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The newly established Parents and Family Association aims to build a bridge between the students’ families and the University. Engaging parents ensure student success by opening the lines of communications between the institution and homelife and involves parents in campus life. The association is the conduit through which parents support their student's educational endeavors and contribute to the building of a holistic and productive university experience.

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As South Carolina’s only public, historically black college and university (HBCU),there are several programs unique to SCSU. We are among the national leaders in producing African-American graduates.

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SC State University campuses include State of the art and historic facilities integrated by amazing passionate Staff that help create a center of excellence that transforms lives and inspire greatness.


The SC State Bulldog Athletic program offers six men’s sports and six women’s sports as a member of the Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). The Bulldog football team has won five MEAC titles.

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Sam Watson
Posted by Sam Watson
August 2, 2022

Update: SC State provides alternative contact numbers for key offices

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — South Carolina State University is experiencing difficulties with its telephone system. To ensure that the public has necessary access to administrative offices and staff, President Alexander Conyers...

Sophia Galvan
Posted by Sophia Galvan
June 8, 2022

UPDATE: SC State announces Summer 2022 swimming lessons starting June 13

Swimming lessons will be available to all South Carolina State University students and personnel and the Orangeburg community this summer.

Sam Watson
Posted by Sam Watson
April 22, 2022

Trustees’ Presidential Search Committee recommends Conyers as SC State’s next president

The South Carolina State University Board of Trustees’ Ad-Hoc Presidential Search Committee on Thursday unanimously voted to recommend Interim President Alexander Conyers as the university’s next president.

Sam Watson
Posted by Sam Watson
April 5, 2022

Severe weather threat prompts SC State campus to close at 2 p.m. today

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – South Carolina State University will cancel  classes and dismiss nonessential employees today (Tuesday, April 5, 2022) at 2 p.m. in light of approaching severe weather. The National...

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SC State University, an 1890 land grant, senior comprehensive institution of approximately 2,900 students, is committed to providing affordable and accessible quality baccalaureate, master’s educational specialist and doctoral degree programs. SC State, through instruction, research, technology and service, contributes to economic development, enhances the quality of life of citizens, and prepares highly skilled, competent and socially aware graduates (30,000) to meet life’s challenges and demands and enables them to work and live productively in a dynamic, global society.

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