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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 faculty-student committees.

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.

Student Directory

The University publishes an electronic Student Directory (accessible through 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 potential.

Coastal Carolina University resolves to:

  1. Maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of CCU's educational program with a clear relationship to its mission and goals.
  1. Employ coaches and administrative staff capable of performing professionally in an educational community where high standards of integrity, ethical behavior, and good sportsmanship are required.
  1. 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 opportunities.
  1. 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 degrees.
  1. Provide equal opportunities and access for all students by developing and maintaining programs which meet the athletics and academic needs of the University community.
  1. Develop in student-athletes the qualities of self-discipline, teamwork and loyalty, and establish an environment of competitiveness, good sportsmanship, and fair play.
  1. 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.
  1. 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 resources available.
  1. 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 Athletics

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 card.

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