Student Development

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT/DISABILITY SERVICES

As a part of the Department of Student Development and University Housing, the Office of Disability Services (ODS) assists students with disabilities in their college life experience through an integration of on-campus services.

Located in LeConte College, Room 106, the staff is available to assist students in coordinating and obtaining services available through a variety of University departments and service areas. Call 803- 777-6742 for more information.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Those deaf/hard of hearing students who use sign language are provided interpreters for any University sponsored program or service. The Office of Disability Services contracts with appropriate agencies for interpreting services.

Students who do not use sign language are provided note takers. It is recommended that students present their academic schedules to the Office of Disability Services early in the semester.

The ODS Office maintains a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), and it is available for student use in making local calls. Call 803- 777-6744 or 803- 777-6742 (voice) for more information.

Learning Disabilities
Students with learning disabilities are eligible for a variety of resources designed to accommodate their learning needs, based on current documentation of their disability.

Mobility Impaired
USC is program-accessible to mobility impaired students. Limited modified housing is available in various residence halls across the campus. Adapted transportation is available for mobility impaired students to all academically related activities from 8am – 5pm Monday through Friday.

Visually Impaired
The Office of Disability Services provides assistance to students with visual impairment. Readers and note-takers are recruited as requested by students each semester. Books may be ordered by students from Recordings for the Blind Dyslexic, and information about other library services is provided upon request.

Disability Discrimination

Student Affairs Policy STAF 6.00

Student Affairs Policy STAF 6.00 contains information regarding disability discrimination; the policy can be accessed through the following link: http://www.sc.edu/policies/staf600.pdf.

Personal Care Attendant Policy

Student Affairs Policy STAF 6.01

Student Affairs Policy STAF 6.01 contains information regarding adapted
housing and personal care attendants as well as and appeals made in regards to
this policy; the policy can be accessed through the following link: http://www.sc.edu/policies/staf601.pdf


Support Services and Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Student Affairs Policy STAF 6.02

Student Affairs Policy STAF 6.02 contains information regarding support services and accommodations for students diagnosed with learning disabilities, including the university’s definition of a learning disability, admission of students with learning disabilities, and recommended support services, program accommodations, and classroom accommodations; the policy can be accessed through the following link: http://www.sc.edu/policies/staf602.pdf.

Student Affairs Policy STAF 6.03
Student Affairs Policy STAF 6.03
contains information regarding housing adaptaions made for students with physical disabilities and the related appeals process; the policy can be accessed through the following link:http://www/sc.edu/policies/staf603.pdf.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES

 

Financial Certification Requirements for International Student Applicants

Student Affairs Policy STAF 6.40

Student Affairs Policy STAF 6.40 contains information regarding financial certification requirements for international student applicants; the policy can be accessed through the following link: http://www.sc.edu/policies/staf640.pdf .

One-Time Enrollment Fee for International Students

Student Affairs Policy STAF 6.41

Student Affairs Policy STAF 6.41 contains information regarding the one-time enrollment fee for international students; the policy can be accessed through the following link: http://www.sc.edu/policies/staf641.pdf

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STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

Mandatory Health Insurance Requirement for Graduate and International Students

Student Affairs Policy STAF 7.00

Student Affairs Policy STAF 7.00
contains information and options regarding mandatory health insurance for graduate and international students; the policy can be accessed through the following link: http://www.sc.edu/policies/staf700.pdf

Eligibility and Charges for Student Health Services

Student Affairs Policy STAF 7.01

Student Affairs Policy STAF 7.01 contains information regarding eligibility and charges for student health services for Columbia campus students, campus visitors and guests, spouses of students, summer groups, and special circumstances; the policy can be accessed through the following link: http://www.sc.edu/policies/staf701.pdf

 

Extended Eligibility Between Academic Sessions and After Graduation/Withdrawal for Students Not Enrolled in Maymester or Summer School Sessions

Student Affairs Policy STAF 7.02

Student Affairs Policy STAF 7.02 contains information regarding extended eligibility between academic sessions and after graduation/withdrawal, including information and rules regarding services and charges; the policy can be accessed through the following link: http://www.sc.edu/policies/staf702.pdf

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Immunization Requirements

Student Affairs Policy STAF 7.03

Student Affairs Policy STAF 7.03 contains information regarding eligibility for pre-matriculation preventive services for newly entering students; the policy can be accessed through the following link: http://www.sc.edu/policies/staf703.pdf

Student Health Services in Unusual Situations or Disasters

Student Affairs Policy STAF 7.04

Student Affairs Policy STAF 7.04 contains information regarding student health services in disasters or unusual situations; the policy can be accessed through the following link: http://www.sc.edu/policies/staf704.pdf

Emergency Transportation

Student Affairs Policy STAF 7.05

Student Affairs Policy STAF 7.05 contains information regarding emergency health care and emergency transportation, including the scope of services, payment of emergency health care charges, and emergency procedures; the policy can be accessed through the following link: http://www.sc.edu/policies/staf705.pdf

Validation of Student Visits

Student Affairs Policy STAF 7.07

Student Affairs Policy STAF 7.07 contains information regarding validation of student visits and absences for health care reasons; the policy can be accessed through the following link: http://www.sc.edu/policies/staf707.pdf .

Dismissal of Patient from Care

Student Affairs Policy STAF 7.09

Student Affairs Policy STAF 7.09 contains information regarding patient dismissal from the care of student health services; the policy can be accessed through the following link: http://www.sc.edu/policies/staf709.pdf.

Client Eligibility for the Counseling and Human Development Center

Student Affairs STAF 7.10

Student Affairs STAF 7.10 is concerned with eligibility for being a client at the Counseling and Human Development Center; this policy can be accessed through the following link: http://www.sc.edu/policies/staf710.pdf

VETERANS SERVICES

Veterans Services Eligibility

Student Affairs Policy STAF 6.11

Student Affairs Policy STAF 6.11pertains to eligibility for veterans services; this policy can be accessed through the following link: http://www.sc.edu/policies/staf611.pdf

University VA Policies and Procedures

Student Affairs Policy STAF 6.12

Student Affairs Policy STAF 6.12 pertains to the University VA and veterans benefits, including enrollment certification, procedures, student responsibilities; this policy can be accessed through the following link: http://www.sc.edu/policies/staf612.pdf