Fall campus operations/response to COVID-19 pandemic at SCICU colleges and universities
SCICU salutes campus leadership, faculty, and staff for the many precautions they have taken. Please click on your favorite college or university to learn more about their campus operations and response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina makes $8 million multi-year donation to SCICU HBCUs
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is committing $8 million in multi-year support to Allen University, Benedict College, Claflin University, Morris College, and Voorhees College. These funds will help with immediate financial needs to ensure sustainability and assist in getting as many students as possible to begin or continue their education with these institutions.
Seven SCICU schools participating in SC INBRE statewide biomedical research programs
Seven SCICU member institutions are joining 11 other colleges and universities in the National Institutes of Health-funded biomedical college research network in South Carolina. SC INBRE (SC IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence) promotes research collaboration among South Carolina’s comprehensive research universities (Clemson, USC, and MUSC) and predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs).
SCICU to hold first-ever virtual board of trustees meeting Oct. 7
Just as its 20 member colleges and universities have increased remote learning capabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, SCICU is also responding with moving its fall board meeting to a virtual session on Oct. 7. Normally hosted on the campus of a member college or university campus, SCICU's fall board meeting typically gathers 80+ trustees, presidents, and business partners.
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 Partners for their renewals:
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.
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