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Recruitment events are held each semester. Employers visit the campus, speak with students and alumni to fulfill their employment needs. Check out Spartan Career link for upcoming events or call 864- 503-5392. Opportunity Network Opportunity Network is a federally funded TRIO Student Support Services program at USC Upstate. Like the pre-college TRIO programs Educational Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Center, Upward Bound, and Upward Bound Math Science, Opportunity Network works with low-income, first generation (meaning neither biological parent has a bachelor degree) college students or students with disabilities to ensure they are successful, maintain good grades, and graduate in a timely manner. To ensure a smooth transition to college, Opportunity Network works one-on-one with students to provide academic advising, academic tutoring, financial aid assistance, graduate school preparation, as well as financial and economic literacy training. For more information, please contact 503-5966 or visit our office located at the Courtyard Level of the Magnolia House. Student Undergraduate Assistantships The Division of Student Affairs sponsors a number of student assistantships at the institution through student groups and organizations. These groups afford students opportunities to refine artistic talent, hone leadership and organizational skills and gain a greater appreciation for various art forms. Students are encouraged to try out or apply for these groups. These groups include: • Upstate Vocal Ensemble •Gospel Choir • Shoestring Players •Jazz Combos • Carolinian •Campus Activity Board • IMPACT •Writers Inc. • Student Government Association A limited number of assistantships are available to a select number of students each year. Testing Center - Media 218, 503-7422 The USC Upstate Testing Center can be used to proctor tests for online classes or to administer make-up tests. An instructor must first contact the testing center to arrange for a test to be available. Students should make an appointment to take a test by phone or via e-mail at testingcenter@uscupstate. edu. The Testing Center does not replace or substitute for the services provided by Disability Services. University Public Safety University Public Safety is directed by the Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police who is supported by an assistant chief, an investigative lieutenant, three sergeants, seven full-time and three part-time uniformed patrol personnel. All officers are graduates of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, commissioned as state constables and vested with statewide police authority. The department also employs the institutional risk manager, resident state fire marshal, three parking services officers, thjree shuttle bus drivers, two security officers, two front counter technicians and an administrative manager. Public Safety provides a highly visible presence on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week via foot patrol, bicycles and clearly marked vehicles. Officers are responsible for services including the investigation of criminal conduct and violation of university policies, facilitating crime prevention programs and responding to medical emergencies. All officers are CPR and First- Aid trained. Volunteer Services Alternative Break Programs The Alternative Breaks (AB) program provides USC Upstate students with an opportunity to partici-pate in volunteer and educational trips to culturally diverse and economically disadvantaged communi-ties throughout the United States. Alternative Breaks travel to locations all across the United States, and provides volunteer opportu-nities working with important issues such as the environment, education, immigration, poverty, and other unmet human needs. The AB program exposes students to communities and immersion experiences that cannot be replicated on the USC Upstate campus. We currently offer Alternative Fall Break (AFB) and Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trips. Trips are open to Upstate students and are student-led! For more info about the program contact altbreak@uscupstate.edu. 1‘8166 - ‘17 Student Handbook 182


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