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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Services


Single Student Housing

University housing is equipped to meet the needs of today’s college student and provides a “home away from home” for over 7,000 single students in traditional residence halls, suite-style and apartment-style residential communities. After acceptance to the University, housing and dining information is mailed to each incoming freshman. Following receipt of the admission deposit, each incoming freshman should sign up for on-campus housing and dining at www.clemson.edu/housing-dining. Transfer students and former students returning are offered on-campus housing as space permits.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services (SHS) is an integrated outpatient organization comprised of three divisions: Medical Services, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and Healthy Campus. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., except Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (summer and break hours, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., except Wednesday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

Medical Services

The student health center offers outpatient ambulatory care for illnesses and injury, pharmacy, lab, x-ray and specialty clinics, including women’s health, sports medicine and allergy/ immunization clinics. Students are seen on an appointment basis. Appointments can be made online through MyHealthe (visit clemson.edu/studenthealth and click on the MyHealthe tab) or by calling the appointment line at 864-656-1541. Students without an appointment are seen in the Nurses Clinic.

Medical clearance is required for all students enrolled at the University. For information regarding immunization requirements, visit the Student Health Services website at https://www.clemson.edu/campus-life/student-health/ and click on the “Immunizations” tab. Students not in compliance with immunization requirements will not be allowed to complete registration for the next semester and may be subject to a late fee.

After Hours

Emergency 911 services are available after hours. Students with questions about their health care needs should call the NurseLine at 864-656-2233, option 2. A registered nurse is available by telephone to answer questions and offer advice about health care needs. Students requiring the care of a physician after hours can choose from area emergency rooms and urgent care facilities, including CareConnect Clemson (an urgent care facility), Oconee Memorial Hospital, AnMed Health, Baptist Easley Hospital and Greenville Memorial Hospital. Medical costs incurred are the student’s responsibility. Students should contact Student Health Services the next business day for follow-up care.

The University ambulance transports on-campus medical emergencies to the closest community medical resource. The University ambulance is staffed with licensed emergency medical personnel 24 hours a day. Students are required to pay for off-campus ambulance transportation.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS provides comprehensive mental health services from a holistic perspective. Students are seen within their context and developmental stages as psychotherapy/counseling is delivered in individual, group or couples format. Specialized services are delivered by a psychiatrist and addictions counselors. All services are confidential.

CAPS offers a walk-in clinic Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for the initial access to services. Students complete paperwork and are seen for this initial brief evaluation on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who cannot meet the walk-in clinic times may call 864-656-2451 for an appointment during the 8 a.m.-5 p.m. hours of operation.

The Assessment, Choices, Transitions and Training (ACTT) Program assists students with substance misuse/abuse concerns. CAPS also provides counseling, advocacy, referral, education and support services for students with concerns about relationship and sexual violence. Students with eating concerns/disorders are treated from a multidisciplinary approach that involves psychological, medical and nutritional perspectives.

In case of emergency, assistance and consultation are available by calling 864-656-2451 during regular business hours. After hours and on weekends, the on-call counselor can be reached through the University Police Department at 864-656-2222.

Healthy Campus

Our goal is for Clemson University to be a national model of health, safety and sustainability, and for students to experience a way of life at Clemson University that contributes to their lifelong health and well-being. We achieve this by providing exemplary

  • leadership and advocacy for public health policies and structures intended to improve health;
  • engaged learning activities-creative inquiry teams, internships, class projects;
  • partnerships and networks of collaborators to achieve Healthy Campus objectives; and
  • population-level interventions.

Healthy Campus also coordinates Aspire to Be Well, a peer-led health- and safety-focused dialog presented by Healthy Campus facilitators. This 90-minute dialog covers areas key to maintaining a healthy and safe lifestyle, including overall wellness, alcohol and other drug misuse prevention, mental health and suicide prevention, and interpersonal violence prevention, while focusing on bystander intervention.

Presentations and information focused on the following areas are available as requested and online: alcohol and other drugs, anxiety, body image, building social connections, depression, eating disorders, interpersonal violence, mental health, nutrition, safety on social media, sexual health, sleep, stress, suicide, sustainability, tobacco and other health-related topics.

