Mission Statement for Student
University student services are
designed to support the academic mission of the University by fostering the
development of the whole student. The Student Affairs Division promotes an
environment in which the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social, recreational,
and physical development of the student can thrive. The University provides
a range of student services designed to facilitate fuller participation in
the life of the campus, to promote a sense of civic responsibility, and to
provide skills addressing the challenges of academic life and the life-long
process of self-development. Through its curricular and co-curricular offerings,
the University provides opportunities for learning life skills such as: career
exploration, interpersonal communication and self-awareness, leadership, intellectual
discovery, cultural appreciation, personal and ethical values clarification,
social and interpersonal effectiveness, physical development, spiritual growth
opportunities, and community responsibility, citizenship, and respect for
100 Spadoni Park Circle
The Student Center provides a variety
of facilities for use by all members of the University community. The Center
contains meeting and conference rooms, a television lounge, game room, and
dining facilities. The Student Center also houses the Office of Student Activities,
the I.D. office, Student Government Association, Coastal Productions Board,
STAR, Greek life and student publications.
Cino Grille - University Food Service
Student Center, first floor
Breakfast is served from 7 a.m.
until 10:30 a.m. Monday - Friday. A hot lunch is served from 10:30 a.m. until
2 p.m. Pizza Hut, Grille Deli Corner, Freshens, Easy Goes, & Java Estate
coffee are all offered until 10 p.m. Monday - Thursday and until 7 p.m. on
Friday. Cino Grille is open from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Commons is the residential
dining facility and offers an all-you-care-to-eat service. It is located beside
the Waccamaw Residence Hall. Catering facilities are available for both on
and off campus events.
Office of Student Activities
Student Center, Suite 106.
The Office of Student Activities
provides advisement to a large number of academic, professional, Greek fraternity
and sorority, special interest and religious student organizations and is
open to individual students who desire information about activities which
might meet their interests. Any student interested in establishing a new club
or organization may obtain information from the Office of Student Activities.
Opportunities to participate in community volunteer programs and leadership
development workshops are available to all students. This office coordinates
Student Media, Student Government, Greek Life, Coastal Productions Board and
the University's community service and volunteer programs.
Multicultural Student Services
Prince Building, Room 215
Multicultural Student Services,
as a part of the Student Affairs Division, promotes student satisfaction and
success. The overall goal of the Office is to support the academic, social
and cultural development of minority students through counseling and programming.
The office provides a variety of programs and services related to the concerns,
challenges and needs of minority students and their adjustment to university
life. The Office also focuses on programs designed to involve all students
in multicultural education.
In addition, consultation is provided
to faculty and professional staff regarding minority issues and the South
Carolina Commission on Higher Education's Access and Equity Program.
Prince Building, Rooms 117 and 119
Career Exploration Services and
Student Employment Services are supported by the technology systems housed
in the Career Resource Lab and the Career Services web site, www-dev.coastal.edu/careers.
Counselors are available to work with students by individual appointment,
through structured workshops, classroom presentations or on a walk-in basis
in the Lab. Office hours are from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Career Exploration Services
Prince Building, Rooms 117 and 119
The Career Exploration Services
assists students and alumni in the selection and achievement of career goals.
Students explore their work values, interests and abilities through assessment
tools such as the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory,
individual counseling and other career research. Career counselors assist
students with review of opportunities and alternatives as early and systematically
in their academic programs as possible. Career library materials, Internet
resources, job shadowing with Alumni Career Network members and University
150, a Career Exploration Course are used to facilitate career decision-making.
Student Employment Services
Prince Building, Rooms 117 and 119
The Student Employment Services assist students with locating part-time,
internship, and full-time employment opportunities. Opportunities for
on-campus employment are posted through this service to the Career Services
web site. Part-time, seasonal and on-going opportunities are posted directly
to the web site by participating employers. Non- credit Internships, available
through government agencies, not-for-profit and large national employers,
are advertised through the Student Employment Service. Internships for
academic credit are facilitated by designated faculty in each department.
A list of faculty internship coordinators are listed on the Career Services
Job search preparation is provided to graduating seniors
through workshops and individual appointment. Planning of
search strategies, creation and production of resumes and
cover letters, development of interviewing skills are addressed
to enable students to present themselves effectively as candidates
for full-time employment.
