T he University encourages and fosters many co-curricular activities and organizations that are designed to complement and enhance the academic and social life of its students.
The Student Activities Center is the focal point of campus life—providing comfortable lounge facilities, a cafeteria, and meeting and work areas for student organizations. There are more than 60 active organizations and committees on the campus offering opportunities for student involvement. Campus clubs and organizations include a variety of special interest groups, service groups, social groups such as fraternities and sororities, religiously oriented groups, Student Government, Pacer Union Board and student media. A men’s and women’s athletics program and an intramurals/recreation program round out the exciting student life opportunities on the USCA campus.
Involvement in Student Government is one of the most valuable learning experiences that a student may have. It provides the student the opportunity to participate in the decision-making process at USCA. Through SGA, the student can acquire and cultivate leadership skills in the legislative process.
The students at USCA have a constitution governing their Student Government Association. All students are encouraged to read this constitution and to run for the various offices created by it, thereby becoming more involved in institutional affairs. Since Student Government is no more effective than the enthusiasm and dedication of the students who participate in it, individual involvement is very important and students are encouraged to seek elected positions. Campus-wide elections are held twice during each academic year to fill SGA seats vacated on a rotating basis.
Pacer Union Board
Pacer Union Board (PUB) provides an opportunity for USCA students to become involved in campus life by providing quality entertainment and programs for the USCA community. The Pacer Union Board utilizes a special event planning structure. Each special event is coordinated by a student who is responsible for the program development and implementation. Everyone is encouraged to become active in originating and executing activities for the campus through the USCA Pacer Union Board committees. Participating in PUB will provide students the opportunity to develop new friendships, have a voice in campus programming and enhance the leadership skills that they already possess in addition to developing new ones.
The Intramurals Program at the University of South Carolina Aiken is founded on the philosophy that exercise and relaxation are vital to the total educational process. The program is designed to offer a variety of challenging and enjoyable activities to every member of the student body. Activities include vigorous team sports such as football and basketball; competitive individual events such as table tennis and pool tournaments, and one-on-one basketball; and non-competitive recreational activities.
With the goals of both athletic and academic excellence, the Athletic Department at USCA has emerged as a well-rounded intercollegiate program.
USCA is committed to fielding competitive athletic teams which are comprised of academically qualified student athletes. USCA holds membership in the NCAA Division II and is a charter member of the Peach Belt Conference (PBC). The PBC— consisting of Armstrong Atlantic State University, Augusta State University, Clayton College and State University, Columbus State University, Georgia College and State University, Kennesaw State University, Lander University, Francis Marion University, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, University of North Florida, USC Spartanburg, and USC Aiken— has conference championships in eleven different sports. The "Pacers" compete on a conference, state, and national level in eleven different sports. These sports are volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s cross-country, men’s and women’s basketball, softball, golf, baseball and men’s and women’s tennis.
With the Student Activities Center and the outstanding baseball, softball, soccer and tennis facilities, the Pacers have as their home one of the finest athletic complexes in the Southeast.
Student Media at USCA is comprised of Pacer Times newspaper and Broken Ink literary magazine. Both are operated by students, offering valuable experience for all interested students, regardless of major. Students can also gain experience in sales, as student advertising representatives work for Pacer Times.
USCA Board of Publications
Created in 1986, the Board of Publications (Media Board) is comprised of three faculty members and four students who allocate student activities funds to the student publications which come under the board’s cognizance. These are Pacer Times (newspaper), and Broken Ink (literary magazine). The Board is the governing body for these media and oversees their budgets, hires the editors of each and sets high journalism standards in keeping with sound ethics.
The Emerging Leader Program
The Emerging Leaders Class is an eleven-week leadership training program designed especially for students interested in developing their leadership potential. The program teaches students leadership behavior skills, enhances personal development, introduces student to key campus personnel and other student leaders, and helps build confidence in students for participating in future leadership positions. During the class, topics covered include, but are not limited to: leadership styles, community service, power and authority, ethical dilemmas, cultural diversity awareness, personality types, and stress/time management. The class includes a weekend retreat and an invitation to participate in various other leadership training and service programs sponsored by the Office of Student Activities. Students are required to participate in an application process based on certain criteria including a minimum GPA requirement in order to be enrolled in the class. For more information on the Emerging Leaders Program, contact the Director of Student Activities.
