Our world needs solutions to a host of grand problems: access to clean water, affordable and clean energy, better medicine, and restoring and improving urban infrastructure. Engineering and computing will continue to play central roles in addressing these challenges.
At USC, we are committed to presenting our students with the chance to tackle these real-world problems. Help fuel our vision and invest in the future—make a gift to support the College of Engineering and Computing.
Thank you for all you do to engineer a future that is better than today.
-Dean Hossein Haj-Hariri
Explore how you can make your gift below:
Academic Departments: To name a department, a minimum gift of $3 million or more is required, depending
on the department’s size and scope of programs.
Building and Grounds: One of the highest honors is naming a campus space, facility, or engineering laboratory. Prominent spaces throughout the College of Engineering and Computing are available for naming purposes. These naming opportunities range from $100,000 to $4,000,000.
Chair: To establish a permanently named endowed chair, a minimum gift of $1.5 million is required. The endowed chair represents the highest honor the University can confer on prominent faculty members. By providing dedicated resources for innovation research and teaching opportunities, endowed chairs enable the most gifted faculty members to excel in their scholarly activities.
Professorship: To establish a named professorship, a minimum gift of $500,000 is required. Named professorships allow the University to recruit and retain promising researchers and teachers.
Graduate Fellowships: To establish an endowed fellowship, a minimum gift of $100,000 is requested. A fellowship is awarded to a student who is working towards an advanced degree in any of the engineering graduate fields.
Undergraduate Scholarship: A minimum gift of $25,000 is required to establish an endowed scholarship fund for undergraduate students.
Consider leaving the College of Engineering and Computing in your estate planning.
Visit Gift Planning for more information or contact the CEC Development staff.
Contact us at 803-777-6297 if you would like us to email or mail you a pledge form. You can print it and mail the completed pledge form to include with your payment and mail to:University of South Carolina Office of Gift Processing 1600 Hampton Street, Suite 736 Columbia, SC 29208
Set up a monthly recurring credit card gift through our secure online giving form.
Be sure to check the box that reads "Make this a recurring gift (starting today)." under Gift Options. You may also contact the Office of Development at 877-349-2106.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to amplify your giving. Visit Matching Gifts to see if your company is eligible.
Make an Impact
Your philanthropic support can leave a lasting mark on the College of Engineering and Computing. Your gift will strengthen the college, support programs that are not covered by state appropriations, and help ensure that our students receive the education and experiences they need to excel in tomorrow’s world. Consider directing your gift to one of our top priorities below for the most significant impact.
Departments and Programs Fund
Determine the impact of your donation by designating it to a specific department or program and their defined priorities.
- Engineering and Computing Carolina Fund
- CEC First Generation/Summer Start Program Fund
- Biomedical Engineering Department Fund
- Chemical Engineering Department Fund
- Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Fund
- Computer Science & Engineering Department Fund
- Electrical Engineering Department Fund
- Integrated Information Technology Department Fund
- Mechanical Engineering Department Fund
- Dean’s Special Projects Fund
The college is home to more than 40 engineering and computing student organizations. Give directly to these groups to support their ongoing projects and initiatives on the student organization webpage.