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Cumulative Giving Societies

The Beaufort College Society

Beaufort College was founded in 1795 and is one of the few academic institutions in America to have an unbroken commitment to education for more than 200 years. In 1959, Beaufort College became what is now the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

The Palmetto Society

The Palmetto Tree is a symbol of South Carolina dating back to the American Revolutionary War Battle of Sullivan's Island. It is an amazingly sturdy native tree able to withstand the harsh elements associated with coastal living. Over 233 Palmetto trees adorn both USCB campuses, symbolizing connections to the state of SC and its coastline.

The Sea Islands Society

The Sea Islands truly embody the Lowcountry's historical and cultural diversity. The University of South Carolina Beaufort's rich heritage in the Sea Islands defines who we are and where we are going.

The Yellow Jasmine Society

Yellow Jasmine is the state flower of South Carolina and is prevalent in the yards of many Lowcountry residents. On the Chancellor's Medallion, Yellow Jasmine connects the two seals, symbolizing USCB's mission of partnering with the region to ensure its accessibility to higher education for all citizens.

The Live Oak Society

The Live Oak is an iconic tree of the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Its roots, limbs and leaves grow in many directions, providing a solid foundation and much needed shade.

The Chancellor's Medallion Society

The Medallion Society honors the two educational institutions whose legacies are the foundation of the University of South Carolina Beaufort's identity, the University of South Carolina and Beaufort College. The Medallion designates the wearer as the temporary embodiment.