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DIVERSITY AND EQUITY IN THE EDWARDS COLLEGE

The Edwards College is home to one of the most diverse student bodies at Coastal Carolina University, and our faculty and students engage in inclusive and diverse scholarship and art that focus on underrepresented stories.

At the Edwards College, our diversity is our strength. Our students come from different regions, different economic, and different social backgrounds. Many are the first students in their families to attend college. Others are seasoned professionals returning for their second degree. Our entire college works to create an inclusive and equitable creative and learning environment, pairing local research with global perspectives. Learn about some initiatives that contribute to this work below. 

Edwards College DEI Strategic Plan (Updated February 12, 2021)

DEI Digital Brochure (added August 2021) 

Student Resources

DEI Upcoming Events

Join us! 

*** Spring 2022 ***

January

Melissa Harris DEI (Added 1/6/2022) MCD

February

Issac Bailey DEI (added 1/6/2022) MCD

 

 

Crisis Services

 

For immediate help, call public safety (843)349-2911 (after hours). Students in crisis can see a counselor immediately in person by showing up Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. To reach an counselor in an emergency:

Monday-Friday (8:30am-5:00pm): (843)349-2305

Evenings and weekends: (843)349-2911 (Public Safety)

Suicide Prevention Line:

  • Call (843)349-2305 Monday - Friday (8:30am -5:00pm)
  • Call (843)349-2177 after hours and ask to speak with the “Counselor on Call”
  • If you have just attempted suicide or if you are assisting someone who just attempted suicide, call 911 or on campus call (843)349-2911

Anonymous Reporting:

Call (843)349-8477

Student Health Services 

Coastal Carolina University
Student Health Center
251 University Boulevard (across from Baxley Hall)
Conway, SC 29526

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Dory Sibley, Chair (At-Large Faculty)

Daniela Johnson (Staff)
Shawna Roessler (Contingent Faculty)
Maggi Morehouse (Humanities Departments)
Joseph Fitsanakis (Social Sciences Departments)
Jesse Willis (Visual and Performing Arts Departments)
Gary Schmidt - Ex-Officio (non-voting)
Undergraduate Representative: Rotating from Dean's Advisory Council
Gradutate Representative

Dean's DEI Advisory Committee

As undergraduate advisors, this council helps increase representation and perspectives from BIPOC and LGBTQ students in the Edwards College.

Alexis (Buddy) Funes
Political Science
afunes@coastal.edu

Bio: Click Here

Issiah Davis DEI Committee Member 2021 - 760x760 (added 3/11/2021) MCD

Isaiah Davis
Intelligence and National Security Studies
iddavis@coastal.edu

Bio: Click Here

Ozzy Whitley
Anthropology and Geography
orwhitley@coastal.edu

Bio: Click Here

Dean's Advisory Council member

Michelle Garcia
Theatre Arts, Acting
msgarcia@coastal.edu

 Bio: Click Here

 

Related Initiatives

The work to make our college, university, and world a more inclusive place for individuals and scholarship never ends. See below some of our centers and initiatives that engage in this work.