Student Support Services

South Carolina State University

300 College Street, NE
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29117
(803) 536-7000
www.scsu.edu

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Center for Online & Distance Education

CTLES provides services to support the administration of online courses for students. Some services include the Assessment Center (for test proctoring, etc.), Blackboard Technical Support, and the Distance Education Student Guide which is intended to serve as a reference guide for students taking distance learning courses. The guide provides students with the information they will need to be successful in online and distance education courses.

  • Location: Belcher Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 346
  • Phone: 803-536-7187
  • Website: CTLES
Miller F. Whittaker Library

The Miller F. Whittaker Library’s services and resources support students with
research methods and concepts, using instruction, multi-formatted collections, and 21st Century technologies. Focus is placed on instructional methods that helps users learn how to search for, select, and evaluate information appropriate to their needs. It is designed to motivate users to consistently use the library and its resources. Other services and resources include onsite and interlibrary borrowing privileges, reference and information assistance, the computer commons area with printers, copiers, and small and large study rooms.

  • Location: Between Williams Hall and Turner Hall D-Wing (Building W/ Clock Tower)
  • Phone: 803-536-8645
  • Website: Miller F. Whittaker Library
Office of International and National Student Exchange Programs

The mission of the Office if International and National Student Exchange Programs (OINSEP) is to strengthen the academic and cultural environment of the university. OINSEP offers a diverse array of international programs and educational opportunities for students. Some services include cross-cultural programs & events, the International Student Association, the National Student Exchange Program, Study Abroad & Education Abroad Scholarships

  • Location: Belcher Hall, 1st Floor, Room 120
  • Phone: 803-536-7903
  • Website: ONISEP
Student Success and Retention Programs

The Student Success and Retention Program is a university-wide initiative designed to increase student retention. Some services include:

  1. Academic advising
  2. Coordination of the freshman year curriculum
  3. Multi-Purpose Academic Computer Lab (MAC Lab)
  4. Peer tutorial services
  5. Student Leadership Orientation Program
  6. Student Support Services
  • Location: Moss Hall, 1st Floor, Room 115
  • Phone: 803-533-3963
  • Website: SSRP
PUSH Writing Center

The PUSH Writing Center is housed in the Department of English and Modern Languages. It provides assistances in writing skills for all students across every discipline. It is equipped with computers, printing services and hourly tutors that are willing to assist their peers at any stage of the writing phase to include but is not limited to pre-writing, thesis statements, supporting ideas, coherence, unity, organization, sentence structure, grammar and mechanics, research strategies and more. The PUSH Writing center is open Monday-Thursday
9a-5pm and Friday 9a-12pm

  • Location: Turner Hall A-wing room 373
  • Phone: 803-533-3649
  • Website: PUSH Writing Center

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

Brooks Health Center

Brooks Health Center contributes to the holistic educational experience of students at SC State by ensuring they have access to quality, affordable, episodic/preventive healthcare and by promoting healthy lifestyle behavior/fitness and wellness. Some services include health information and resources, prevention health care, and the treatment of acute illness or injury.

  • Location: Next to Leroy Davis Hall
  • Phone: 803-536-7053/7055
  • Website: Brooks Health Center
Counseling and Self-Development Center

The Counseling Center provides mental health services which assist students with a variety of challenges that may arise while attending the university. Student counseling needs are met through a wide range of programs and services which include group counseling, individual counseling, and psychiatric services.

  • Location: Next to Brooks Health Center
  • Phone: 803-536-7245
  • Website: Counseling and Self-Development Center
Intramural Sports

The Intramural Sports Program is a co-curricular program that provides sports/activities, as well as programs and opportunities to enhance wellness, fitness and healthy lifestyles of all students. Participants can engage in several competitive and structured activities each year. Sports options include basketball, flag football, softball, volleyball, kickball, and bowling.

  • Location: Dukes Gymnasium Office #5
  • Phone: 803-536-7247
  • Website: Intramural Sports
Office of Student Disability Services

The Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS) offers a variety of services and accommodations for students with documented disabilities upon request. Services and accommodations available to students include, but are not limited to, the following: blind/low vision, deaf/hard of hearing, physical disability and systemic illness, psychological disabilities, and specific learning disabilities.

  • Location: Counseling and Self-Development Center
  • Phone: 803-536-7245
  • Website: OSDS

STUDENT LIFE

Office of Judicial Affairs

The Office of Judicial Affairs creates a safe environment for students at SC State to support their intellectual, social, and professional development by coordination and administration of the university student judicial process. Some services include interpreting and administering the Student Code of Conduct and Policies, adjudicating general conduct complaints, and coordinating mediation referrals.

