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Student Affairs and Academic Support


students in front of Thomas Cooper Library fountain

Student Life

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.

Our Offices

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!

Campus Recreation

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

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

Fraternity and Sorority Life

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

sc.edu/fraternitysororitylife
Phone: 803-777-3506
Email: sagreeks@mailbox.sc.edu

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.

sc.edu/leadershipandservice
Phone: 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.

sc.edu/multicultural
Phone: 803-777-7716
Email: saomsa@mailbox.sc.edu

Off-Campus Living and Neighborhood Relations

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

sc.edu/offcampusliving
Phone
: 803-777-3366
Email: saocss@mailbox.sc.edu

Parent and Family Programs

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.

sc.edu/parents
Phone: 800-868-6752 toll free
Email: scparents@sc.edu

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.

sc.edu/russellhouse
Phone: 803-777-3196

Student Athletic Tickets

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

sc.edu/studenttickets
Phone: 803-777-6102
Email: sastutix@mailbox.sc.edu

Student Government

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.

sc.edu/sg
Phone: 803-777-2654
Email: sastgov@mailbox.sc.edu

Graduate Student Association
Email: sogsa@mailbox.sc.edu

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.

sc.edu/studentmedia
Phone
: 803-777-3888

News

USCDM award for outstanding group fundraiser

Dance Marathon wins award

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.

Anna Edwards and Mrs. Pastides with Cocky during the award celebration.

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.

Russell House with fireworks for First Night Carolina

Freshmen enjoy redesigned First Night Carolina

Following Cocky's Call on the Horseshoe, students spent the evening on Greene Street in front of Russell House for enjoying food trucks, an arcade-style video game truck, fireworks and other activities.  

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UofSC Today: Dancing to the top

Congratulations to UofSC Dance Marathon members on joining the Extra Comma Club after raising more than one million dollars in a year. Additional honors received at this year's leadership conference include Best Morale Dance(after defeating Clemson in a dance off) and the 15+ Year Miracle Maker Award.

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Campus Recreation recognized in rankings

College Consensus ranked student rec facilities and programs that have generated the most positive response from media and students.  

 

 

Our Central Staff

Staff in the Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Life oversee and support the department's assessment, communications, finance, human resources and other central functions.

Student Life Central Staff

Anna Edwards

Title: Associate Vice President for Student Life
Phone: 803-777-5782
Email: edwards@sc.edu

Janie Kerzan

Title: Director of Student Life 
Phone: 803-777-9886 
Email: mcdowj@mailbox.sc.edu

Hilary Dyer Brannon

Title: Communication and Events Director
Phone: 803-777-5937
Email: dyerh@mailbox.sc.edu

Megan Colascione

Title: Assessment Director
Phone: 803-777-6688
Email: dennymc@mailbox.sc.edu

Nancy Derrick

Title: Director of Finance and Personnel
Phone: 803-777-3015
Email: dxqns3@mailbox.sc.edu

Aubrey K. Jenkins

Title: Web Developer
Phone: 803-777-3710
Email: aubreykjenkins@sc.edu

Sammie Johnston

Title: Talent Manager
Phone: 803-777-9073
Email: sammiej@mailbox.sc.edu

Tecola Jones

Title: Billing Coordinator
Phone: 803-777-3506
Email: madisont@mailbox.sc.edu

Skylar Pritchard

Title: Coordinator of Communication and Engagement
Phone: 803-777-5780
Email: pritchsk@mailbox.sc.edu

Mohamed Soluiman

Title: Assistant Director of Finance
Phone: 803-777-5932
Email: soluimam@mailbox.sc.edu

Kathryn Taylor

Title: Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 803-777-5782
Email: kctaylor@mailbox.sc.edu