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Office of System Affairs

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System Services

The USC System is supported by numerous administrative offices that provide service and expertise in critical areas. Serving an important coordinative function, these administrative offices ensure that system-wide policies remain consistent with best practices in business and education and comply with state and federal guidelines. By pooling administrative resources, these offices are able to provide a depth of expertise well beyond what any single campus could obtain.

Academic Programs

The Ofice of Academic Programs ensures that the academic programs of the university are coordinated and of high quality and that there is no unnecessary duplication.

Administration and Finance

Administration and Finance provides essential support services that create a sound financial and physical environment in a professional, cost-effective and customer-focused manner.

Chief Operating Officer

Coordinates planning and activities across all non-academic areas of the university.


The Office of Communications and Public Affairs serves as the central communications office for the University of South Carolina System.


The Division of University Development is responsible for planning, organizing and managing systematic programs to obtain private support for current and long-term academic needs

Diversity and Inclusion

Responsible for leading diversity and inclusion efforts that are focused on creating a learning, living and working environment that embodies our values as stated in our Carolinian Creed.


The mission of the facilities group is to create and maintain a space for people to learn, live, work and play.  

Government and Community Relations

Government and Community Relations leads community-building and outreach efforts and encourages support of the university. This effort strengthens partnerships between the university’s friends and neighbors, and the academic community.

Human Resources

The Division of Human Resources supports the colleges, departments and campuses of the university by providing reliable and creative human resources services and solutions. 

Information Technology

The Division of Information Technology (DOIT) provides strategic leadership and operational support for information technology, instructional services, e-learning and research cyberinfrastructure at the University of South Carolina. 

Institutional Research and Assessment

The Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Analytics (OIRAA) collects and reports system-wide institutional data to support internal planning processes and meet external reporting requirements at the state and federal level.  

Legal Services

The Office of General Counsel provides, manages and coordinates all legal services for all campuses comprising the University of South Carolina.

Library Services

The mission of the University Libraries is to provide students, faculty and staff with comprehensive access to information essential to the teaching, research and outreach activities of the University of South Carolina. 


The mission of the Office of Research is to enable the pursuit of innovation and excellence by creating an environment that supports the scholarly and creative activities of all faculty and students in the USC system.

Student Services

Student Affairs and Academic Support provides essential resources to support the individual needs of our students and enrich the student experience at the University of South Carolina.


Office of System Affairs

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