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RESIDENCE LIFE
The university recognizes that a significant part of a student’s academic and social integration experiences occur outside the classroom and that the residence hall environment is a key engagement tool in this process. Residence Life staff are available to assist students with roommate problems or room changes, and with any kind of physical difficulty with the livability of a room.

 

COMMUTER STUDENTS - DINING
Your commuter student can enjoy all of the services, programming, student organizations and facilities that are available to resident students. Full-time commuters receive $75 in Declining Commuter Dollars for use at CSU food establishments.

 

RESIDENT STUDENTS - DINING
Students with the standard meal plan receive $85 in Declining Dining Dollars that can be used at any of the CSU food establishments. Students can opt for a 15 meal plan and receive $135 in Declining Dining Dollars.

 

CSU STUDENT ID CARD
Your student should always have his or her CSU Student ID Card handy while on campus. A CSU ID Card is required to gain access to all services on campus. Your student’s meal plan balance and accrued Chapel credits are tracked using the CSU ID Card.

 

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES
Numerous academic and service clubs and organizations available on campus provide abundant opportunity for integrating socially into the CSU student community. An active Student Government Association empowers students to participate in a continuous exchange of ideas and opinions with administration to promote the general welfare and protect the rights of students. The Campus Activities Board is a student-run organization that plans events for students. Brewer Center facilities give students the chance to enjoy sports in a fun, relaxed atmosphere, meet fellow students and get physically fit. Intramural Sports available throughout the year emphasize group activities with good sportsmanship in a less competitive environment. A variety of Bible and book studies are offered for both residential and commuter students each semester to help your student grow spiritually, emotionally and relationally. CSU students have free admission to all on-campus athletic events.

 

HEALTH SERVICES
CSU is blessed to be centrally located within walking distance of multiple medical and urgent-care facilities. If needed, any student may contact the Dean of Students Office to procure transportation to a local healthcare facility.

 

TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
The university offers free wireless internet access to all buildings on campus. Please confirm your student’s computer is installed with a current anti-virus program. Information Technology staff will ensure that your student has a correctly installed and configured wireless device; however, all other computer equipment setup is the responsibility of the student. Tip: Purchasing replacement insurance for all technology your student brings to campus is a wise financial decision.

 

KEEPING IN TOUCH
If your student is living in a residence hall, his or her mail will be delivered to the CSU Post Office located on the first floor of the Strom Thurmond Center. All students living on-campus are required to have a CSU mailbox number. This is how your student’s address should appear on any mail you send for it to be received in a timely fashion:

Student Name
CSU Box # P.O. Box 118087
Charleston, SC 29423

 

CSU STUDENT HANDBOOK
The student handbook outlines the responsibilities and rights of all CSU students. Students are required to sign a disclosure notification verifying that they have read and understand the contents of the document.

 

CSU ACADEMIC CALENDAR
The Charleston Southern University academic calendar lists important dates such as registration, class, holidays, exams, withdrawal deadlines and graduation information.

 

CSU CAMPUS EVENTS CALENDAR
CSCU student portal for academic and campus life information. Tip: Students have access to 27 emergency call boxes in various locations to provide immediate interaction and assistance. Additionally there are 54 courtesy phones throughout the residence halls to contact Campus Security.

 

CSU CAMPUS SECURITY
While CSU Campus Security officers are not commissioned police officers under South Carolina statutes, the university has an excellent working relationship with North Charleston law enforcement agencies and first responders. In fact, the North Charleston Police Department has a sub-station located on our campus, in the Brewer Center. Campus Security personnel are trained in first aid, CPR, victim concerns, crisis intervention, defensive tactics, alcohol and drug identification and patrol and security procedures.

 

BUCALERT EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION INFORMATION
Safety is first priority at Charleston Southern University. Our student and parent BucAlert Emergency Information system alerts you to campus emergency information via text, phone and email.

 

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