budget Request [pdf] >>

Learn how the system’s 2020-2021 budget request helps reinforce the mission of all our campuses.