Carolina Card

The Carolina Card is your campus passport, student ID, library card, and facilities access key. It also provides discounts throughout Columbia. To get yours, bring a U.S. driver’s license, military ID, or passport to the Carolina Card Office in the basement of the Russell House Student Union.

Carolinian Creed

The Carolinian’s Creed expresses the values the university expects its students to adhere to in their peer and community relationships. Carolinian Creed Day and Creed Week bring together students, staff, faculty, and the community to work on programs and projects that speak to the values in the Creed.

Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association advocates on behalf of over 6000 graduate and professional students at USC, working closely with administrators, faculty, and staff. All USC graduate and professional students are eligible to run for office and participate in GSA elections, which are generally held at the end of March.

International Student Services

International Student Services provides a variety of services such as immigration advice, programming opportunities, and cultural adjustment advising. Want to get involved on campus? Visit a list of international student organizations.

Ombudsperson for Graduate Students

The Graduate School Ombudsman serves as a confidential, neutral, informal, and independent resource for graduate student concerns and conflicts. Graduate students with conflicts or concerns should contact Dale Moore at 803-777-8237.

Student Life

Student Life offers a range of campus Involvement and Leadership programs geared toward both graduate and undergraduate students. Some examples:

  • Carolina Productions is a student-operated organization that provides entertaining, educational, traditional and diverse programs to students, faculty, staff and community members.
  • Women’s Mentor Network hosts a mentorship program that pairs female graduate assistants with undergraduate women who are interested in the same career path.
  • Student Organizations makes it easy for you to get involved with a current organization, or to create a new one!

Sustainable Carolina

Sustainable Carolina is a collaboration of offices, departments, and individuals at the University of South Carolina that are all working to meeting our campus sustainability goals. Some of its features include the Green Quad, the world’s largest “green” dorm; the Community Farm and Garden, with plots available for students, faculty, staff, and organizations; and SAGE, Students Advocating a Greener Environment, which promotes and maintains campus-wide expansion and adoption of recycling programs.