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MUSC Quick Facts

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Names of MUSC since 1824

Years Name
1824 - 1832 Medical College of South Carolina
1832 - 1952 Medical College of the State of South Carolina
1952 - 1969 Medical College of South Carolina
1969 - present Medical University of South Carolina

MUSC Motto, Seal, and School Colors

Motto Auget Largiendo
Freely translated, the motto means "She (the university) enriches by giving generously."
School Colors Black
Gold
MUSC Seal

When the University adopted this basic design in the mid-1960s, it replaced the one that had been in use since 1832.

The University seal bears the name of the Medical University of South Carolina in abbreviated Latin and the date of its opening in 1824. The seal pictures a kneeling figure who is kindling a torch from a flame on an altar, on which is inscribed Deo Salutifero, "to the health-bringing god." Ovid uses the adjective Salutifer to refer to Aesculapius, god of medicine. Above the figure can be seen the rays of the sun which symbolize Apollo, god of the sun and of healing, and father of Aesculapius. Finally, the inscription, Auget Largiendo, freely translated means "She (the university) enriches by giving generously."

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