Jun 20, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 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 ambulatory care for illness and injury, pharmacy, lab, x-ray and specialty clinics, including women’s health, sports medicine, allergy and immunization, and travel clinics. Students are seen on an appointment basis. Appointments can be made online through MyHealth-e (redfernweb.clemson.edu) or by calling the appointment line at 864-656-1541. Urgent problems or new injuries may be seen without an appointment through the nurses’ clinic.

Medical clearance is required for all students enrolled at the University. For information regarding immunization requirements, visit clemson.edu/studenthealth 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 may call the after-hours nurse line 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. Visit clemson.edu/studenthealth to see a list of emergency and after-hours care facilities near Clemson. Medical costs incurred are the student’s responsibility. Students should contact SHS the next business day for follow-up care.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS provides individual, group, couples and family counseling to enhance the mental wellbeing of students. CAPS places a strong emphasis on assisting students with increasing self-understanding and equipping them with effective coping skills. To accommodate time constraints, CAPS offers Therapist Assisted Online treatments that also include self-enroll, self-help. A strong group therapy program provides the option to be challenged and grow while receiving and providing support. Psychiatric services are also available.  Services are confidential.

A student can access care through the walk-in clinic that operates on a first-come, first-served basis, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Students complete basic forms and are seen for an individual assessment. This individual assessment allows for understanding of the presenting concern and the student’s expectations for treatment. Based on this collaboration, the counselor makes the recommendations for treatment that best meets the student’s needs. This may range from a single session to skills-building workshops, online treatments or individual counseling. Group therapy is often the optimal form of intervention given that many of the issues students encounter occur in social settings. The group therapy setting challenges and supports students’ growth in a setting similar to where the issues occur. CAPS offers several therapy groups-both general and for specific themes, as well as several options for skills-building workshops. Family and couples counseling is also provided. CAPS operates on a brief-therapy model as an outpatient center; students in need of extensive services will be referred to an outside provider. To learn more, visit clemson.edu/caps.

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

The goal of Healthy Campus 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. Healthy Campus achieves 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 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 well-being, 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 (three or more hours during each summer term) on the main campus during the fall or spring semester pay the university health fee. Other students may choose to pay the health fee or use SHS on a fee-for-service basis. The health fee supports all SHS visits and includes a variety of services: professional services of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and health promotion professionals at no additional cost; Counseling and Psychological Services including individual, couples, and group sessions, workshops, online treatment programs, case management and crisis intervention; after-hours nurse line (864-656-2233, option 2); health and well-being promotion and prevention programs, presentations and resources from Healthy Campus; surveillance and reporting of infectious disease threats; emergency planning and response; and campus public health policy consultation. Students pay for pharmaceuticals, supplies, immunizations, labs, x-rays, psychiatry, procedures and physical exams. Payment is expected at the time of service and may be made by cash, check, HSA, TigerStripe, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Apple Pay.

Health Insurance

SHS courtesy files as an out-of-network provider for many commercial medical insurance plans. The SHS pharmacy is in network with most pharmacy 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 SHS 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/.