is the collective notion of excellence, integrity and tradition that reflects who we are as individuals and a community. Coastal Carolina University is an exciting, ever-changing place in which students can learn, grow, socialize and become part of something bigger.
Campus Life and Student Engagement offers programs and services for all Coastal Carolina University students, and a number of programs for parents and families, including Family Council and CCU Alert. The areas comprising Campus Life and Campus Engagement include Counseling Services, Scheduling and Event Services, Student Health Services, Student Life, University Recreation, Veterans Services, and CCU Chaplain Council as well as major events such as Orientation and Family Weekend.
Clubs and Organizations
With more than 180 student clubs and organizations to join, there is no shortage of ways for students to get involved on campus in areas that interest them most. The Office of Student Life is the gateway for involvement opportunities, leadership development and exciting entertainment. Multicultural Student Services gives students ways to embrace and share what makes them unique, because while our students are all a part of TEAL Nation, they are all also unique individuals who hail from almost every state across the U.S. and from several countries around the world.
Our students fill the baseball stands at Springs Brooks Stadium, the home of the 2016 NCAA College World Series champions, and pack Brooks Stadium to watch football and the HTC Center to take in a basketball or volleyball game. Our “Chantourage” supports all 19 NCAA Division I teams, which also includes soccer, tennis and lacrosse. And for students who want to get in on the athletic action, there are dozens of intramural and club sports – from rugby to field hockey to surfing. Coastal even has its own rock climbing wall and a disc golf course.
Coastal Carolina celebrates culture and the arts with an engaging and full cultural calendar of events from art exhibits to musical concerts, movie screenings to ethical discussions, theatrical productions to drumline performances.
This just scratches the surface of the depth and breadth of what Coastal Carolina University has to offer each one of its students. One thing is certain: no matter what you like or where you are from, once you become part of TEAL Nation, TEAL Nation becomes a part of you.
If you have cheered on a Coastal Carolina University sports team, participated in summer Orientation or attended a commencement ceremony, you may have seen students raising a hand in the air to display the “Chants Up” symbol. “Chants Up” is a unique sign symbolic of Chanticleer spirit.
CCU students created the Chants Up symbol to cheer on Chanticleer sports teams. While it may resemble the OK hand signal, the Chants Up symbol is actually a visual representation of the Chanticleer. The Chants Up is formed with the pointer finger and thumb pinched tightly together to represent the Chanticleer beak with pointer and thumb rounded, and the other three fingers spanned out to represent the feather comb at the top of the Chanticleer’s head.
The Chants Up symbol gained momentum outside of Chanticleer athletics during the summer of 2012, when student Orientation leaders started including it at the end of the fight song. They taught the song and the Chants Up symbol to incoming students and their families as part of the official welcome to the University. Today, Chants Up has become a beloved CCU tradition and is often displayed at Chanticleer sports events, at the end of the alma mater during commencement ceremonies, and on campus as a representation of Teal Nation and Chanticleer enthusiasm.
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