Advisement Services Office
The mission of the Office of Advisement Services and academic advisement is to assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans compatible with their life goals. Academic advisement is a continuous process of clarification and evaluation of these goals. The mission of the Office of Advisement Services is accomplished through a collaborative effort of the advisor and the student. Recognizing that the ultimate responsibility of making decisions about life goals and educational plans rests with the individual student, the office personnel and faculty advisor assist by helping to identify and assess alternatives and consequences of decisions. Together, the office personnel and the advisor provide guidance to the student in developing and completing an acceptable program of study leading to graduation.
The Advisement Services Office also assists students who are interested in changing their major, uncertain about their major, or wish to explore different majors. The Advisement Services Office is located in Room 108-E of the Penland Administration Building.
Orientation programs are offered for all new freshmen and transfer students. Orientation is designed to ensure a smooth transition to USCA by familiarizing new students with the policies, procedures, opportunities, and people associated with USC Aiken. Several orientation programs are scheduled before the beginning of each semester. The School of Education and the Department of Psychology handle orientation for graduate students.
The Counseling Center’s mission is to support students in their individual development by maximizing their problem-solving and decision-making skills in order to facilitate constructive choices in accomplishing their academic and personal goals. In conjunction with this mission, the Counseling Center interacts with the University community to ensure a college environment that is as beneficial as possible to the overall well-being of students, thereby empowering them to meet their fullest potential.
The Counseling Center provides counseling services for USC Aiken undergraduate and graduate students. Services are free and confidential, unless the individual student specifically requests that information be revealed to a particular entity or the student poses a potential danger to himself/herself or others. The services offer a holistic, developmental and short-term approach to assessing, consulting, individual counseling, group counseling, psycho-education, and training which enhance students’ lives. Counselors are available by calling the Counseling Center at (803) 641-3609 for an appointment. Information on additional services is available in the Counseling Center, Business and Education Building, Room 126.
The mission of the Career Services Office continues to be to assist all USCA students with their career-related concerns--choosing a career, career planning, experiential learning and job search. The Office advises students to get involved early in career planning and assists them in taking charge of their career future through self-empowerment. It is the goal of Career Services to work in partnership with faculty, staff and the community towards student development. Other components of the Office’s mission are the posting of on-campus student employment positions and responsibility for the campus-wide segment of student employment training. Along with providing quality services, as a member of the Enrollment Services division, Career Services strives to assist with the attraction and retention of all students.
The Career Services Office offers valuable resources and services to all students. To take full advantage of the many resources and services available requires some initiative on the part of the student. In this rapidly changing, competitive and global job market, the Career Services staff invites students to empower themselves by taking charge of their career futures. The staff is available to assist students through this process.
The following is only a sample of the resources and services available:
Career Counseling, including
• Choosing a major/career
• Career assessment instruments
• Experiential education
• Job search strategies
Career Library Resources
• Computer-assisted career guidance system
• Career planning books
• Career magazines and other literature
• Information on specific careers
• Employer information and directories
• Resume, cover letter and interview books
• Part-time and full-time job listings
• Internship information
• City and cost of living information
Career Information Handouts
• Strategies for exploring college majors/careers
• Career planning timeline
• Job search strategies
• Choosing a career/major
• Career planning
• Resume preparation
• Interview techniques
• Job search strategies
• Utilizing the Internet
• Career decision-making
• Myers Briggs
• Graduate School
Resume and Cover Letter Review
• Develop a professional resume
• Register for referral services through the Career Services Office
• Place resume on the Internet
For more detailed information, students are encouraged to pick up Career Services brochures or visit the Career Services Office in the Penland Administration Building, Room 108-E.
The mission of Disability Services is to facilitate the transition of students with disabilities to the University environment, and act to provide appropriate accommodations for each student’s special needs in order to insure equal access to all programs, activities and services at USCA.
USCA seeks to assist undergraduate and graduate students with medical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities in their college experience through an integration of on-campus services. The goal is to make all USCA programs and services accessible. Special classroom accommodations are provided to students with documented disabilities based on individual student needs. These services are the result of a cooperative effort with the student’s instructor and may include: special seating, a note taker, special testing arrangements, permission to tape record lectures or other accommodations to assist the student in her/his classroom efforts.
