The Department of Student Life serves as the catalyst for student involvement through
programs and services that enhance leadership development, diversity and inclusion,
community engagement, and personal wellness. We seek to provide opportunities for
every student to define a unique involvement story, cultivating a strong connection
to the University of South Carolina.
Getting involved at Carolina is essential for success. Research suggests that students
who are involved in student organizations and campus activities make higher grades
and have a better college experience. Through Student Life programming, students will
discover their passion and strengths, feel more connected to campus and gain important
leadership experience to help them find internships and jobs. Most importantly, they
will make friends and have fun!
Offers aquatics, club sports, group exercise, intramurals, outdoor recreation and
strength and conditioning in world-class facilities and beautiful spaces.
Serves as the central resource for parents and families of Carolina students, Parent
and Family Programs offers informative communications, including a monthly newsletter,
and coordinates the annual Family Weekend.
Works closely with university administration, faculty and staff to represent the interests
of students, preserve and protect traditions, and support students and student organizations
in their academic and community endeavors.
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.
USC Dance Marathon has received the 2018 Outstanding Volunteer or Group Fundraiser
award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals SC, Central Carolina Chapter.
The award is for outstanding skills in coordinating and motivating volunteers for
fundraising projects for the benefit of charitable institutions.
Student Life receives Certified Healthy Workplace designation
Gamecocks LiveWell has named Student Life a Healthy Workplace for supporting a positive
wellness culture throughout the department.
Staff selected for leadership program
Ambra Hiott, Leadership and Service Center Director, and Sarah Scarborough, Director
of Student Media, were selected for the 2020 class of the University of South Carolina
Emerging Leaders Program.