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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. 

July Reminder

Volunteer for move-in, welcome week activities

There are plenty of ways to get involved and great a great and welcoming experience for its returning students and incoming freshmen class. Faculty and staff can get involved to greet families during move-in weekend as well as get involved during First Night Carolina or the first week of class. Find out how you can welcome Gamecocks back to campus and register as a volunteer.

University News

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Latest Announcements


What's changing with Parking and Transportation Services this fall

The University of South Carolina’s Parking and Transportation Services department will begin selling parking permits on July 1 with increased pricing, fees and a few other changes to how you park on campus.

USC expanding tuition assistance program

USC’s tuition assistance program, which was already available for full-time equivalent (FTE) positions, is now be available for research grant and time-limited employees.

AiM work management system will streamline maintenance requests

The AiM work management system launches July 1 to handle all maintenance requests across the Columbia campus.

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Events and Deadlines

Find the latest information about university events, and know your critical academic-related dates and deadlines. 

New Employees

From navigating campus to using your employee credentials to access university resources, get acquainted with this helpful information as you make yourself at home.

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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.

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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.

Assisting Students

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.

Professional Development

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.