Students with a documented disability which significantly impairs their ability to maintain a full-time course load of 12 hours or more per semester may be considered on a case by case basis for modified full-time status. Verification of eligibility will be determined by the Disability Services Office. Eligible students must be enrolled in 9 semester hours or more for the fall and spring semester to be considered full-time. Those who would like to be considered for financial aid must contact the Financial Aid Office regarding the eligibility requirements for students who are enrolled on a modified full-time basis.
Assistance begins when a student’s disability services application is approved and ends when a student graduates. Throughout the USCA experience, campus wide services are coordinated to meet the needs of the student. For more information contact Disability Services at (803) 641-3609 or stop by the Business and Education Building, Room 126-A.
The mission of the USC Aiken Office of Cooperative Education is to offer qualified students full or part-time employment during their college career that is relevant to their declared academic major. The program strives to maximize the student’s career work experience prior to being awarded their academic degree.
Cooperative Education is a method of education that allows students to alternate between school and employment based on the student’s academic schedule. The program operates to maximize a student’s academic career with relevant professional work experience. It is designed to assist students in making the transition from college to career employment. For the student, the program at USC Aiken provides experience in business and industry, experience in human relations, career guidance and financial support. To the employer the program offers a source of employees (now and later), as well as opportunities to participate in training college students and to provide them with financial support. The school benefits from its relationship with industry and from state-of-the-art training for its students.
The Cooperative Education Program at USC Aiken is elective but selective. It is administered through one office, the Office of Cooperative Education. The placement of co-op students is the responsibility of the staff of the Co-op Office. Students are accepted into the program once their co-op applications have been approved by their respective academic division and the Co-op Director. The general criteria involve enrollment as a student, recommendation by the applicant’s faculty advisor, and the maintenance of a satisfactory grade point average.
USC Aiken offers two cooperative plans. The alternating co-op plan requires the student to alternate semesters of work and school. The parallel co-op plan permits students to combine work experience and classroom studies in the same semester. Parallel co-op is essentially part-time employment that is consistent with a student’s academic major.
Once students are enrolled in the Cooperative program their applications are presented to co-op employers. Many employers interview students through visits to the USC Aiken campus. Others prefer that the student visit their places of business for the initial interview. Offers of employment are made to students through the Co-op Office and those accepting offers will receive specific reporting instructions. Strong efforts are made to obtain employment in the greater Aiken/Augusta area for those students commuting to USC Aiken. However, employment opportunities may also be developed for students seeking co-op work in other localities.
For further information on the Cooperative Education Program or other relevant employment, students should contact the Office of Cooperative Education at (803) 641-3541.
The Language Learning Center
The Language Learning Center supports the integration of technology into language instruction and linguistic acquisition. Through methods such as aural-oral programs, video, and internet access, the Language Learning Center provides students with opportunities to acquire, develop, and practice effective communicative skills and to gain insight into and appreciation of diverse cultures and peoples. Students use the center to complete homework assignments and class projects.
The Language Learning Center is located in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building (Room 107) with open hours posted each semester.
The Mathematics Laboratory
The mission of the Math Lab is to provide support for students enrolled in mathematics courses at USCA. The goal of the Math Lab is to enable students to be successful in the classes that use mathematics. This goal is accomplished by providing students with free peer tutoring in any freshman level and selected sophomore level mathematics classes, offering assistance with calculator skills and computer software used with the math classes, and providing resources such as instructional videos, software tutorials, and references.
The Math Lab is located in the Penland Administration Building, Room 219, at extension 3470. No appointment is required and students are encouraged to come to the Math Lab not only for tutoring but also to complete homework, work with a group, or use the computers. Hours when tutors are available are publicized at the beginning of each semester.
For more information, see the Math Lab website at http://pacer1. usca.sc.edu/~mathdept/mathlab/
Office of Multicultural Affairs
In support of the overall mission of the University of South Carolina Aiken and as an administrative component of the Student Life and Services Division, the Office of Multicultural Affairs seeks to foster a warm, welcoming, and supportive environment for the diverse members of the campus community; to provide minority-student support services and programs that assist with campus efforts to mirror the retention, graduation, and career placement rates of the larger student population; to work with various departments and committees of the university to provide programs and activities for the campus and local community that encourage an awareness and appreciation of cross-cultural perspectives; and to help equip members of the campus community with practical leadership and interpersonal skills to prepare them for living and working in an increasingly multicultural society. The office is located in the Student Activities Building in the Student Life & Services Suite. Contact: Telesia Davis, Director, 641-3442 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Writing Room
The mission of the Writing Room is to provide an open teaching and learning environment for the collaborative discussion of writing so that students may become more aware and independent writers. Writing consultants come from a range of disciplines and are formally trained to provide feedback during all phases of the writing process. The Writing Room is staffed by students and is directed by a member of the English faculty. Located in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building (112), the Writing Room is available to students who want to drop-in but appointments are recommended.
