According to WLTX, “A House subcommittee has approved a measure that would close South Carolina State University to allow the school to correct its finances.”

2000px-SC_State_Univ_Logo.svgSouth Carolina State University (SCSU), an HBCU located in Orangeburg, South Carolina and a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund may potentially close to better service it’s students.

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From WLTX:

“The Higher Education and Technical Colleges subcommittee approved the measure on a 3-1 vote Tuesday afternoon. The bill still must go to the full House Ways and Means committee, and potentially the entire House, for consideration. If approved, the school would shut down July 1st, and remain closed for the 2015-2016 school year, and then reopen. All programs, both academic and athletic, would be affected.”

Heres what SCSU Twitter Account had to say;

The shocking news could force some 3,000 South Carolina State students to transfer to another school in order to continue their education without interruption. Furthermore, it would allow more than 500 faculty and staff members to lose their jobs and the university now has to forfeit all of their athletic teams within the Division 1 FCS and the MEAC conference from season play.

SCSU owes $17.5 million, according to WLTX. 

At a live press conference at 6pm, students and stakeholders shouted #KillTheBill pertaining to the bill the SCSU owes. Many people spoke including the school’s Alumni president and they all were confident that the school will not close if the SCSU community stays together.

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