SchoolsSouth Carolina

College of Charleston





Educational Resources

Libraries

Marine Resources Library; New Addlestone Library opened January 2005; North Area and Lowcountry Graduate Center Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 603,413 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 4,099 current serial subscriptions.
  • 862,574 microforms.
  • 7,318 Audio/Visual items.
  • 38,463 e-books.

Museums & Art

Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, John Rivers Communcations Museum

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 900 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 624 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 1,176 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 432 Internet connections in Laboratories.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 3,320 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 30% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 5% of housing units are Singles.
  • 30% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 46% of housing units are Triples.
  • 19% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 41 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 34% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 50% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Midnight Breakfasts, Student Alumni Association Oozeball Tournament, Bingo, International Club - Taste of the World, Spanish Club - La Noche Latina, All Greek Battle of the Party Walks, NPHC Step Show , Senior Week, Greek Week, Homecoming, Fun Fridays, Cougarpalooza
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 150 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Chi Sigma (Chemistry), Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-med), Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology), Alpha Kappa Psi (Business), Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminology), Beta Gamma Sigma (Management), Delta Beta (National Slavic), Eta Sigma Phi (Greek and Latin), Golden Key National Honor Society, Lambda Alpha (Anthropology), Lambda Alpha (Land Economics), Lambda Pi Eta (Communication), National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics), Phi Alpha Theta (History), Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman), Phi Kappa Phi (Academic Honors), Phi Sigma Pi (Academic Honors), Pi Delta Phi (French), Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics), Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science), Psi Chi (Psychology), Rho Lambda (Greek Women's Scholarship), Sigma Alpha Phi (CofC, Academic Honors), Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Language), Sigma Pi Kappa (Historic Preservation), Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics), Sigma Tau Delta (English), Sigma Xi (Scientific Research), Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computing Sciences)
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Bahai Club, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Outreach, Catholic Student Association, Charleston WesleyFoundation, Episcopal Campus Ministry, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Gathering, Jewish Student Union, More Than Conquers Dance Club, Muslim Student Organization, Presbyterian Student Association, Reformed University Fellowship, Religious Life Council, Sigma Phi Lambda, Young Life
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Arabic Club, Aya Hwe M', Black Student Union, German Club, Gospel Choir, Indian Cultural Exchange, International Club, Japanese Club, Jewish Student Union, Muslim Student Union, Italian Club, Portuguese Club, Russian Club, Spanish Club, Student Union for Multicultural Affairs
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Africed of C of C, Aikido, Alliance for Planet Earth, Alpha Phi Omega, Alternative Spring Break Assoc. , American Cancer Society, American Student Dental Association, Amnesty International, Association for Computing Machinery, Atheist Human Alliance, Ballroom Dance, Best Buddies, Biology Club, Center Stage, Charleston 40, Charleston Anglers, Chess, Classics Club, Club of Hospitality and Tourism (CHAT), CofC Cluster of the NAYEC, CofC Radio, College Republicans, Comet Yearbook, Communication Club, C. O. R. E. , Cougar Productions, Cougar TV, Crew Team, Dance Marathon, Dance Team, Ducks Unlimited, Emerging Leaders, English Club, Fencing, Field Hockey, Film Club, First Responders Unit, Gay Straight Alliance, Geology Club, George Street Observer (student newspaper), Habitat for Humanity, Historic Preservation Society, History Club, Honor Board, Honors Program Student Association, International Affairs Club, International Business Club, Lions Club, Marine Biology Graduate Student Assoc. , Marketing Club, Men 's Rugby, Masters of Environmental Students Assoc. , Masters of Public Administration Student Assoc. , Miscellany Arts & Literary Journal, NORML, NOW at CofC, Off Campus Student Association, Philosophy Club, Physical Education Teacher Education Club, Political Science Club, Portuguese Language Club, Pre-Veterinary Society, Psychology Club, Public Relations Student Society of America, Resident Housing Association, Religious Studies Club, Scuba Club, Senior Class, Shotokan Karate Club, Sociology/Anthropology Club, South Carolina Student Legislature, Spanish Club, Student Alumni Associates, Student Ambassadors, Student Athlete Advisory Board, Student Government Association, Student Finance and Investment Club, Student Port, Student Science Society, Student Sports Medicine Association, Student Union for Multicultural Affairs, Table Top Gaming Society, Teaching Fellows, Ultimate Frisbee, Video Gamers Association, Visual Arts Club, Voices for Planned Parenthood (VOX), Volunteer Corps, Women's Rugby, Young Democrats
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) George Street Observer - Weekly

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Charleston (12)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): North Charleston (15)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): North Charleston (15)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 18% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 5,070
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 13 fraternities
  • 6 fraternity houses
  • 13% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 12 sororities
  • 7 sorority houses
  • 16% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Charleston Southern University)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited






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