Students are connected with employers through job fairs,
on-campus interviews, direct resume referrals, networking,
recruitment publications and Internet technology. Students
must register with Career Services to participate in recruitment
Career Resource Lab
Prince Building, Room 117
This computerized resource lab is used to teach students how to access Internet
employment sites, research job title, company and graduate school information,
utilize the Career Services web site for participation with Career Services
programs, and produce resumes and cover letters.
204 University Boulevard
The Office of Counseling Services
of Coastal Carolina University offers a variety of services for students,
including personal counseling, crisis intervention, personal growth and enrichment,
drug and alcohol education, stress and test anxiety management, and study
skills. The services are offered through individual, group and classroom presentations.
Counseling Services adheres to the standard professional procedure regarding
confidentiality of information and is not part of any other Coastal Carolina
Counseling Services offers a wide
variety of information concerning mental health and developmental issues experienced
by University students. A network of community resources and referral agencies
has been established to ensure that all mental health needs of students are
met. Students may schedule appointments by visiting or calling Counseling
Services at (843) 349-2305.
Services for Students with Disabilities
204 University Boulevard
Coastal Carolina University provides
a program of assistance to students with disabilities. Upon acceptance to
the University, students with disabilities become eligible for support services
by providing the Services for Students with Disabilities Office with documentation
of their disabilities. The student and counselor will develop an educational
accommodation plan that may include the following: academic labs, tutorial
referral, study skills, counseling, auxiliary aids, and coordination with
other agencies and classroom accommodations.
Coastal Carolina University is
dedicated to establishing and maintaining a barrier-free environment with
all of its resources. Students with physical or learning disabilities are
encouraged to contact a counselor to discuss their needs. The office is located
in Counseling Services. For more information, call (843) 349-2307.
Alcohol and Drug Services Program
204 University Boulevard
The Office of Alcohol and Drug
Services is an integral part of the counseling services offered to students.
This program is designed to offer education, prevention, and intervention
services in support of student achievement. Personal assessments, classroom
presentations, innovative and interactive computerized programs, and informational
materials are available as requested. Referrals to community agencies are
facilitated when appropriate. Confidentiality is maintained according to professional
standards. Appointments may be scheduled by calling (843) 349-2340 visiting
the office in
Support Services for Women
204 University Boulevard
Support Services for Women are
provided through the Office of Counseling Services and the Women's Advocacy
Center. Confidential support groups, long and short term therapy groups, educational
and prevention-oriented programs are offered to students throughout the academic
year. The Women's Advocacy Center provides a lending library, as well as audio
and videotaped programs which students may listen to, or view, in the privacy
of the Center. Women's issues groups meet during the fall and spring semesters
of the academic year to address issues of concern to women students, faculty
and staff. In addition, the Women's Advocacy Center provides intervention
services, advocacy and referral to off-campus agencies when appropriate. Leadership
training, peer-mentoring opportunities and cooperative programs with other
campus departments and student organizations are only some of the goals of
the Women's Advocacy Center Board of Advisers, which meets four times a year.
A conference about women is held once a year and is free to all students,
faculty and staff of the University. For more information call 843-349-2305.
Student Health Services
204 University Boulevard
Student Health Services provides
outpatient primary health care, wellness education, and specialist referral.
The professional staff includes the University physician and a registered
Outpatient clinic hours are 8:30
am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Conway Hospital, located less than two
(2) miles from campus, provides emergency care.
Student Health Services are provided
for all students residing in University residence halls. All other students
currently enrolled are eligible for services by paying a health services fee.
The Student health Services fee
covers most of the cost for services at the Health Center; however, additional
fees are charged for X-ray, laboratory, and pharmacy. For more information,
call (843) 347-7466.
Student Health Insurance
204 University Blvd
Coastal Carolina University participates
in a voluntary student health insurance program. All full-time and part-time
students of Coastal Carolina are eligible to enroll in this program at any
time on a prorated basis. Additional information on coverage, benefits, and
cost is contained in brochures available through the Office of Student Health
Services or the Office of Counseling Services at 204 University Blvd. Students
may also contact Pearce & Pearce Insurance directly at 1-888-622-6001.
