Volume 13 | Issue 3
March 17, 2021
March 2021 News and Notes
Rep. Gary Simrill named SCICU Legislative Champion for 2021 Independent Colleges and Universities Week
Rep. Gary Simrill (R-York)
2021 SCICU
Legislative Champion
SCICU is proud to announce Rep. Gary Simrill (R-York) as the Legislative Champion for the annual Independent Colleges and Universities Week, this year April 12-16.

Simrill is majority leader in the S.C. House of Representatives and serves as the second vice-chair of the House Ways and Means Committee. He also chairs the Ways and Means Higher Education subcommittee.

SCICU students busy writing thousands of Tuition Grants thank-you letters to S.C. Representatives and Senators

Students on SCICU campuses across South Carolina are busy penning thousands of letters to members of the South Carolina General Assembly, expressing their thanks for the S.C. Tuition Grants program.

SCICU launches 2021 Infographics Series for Statehouse advocacy
Beginning with the 2021 session of the South Carolina General Assembly, SCICU is expanding its state advocacy efforts to include issue/topic-focused infographics delivered regularly and directly to state Representatives and Senators.

Just what is SCICU?
Message from SCICU President and CEO Jeff Perez
Jeff Perez, Ph.D.
SCICU President and CEO

When I share that I'm associated with SCICU, there are several questions that always seem to come up.

Click on the link below for our FAQs.

Introducing SCICU's new guide to private colleges and universities in South Carolina! Click on the guide cover to learn more about admissions, financial aid, campus life, and much more at SCICU member colleges and universities.
South Carolina update

We are extremely pleased that the S.C. House Ways and Means Committee has recommended a substantial increase for the Tuition Grants Program, which provides scholarships to S.C. resident undergraduate students attending private colleges and universities in South Carolina.

Washington update
Washington highlights include:

  • The American Rescue Act
  • The new U.S. Department of Education team
  • Title IX turnabout?

SCICU COVID-19 resources - updated Mar. 16

Click here for a list of COVID-19 advisories for colleges and universities, including updates and resources for South Carolina and the United States.
Campus operations and response to COVID-19 pandemic at SCICU colleges and universities

SCICU College/University Campus News 

SCICU presents news from its twenty member colleges and universities. Click here to read college news in the Newsroom on the SCICU website.

The following is a sampling of recent news from SCICU campuses:

Allen University

Anderson University

Benedict College

Charleston Southern University

Claflin University

Coker University

Columbia College

Columbia International University

Converse College

Erskine College

Furman University

Limestone University

Morris College

Newberry College

North Greenville University

Presbyterian College

Southern Wesleyan University

Spartanburg Methodist College

Voorhees College

Wofford College

Click below to access important information from each of the SCICU member colleges and universities:

2020-2021 Upcoming Events

The SCICU Business Partners program provides a convenient marketplace in which SCICU member colleges and universities can preview offerings tailored to the needs of the higher education community in South Carolina.

SCICU thanks the following business partner for their renewals:

Directory - Click  here  for a complete list of Business Partners, or access information on individual Business Partners via the links shown below.

ABM Building Solutions, LLC | Affinity LTC, LLC (Genworth Financial) | Aramark Higher Education | Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC | Brown Edwards CPA | Brown & Brown South Carolina | CampusLogic | Cantey Tech Consulting | CapinCrouse LLP | Cherry Bekaert, LLCCliftonLarsonAllen, LLP |Coleman Lew Canny Brown | Colonial Life | Craig Gaulden Davis | Diligence, LLC | Dominion Energy Duke Energy | Elliott Davis | Enterprise Holdings | Find Great People, LLC | First American Education Finance | Gillis Specialty Advertising | Giraffe Web Design | GMK Associates | Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA | Hallmark Management Service | HRP Associates, Inc. | Hypersign, LLC | Immedion LLC | Jenzabar | Lower Cost Models Consortium | Lockstep Technology Group | MB Kahn Construction Company, Inc. | McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture | Metz Culinary Management | Nephron Pharmaceuticals | P2Ops, LLC | Paymerang (fka AP Advantage) | Pharos Resources, LLC Pioneer College Caterers Pollock Company | Purple Briefcase | PVC Fittings Online | Regions Bank | Resource Financial Services | S2K Group, Inc. | SC Student Loan Corporation | ScholarBuys | SEGRA (formerly Spirit Communications | Sodexo | Spinx Company | Synergi Partners | Tallo (formerly STEM Premier) | Timely MD | Total Comfort Solutions | Transact Campus | UnitedHealthcare Student Resources | VEMO Education | Victor Shoreline | The Virtual Care Group | Vulcan Materials Company | Walsh Consulting Group LLC | Williams & Fudge | Wyche, PA | 

SCICU is a member of the Coalition for College Cost Savings (CCCS). This organization, comprised of 33 member organizations in 32 states, serves close to 900 higher education institutions and 3 million students across the United States. The organization and staff are dedicated to helping private higher education institutions improve processes and reduce costs through collaboration.

All SCICU member colleges and universities have access to CCCS's national contracts and services. More information on this important benefit may be found here.
News & Notes is published by the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc. Please send all comments or questions to SCICU President & CEO Jeff Perez at [email protected] or 803-799-7122. Mailing address: PO Box 12007, Columbia, SC 29211.