Gordon-Colloms Gospel Choir. The USC Upstate Gordon-Colloms Gospel
Choir is open to any student interested in gospel music. The choir meets on
a regular basis to rehearse and presents several performances each year.
Shoestring Players. The Shoestring Players theatre group presents several
major productions each year, plus smaller presentations and original revues.
Membership in the Players is open to all students interested in theatrical
performance and production.
Upstate Vocal Ensemble. The Upstate Vocal Ensemble performs traditional
and contemporary music for mixed choir, as well as pop, jazz, musical
theatre and rock selections. This touring ensemble performs regularly
throughout the school year.
USC Upstate Jazz Band. The USC Upstate Jazz Band, which is typically split
into two or more jazz combos, performs classic and contemporary jazz at
concerts on and off campus. The combos are made up of music majors and
minors, and non-majors taking the course for elective or cognate credit.
Solo improvisation is not required, but welcome.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
The Student Government Association is the official elected body that
represents all USC Upstate students. SGA officers work to conduct student
functions and to maintain lines of communication among the faculty, the
administration, and the student body. Students are appointed to various
university committees upon the recommendations of the SGA.
CAMPUS RECREATION AND THE
SPARTAN RECREATION CENTER
Welcome to the Spartan Recreation Center at the University of South Carolina
Upstate, which opened in February 2009. The Spartan Recreation Center
is located within the new 150,000 square foot Health Education Complex,
a facility developed to impact the health, wellness and economic development
of the Upstate.
The mission of the Spartan Recreation Center is to provide a safe and accommodating
environment for the students, faculty and staff of the University
of South Carolina Upstate. We encourage the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle
to enhance the academic and personal development of the student through
physical activity and employment.
This 60,000 square foot facility, a vision of former students, is the home
to the Department of Campus Recreation, which offers activities such as
Intramural Sports, Outdoor Recreation, Group Fitness, Aquatics, and Sport
Clubs. We also provide a Ropes/Challenge Course located at the Valley Falls
entrance to campus. This course focuses on strengthening groups and
energizing individuals through a variety of high and low ropes elements.
Our knowledgeable staff can help you with any questions you have concerning
the facility, programs, etc., so please contact us for more information.
The Spartan Recreation Center offers an eight-lane, 25-yard recreational
swimming pool for lap swimming. The pool can also be used for innertube
water polo or basketball, dive-in movies, and water aerobics. We also provide
the latest in cardio and strength equipment as well as various group fitness
classes such as pilates, yoga and kickboxing.
We encourage students who are interested in working at the Spartan
Recreation Center at USC Upstate to browse MySpartanJob.com for various
employment opportunities we have available each semester. We have
positions available throughout the facility including lifeguards, weight
room attendants, facility supervisors and facility attendants. We also hire
student sports officials to officiate our intramural games.
Most students taking one or more semester hours automatically become
Spartan Recreation Center Members when they register and pay their fees.
For information on all of our programs please visit our website at www.
uscupstate.edu/campus-life/wellness-and-recreation. You may also contact
us at our Front Desk at 864-503-5080 or e-mail at campusrecreation@
THE OFFICE OF SERVICE-LEARNING
AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
• Service-Learning Courses
• Alternative Breaks
• AmeriCorps VISTA
• Volunteer Services
The Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement is a forum
that cultivates strong reciprocal relationships between USC Upstate faculty,
students and community organizations. Service-learning at USC Upstate
is defined as a method of teaching and learning that integrates student
participation in organized service activities into credit-bearing courses. By
collaboratively addressing identified community needs with a community
partner, the service experience enhances student learning by providing an
opportunity to observe, test and apply discipline-based theories, concepts
The Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement supports Community
Engagement though the development of service projects, assisting
with service-learning courses, supporting the AmeriCorps VISTA program, and
the advisement of IMPACT, the student led community service organization.
Annual service projects and fundraisers hosted by IMPACT include Spartan
Day of Service, Haunted Hollow, Angel Tree, and Lake Sweep. The Office of
Service-Learning and Community Engagement also oversees the Alternative
Break program that includes multiple Alternative Fall Break trips and
Alternative Spring Break trips.
STUDENT CONDUCT REGULATIONS
The University of South Carolina Upstate is an academic community preserved
through the mutual respect and trust of the individuals who learn, teach and
work within it. Inherent in the Code of Student Conduct is the belief in each
individual’s honesty, self-discipline and sense of responsibility.
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