Health Fee

University policy requires that all students registered for six or more credit hours on campus during the fall or spring semester or three or more on-campus credit hours during a summer session pay the University health fee. The health fee provides access to the professional service of physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, counselors and health educators at no additional cost. Students pay for pharmaceuticals, labs, x-rays, orthopedic equipment, specialty clinics and the psychiatrist. Payment is expected at the time of service and may be made by cash, check, most credit cards or TigerStripe.

Health Insurance

Beginning Fall 2018, SHS will courtesy file as an out-of-network provider with most insurance plans and plans to add additional plans throughout the year. The SHS pharmacy is in network with most insurance plans. For information on insurance visit clemson.edu/studenthealth and click on the “Insurance and Billing” tab. Students are strongly encouraged to have comprehensive health insurance coverage while attending the University. Call the Student Insurance Office at 864-656-3561 or email redfern@clemson.edu with questions.

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center (ASC) supports undergraduate student success by delivering a diverse array of services designed to foster the skills and mindset students need to enhance their learning and achieve their educational goals. Through the delivery of its programs, the ASC strives to enhance student learning and development, meet the needs of students, and promote student success, continued enrollment and timely graduation. ASC programs include

  • Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) - PAL is offered for historically difficult courses and provides students the opportunity to engage in peer-based learning sessions facilitated by trained upper-class PAL leaders who have already successfully completed the course.
  • Tutoring - Course-specific tutoring is delivered on a drop-in basis and allows students to meet with trained upper-class tutors who can assist them with questions about course content and provide helpful learning and study strategies.
  • Success Strategy workshops - Workshops on a variety of topics are presented throughout the academic year. Participating in workshops gives students the opportunity to learn new strategies and approaches that can enhance their learning and academic success.
  • Academic coaching - Academic coaching is available by appointment and provides students the opportunity to meet with a coach on an ongoing basis to enhance their study and learning behaviors and self-management and life skills.
  • Cross-college advising - Cross-college advising is available by appointment and provides exploratory/undeclared students and students in transition with guidance to develop an individualized academic plan compatible with their educational and career goals, and that facilitates intentional academic decision making and planning, successful completion of degree requirements, and timely graduation.
  • Academic recovery program - This program is delivered to students on academic probation and is designed to assist students with developing a plan for returning to good academic standing.

For additional information about the Academic Success Center, visit www.clemson.edu/asc or call 864-656-6452.

Center for Career and Professional Development

The Michelin® Career Center, in the Center for Career and Professional Development, assists undergraduate and graduate students in selecting appropriate fields of study, furthering their education, learning effective job searching strategies, and making connections with employers.

Career counselors are available to meet one-on-one with students to explore career or educational options, devise résumés and cover letters, hone interviewing techniques, conduct searches for internships and full-time jobs, and ready themselves for interviewing with employers. In addition, students may utilize ClemsonJobLink, the Career Center’s on-line recruiting system, to view part-time jobs, internships, and full-time job postings and to sign up for on-campus interviews.

Experiential learning opportunities are designed to provide students with an experience in which they are required to be active and intentional learners. The goal is for students to transfer their knowledge and experiences from the classroom and apply them in work environments outside the classroom. The Center’s Internship Program is geared to bringing students and employers together to facilitate an academically viable and mutually beneficial work experience. This program offers on-campus, off-campus and international internship options. Students may participate in either part-time or full-time internships.

The Center’s goal is to empower students with the skills and tools to find part-time jobs and internships while in school, as well as full-time jobs following graduation. More than 6,000 employers use the Center to connect with students through job postings, on campus interviews, information sessions and career events via our on-line recruiting system ClemsonJobLink. The Center hosts a number of events throughout the year to further connect students and employers, including an all-majors career fair each spring and fall, and several fairs for specific fields such as education and construction.

Other information can be obtained from the Career Center’s website at career.clemson.edu or by calling 864-656-6000.

Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) coordinates the provision of reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, including physical, mental health, attention, and learning disabilities. Accommodations are individualized, confidential, and flexible based on the nature of the disability and the academic environment in which the barrier occurs. Clemson University is committed to equal access for all students and maintains compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended in 2008 (ADAA).

Students are encouraged to consult with the SAS office as early as possible, preferably prior to the first day of classes for the semester, to secure necessary accommodations. SAS may require supplemental documentation from a medical or educational professional in order to determine eligibility and appropriate accommodations. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 864-656-6848 or studentaccess@lists.clemson.edu. More information is available on our website: http://www.clemson.edu/academics/studentaccess/.