- Faculty and Staff Gateway
Faculty and Staff Gateway
Connect to the resources you need across the university. Manage accounts, find tools to support students, review your benefits and access information for your academic unit or division.
State ORP Open Enrollment
Current participants of the State Optional Retirement Program, administered by the Public Employee Benefit Authority, may participate in the upcoming open enrollment period through March 1. Learn more on the Human Resources Benefits website.
Tammi Richardson honored with 2024 SEC Faculty Achievement Award
Tammi Richardson's excellence in teaching and research have earned her the 2023 SEC Faculty Achievement Award and SEC Professor of the Year nomination.
Race, media professor Jabari Evans co-produces Chicago White Sox documentary
Chicago native and race and media professor Jabari Evans explores the intersection on culture and baseball in producing Fitted in Black: How Hip-Hop Fueled the Greatest Rebrand in Sports.
Adding the next piece: Scholarship provides financial aid to accounting majors
After earning an undergraduate degree in business administration from the College of Charleston, Columbia native Jeff Kososki took advantage of his proximity to USC by enrolling in several accounting classes needed to earn his CPA designation. His love for the Gamecocks, and the community, never stopped. Now his family is honoring his legacy with the Jeff Kososki Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides financial aid to accounting majors in the Darla Moore School of Business who are working toward their CPA certifications.
Strategies for Parents, Part II: Managing emotional behavior for children
It’s natural for anyone to become anxious or scared about entering a new environment. As children cope with their anxieties, parents can help by building routines to follow.
The changes will bring the university’s student information system to the latest software version, which incorporates standards and compliance requirements.
USC students, faculty and staff can begin ordering food and drinks for on-campus delivery via robots on Monday (Feb. 5) through a new partnership with Grubhub and Starship Technologies. Here’s a quick primer on how to order, what you can order and where it can be delivered.
Two major events near the Colonial Life Arena on Tuesday (Jan. 23) will bring more traffic to the area during the afternoon and evening and will affect people who park in those lots, while a road closure starting on Wednesday (Jan. 24) will affect campus traffic for a week.
From navigating campus to using your employee credentials to access university resources,
get acquainted with this helpful information as you make yourself at home.
Faculty and Staff Resources
We’re committed to providing the resources and support our faculty and staff need to be successful in their important work with our students around campus and online.
Administration and Governance
The university has several leadership groups working together to further the school's long-term objectives and goals.
Board of Trustees: Manages the university with well-defined standards and orderly oversight. Discharges its duties through ratified bylaws, adopted policies and board documentation.
Faculty Senate: A governing body established by the Board of Trustees with representative faculty members selected by each college or school. Senators are elected for a three-year term in the spring that begins the following fall semester.
President: Michael Amiridis draws on experience as a faculty member, academic administrator and higher education leader to guide South Carolina into its next era of success.
Provost: Donna Arnett oversees the schools and colleges of the USC Columbia campus and is charged with overall leadership of academic affairs.
Staff Senate: Facilitates communication and collaboration among university staff members and serves as an advisory committee to the president in strategic conversations.
Teaching and Research
The university offers support to make teaching and research more effective and enjoyable while keeping faculty life in balance.
- Academic Bulletin
- Academic Calendars
- Assessment and Analytics
- Center for Teaching Excellence
- Class Search (Master Schedule)
- Digital Accessibility
- Distributed Learning
- Faculty Expertise
- Faculty Ombuds
- Faculty Manual
- Instructor Services
- Registrar's Office
- Research Dashboards
- Research Office
- Sponsored Awards Management
- University Bookstore / Bookstore Adoption Portal
- University Data
- University Libraries and Collections
- Undergraduate Research
USC designs and provides comprehensive resources to support students’ academic achievements, well-being and campus experiences.
Academic Advising & Coaching: Advisors help students define and achieve goals from freshman year to graduation, this includes individualized and ongoing learning support.
Basic Needs: The CommUnity Shop provides food, clothing, toiletries, school supplies and other essentials to individuals experiencing basic needs insecurities.
Civil Rights and Title IX: Report discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct. This office provides support regarding the fair and equal treatment of every person in the university community.
Mental Health Resources: Online, in-person and self-care resources help students improve their mental health by identifying and managing contributing factors from sleep and substance use to academic concerns and stress to grief and loss.
Student Disability Resource Center: This office ensures that students with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations and access to all aspects of the USC experience.
Student Success Center: A one-stop resource for academic support, including tutoring, peer writing, study skills and money management. Transfer and sophomore students will find tailored support here, too.
Take advantage of the many personal and professional services and programs offered by the university for its employees.
Individual Development Plan: Develop your goals and establish your own action plan after identifying short and long-term goals.
Job-Specific Opportunities: Learn how to best perform your role and integrate into the university.
Leadership and Supervisory Development: Join programs and courses designed to build your skills of influence, collaboration and leadership for self, others, teams, projects and more.
Organizational and Professional Development: For individuals and groups, this office can evaluate key factors, including the work environment, personal abilities and relationships, to make holistic improvements.
Personal Development: The personal growth, safety and wellbeing of faculty and staff are important for our community.
Tuition Assistance and Reimbursement: The university supports lifelong learning through the tuition assistance and tuition reimbursement program benefit for qualified employees.