Group of students and faculty celebrating Pride

Values, Mission & Aspiration

Office of Institutional Culture and Belonging


We value a community that supports each individual and vocalizes the promotion of equality for all.

We value the role of education in creating an equitable and inclusive community.

We value furthering equal access to opportunity for all within the community.

We value the validation and appreciation of each other’s unique viewpoints and acknowledge these viewpoints as significant contributions.


In line with the core values of USC Aiken, the Office of Institutional Culture and Belonging promotes a community that upholds equity, diversity, inclusivity, and belonging. This is achieved through cultivating opportunities to discuss difference, educating one another of our unique experiences, celebrating our differences as communal contributions, and advocating for the success of all.


The office aspires to create a community that actively promotes the ideals of diversity and inclusion.