In support of its mission, the Writing Room has the following goals:
1.) to support the composition sequence by providing professional,
individual feedback to students enrolled in composition courses;
2.) to support writing across the curriculum by providing professional,
individual feedback to students enrolled in USCA courses;
3.) to support writing in the university by
a.) offering writing workshops
b.) serving as a repository of material and equipment relevant to writing
c.) housing the Rising Junior Writing Proficiency Portfolio and providing professional, individual feedback to students developing their portfolios.
For additional information, visit the Writing Room's web site at http://www.usca.edu/writingroom/
Office of International Programs
The Office of International Programs coordinates programs and services that promote international awareness among students and faculty, and addresses contributions and concerns of international students.
The Office provides information to students on study abroad, work abroad and volunteer abroad opportunities. It is the goal of the Office of International Studies to work closely with faculty and staff on developing new study abroad programs for students and to assist faculty with research/teaching projects abroad.
The Office of International Programs provides services to international students on campus. Services include providing information to prospective international students, assisting international students with academic and social issues, and advising on INS regulations. We work closely with student and community organizations to insure that international students are well-adjusted and successful on campus.
The USCA Office of International Programs has as its mission the provision of a global perspective by advancing knowledge and appreciation of the broader world and its cultures. This is accomplished by bringing the world to USCA via campus lectures, panel discussions, other cultural events, and through internationalizing the curriculum when appropriate.
The Office of International Programs is located in H&SS Room 101A.
The Gregg-Graniteville Library of the University of South Carolina Aiken strives to provide the academic community with the information required for intellectual, professional, and personal development. The Library also strives to serve as an information resource for the University’s geographical service area.
The faculty, support staff, and collections of the Gregg-Graniteville Library comprise an integral part of USCA’s instructional program. The following services and resources are available to all registered students:
Traditional and nontraditional library services
• Reference and research assistance
• Active user education program
• Interlibrary loan borrowing
• Self-service photocopying equipment
• Internet site on World Wide Web including interactive tour map, information on library services, and links to numerous useful research resources
The most up-to-date computerized library technology
• USCAN computerized catalog linking together all USC libraries
• Web access to numerous online databases
• Internet access terminals
• Computerized circulation system
• Color printer
• On-line full-text journals
An attractive, modern library facility
• Two-story 40,000 square-foot building
• Book and bound periodical collection of more than 156,000 volumes
• Microform collection numbering more than 26,000 volumes
• Periodical and newspaper title collection of over 1,900
• Official depository for United States Government publications and South Carolina state documents and the Department of Energy public reading room collection; over 71,400 documents in combined collections
Loan periods/Overdue charges
• Four weeks for current USC System students
• Academic year, subject to recall after four weeks, for faculty and staff
• Two weeks for borrowers in other designated clientele categories
• Juvenile Collection loan period of one week
• Reserve and Interlibrary Loan materials’ loan periods vary
• Overdue charge of 25 cents per day; overdue Reserves charge of $1.00 per day
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Variations for holidays, intersessions, and exam periods are posted.
Presentation of current computer bar-coded University ID card required for check-out.
The USCA Bookstore
The mission of The USCA Bookstore is to provide a competitive source for purchases of course materials and other services and merchandise related to campus life, while fostering, enhancing, and supporting the academic and administrative goals of the University of South Carolina Aiken.
The USCA Bookstore is the source for all course materials including textbooks, lab supplies, course packets, school supplies, and study aids. The bookstore is located in the Student Activities Center, (SAC) near the Food Court. Operated by the University of South Carolina Aiken, the primary goal of the bookstore is to provide educational materials to students at the lowest cost possible.
The USCA Bookstore offers refunds and exchanges.
• Merchandise must be returned in the same condition as when purchased.
• The final day for refunds will be posted in the bookstore, and listed in campus publications each semester.
•No refunds are offered at any time for study outlines, unwrapped course packets, or magazines. Software and multimedia products are refundable in their original, unopened packaging only.
