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Comprehensive Standard 3.4.9

The institution provides appropriate academic support services. (Academic support services)    

Judgement: Compliant


The University of South Carolina Upstate (USC Upstate) offers a variety of student support programs, student enrollment services, and student activities.  The Student Success Center offers coordinated academic support services.  Divisions of the Center include the Academic Support Center, Opportunity Network, and Career Services.  Additional student support programs are offered through Student Affairs, Enrollment Services, Academic Affairs, and Information Technology and Services.  The variety of services includes new and transfer student orientations, international student services, Writing Center, Math Lab, Disability Services, Testing Center, Center for Teaching Excellence, Library, Learning Technologies, Information Technology Services, and Office of Sponsored Awards and Research.  Initiatives, such as the supplemental instruction program and the early intervention program, are offered every semester with faculty involvement.

Decisions as to the level of support services are determined by the administrative unit’s assessment process and updated as part of the annual strategic planning process.  Programs are available for all students independent of campus and delivery method.  A comprehensive list of services is documented in the following table including links to select websites.

 Student Activities   
Service  Office  Division  
Registered Clubs and Organizations Student Life Student Affairs
Performing Groups Fine Arts and Communication Studies Student Affairs
Student Government Association Dean of Students Student Affairs
Campus Activities Board  Student Life Student Affairs
Student Media Student Life Student Affairs
Campus Recreation/Intramurals Campus Recreation Business Affairs
Intercollegiate Athletics Athletics Chancellor
Volunteer & Community Services Student Life Student Affairs
 Student Enrollment Services   
Service  Office  Division  
Financial Aid Student Financial Aid Enrollment Services/Academic Affairs
Records & Registration Records, Registration and Veterans’ Affairs Enrollment Services/Academic Affairs
Orientation  Admissions Enrollment Services/Academic Affairs
Financial Services Student Account Services Business Affairs
 Student Support Programs   
Service  Office  Division  
Academic Support  Academic Support Center Student Success/Academic Affairs
Opportunity Network Opportunity Network Student Success/Academic Affairs
Career Services Career Services Student Success/Academic Affairs
Writing Center  Languages, Literature & Composition Academic Affairs
Foreign Language Lab Languages, Literature & Composition Academic Affairs
Mathematics Lab Math & Computer Science Academic Affairs
Counseling Services Counseling Services Student Affairs
Non-Traditional Student Services Counseling Services Student Affairs
Alcohol & Drug Program Counseling Services Student Affairs
Disability Services  Disability Services Student Affairs
Academic Coaching Disability Services Student Affairs
Health Services Health Services Student Affairs
Residential Life Programs Residential Programs Student Success/Academic Affairs
Center for International Studies International Studies Academic Affairs
Library Library Academic Affairs
Bookstore Bookstore Business Affairs
University Police University Public Safety and Parking Business Affairs
Computer Labs Client Services Information Technology & Services
Media Services Learning Technologies Information Technology & Services
Multicultural Affairs Student Life Student Affairs

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