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After-Hours Support Guide

After-Hours Support Guide

After Hours & Crisis Support

Help is available 24/7 for emergencies, urgent care, and students in crisis. A “crisis” is identified as a life-threatening emergency where the person is in danger of harming self or others.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency or are in immediate danger of harming yourself or someone else, please call one of the following:

  • 911
  • SC State University Campus Police Department at 803-536-7188 
  • SC Department of Mental Health Mobile Crisis line at 1-833-364-2274

The counseling staff at SCSU will be notified and will follow up with treatment planning and support.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

  • Call or text 988 or Chat Online
  • Free, Confidential, 24/7
  • Over 150 languages offered
  • Website: 

Rape Crisis Center/hotline information:

Sexual Assault or Interpersonal Violence

Local Domestic Violence Hotline (via CASA Family Systems):

  • 803-531-6211
  • 803-298-7228
  • 803-534-2272

Website: CASA Family Systems | Serving Bamberg, Calhoun, & Orangeburg Counties

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Website: About the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline | RAINN

If you have a non-life-threatening concern after hours, please call the Orangeburg County Dispatch Office at 803-533-6275.

Website: Staff Directory • Orangeburg County, SC • CivicEngage

After-Hours Medical Helpline

If you have an urgent, non-life-threatening medical concern and need to see a medical professional, please call MUSC Orangeburg at 803-395-2711. They are available 24/7.

For assistance with any medical concerns while you are on campus, contact the SCSU Health Center; open 8:30 am- 5 pm Monday-Friday. 

**Please see below for other 24/7 resources, such as local hospitals, and other victim services. 

In addition to the SCSU Counseling and Self-Development Center, mental health services for students in crisis are supported by a partnership with SC State Campus Police, Orangeburg Public Safety, and the SC Department of Mental health Mobile Crisis Unit.

Resources Summary

  • 911
  • SC State University Campus Police Department at 803-536-7188
  • 24-Hour Suicide Hotline: Dial 988 and/or to start a text conversation instead, send a text to 988. Your conversations are free and confidential. After you complete the short survey and agree to the terms of service, we will connect you with a counselor. There may be a wait time to connect. To speak to a counselor now, please call the Lifeline at 988.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • SCSU Health Center 803-536-7053
  • MUSC Orangeburg Hospital 803-395-2711
  • Tri-County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse: 803 536-4900
  • Student Affairs 803-536-8190
  • Residence Life: 803-536-7239
  • Counseling and Self-Development Center: 803-536-7245