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Student Support Services

Student Support Services (SSS), also known as the Opportunity Scholars Program (OSP), serves 160 students enrolled at USC Salkehatchie. To qualify, students must be income eligible, first generation, and/or have a documented disability (ex: vision/hearing impairments, etc.).

The program is free to eligible students and provides the following services to its participants:


SSS offers one on one and group tutoring in such subjects as mathematics, English, history, and science. Additionally, SSS encourages student study groups for students in these subject areas.


Every SSS student is eligible to receive academic, financial, and career advisement on an individual basis. Students’ schedules, progress, and grades are closely monitored each semester. SSS intervenes to assist students in succeeding in the classroom.

Academic and Topical Workshops

SSS hosts workshops to assist students in a variety of topics such as study skills, time management, research papers, and PRAXIS test preparation.

Student Activities and Cultural Events

Throughout the year, SSS hosts a diverse range of cultural events and student activities such as campus musical events and travel to culturally significant monuments, museums, and other educational venues.

Computer Labs

SSS has two computer labs at USC Salkehatchie. One is on the West Campus and the other is on the East Campus. All users are asked to abide by SSS Computer Lab Policy.


All USC Salkehatchie students are encouraged to apply to the SSS, but because of federal eligibility guidelines, the program is restricted in the number of students served. However, a student who applies to the program will be properly evaluated.