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Student Resources

Role of Executive Director of Student Affairs

One of the roles of the Executive Director of Student Affairs is to serve as a student advocate in the College of Nursing.  The Executive Director of Student Affairs serves as the initial contact for concerns such as requesting exception to a college policy (petitions) or a grievance. The Executive Director serves as a confidential, informal and independent resource for graduate student concerns and conflicts within the College of Nursing. Ms. Cheryl Nelson can be reached at (803) 777-8777 or email cynelson@email.sc.edu. 

Role of Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity  (DEI)

The Associate Dean for DEI strives for impartiality, fairness and objectivity in the treatment of all students and the consideration of their issues in the College of Nursing.  She also serves as a confidential resource for student concerns and conflicts within the College of Nursing. Dr. Jenerette can be reached at (803) 576-8332 or email cjeneret@mailbox.sc.edu. 

Role of Ombuds

The Graduate School Ombuds serves as a confidential, neutral, informal and independent resource for graduate student concerns and conflicts. The Ombuds strives for impartiality, fairness and objectivity in the treatment of graduate students and the consideration of their issues. The Ombuds advocates for fair and equitably administered processes, but does not advocate on behalf of the student.

Communications made to The Graduate School Ombuds are not notice to the University. However, the Ombuds may refer individuals to the appropriate place where formal notice to the University can be made. To ensure confidentiality, graduate students with concerns or conflicts should not email the Ombuds; instead, call or arrange a visit to Mr. Dale Moore, 803-777-8237, Close-Hipp Building, 1705 College Street. 

Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support

The USC Division of Student Affairs collaborates with campus and external constituents to provide access, facilitate students’ progress and persistence, advance learning, and shape responsible citizens and future leaders.  

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