The University of South Carolina Alumni Association is proud to be working with PCI (Publishing Concepts, Inc.) on our first alumni directory project since 2010! Over the past decade, South Carolina's alumni population has grown exponentially. With thousands of new Gamecocks joining our family, we felt like it was time to reach out, update your information, and publish an alumni directory that we can all be proud of.
Read the blog post "Making the Gamecock Directory" by our Asst. Executive Director for Marketing & Membership, Taylor Valley.
Thank you for your support. Forever to thee!
Yes! Your Alumni Association has partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce our 2020 alumni directory, the first in a decade.
PCI is a company located in Dallas, Texas that publishes directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation. This project allows our Association to receive important updates to our database so we can:
PCI has worked with hundreds of major alumni associations in its three generations of business, including South Carolina in 2010. We spoke with dozens of trustworthy contacts at major associations who endorsed PCI and noted the success of their projects. We are confident that PCI's team will provide an exceptional experience as you update your information.
You can find out more information about PCI on their website: https://www.publishingconcepts.com
First and foremost, we made sure to respect your current opt-out preferences before launching the project. If you are already opted-out, you should not be contacted. If you were contacted in error, please inform us of the mistake and we will update our database.
If you wish to opt-out of the project, you may:
We do! Talking to our SEC peers, we learned that directory projects are extremely helpful for our operations. In fact, South Carolina is one of only a few associations in the SEC that has not conducted a directory project in the past decade.
Directory projects help in a few different ways:
We take data security and your privacy very seriously. The University of South Carolina Alumni Association has a contractual agreement with PCI that states:
In short, PCI is a publishing company and has not vested interested in collecting or selling alumni data.
Great! We are glad to have you participate in the project.
If you have received a postcard or an email with a telephone number, you may call the number to speak with a dedicated representative for the University of South Carolina Alumni Association project. The representative will verify all the information we have on file for you and make any updates where needed.
If you have received an email with an embedded link, you may go to the online site to review your information. If you have questions, you may call PCI’s customer service desk at (800) 982-1590.
No. The University of South Carolina Alumni Association Directory is available for sale only to alumni. The Alumni Association is also not selling the directories. If you would like to purchase a directory, please contact PCI at 1.800.982.1590
The total duration of the directory project is about 12 months. Since we began the project in February 2020, the directories will be distributed in February 2021.
Absolutely! Your data is yours, and we want to make sure we respect that when it comes time to publish.
When you call to update your information, you can tell the representative what information you prefer to have excluded. You may communicate this information to the PCI customer service desk at 1.800.982.1590 or to the Alumni Association directly.
Please call the PCI customer service help desk at 1.800.982.1590 and they will take care of this for you.
We ask that you do not call the Alumni Association directly for questions regarding your order. While we always love to help our fellow Gamecocks, we have no ability to modify, cancel, or place orders for you.