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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.

https://campusrec.sc.edu/
803-576-9375

Campus Wellness

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

https://www.sa.sc.edu/shs/cw/
803-777-9393

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.

http://www.sc.edu/capstonescholars/
803-777-4411
capstonescholars@sc.edu

Career Center

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

http://sc.edu/career/
803-777-7280

Carolina After Dark

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

https://www.sa.sc.edu/cad/
803-777-7130

Carolina Productions

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

https://www.sa.sc.edu/cp/
803-777-3950

Counseling and Psychiatry

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

https://www.sa.sc.edu/shs/cp/
803-777-5223

Disability Services

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

https://www.sa.sc.edu/sds/
803-777-6142
sasds@mailbox.sc.edu

Financial Aid and Scholarships

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

http://sc.edu/financialaid/
803-777-8134
uscfaid@sc.edu

Fraternity and Sorority Life

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

https://www.sa.sc.edu/fsl/
803-777-3506
sagreeks@mailbox.sc.edu

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.

http://www.sc.edu/greenquad/
803-777-3467
greenquad@sc.edu

Healthy Carolina

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

https://www.sa.sc.edu/healthycarolina/
803-777-1650

Housing

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

http://www.housing.sc.edu/
803-777-2619
housing@sc.edu

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.

http://www.housing.sc.edu/maxcy/
803-777-1421

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.

https://www.sa.sc.edu/leadershipandservice/
803-777-7130

Multicultural Student Affairs

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

https://www.sa.sc.edu/omsa/
803-777-7716
saomsa@mailbox.sc.edu

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.

http://sc.edu/fye/
803-777-6029
fye@mailbox.sc.edu

Off-Campus Student Services

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

https://www.sa.sc.edu/ocss/
803-777-3366
saocss@mailbox.sc.edu

Orientation

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

https://www.sa.sc.edu/orientation/
803-777-2780

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.

https://www.sa.sc.edu/parents/
800-868-6752 toll free
scparents@sc.edu

Pre-Professional Advising

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

http://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/pre_professional_advising/
803-777-5581

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.

http://www.preston.sc.edu/default.html
803-777-1674
saprestn@mailbox.sc.edu

Registrar

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.

http://www.sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/registrar/index.php
803-777-5555

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.

https://www.sa.sc.edu/rhuu/
803-777-8182

Service Learning

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

http://housing.sc.edu/servicelearning/index.html
803-777-1945

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.

https://www.sa.sc.edu/shs/savip/
803-777-8248

Student Athletic Tickets

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

https://www.sa.sc.edu/studenttickets/
803-777-6102
sastutix@mailbox.sc.edu

Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

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

https://www.sa.sc.edu/osc/
803-777-4333
saosc@mailbox.sc.edu

Student Government

Advocates for and represents the interests of the student body.

https://www.sa.sc.edu/sg/
803-777-2654
sastgov@mailbox.sc.edu

Student Health Services

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

https://www.sa.sc.edu/shs/
803-777-3175

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.

https://www.sa.sc.edu/stlife/
803-777-5782

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 

https://www.sa.sc.edu/studentmedia/
803-777-3888

Student Success Center

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

http://www.sc.edu/success/index.htm
803-777-1000
sassc@mailbox.sc.edu

Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

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

https://www.sa.sc.edu/sape/
803-777-3933
sape@sc.edu

Sustainability

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

http://www.sc.edu/green/index.php
sustainability@sc.edu

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.

https://www.sc.edu/trio/
803-777-5125

University 101 Programs

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

http://www.sc.edu/univ101/index.html
803-777-6029
u101@mailbox.sc.edu

Undergraduate Admissions

Recruits students to apply to and enroll at the University of South Carolina as undergraduates.

http://www.sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/undergraduate_admissions/index.php
803-777-7700, 800-868-5872 toll free
admissions-ugrad@sc.edu

Visitor Center

Coordinates campus visits and offers walking tours led by students, known as University Ambassadors, for prospective students and their families.

http://sc.edu/visit
803-777-0169, 800-922-9755 toll-free
visitor@mailbox.sc.edu