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Division of Student Affairs

Student Affairs Mission 

The Division of Student Affairs is dedicated to the development of all students and to facilitating their cultural, social, emotional, physical, ethical and intellectual development so they may become responsible, respectful, and effective individuals. 

Student Affairs Values 

We value the holistic development of our students and their growth as globally-minded individuals through experiential learning, as well as the modeling of ethical behavior and accountability.

Our Departments focus collaboratively on addressing six overarching themes:

Student Outreach and Support 
Student Involvement and Engagement
Diversity and Inclusion 
Applied/Experiential Learning 
Student Health 
Residential Living Experience 

Our Departments

Campus Recreation Services   

Career Center

Civic Engagement

Collegiate Recovery Program

Counseling and Substance Abuse Services

Dean of Students

Disability Services

Leadership and Fraternity and Sorority Life

Multicultural Student Programs and Services

Residence Life

Student Health Services

Student Life 

Upward Bound and Pre-College Programs

Victim Services


Division of Student Affairs Organization Chart


As members of the College of Charleston community, we affirm, embrace and hold ourselves accountable to the following core values:  

Integrity:  Adherence to the highest ethical standards in all our professional obligations and personal responsibilities.

Academic Excellence: Commitment to a dynamic intellectual community, high academic standards, strong academic programs,
                 and a high-quality faculty of engaged and engaging teacher-scholars.

Liberal Arts Education: Dedication to a liberal arts and sciences education that encourages intellectual curiosity and fosters each
                 student’s ability to think creatively and analyze, synthesize, apply and communicate knowledge from many sources.

Respect for the Individual Student: Devotion to the intellectual, ethical and social development of each student.

Diversity: Commitment to a globally-oriented and diverse academic community.

Community: Commitment to compassion, mutual trust, respect, civility, collegial shared governance, teamwork and the
                  general welfare of the institution and the individual.

Public Mission: Commitment to our social responsibilities and to serving the educational needs of the state of South Carolina
                  and our community.

        From College of Charleston Core Values:

        The College of Charleston Mission Statement