The Carolinian Creed

The community of scholars at the University of South Carolina is dedicated to personal and academic excellence. Choosing to join the community obligates each member to a code of civilized behavior:

As a Carolinian

I will practice personal and academic integrity;

I will respect the dignity of all persons;

I will respect the rights and property of others;

I will discourage bigotry, while striving

to learn from differences in people, ideas, and opinions;

I will demonstrate concern for others, their feelings, and their need for

conditions which support their work and development.

Allegiance to these ideals requires each Carolinian

to refrain from and discourage behaviors which threaten

the freedom and respect every individual deserves.