Student Government Association
The Student Government Association
(SGA) includes executive officers elected by the student body and senators
who represent clubs, organizations, classes, and residence halls. The chief
function of SGA includes providing a liaison between the administration and
the students, representing student opinion to the administration of the University,
and participating in the governance of the University by serving on many joint
Student Clubs and Organizations
There are many opportunities for
Coastal students to actively participate in campus life through more than
fifty student organizations. Organizations are of many types: special interest,
honorary, professional, social, service, literary, and recreational. Most
organizations are open to all Coastal students and meet on a regular basis.
Coastal Productions Board
Coastal Productions Board is the
campus organization which sponsors campus-wide activities such as dances,
comedians, movie nights, and concerts. The Coastal Productions Board is composed
of students who volunteer their time to produce programs for their fellow
students. Students interested in participating are asked to contact the Office
of Student Activities located in Suite 106 of the Student Center.
Three student publications are
printed during the academic year: The Chanticleer, the student
newspaper, is printed bi-weekly; Archarios, the literary and art magazine
is published in the spring semester; and Tempo Magazine, the student feature
magazine, is published once in the fall and once in the spring semesters.
The University publishes an electronic
Student Directory (accessible through http://my.coastal.edu) each fall and
spring semester. This information can be corrected or updated by visiting
the Office of the Registrar, Singleton Building 108. Students who do not wish
to have information available in the Student Directory must complete a Student
Directory Privacy Request Form, available in the Office of the Registrar,
and must complete the form no later than 14 days after the beginning of the
respective fall or spring semester.
The Student Recreation Center
and Outdoor Facilities
The Student Recreation Center (SRC)
is the center of all campus recreational activity. A swimming pool with adjacent
outdoor patio, auxiliary gym, racquetball courts, dance studio for aerobics,
locker rooms, a weight room with the latest fitness and cardio equipment,
and the Campus Recreation offices are housed here. The Joseph Holliday Tennis
Courts, directly behind the SRC, features six composition courts, two of which
are lighted. Intramural activities are played on the Spur fields, a large
outdoor field complex which is also available to the students for pick up
games. A state-of-the-art track is available for the jogging population. A
ten element challenge course has been constructed to offer students, faculty,
staff and the community opportunities for team building and leadership activities.
The campus community is encouraged to participate in any of these activities
with a valid Coastal Carolina University I.D. Equipment is available for check
out at the Campus Recreation offices.
Flag football, basketball, softball,
ultimate frisbee, volleyball, soccer, water polo are just a few of the team
sports available in men's, women's, and co-recreational divisions. Individual
events include badminton, pickleball, racquetball, swimming, and tennis. All
sports offer multiple playing levels to ensure participants a variety of competition.
Some of our intramural teams have represented Coastal Carolina University
at regional and national championship tournaments. A valid I.D., the desire
to have a good time, and to get a little exercise are needed to participate.
Mission Statement for Intercollegiate Athletics
The Intercollegiate Athletics Program
at Coastal Carolina University is an integral part of the total educational
program. Its objectives are consistent with the purposes of the institution
and aim to create an environment which enables students to reach their full
Coastal Carolina University resolves
- Maintain intercollegiate
athletics as an integral part of CCU's educational program with a clear
relationship to its mission and goals.
- Employ coaches and administrative
staff capable of performing professionally in an educational community where
high standards of integrity, ethical behavior, and good sportsmanship are
- Recruit student-athletes
capable of academic success at the university level, and operate its athletics
program in a manner which does not detract from student-athletes' educational
- Provide financial aid to
student-athletes who are willing to commit to compliance with team rules,
good sportsmanship, and satisfactory academic progress toward their college
- Provide equal opportunities
and access for all students by developing and maintaining programs which
meet the athletics and academic needs of the University community.
- Develop in student-athletes
the qualities of self-discipline, teamwork and loyalty, and establish an
environment of competitiveness, good sportsmanship, and fair play.
- Maintain the facilities
and personnel to enhance the athletics skills of the student- athletes,
to promote the recovery of those who are ill or injured, and to provide
educational programs and counseling with regard to drug and alcohol abuse.
- Operate a broadly based
athletics program which is competitive within the conference in all sports,
and competitive on a national basis to the extent possible utilizing the
- Establish a tradition of
athletics excellence which will increase the pride, loyalty, and enthusiasm
of the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the local community.
Intercollegiate athletic programs
are recognized as valuable assets in enhancing campus spirit and fostering
excellence of character, responsibility, sportsmanship, self-esteem, and physical
development among its participants.
Coastal Carolina University fields 15 intercollegiate teams. The women's
program includes cross-country, tennis, basketball, volleyball, golf,
softball, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field. Men compete
in cross-country, tennis, basketball, soccer, baseball, golf, and outdoor
track and field. The teams are named after the Coastal Carolina University
mascot, the Chanticleer, and wear the official school colors of Coastal
green and bronze.
The University is affiliated with
the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division I, and is a
member of the Big South Conference. These affiliations permit student-athletes
to receive local, regional, and national recognition for their accomplishments.
Grants and scholarships are awarded
to qualified student-athletes through the Office of Financial Aid. Questions
regarding athletic scholarships should be directed to the appropriate coach
in the athletics department. Recipients of aid are required to satisfy certain
academic standards set by the University, the Big South, and the National
Collegiate Athletic Association .
All Coastal Carolina students are
admitted without charge to all athletic events with their student identification