If you or someone you know has been the victim of unlawful discrimination or harassment
at UofSC, you should report it.
Mental Health Care and Counseling
The student health fee covers up to 10 individual counseling visits per academic year
as well as all group counseling and wellness, prevention and advocacy services and
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs provides diversity and social justice
education and resources to students, staff, and faculty. Individuals have the opportunity
to engage through various training programs, speaker series and discussion groups.
UofSC International Student Services can provide assistance with visas, housing, immunizations, health insurance and cultural education before students even arrive on campus. Additional resources include assistance with orientation, travel and transportation, language support and networking events.
Multicultural Student Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs hosts programming, events, meeting space
and support groups for black, LGBTQ+ and affinity groups.
There is a wide range of resources and educational opportunities for LGBTQ+ UofSC
community members and allies. Support is available to assist trans and non-binary
students implement name and pronoun changes on campus and beyond. UofSC maintains a map of single-stall and all-gender restrooms on campus.
Pregnant and Parenting Students
Federal and university policy protects pregnant students from discrimination. Policies
to assist student parents, childcare information and lactation facilities on campus
are available here.
Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities can register with the UofSC Student Disability Resource
Center for support and access to a wide range of resources. Course accommodations
and assistance include alternative testing requests, note takers, sign language interpreters,
real-time captioning, wheel chair accessibility and more.
Veterans, active-duty members and reservists have access to priority course registration
and specialized grants and scholarships. Columbia is South Carolina’s first Purple Heart City and UofSC has a Purple Heart Parking Program. UofSC is ranked 59th best campus for student veterans.
Spiritual and Religious Life
UofSC supports a diversity of identities related to faith, spirituality, and religion.
Resources are available to connect students with Interfaith Prayer and Meditation
Spaces on or near campus and UofSC-registered religious affiliates.
Prospective and Incoming Students
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers Diversity, Access and Inclusion resources for prospective and incoming students, including events, tours, information sessions, application assistance, summer programming and scholarship information.
Last updated spring 2021