Book Buy Back Policy
The USCA Bookstore wants to buy as many books as possible. This helps reduce the expense of course materials for everyone. The best time to sell used books is during final exams at the end of each semester.
The bookstore will pay half (50%) for a book that has been readopted for an upcoming semester, is a current edition, and is not overstocked at the bookstore.
The bookstore will offer the current wholesale value for all other books as determined by a national textbook buying guide.
Fall & Spring Semesters
Monday through Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Monday through Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm
With extended hours at the start of each semester
Students may obtain textbook pricing information, buy or reserve textbooks, and purchase other items online at www.uscabookstore.com. The online site is operated by The USCA Bookstore and offers a safe and secure way to obtain most items offered by the bookstore from anywhere in the world.
Questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the bookstore may be
Karl Munschy, Director of Business Services
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
Campus Dining’s mission is to maintain its unique partnership with the Aiken community. Campus dining strives to provide high quality products and excellent service to USC Aiken students, administration, faculty, staff, visitors, local merchants and residents.
The university has contracted with Aramark Inc. to provide food services on campus. Aramark is one of the premier food service providers in the country. Aramark offers many dining options at USC Aiken including:
•The Food Court located in the Student Activities Center, which includes a sub shop, pizza, and a full service grill.
•The Courthouse Cafeteria located in the Student Activities Center, which features a full service hot food line for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
•The Station in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, which includes subs, frozen yogurt, and gourmet coffee.
Pacer Downs Market
The Pacer Downs Market is located next to the campus housing office at Pacer Downs. The market offerings include grocery items, snacks, gourmet coffee and cappuccino, and other items.
Meal Plan Options
Meal plans are an excellent way to ensure proper nutrition and budgeting. Additionally, they offer the best dining value! There is a meal plan to suit the needs of every student, everyone should consider purchasing a meal plan.*
• Plan A: 7 Meal Plan-$605.00 per semester
Provides 7 full, hot meals in the cafeteria each week.
Provides 10 full, hot meals in the cafeteria per week. This plan also offers a bonus $50.00 in declining balance money, which may be used in any campus dining location.
• Plan B: 10 Meal Plan-$745.00 per semester
• Plan C: 17 Meal Plan-$825.00 per semester
Best Value, Most Flexible! About $3.00 per meal! Provides 17 full, hot meals in the cafeteria per week with equivalency credits, which may be used in the Food Court. This plan also offers $75.00 in declining balance money, which may be used in any campus dining location.
Provides a declining balance value, which may be used like cash in any campus dining location. Offered to sophomore, junior, and senior students only.
• Plan D: Sophomore/Junior/Senior Declining Balance Plan-$750.00 per semester
Provides a declining balance value, which may be used like cash in any campus dining location. Offered to junior and senior students only.
• Plan E: Junior/Senior Declining Balance Plan-$335.00 per semester
*A Special Note to Pacers Downs Residents
All Pacer Downs residents are required to purchase a meal plan.
Freshman Pacer Downs residents may choose from Meal Plans: A, B, or C
Sophomore Pacer Downs residents may choose from Meal Plans: A, B, C, or D
Junior and Senior Pacer Downs residents may choose from Meal Plans: A, B, C, D, or E
Pacer Downs residents will sign up for a meal plan when they complete their housing application, all other students should sign up during the registration process. All students must present a valid USCA I.D. and a receipt showing payment for the meal plan to the campus dining office located in the cafeteria in the Student Activities Center to activate their meal plan.
Pacer Cards $36.00
Pacer Cards are ideal for those students not required to purchase a meal plan, commuter students, faculty and staff, or as a way to supplement an existing meal plan. Pacer Cards only cost $36.00 and you receive $40.00 of purchasing credit. When one runs out, just stop by and purchase another.
Questions, comments, or suggestions regarding campus dining may be directed to:
John Roland, Campus Dining Director
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
Karl Munschy, Director of Business Services
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
Housing and Residence Life
Students living on campus reside at Pacer Downs, an apartment complex housing 364 students. Pacer Downs consists of 91 4-person apartments. Each apartment is furnished and contains two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a living area, and a fully equipped kitchen. Pacer Downs is staffed by the Director of Housing and Resident Life, a live-in Assistant Director and 12 Resident Assistants. In addition to recreational areas within Pacer Downs (pool, volleyball court, basketball court, etc.), staff members provide a variety of activities and programs to help students learn, connect and grow.
