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Mission & Values

About USC Aiken

Mission Statement

The University of South Carolina Aiken is a regional public comprehensive university that cultivates a diverse population of engaged citizens who provide lifelong contributions in their careers and communities. Our dedicated faculty, staff, and industry partners guide undergraduate and graduate students through a transformative educational journey that uses engaged, accessible teaching and learning practices to blend the liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines with research and experiential opportunities that are aligned with economic and societal needs. We are a center for innovation that serves the region through entrepreneurial partnerships, public service, community leadership, relevant research, educational outreach, the visual and performing arts, and intercollegiate athletics.

Vision Statement

To create a campus community that values each individual, acts as a vibrant hub of activity in our region, partners with government and industry to address societal and economic issues, and transforms undergraduate and graduate students into engaged global citizens.


(EFD AM: October 2023)