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Graduation with Leadership Distinction

Students can earn Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD) if they meet the requirements, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, and graduate with an associate or baccalaureate degree in any major from USC Columbia, Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter or Union.

This formal distinction honors the broader scope of achievements for students engaged within and beyond the classroom and sets them apart in ways worthy of recognition by others. Students are recognized with graduation cords and the distinction appears on graduates’ transcripts and diplomas.

The final requirement for GLD is to complete an ePortfolio, which provides students an opportunity to articulate their learning throughout their experiences.  Students complete the GLD ePortfolio in the final year of their degree program.



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