  • Location: Azalea Building, 1st Floor
  • Phone: 803-533-3887
  • Website: Judicial Affairs
Residential Life and Housing

Residential Life and Housing is a student-centered educational partner which impacts the living and learning environment through engagement, programming, and community development. Housing options include traditional residence halls and suitestyle living, which accommodate approximately 1,600 residential students in 7 buildings on campus and in one off-campus. Residents are required to participate in programs specifically tailored to meet their academic, social, physical, personal, professional, and mental health needs.

  • Location: Azalea Building, 1st Floor
  • Phone: 803-536-8560
  • Website: Residence Life and Housing
Student Life and Leadership

Student Life and Leadership complements the academic programs of study, promotes
a sense of community, and enhances the collegiate experience of students. The Office of Student Life and Leadership oversees the following areas: Greek affairs, leadership training, religious life, Student Government Association, student organizations and publications, Mister and Miss SC State and The Royal Court, and the Student Union Board.

  • Location: Kirkland W. Green Student Center
  • Phone: 803-536-7057
  • Website: Student Life and Leadership

OTHER STUDENT SERVICES

Career Center

The Career Center provides opportunities for students to connect with employers, faculty, staff, and alumni to meet the dynamic needs of today’s workplace. It engages students at a crossroads of academic learning and professional life and equips them with skills and resources for life-long career management. Services include career counseling, the Career Resource Center, job fairs, meetings with recruiters, mock interviews, on-campus interviews, resume and letter writing, seminars, workshops, and webinars.

  • Location: Belcher Hall, 2nd Floor, Rooms 205-258
  • Phone: 803-536-7033
  • Website: Career Center
Registrar’s Office

The Registrar’s office provides support to students from enrollment tobgraduation. Some of the services it provides include the following: course registration and scheduling, grade reporting, transcript production, enrollment certification, and graduation/diploma-related services.

  • Location: Moss Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202
  • Phone: 803-536-7185
  • Website: Registrar’s Office
Student Support Services (TRIO)

Student Support Services provide comprehensive services that are designed to increase student academic performance in a caring and nurturing environment. Eligible student participants are generally freshman and sophomore students who meet federal economic guidelines, first generation college students, and/or students who meet federal guidelines for physical and learning disabilities. Some services include career awareness, Financial Aid assistance, and lab hours.

  • Location: Bulldog Student Plaza
  • Phone: 803-516-4529
  • Website: Student Support Services
University Computing & Information Technology Services

The University Computing and Information Technology Services unit (UCITS) enhances the academic environment and supports student success. Some of their services include Bulldog Connection (Online Student Portal), Help Desk Services, One-Card (Student ID Cards), SCSU Apps portal, and SCSU e2Campus.

  • Location: Crawford Zimmerman Building, 2nd Floor
  • Phone: 803-536-8370
  • Website: UCITS
University Campus Police

The SC State University Police Department is committed to providing the best law enforcement services to all university students, faculty, staff and visiting community supporters. Their purpose is to provide a safe and secure environment in which SC State students can concentrate on reaching their educational goals of graduating and fulfilling the college experience, while meeting their full potential. Below are some of the services it offers.

  1. See Something Say Something Program
  2. Bike Patrol Unit
  3. Bridging the Gap Initiative
  4. Internship Program
  5. Residence Hall Security
  6. Safety Briefings in Residence Halls
  7. Victim Assistance Program
  8. Walk a Mile Sexual Assault Event
  9. Work Study Program
  • Location: 127 Hollingshed Circle and 828 Goff Ave.
  • Phone: (803) 536-7188
  • Website: University Campus Police

SC State’s Mission

South Carolina State University (SC State) is a historically Black public 1890 land-grant senior comprehensive institution. Located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, SC State University is committed to providing affordable and accessible quality baccalaureate programs in the areas of business, applied professional sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, engineering, engineering technology, education, arts, and humanities. A number of programs are offered at the master’s level in teaching, human services and agribusiness, and the educational specialist and doctorate programs are offered in educational administration. SC State University prepares highly skilled, competent and socially aware graduates to enable them to work and live productively in a dynamic, global society. Through technology and traditional methods of teaching and learning, research and service, the University enhances the quality of life of citizens and contributes to the economic development of the state and nation.
The Mission Statement was approved by the SC State University Board of Trustees on October 9, 2018 and by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education on October 23, 2018.