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The Office of Student Advocacy is the first stop for students and parents who have questions about USC or need help navigating the university. We can get you connected to resources and programs that will help you make the most out of your college experience. Make informed choices. Ask USC.

Office of Student Advocacy »
Phone: 803-777-4872 (4USC)
Russell House West Wing, Suite 115

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Events and Deadlines

Get the who, what, when, where and why for critical academic-related dates and can’t-miss university events.

Student Resources

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.

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Academic Support

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.

Graduation and Retention Network: 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, time management, study skills and money management. Transfer and sophomore students will find tailored support here, too.

Student Disability Resource Center: 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 and Well-Being: 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.

Get Involved

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 skillsimpact 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.

Student Employment

Find valuable learning opportunities all over the University of South Carolina campus. Whether you are looking for a job that builds your professional skills, currently working on campus, or looking for student employment resources, go right to the heart of student employment resources.

Campus Conversation: Jack Hensley and Evey Konstantopoulos

“We first began involvement with Pillars for Carolina as participants in the summer before our freshman year. Knowing we wanted to give the same wonderful experience we had to the next incoming class at USC, we applied to come back as staff members.”

Meet Jack and Evey

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Latest Announcements


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.

New U101 sections designed for first-generation students

Two sections of University 101 classes this fall are specifically designed to help students who identify as first-generation make a successful transition to higher education.

New work management system coming to USC

The process of building maintenance and other work requests will be upgraded over the summer as University Facilities Services and University Housing begin using the AiM work management system online.

Make your summer count: Earn an interdisciplinary certificate or summer minor

This summer, don't just relax – level up your academic profile with an Interdisciplinary Certificate or Summer Minor offered by USC's Graduation and Retention Network (GARNET).

View Past Announcements