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Student Affairs and Academic Support

  • students tend a local garden during Service Saturday

Involvement and Leadership

Some of the deepest learning happens beyond the classroom. That’s why the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support offers an enormous array of opportunities for students to get out, get involved and develop the kind of connections, skills and meaningful experiences that will benefit them for a lifetime.

Carolina Productions

The student activities board sponsors concerts, movies and other entertainment for the campus community.

Carolinian Creed

The Creed is an expression of the university's values and the behaviors and characteristics to which Carolinians aspire: respect, integrity, civility, compassion, empathy, openness, inclusion and concern for the individual.

Community Service

USC offers a wide variety of programs —from weekly service activities to alternative break trips — to help students find ways to serve the community while developing important skills.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

More than 6,500 USC students are members of 48 Greek organizations, which are guided by the values of scholarship, leadership, service and friendship.

Free Speech on Campus

USC is committed to fostering an environment where the open exchange of ideas and information is valued, promoted and encouraged.


Leadership education programs include skill-builder workshops, an 8-week-long series for emerging leaders and a professional development program for students with part-time jobs.

Multicultural Student Affairs

Programs, services and student organizations support historically underrepresented student populations, and educational initiatives help the campus community to become more aware, knowledgeable and inclusive.

Service Learning

Each semester, USC students can take part in more than 40 service-learning courses that infuse community service in the curriculum.

Student Government

Starting as freshmen, students can represent their peers in dozens of positions that cultivate leadership skills, community involvement and civic responsibility.

Student Media

The Daily Gamecock newspaper, Garnet & Black magazine, SGTV and WUSC-FM give students a chance to get hands-on experience in print, broadcast and online media; advertising sales; and graphic design.

Student Organizations

More than 400 registered student organizations at USC provide opportunities for students to get involved in the activities, events and causes that interest them most.


Local food, alternative transportation, recycling and other advocacy projects allow students to practice their passion for the environment while developing leadership skills and helping to make a difference in the community.


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