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Office of the Provost


Osborne Administration Building

About the Office of the Provost

Reporting Offices and Programs

Offices and programs that report to the Office of the Provost are listed below. For more information about associated organizations, see committees associated with the Office of the Provost, or a complete organization chart [pdf].

Academic Programs

Comprehensive guidelines for developing, altering, and closing programs and courses.

Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP)

Designed to help develop the leadership skills of tenured faculty on SEC campuses who have demonstrated exceptional ability and leadership promise.

Carolina Leadership Initiative

Promotes a vision for leadership development on the USC campus.

Center for Teaching Excellence

Supports a university culture that values and rewards excellent undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Coordinating Office for Community Engagement and Services (COCES)

Central coordinating portal through which faculty, staff, students, and those external to the campus can enhance their current community engagement and service activities.

Distributed Learning Program

Resources and services to use technology to facilitate learning − whether on- or off-campus, in real-time or at student discretion.

English Programs for Internationals

Provides superior ESL instruction supported by experienced faculty and personalized services.

Fellowships and Scholar Programs

Facilitates the pursuit of nationally prestigious scholarships by University students and coordinates an enhanced University experience for Carolina and McNair Scholars.

Graduate School

Enhances the experience of graduate students and the faculty and staff with whom they work while serving graduate programs throughout the University.

Institutional Research and Assessment

Provides data and assessment findings for external reporting and institutional accreditation.

International Programs

Services and programs which facilitate student engagement with international learning.

International Student Services

Provides support, advising, and programing for international students who currently study at USC.

Learning Communities: Capstone, Green Quad, Maxcy International House and Preston

Residence hall with a specific focus or direct association with an academic area, theme, faculty or academic staff member.

Phi Beta Kappa

Oldest and the most prestigious undergraduate honor society in the country.

Rule of Law Collaborative

Committed to the development of rule of law as a discipline, the identification of theoretical and research-based applications in the field, and the refinement of policies relating to rule of law

Study Abroad

Advises on global education programs in hundreds of countries around the world.

University Adviser's Network

Resources for all USC faculty and professional staff advisers serving Carolina undergraduate students.

University Press

Advances knowledge through the publication and dissemination of research and scholarly material.

USC Connect

Five-year initiative to support students in making the most of their education by integrating course work with first-hand learning experiences outside of class.