Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty and staff went above and beyond – many of them working on campus to keep the College up and running. The College of Charleston is grateful for these dedicated members of the Cougar family – from the Facilities Management and public safety teams, to student affairs staff, librarians and faculty members all across campus.

In recognition of their commitment, the Staff Advisory Committee to the President (SAC) has created “Continuous Cougar Courage,” with two different opportunities for faculty and staff to recognize their colleagues and show their appreciation.

Employees are invited to thank individuals and/or departments for their service to the College with virtual messages on the Continuous Cougar Courage Yammer community and/or with messages written on ribbons and tied to the fence in the Barnet Courtyard, 58 George Street (across from CVS).

To launch the Continuous Cougar Courage gratitude wall in the Barnet Courtyard, SAC is hosting a ribbon-signing event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Friday, April 23, 2021. The campus community is invited to come and write one or more messages thanking campus community members who provided the College with support throughout the pandemic. For those who cannot attend the event, their SAC representatives will have ribbon and pens so they can write and tie their messages to the fence at a later date. Ribbons and pens are also available in the Office of Mail Services, 89 St. Philip St.

Sample messages:

Thank you to the incredible staff who worked so tirelessly to ensure our students had as close to a normal fall semester as possible – it looked just as beautiful, was extra safe, and the staff who were on campus ensured that our students got to resume a bit of normalcy after the first half of 2020.

A big THANK YOU to our custodial staff, who have bravely worked throughout the pandemic. You guys are heroes and we couldn’t have been successful during this time without you!

The College salutes its dedicated and committed faculty and staff who have kept the campus humming.