International students attending
on student visas are required to purchase the University insurance or show
proof of a comparable plan acceptable to the University's Office of International
International Student Advisement/Counseling
Prince Building, Room 105J
The Office of International Programs
(OIP) is the issuing office for I-20s and IAP-66s, the documents which support
international students' and scholars' request for visas to study, teach or
do research in the United States. In addition the OIP helps international
students with other visa related issues such as practical training.
The services offered by the Office of International Programs includes
welcoming new international students, providing orientation, facilitating
the registration process, and serving as primary contact for these students
throughout their stay at Coastal. The office provides information on cultural
issues; maintains applications and literature on how to obtain social
security cards, drivers' licenses, health and automobile insurance; explains
employment options; and serves as an on-going general information resource.
Coastal has an active undergraduate international club and encourages
new international students, both undergraduate and graduates well as Americans,
to take part. Club trips and a variety of activities are organized each
semester. Students may visit at their convenience in the Eldred E. Prince
Building room 105J or phone extension 2054 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs
Information is available in the
Financial Aid section of this catalog.
Office of Residence Life
Waccamaw Hall, Room 129
The Residence Life Program serves 1250 students in a six-building
complex (The Woods), a two-building complex (The Gardens),
and another two-building complex (The Rivers). In The Woods,
each three-story building contains six furnished four-person
apartments per floor with four single bedrooms, living area,
and bathroom facilities. The Gardens house approximately 90
upperclassmen in two-person apartments. Two students share
an apartment with one large bedroom, a living room, kitchen,
and bathroom. The Rivers consists mainly of four-person, two-bedroom
suites sharing one bathroom. A limited number of four-bedroom
suites are also available in these buildings. All residence
hall units are air conditioned with local phone service and
cable T.V. hookup. Computer hook-up is also available in The
Woods and The Rivers Complexes. Housing is available on a
first come, first served basis. The University has well trained
staff to assist students in adjusting to their new environment.
Various educational and recreational activities are planned
throughout the year for residents.
A wide variety of off-campus housing
is also available to students at various locations in Myrtle Beach and Conway.
The Office of Residence Life provides limited information on housing off campus.
Additional information about on-campus
and off-campus housing is available at the Office of Residence Life located
on the first floor of Waccamaw Hall in The Rivers Complex.
Residence Hall Application: Any student interested
in living in the residence halls must first be admitted to
the University as a full-time graduate student. Upon admission
to the University, a student may request a Residence Life
Application/Contract from the Office of Admissions. The student
must then submit the application/contract with a $130.00 deposit
to the Office of Residence Life. Residence hall space will
be assigned based on the date the application/contract and
deposit is received. Once all spaces have been filled, the
remaining applicants will be placed on a waiting list. The
University cannot guarantee residence hall space to all who
apply. Students are strongly encouraged to apply early as
space is limited. The University offers no separate housing
facilities reserved for graduate students. Full-time graduate
students interested in being considered for Hall Coordinator
positions should contact the Office of Residence Life.
Summer Residence: Some space will be provided in the residence
halls for those students wishing to take courses during the summer.
Withdrawal From The Residence
Halls: A student desiring to be released from the Residence Life Contract MUST
fill out a Request for Release from Residence Life Contract form, which
is available at the Office of Residence Life. Generally, a release from the
Residence Life Contract will only be considered for those residents who graduate
from the University, withdraw from the University, or get married. Other requests
will be reviewed on an individual basis.
University Hall, first floor
The student book and supply store,
carries classroom textbooks and student supplies. Also, the University Bookstore
stocks numerous items featuring the University's name and seal and a selection
of personal items.
Responsibility for good conduct
rests with students as individuals. All members of the academic community
are expected to use reasonable judgment in their daily campus life to show
due concern for the welfare and rights of others.
Students should be aware that educational
institutions are not sanctuaries from the jurisdiction of the civil and criminal
laws of the communities and states wherein such institutions exist. While
the rules and regulations of Coastal Carolina University are not meant to
duplicate general laws, there are some respects in which the lawful interests
of the institution as an academic community coincide with the broader civic
interest treated in general laws. Students who commit offenses against the
laws of municipalities, states, or the United States are subject to prosecution
by those authorities, as well as liable for disciplinary action under University
rules when their conduct violates institutional standards.
Students, no less than other citizens,
are entitled to be secure in their persons, lodgings, papers, and effects
against unreasonable searches and seizures. This does not prohibit normal
inspections of University facilities for maintenance, health, or safety purposes.
