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Messaging Toolkit

Support UofSC by sharing messages with your state legislators using the #UofSCImpact hashtag. Not sure what to say? Here are options that are Twitter and Facebook ready.

  • step one

    Connect with Legislators

    If you live in S.C. but aren't connected on social media, find your legislators now so you can tag them in your messages. If you're not a resident of S.C., just choose a message to share.

  • step two

    Choose Your Message

    If you're not sure what to say, you can start with the social media ready messaging below. The messages can be edited so they reflect your concerns, feelings and unique voice.

  • step three

    Post on Social Media

    First, find the text you'd like to share. Click the "tweet" button to post it on Twitter. For Facebook, click "download" to get a copy of graphic you can upload into your post. Remember to tag your legislator! 

Messages for Students

Current students, use these messages to speak to your legislators.

Messages for Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff, use these messages to speak to your legislators.

  • Stronger USC = Stronger SC


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    A stronger @UofSC means a stronger South Carolina. It’s that simple. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • 1 in 37 jobs in SC supported by USC


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    1 in every 37 jobs (including mine) in SC is supported by the @UofSC system. That’s more than 60K jobs statewide. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • professor in classroom #UofSCImpact


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    As faculty members at @UofSC, we’re training SC’s newest workforce of teachers, social workers, doctors, nurses, civic leaders, etc. They deserve investment. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • $600 Million in regional economic activity #UofSCImpact


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    Each year, the research activity by @UofSC generates more than $600 million in regional economic activity. It’s high time for state investment to support the continuation of that research. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • Among the top 1% patent-producing universities


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    Among the top 1% of patent-producing universities in the world, @UofSC is driving discovery and innovation in South Carolina. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • 47 nationally ranked academic programs #UofSCImpact


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    No other institution in South Carolina has as many nationally ranked programs as @UofSC. State investment in #HigherEd makes those programs accessible to more students. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • 47 nationally ranked academic programs #UofSCImpact


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    For every $1 invested in #HigherEd in SC, $25 is returned to the state’s economy. It’s simple math. Investing in higher ed in South Carolina makes the state a better place. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

Messages for Alumni

Alumni, use these messages to speak to your legislators.

  • Stronger USC = Stronger SC


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    A stronger @UofSC means a stronger South Carolina. It’s that simple. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • graduation cap that says "I Did It" #UofSCImpact


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    I wouldn’t be where I am today without my @UofSC experience. State investment in #HigherEd has never been more important. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • $5.5 Billion total impact on South Carolina's economy #UofSCImpact


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    With a $5.5 billion (yes, billion) impact on this state annually, it’s hard to imagine what happens to the SC economy if many more are priced out of receiving the education I received at the state’s flagship institution. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • 180,000+ Gamecock Alumni in SC #UofSCImpact


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    There are more than 180,000 #UofSC grads like me living in SC, contributing to the economy & making this state a better place to live. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • $800 Million #UofSCImpact


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    I spend my money here. #UofSC alumni have more than an $800 million economic impact in South Carolina each year. @UofSC makes SC more prosperous. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • 70,000 more baccalaureat degree holders needed by 2030 #UofSCImpact


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    SC needs 70,000 more baccalaureate degree holders by 2030 (above current graduation rates) to meet the needs of business, industry and health care. It’s time for the state to invest in my alma mater. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • international flags #UofSCImpact


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    @UofSC degrees are in high demand and are attracting global investment in SC. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • 47 nationally ranked academic programs #UofSCImpact


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    For every $1 invested in #HigherEd in SC, $25 is returned to the state’s economy. It’s simple math. Investing in higher ed in South Carolina makes the state a better place. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

Messages for Leadership

University leadership and business leaders can use these messages to speak to your legislators.

  • Stronger USC = Stronger SC


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    A stronger @UofSC means a stronger South Carolina. It’s that simple. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • 43% of all bachelor's and graduate degrees awarded in South Carolina #UofSCImpact


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    43% of all the bachelor’s and graduate degrees awarded annually by public universities in SC are awarded by @UofSC. That’s 10,000 degrees each year. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • College degree-holders earn $18k more #UofSCImpact


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    We know that college degree-holders earn higher wages than those with a high school diploma — approximately $18K more per year, in fact. It’s time for the state to invest in the future of our students. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • 47 nationally ranked academic programs #UofSCImpact


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    For every $1 invested in #HigherEd in SC, $25 is returned to the state’s economy. It’s simple math. Investing in higher ed in South Carolina makes the state a better place. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • 19 locations to serve SC #UofSCImpact


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    @UofSC’s 19 locations serve a diverse student population from all over the state — from those seeking associate degrees to those working toward a doctoral degree. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • Industry Partners #UofSCImpact


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    @UofSC is growing the state’s economy by partnering with Fortune 500 companies like @Boeing, @IBM, @Siemens, @Samsung, @ContinentalTire and @Michelin. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • Only 3 other states have cut funding more than SC #UofSCImpact


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    Only 3 states have cut funding for #HigherEd more than SC. We must do better for our students and our state. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • $0 what SC has invested in campus infrastructure #UofSCImpact


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    States like NC, GA, FL and TN have invested billions in campus infrastructure over the past decade. SC has invested nothing. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact

  • South Carolina statehosue


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    With investment and support from state government, SC can have the most cost-effective system of #HigherEd in the nation. #UofSCImpact southcarolina.edu/impact