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Student Affairs and Academic Support

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Academic Success

Our students are among the best and brightest in the country, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be even better with a little help. The Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support designs and provides comprehensive resources to support students’ academic achievement, and our outreach and intervention efforts strive to ensure that no student falls through the cracks.

Academic Integrity

As Carolinians, students, faculty and staff have a responsibility to uphold high academic ethical standards. Through education, programs and adjudication, academic integrity staff assist the Carolina community in upholding those standards and addressing academically dishonest behavior when it occurs.

Dinner Dialogues

Through Dinner Dialogues, instructors can host their students for dinner at their homes, where conversations can help build community among class members. And, thanks to a grant from the Parents Annual Fund, there's little or no cost to the instructor.

Disability Accommodations

The Student Disability Resource Center helps students with documented disabilities access accommodations including extended time on tests, assistive technology learning tools and textbooks in alternative formats.

Ombuds Services

The student ombuds assists undergraduate students with problems, complaints or concerns by offering resources and making referrals to programs and services and by explaining options so that students can make informed choices about their academic careers.

Parent & Family Programs

Through communications and events, Parent and Family Programs helps families connect their students with the tools and resources they need to achieve academic and personal success.

Peer Tutoring

Peer tutoring sessions are led by undergraduate students who have excelled in the course they tutor. The sessions are tailored to meet undergraduate students' individual questions and needs and to foster independent learning.

Peer Writing Support

The Peer Writing Program provides course-specific academic writing support to undergraduate students in a variety of disciplines.

Sophomore Initiative

The Sophomore Initiative supports students by providing information on and referrals to resources and opportunities relevant to the second year: change-of-major advising, study abroad, undergraduate research, internships and more.

Success Consultations

Success consultants meet with students to set goals, explore study and time management strategies, create action plans and make referrals to campus resources.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction study sessions are led by qualified and trained undergraduate students who attend classes with and encourage participants to practice and discuss course concepts in sessions.

Student Conduct

By addressing and adjudicating students' alleged violations of the student code of conduct through a restorative and educational process, conduct staff maintain an environment that supports students’ health and safety so that they may reach their academic goals.

Transfer Student Support

Support for transfer students includes consultations that help in monitoring academic progress and adjustment to university life.

University 101

A national model for first-year seminars, University 101 enhances first-year students’ transition to USC and is consistently called a “Program to Look For” by U.S. News & World Report. Three additional academic seminars encourage students to engage in deep learning on focused topics.


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