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!
Offers a comprehensive array of programs, services and facilities to help connect and inspire the UofSC community to live an active and strong life — physically, mentally, socially and intellectually.
Provides support, guidance and mentorship for the 46 Greek organizations and their more than 6,500 members.
Manages student ticket distribution for Gamecock football, basketball, baseball and commencement.
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.
Equips students to positively impact their communities through involvement in student organizations, leadership development, service and civic engagement.
Supports an inclusive campus environment by providing educational and social programs and supporting and advocating for historically underrepresented student populations.
Helps students transition to and thrive in off-campus residences and understand the rights and responsibilities of residing in Columbia.
Serves as the central resource for parents and families of Carolina students. Parent and Family Programs offers informative communications, including a monthly newsletter and award winning mobile-app, and coordinates the annual Family Weekend.
Serves as the center of student activity at UofSC and is home to Gamecock Entertainment, Event Services, the Golden Spur Game Room, Leadership and Service Center, lounges and meeting rooms as well as various dining and retail spaces.
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.
Our Signature Events
Student Life hosts hundreds of events throughout the year in hopes you'll find at least a few that pique your interest and help you get connected to the Carolina community! The Signature Events listed below are campus-wide, annual, student-loved events hosted by the Department of Student Life. We hope to see you there!
|Carolina Welcome||Aug. 19-31, 2019|
|Discover Columbia Fair||
Aug. 22, 2019
|Student Org. Fairs||Aug. 28, 2019
Jan. 22, 2020
|Thursday After Dark||Every Thursday|
|Service Saturdays||Once per month|
|Hip Hop Wednesdays||Once per month|
|Constitution Day||Sept. 17, 2019|
|Off-Campus Housing Expos||Sept. 27, 2019
Nov. 6, 2019
|Family Weekend||Sept. 27-29, 2019|
|Homecoming Week||Oct. 28-Nov. 2, 2019|
|Tiger Burn||Nov. 25, 2019|
|Student Leadership & Diversity Conference||Feb. 15, 2020|
|Student Government Inauguration||March 26, 2020|
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.
Title: Associate Vice President for Student Life
Title: Director of Student Life
Title: Student Organization Business Adviser
Hilary Dyer Brannon
Title: Communication and Events Director
Title: Talent Manager
Title: Assessment Director
Title: Director of Finance and Personnel
Title: Billing Coordinator
Title: Assistant Director of Finance
Title: Coordinator of Marketing
Title: Administrative Coordinator