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Student Affairs and Academic Support

Our Offices

The Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support is composed of more than 40 offices dedicated to facilitating access to qualified students and enhancing their success at UofSC and beyond.

Use this list of offices to find brief descriptions and contact information. Our organization chart [pdf] provides an overview of Student Affairs and Academic Support and the current reporting structure for each office.

Campus Recreation

Offers aquatics, club sports, group exercise, intramurals, outdoor recreation and strength and conditioning in world-class facilities and beautiful spaces.

Campus Wellness

Provides stress management, nutrition, weight management, tobacco cessation and other health programs for students and employees.

Capstone Scholars Program

Challenges high-achieving students in this living and learning community to reach their potential in the academic, service, leadership and social arenas.

Career Center

Prepares students for lifelong career management by helping them discover careers, develop their employability skills and connect with employers.

Carolina After Dark

Offers late-night activities, events and programs for students.

Carolina Productions

Coordinates concerts, movies and other entertainment for the campus community.

Counseling and Psychiatry

Serves students' mental health needs, including individual and group therapy, crisis intervention and medication monitoring.

Disability Services

Supports students with learning, physical, health or psychiatric disabilities in managing the varying demands of the university experience.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Educates and assists students and their families to secure the funding they need for college.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Provides support, guidance and mentorship for the 41 Greek organizations and their 5,000 members.

Green Quad Living and Learning Community

Enhances students' knowledge of environmental sustainability and teaches them to live, learn and lead "green" in this living and learning community.

Healthy Carolina

Creates a healthy campus environment through policies, programs and initiatives that support all dimensions of wellness.


Supports community and motivate students to devote their time to educationally purposeful activities in 24 residence halls.

International House at Maxcy College

Brings together American and international students in a living and learning community that encourages awareness and appreciation of each other's cultures.

Leadership and Service Center

Offers coaching, workshops, programs and other opportunities to help student develop their leadership skills and create positive change in their communities.

Multicultural Student Affairs

Supports an inclusive campus environment by providing educational and social programs and supporting and advocating for historically underrepresented student populations.

National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

Leads and serves as a clearinghouse for scholarship, policy and best practice for all postsecondary student transitions.

Off-Campus Student Services

Helps students transition to and thrive in off-campus residences and understand the rights and responsibilities of residing in Columbia.


Welcomes new students and their families with programs that support their transition to and involvement in UofSC campus life.

Parents Programs

Serves as the central resource for parents and families of Carolina students, Parents Programs offers informative communications, including a monthly newsletter, and coordinates the annual Parents Weekend.
800-868-6752 toll free

Pre-Professional Advising

Assists students in applying to medical, law and health-related professional schools.

Preston Residential College

Supports students in a living and learning community that adheres to the idea that the sharing of space, food and ideas enriches the college experience.


Oversees student educational records, the academic calendar, course registration, enrollment verification, transfer credits and issuing diplomas. The Office of the Registrar also manages veterans services and citizenship and S.C. residency verification.

Russell House University Union

Serves as the center of student activity at UofSC and houses Carolina Productions, Carolina After Dark and the Leadership and Service Center, as well as classroom, meeting, dining and retail space.

Service Learning

Supports the development of service-learning courses by working with faculty and community agencies.

Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention and Prevention

Support survivors of interpersonal violence with services including accompaniment to medical appointments, housing changes, academic assistance, legal advocacy and referrals. The office is a confidential resource.

Student Athletic Tickets

Manages student ticket distribution for Gamecock football, basketball and baseball.

Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

Upholds the student code of conduct by addressing and adjudicating students' alleged violations through a restorative and educational process.

Student Government

Advocates for and represents the interests of the student body.

Student Health Services

Offers students comprehensive primary health care, disease prevention and wellness programs, mental health care and violence prevention services.

Student Life

Serves as the central administration for Campus Recreation; Fraternity and Sorority Life; Interfaith Initiatives; Multicultural Student Affairs; Off-Campus Student Services; the Russell House University Union and its associated programs, Carolina After Dark,  Carolina Productions and the Leadership and Service Center; Parents Programs; Student Athletics Ticketing; Student Government; Student Media; and Substance Abuse Prevention and Education.

Student Media

Provides opportunities for students to get hands-on experience in print, broadcast and online media; advertising sales; and graphic design through The Daily Gamecock newspaper, Garnet & Black magazine, SGTV and WUSC-FM provide

Student Success Center

Provides course-specific and general study skills assistance, as well as services for transfer and veteran students.

Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

Helps students identify risky behaviors, hone decision-making skills and make safer choices regarding alcohol and drugs.


Promotes collaborations among students, faculty, staff and community members for exploring and implementing the changes required to create a sustainable campus and society.

TRIO Programs

Offers personal attention, guidance, programs and services for low-income and first-generation students to support their transition to and success in college.

University 101 Programs

Encourages students to engage in deep learning on focused topics in four academic seminars.

Undergraduate Admissions

Recruits students to apply to and enroll at the University of South Carolina as undergraduates.
803-777-7700, 800-868-5872 toll free

Visitor Center

Coordinates campus visits and offers walking tours led by students, known as University Ambassadors, for prospective students and their families.
803-777-0169, 800-922-9755 toll-free