LGBTQ+ Alumni Council

For so many, we arrived at South Carolina seeking to understand and become our authentic selves, and as proud alumni, we have the opportunity to further that promise by serving as a voice, example, and champion for Carolina’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer (LGBTQ+) community. Our USC LGBTQ+ Affinity Council board members are volunteers from around Carolina and the country.

Together, the USC LGBTQ+ Affinity Council:

  • Provides representation for LGBTQ+ alumni
  • Collaborates with and supports the university’s LGBTQ+ organizations and resources to best motivate USC’s LGBTQ+ and ally students, faculty, and staff
  • Discovers ways to support LGBTQ+ student recruitment and progression (success) so that they, too, can become Carolina alumni
  • Facilitates professional networking and social activities for LGBTQ+ alumni allies.

Have questions or want to get more involved? Contact us at today!

LGBTQ+ Alumni Council Endowed Scholarship logo

Our Why:

1. The first LGBTQ+ endowment scholarship in the University or Alumni Association’s history.

2. 16% of first-year students identifying as LGBTQ+ and the number of allies and advocates continue to grow.

3. Recognize and reward students who are contributing to a more inclusive and welcoming campus.

Share your Pride

Every gift over $10 will receive exclusive Gamecock pride gear! See below for what you will receive as a ‘thank-you’ for supporting our initiative:


LGBTQ+ Sticker and Pen


LGBTQ+ Sunglasses, Sticker, and Pen


LGBTQ+ Sunglasses, Sticker, Pen, Koozie and Rally Towel

$100 OR MORE

LGBTQ+ Sunglasses, Sticker, Pen, Koozie, Rally Towel and Gamecock Pride Shirt

Wear it with pride. The first 100 donors of $100 or more receive a Gamecock pride pack! Pen, sunglasses, sticker, and first access to our pride shirt!

Mockups of black shirts with a rainbow Block C logo.