Welcome from the President
Welcome to the University of South Carolina SACS website. The information presented on these pages highlights the fact that the University of South Carolina Community views the SACS requirements and standards not as isolated mandates from an accrediting agency, but more as best practices developed over the years by institutional representatives from our region. Our goal is to embrace these best practices and use them to guide our policies and plans. This has never been more important than now, as we respond to unprecedented resource challenges. Careful planning, guided in part by SACS best practices, is enabling the University to emerge from this budgetary setback leaner but stronger, with resources to remain true to our mission of education, research, and service to the state.
I look forward to the SACS accreditation reviews and visits knowing that this process will make the University of South Carolina stronger and better focused on our mission. On behalf of the Carolina Community, I welcome you and look forward to your comments.
Harris Pastides, President