40 Student Affairs
2019-2020 USC Upstate Catalog
The Office of Student Life supports Community Engagement through 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 Student Life also oversees
the Alternative Break program that includes multiple Alternative Fall Break
trips and Alternative Spring Break trips.
Multicultural Programs strives to educate, influence and cultivate campus
community by offering cultural, educational, and outreach programs and
services. Further, these programs and services give all students, faculty,
and staff an opportunity to learn, develop and grow both personally and
interpersonally as they are challenged to interact with individuals who are
different from them.
Programs are structured to promote positive interactions among members
of the campus community to foster intellectual and social development that
invites the robust exchange of ideas. The office provides:
Diversity Training - Our staff visits classrooms, staff training sessions and
workshops to facilitate discussions about how to become more aware of and
appreciate the individual differences found within the campus community.
Safe Zone Training - Our staff coordinates Safe Zone Training workshops
designed to support the LGBTQ population at the University and educates
the campus community on LGBTQ issues.
NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT SERVICES
Non-Traditional Student Services offers support to students who are in any
of the following categories: 25 years of age or older, married and/or parents,
veterans of the armed forces, working full-time and attending college, and
college or university graduates returning to school. This service focuses on
assisting Non-Traditional Students in transitioning to college and linking
them with appropriate support services to meet their diverse needs. For
information, contact the assistant director for Multicultural Programs and
Non-Traditional Student Services at (864) 503-5122.
FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE
USC Upstate is home to 13 active Greek-lettered fraternities and sororities (6
men’s organizations, and 6 women’s organizations). For more information
about becoming involved in Greek Life, contact the Office of Student Life
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Delta Zeta Sorority
Phi Mu Fraternity
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity
The Carolinian, the campus newspaper, is published by students. It contains
information pertaining to student life, club news, sports news and features.
WritersINC. is an annual literary and art magazine, edited by students, that
publishes the work of students, faculty members and others.
USC Upstate is home to more than 90 registered student organizations,
including Academic and Honorary groups, faith-based organizations and
other special interest organizations. For an up to date list of all registered
student organizations, please contact the Office of Student Life at 503-5122.
The Office of Student Life sponsors programs to support the development of
student leadership. These programs help to provide resources and increase
the skills necessary to be an effective student leader. The annual Leadership
Advance is a 3-day intensive conference that current students can attend
to explore individual leadership development while interacting with other
students from across campus. LEAD (Leadership Exploration and Develop-ment)
also includes the Freshman Leadership Experience (FLEX) and the
Women in Leadership Development program (WILD).
University Art Galleries
The Curtis R. Harley Gallery, located in the performing Arts Center,
schedules six or more exhibitions during the academic year that are ac-companied
by lectures, symposia, workshops and field research. Each year
the gallery showcases the work of the graduating seniors in the visual arts
program giving them an opportunity to present undergraduate research
in a public setting.
UPSTATE Gallery on Main, located at 172 East Main Street, in downtown
Spartanburg. The UPSTATE Gallery on Main officially opened its doors in
February 2015. Showcasing the permanent work of artists Andy Warhol,
Jerry Uelsmann and Beatrice Riese, the gallery offers its visitors the oppor-tunity
to see a variety of contemporary, original exhibitions in downtown
Spartanburg. Visitors can also enjoy guest exhibitions and student work.
FOCUS Gallery is located on the second floor of the Humanities and Per-forming
Arts Center. FOCUS is an acronym for "Featuring Outside Creative
Undertakings of Students." The gallery is a unique partnership between
USC Upstate and area schools to feature student artwork, lesson plans and
assessments by the art teacher.
Commercial Music Combo. The Commercial Music Combo performs classic
and contemporary rock and popular music at concerts both on and off campus.