Dean of Students

Nick Kehrwald

Nick Kehrwald, J.D. 
Dean of Students

Campus Life Center 220

Missions and Values


We empower students to think deeply, live honorably, lead boldly, embrace diversity, and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.

Mission Statement

Division of Student Affairs: Supporting, Educating and Empowering Students Through Experiences That Enrich Their Personal and Professional Development.


The University of South Carolina-Upstate's Student Affairs Division embraces the following:

  • respecting diversity and inclusivity;
  • living with integrity toward community well-being;
  • leading toward equity and justice;
  • tengaging with trust and commitment.

Class Absence

For students who experience class absences due to death of a family member, a life crisis, serious medical condition (including positive COVID-19 results), please contact the Dean of Students Office and Ms. Heather Hollis at 864-503-5107. The Dean of Students can work with you to verify the absence and send official notifications to your faculty members and instructors.

For students who may have a medical condition that qualifies for academic accommodations, please register and contact Disability Services.

Student Organizations



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