Our Guiding Philosophy
Framed by the University of South Carolina mission and the Carolinian Creed, University Housing's vision, mission and goals frame the work of our teams in providing an enhanced collegiate housing experience for our students.
University Housing is committed to creating state-of-the-art facilities that are sustainable, safe, clean and well-maintained in order to enhance student learning beyond the classroom. Qualified and caring University Housing staff, in collaboration with students, will create quality student interactions that will inspire students to discover more about themselves and others, while reflecting on how to become inclusive and exemplary leaders, life-long learners and productive members of their community.
University Housing creates a sustainable living and learning community that promotes the academic success and personal development of students.
University Housing seeks to provide a meaningful college experience and to that end, we will:
- Create a physical and cultural environment where students and staff are encouraged to learn and grow.
- Provide sustainable, clean, well-maintained, functional and attractive facilities.
Provide high-quality support services in a fiscally responsible manner.
Including all voices
Building a residential community where progress, equitable outcomes, diversity, and inclusion can be realities both inside and outside our residence halls.
University Housing's philosophy is grounded in the sentiment, "we care." In the spirit of the Carolinian Creed, our goal is to foster a respectful environment in which students, faculty, staff and visitors feel welcomed, valued and included. We are committed to creating residence hall communities where everyone:
- Discourages gossip, mean-spirited attacks and bigotry
- Demonstrates a commitment to individuality and concern for others
- Acknowledges the validity of others' feelings
- Approaches ideas as a matter of perspective
- Engages in respectful dialog with one another
- Learns from individual differences
University Housing is committed to an inclusive environment where everyone is valued and respected. By learning about individual differences, relating shared experiences, advocating with care and celebrating our community, we strive to make this a place that is welcoming for all to live, work and visit.
LEARN - From One Another
RELATE - To One Another
ADVOCATE - For One Another
Responding to Crises
Helping those affected by crises through giving of our time and resources.
Located just a short drive from the coast of South Carolina, University Housing and it's team is committed to providing accommodations for students and staff during Hurricanes that affect our community and state. From caring for students that cannot leave campus for an alternative location to helping other partner universities along the coast, University Housing and the University of South Carolina are committed to providing a safe haven for students affected by Hurricanes.
University Housing from the very beginning, has been committed to providing a safe living and learning environment for students during COVID-19. In the ever changing environment we live-in, University Housing continues to monitor and provide clean, safe and physically distanced living arrangements for students attending South Carolina.
Through planning with sustainability in mind, University Housing provides sustainable living and working environments on the campus of the University of South Carolina and together we can help people make more positive impact together.
University Housing is a leader in building residence halls that are certified with sustainability in mind. Our commitment continues through the hard work of our Construction and Renovation teams as we plan and develop projects that protect the environment.
Our commitment to sustainability is more than just buildings, but the staff of University Housing live out this commitment everyday. The main housing offices of University Housing are certified as Green Office Spaces by the Office of Sustainability and our teams utilize eco-riendly products in cleaning every day.
University Housing is also committed to educating our residents of sustainability through our Green Quad Learning Community. Here students live green, learn green and look at ways to help other to provide a more sustainable Carolina.