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They Call Him Mr. OCC

When David Greenwood was sentenced to 46 hours of community service helping with Operation Christmas Child his sophomore year, he thought, it won’t be as bad as picking up trash. At the time, he didn’t know much about OCC. Laurie Diel, CSU’s OCC coordinator, assigned him to the Charleston Room assembling the boxes that arrive […]

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BUCSAFE Update from the President

After careful review of recent guidance from the CDC, the consistent drop in COVID-19 cases on campus, reduced transmission levels in the Charleston area, our Community Immunity percentage, and vaccine accessibility, the University Pandemic Task Force has recommended we ease some BUCSAFE protocols. Beginning Tuesday, March 1, Charleston Southern University will shift to a mask-optional […]

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BUCSAFE Update from the President

Cases on campus and off are drastically declining. Thank God! The University Pandemic Task Force has been monitoring community transmission rates very closely, and Charleston County has finally moved to the Substantial level of transmission after many, many weeks of High levels of cases, percent positivity, hospitalizations, and deaths. Berkeley and Dorchester counties remain at the […]

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BUCSAFE Update from the President

Our campus has continued to see an overall downward trend of COVID-19 cases. Praise God for that! Due to that consistent decrease, we reverted back to full in-person learning on Monday. This does not mean that we can throw all caution to the wind, however. Community transmission remains at the high level in Berkeley, Charleston, […]

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BUCSAFE Update from the President

We have begun trending downward in our quarantine and isolation numbers on campus! This gradual dive mimics what we’ve seen in other parts of the country and in our community, so we are hopeful this trend will continue in the days and weeks ahead. I’m certainly encouraged by this news.  Please remain vigilant, hopeful, and […]

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Psychology club a resume-builder for students

Psychology Club is one of 50+ organizations here at Charleston Southern University and, for the students who attend, serves as an outlet for students to gain knowledge about graduate school, perspective jobs in the field, and different ways to participate in the community supporting charities such as Walk for Life and Walk for Alzheimer’s, and […]

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BUCSAFE Update from the President

What a chilly week! This may be the first time in years that tonight’s Polar Bear Plunge is accurately named. Perhaps Omicron will take a dive on the charts soon, too. Data in other parts of the country indicate a likely drop in the coming days and weeks. We’re hoping, praying, and looking forward to […]

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BUCSAFE Update from the President

Let me be the first to say how much I appreciate all of your patience and understanding as we continue the journey to the end of the pandemic. I continue to be impressed by your grit, Buccaneer!  Earlier this week, we announced a temporary accommodation that authorizes faculty to determine if their class(es) are held in person […]

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BUCSAFE Update from the President

Given the current surge of COVID-19 cases in our area; the relative scarcity of testing resources in the Charleston area; limited on-campus isolation/quarantine housing for students because of this surge; and the ability of our university infection control coordinator to maintain timely notification to individuals impacted by the rapid rise in cases, we have decided to decentralize […]

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BUCSAFE Update from the President

What a difference a week makes!  In a matter of just a few days, our quarantine and isolation numbers have increased to the highest level we’ve seen thus far during the pandemic. This comes as no surprise to us, given the nature of the Omicron variant and the fact that our community transmission levels remain […]

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