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We’re committed to providing the resources and support our students need to be successful in their academic pursuits. Get the most from every facet of your academic experience at South Carolina or connect with university resources that can help you reach your aspirations.
USC provides comprehensive resources to support your academic success.
Academic Advising & Coaching: Advisors help you define and achieve your goals from freshman year to graduation, this includes individualized and ongoing learning support.
Changing Majors (Exploratory Advising): Advisors are available for in person or remote major change advising sessions to understand the next steps.
On Your Time Initiatives: Learn how to graduate faster or get back on track with course credits to graduate on time.
Student Success Center: Your 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.
Student Disability Resources: Provides support and helps coordinate efforts to ensure registered students with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations.
Career Center: Supports you at all stages of career planning from identifying possibilities to making decisions on future direction to searching for hands-on experience.
Health and Well-Being
USC offers resources and services toward the goal of creating a healthy campus environment that fosters success.
Basic Needs: The CommUnity Shop provides food, clothing, toiletries, school supplies and other essentials to individuals experiencing basic needs insecurities.
Campus Recreation: Provides programs and services that promote fitness and quality of life.
Civil Rights and Title IX: Provides support to students, staff and faculty regarding the fair and equal treatment of every person in the university community. Report discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct.
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: Ensuring that students with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations because every student deserves equal access to all aspects of the USC experience.
Student Health Services: Improving the health and well-being of our Carolina community through highly trained clinicians and staff.
Navigating the college experience can be a challenge from time to time. Our campus community is dedicated to a safe experience for everyone and offers these resources to help.
Is this an emergency? Call 9-1-1.
Operators work closely with campus emergency resources to correctly route your call. This includes critical concerns for suicide or self-harming behavior, emotional distress or threats of harm to campus.
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988 (24-Hour)
Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741 (FREE, 24/7 and confidential)
Campus Safety: Take action immediately in harmful situations.
USCPD Safety Tools: Plan ahead using these recommended services.
Sexual Assault Prevention: Interpersonal violence prevention and support.
USC offers an enormous array of opportunities to get out, get involved and develop the kind of connections, skills and meaningful experiences that last a lifetime.
Leadership and Community Service: Build your leadership skills, impact your community and expand your education beyond the classroom.
Multicultural Student Affairs: Educating, empowering and organizing students and community partners to seek out opportunities for social justice.
My USC Experience: Search for purposeful activities that further your learning and personal growth and expand your network.
Student Organizations (Garnet Gate): Check out the complete student organization directory with more than 550 groups that focus on academics, sports, dance, games, careers and more.
Student Tickets: Experience the excitement of Gamecock Athletics. Learn how eligible students can attend events for free.
It’s time for your flu vaccine, and Student Health Services is ready to help.
Student Government and Athletics have partnered together to bring portable phone chargers to the student section of the stadium.
University 101 Programs is currently accepting applications for the University 101 Peer Leader position.
There are several large career fairs in the next few weeks. Regardless of class standing, all students can benefit from the experience of speaking with potential employers.
USC commemorates first Black student in Reconstruction era
The University of South Carolina will commemorate Reconstruction and the 150th anniversary of the first Black student — Henry E. Hayne — who enrolled in the university in 1873. Hayne later served in the South Carolina Senate and as a South Carolina secretary of state.
Clinical teaching award: Alicia Flach
Alicia Flach uses the same technique to teach her physical therapy students as she uses to help her patients — a science-based system of learning and reflection that allows them to adapt to new information in the rapidly developing field.
USC researchers demonstrate a commitment to fitness in S.C. and beyond
Researchers at the University of South Carolina understand both the benefits and the challenges of getting people to exercise — as well as the societal repercussions when they don’t. And they are developing solutions to increase physical activity to the benefit of us all.
Carolina Trustees Professorship Award: John Grady
John Grady, a sport management professor and researcher, was selected for the Carolina Trustees Professorship award, presented to faculty members who are committed to teaching excellence in any phase of the university's educational mission.