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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Take the Pledge

University of South Carolina students, faculty and staff have a critical role in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Demonstrate your commitment to keep the University of South Carolina community in good health by taking the pledge below and honoring it during the upcoming semester.

Join the UofSC Pledge

I pledge to do my part to keep our community in good health as I return to the City of Columbia and to the University of South Carolina campus.

I understand I have a role in the fight against COVID-19 and commit to responsible actions and to being an accountable member of both the Gamecock and Columbia community.

I pledge to uphold the Carolinian Creed every day by demonstrating personal integrity, respecting others, and supporting my university and adopted hometown of Columbia by:

  • Following public health guidelines in place to help protect myself and others.
  • Protecting myself and others in high-traffic areas of campus or situations where physical distancing isn’t possible to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • Keeping my hands clean and sanitized while on campus, around Columbia and at home.
  • Adhering to capacity limits in social situations to prevent high-spread scenarios.
  • Modifying my actions and encouraging others to do the same as guidelines and recommendations adapt over time.

By taking the pledge to keep the University of South Carolina in good health, I accept responsibility for myself and my actions and will do my best to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


By submitting my name and affiliation below, I Pledge Columbia:​


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