Continuing USCA students wanting to live on campus for the next academic year are required to participate in the housing selection process beginning in March.
For more information, contact the Office Housing and Residence Life at 803-641-3790 or see our website at: http://www.usca.edu/housing/
Students seeking off campus housing may contact the Admissions Office for a listing of nearby housing in the area.
Safety at USCA
USCA is concerned about safety issues for all of its students. The Student Right to Know Act gives all interested parties information concerning on-campus safety and crime. For information about the frequency and type of reportable incidents on campus, please contact the USCA Office of Public Safety at (803) 641-3290 or at the following web address: http://www.usca.edu/ps/
If off-campus housing is being considered, students and parents should be aware that Aiken County is served by three separate law enforcement units, with jurisdiction determined by location within the City of Aiken, the City of North Augusta, or the balance of the County, which is served by the Office of the Sheriff of Aiken County. Please contact rental agents for County or City emergency numbers that might be helpful such as fire, police, and hospital. In addition, USCA strongly suggests that all students considering off-campus housing contact the appropriate law enforcement agency for specific safety and crime information about the residential areas under consideration.
Local Law Enforcement Contact Points:
Aiken County Sheriff - Phone: (803) 642-1761 (or 911 for emergencies)
City of Aiken Public Safety - Phone: (803) 642-7620
(or 911 for emergencies)
Web address: http://adps.aiken.net
City of North Augusta Public Safety - Phone: (803) 279-2121
Web address: http://www.northaugusta.net
Automatic Teller Machine (ATM)
An ATM is located in the Student Activities Center near the USCA Bookstore for your convenience.
The USCA Children’s Center is located on the south side of the campus and offers child care for faculty, staff, and students for a reasonable fee. It is licensed by the State of South Carolina and employs qualified teachers and students of the University. The Center is open twelve months a year. Full-time care is available for children ages six weeks through five years. The Children’s Center not only provides quality child care but also serves as a training and research site for the USCA School of Education’s Early Childhood Education degree program.
The responsibility for administering undergraduate and graduate student discipline at USCA is vested in the Associate Chancellor for Student Life and Services. Conduct rules, disciplinary penalties, and complete hearing procedures are contained in the USCA Student Handbook.
The University reserves the right to decline admission, to suspend, or to require the withdrawal of a student from the University if the appropriate hearing body or official determines that this course of action is in the best interest of USCA students. Registration at the University assumes the student’s acceptance of responsibility for compliance with all regulations published in the Student Handbook, as well as any rules found in any other official publication.
USCA Academic Code of Conduct
USCA supports a culture of academic integrity and requires that all faculty and students abide by the spirit and letter of the Academic Code of Conduct. Violations of this Code will not be tolerated by this community.
Academic honesty violations are dealt with in accordance with the Academic Code of Conduct, which is described in the USCA Student Handbook. Such violations include, but are not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, and illegal use of old laboratory reports. Undergraduate and graduate students who have committed infractions of the Academic Code of Conduct may receive a hearing before the University Judicial Board, with right of appeal to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, who is responsible for maintaining and enforcing the Academic Code of Conduct.
Student Consumer Information
The Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-542) and the Higher Educational Technical Amendment of 1991 (P.L. 102-26) require that all institutions of higher education collect and make certain information available to students/prospective students and employees/prospective employers upon request. Title I of this act is known as the Student Right-to-Know Act and Title II is known as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act. Information requirements are separated into three categories: graduation or completion rates, athletically-related financial aid, and campus crime. Graduation or completion rates are prepared and published by the Registrar’s Office and are readily available to current and prospective students upon request. Athletically-related aid reports are prepared for the NCAA and are available upon request from the Athletic Department. Statistics on campus crime are published annually by the USCA Department of Public Safety and are provided to current and prospective students and employees. This information is also available on the USCA web page.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Public Law 101-336 of 1990 provides antidiscrimination (civil rights) protection and access to equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. Accessibility requirements are similar to those imposed under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which addresses non-discrimination in employment and program services by recipients of any federal assistance. The ADA compliments section 504 and expands its coverage as well as changes some of the application and accommodation processes.
USCA is committed to the letter and the intent of both the ADA and section 504. If a student has a question concerning possible discrimination due to a disability, they may contact the Director of Human Resources, extension 3317 for further information.
Both undergraduate and graduate students will find additional USCA
regulations and procedures printed in other sections of the Bulletin and
the USCA Student Handbook.
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