Nor does it preclude searches and seizures properly authorized by administrators
in emergency situations where the welfare and safety of persons or property
are involved. Approval for such procedures will be granted in strict accord
with required legal standards. Searches and seizures by law enforcement personnel
incident to investigations or arrests are conducted only under proper warrant
and are not the responsibility of Coastal Carolina University.
Infractions of personal conduct
are dealt with in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct. Conduct standards
and sanctions are contained in The Student Handbook and Residence
Life Living Guide.
The University reserves the right,
in the interest of all its students, to decline admission, to suspend, or
to require the withdrawal of a student after all appropriate University judicial
procedures have been followed.
Registration at the University
assumes the student's acceptance of not only all regulations published in
the catalog, but also any rules found in any official publication.
Student violations of academic
discipline are dealt with in accordance with the Code of Student Academic
Responsibility. Further information is contained in the current edition of
The Student Handbook.
As a primarily non-residential
or commuter campus, the University recognizes the importance of providing
adequate parking for all members of the community. Regulations regarding automobile
registration and parking are distributed by the Department of Public Safety.
Copies are available in the Student Center. Students, faculty, and staff are
required to register their vehicles each school year.
Identification cards are required
for all members of the University community. Upon completion of their first
registration, students will be issued a photo-ID card for use while enrolled
at Coastal Carolina University. Valid ID cards are required for entrance to
campus activities and events, for use of library materials and resources,
and for use of all campus facilities. University police officers are authorized
by state law to request students and staff to present identification cards
on campus property at any time. Students must present an ID card when requested
by any University Official.
If cards are misplaced or destroyed,
AraMark will make replacement ID cards at a cost of ten dollars. For information
regarding ID cards, contact the Identification Card Office, 349-2255, located
in the Student Center, first floor.
Department of Public Safety
The University maintains its own
police department, whose public safety officers are state certified. The police
force is augmented by security personnel. State laws and University rules
and regulations are enforced by this department.
Sex Offender Registry: As required by the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, part of the Trafficking
Victims Protection Act of 2000, the law provides that those required to register
as sex offenders under various state laws must now also provide notice when
they attend or are employed by an institution of higher education. The Coastal
Carolina University Department of Public Safety maintains a registry of CCU
students and employees who have been convicted of sex crimes. This registry
is available to any member of the public. Anyone who wishes to view the registry
should contact the CCU Department of Public Safety.
Recognition by the University of
every person's general right to privacy forms the basis of the policy for
the release of information from student records. The policy ensures that only
proper purposes are served by the release of information and that students
are not inconvenienced or disadvantaged by an overprotective release policy.
It is the policy to refuse release of non-public information from student
records without the written consent of the student except as outlined in the
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. The Student handbook and
the Residence Life living Guide may be found on the University web site.
UNIVERSITY POLICY FOR STUDENT COMPLAINTS
The University deems it essential
that all students be provided an adequate opportunity to bring complaints
and problems to the attention of the administration with the assurance that
they will be treated promptly, professionally, fairly, confidentially, and
without fear of reprisal. If any student believes he or she has been mistreated
by any member of the faculty or staff, the procedures listed below should
be followed. They are intended to simplify the proper route for students to
follow in complaining about any perceived mistreatment by a university employee
and are not intended to replace any existing grievance process for matters
that may be grieved. Students who are unsure about this complaint policy are
encouraged to consult with their academic advisers.
Complaints about faculty on academic matters -
should be reported to the department chair or dean who supervises the professor
or instructor, or inquire at the Provost's office.
Complaints about any form of perceived discrimination, including, but
necessarily limited to racial
discrimination, sex discrimination, discrimination because of a disability,
or sexual harassment and complaints about improper treatment by any university
employee - should be reported to the Associate Vice President
for Human Resources and Equal Opportunity.
Complaints about admissions, any registration problem, or financial aid
- should be reported to the office of the Associate
Vice President for Enrollment Services.
Complaints about billings or accounts receivable
- should be reported to the Office of the Bursar.
All other complaints on non-academic matters, including complaints about
treatment by other students
- should be reported to the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
If any student with a complaint
does not receive satisfaction from any of the above-listed offices, the student
should bring his or her complaint directly to the office of the President
of the University.