Dear USC Upstate Family,
As the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Charleston community suffer from a senseless tragedy, the nation, the state, and our university are mourning the lives taken. Please join me in keeping the victims and their families and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.
The University of South Carolina Upstate proudly enrolls 251 students from Charleston, and we have nearly 1,000 alumni in the area. While the USC Upstate campus is 200 miles from Charleston, this tragedy and the associated grief are felt in the Upstate and throughout our University community.
We extend our sympathies to the family members of the victims and to the entire Charleston community as we grieve with you.
Tom Moore, Chancellor