Student Wellness

Student Wellness is a central component to overall success in the college experience. The Division of Student Affairs and College of Charleston are dedicated to promoting the well-being and resiliency of all students by providing resources for a safe, healthy, collaborative and inclusive experience.

Student Affairs Wordmark
Below is a list of resources to help navigate your journey at the College of Charleston: everything from events & programming to counseling services and academic advising.the well-being and resiliency of all students by providing resources for a safe, healthy, collaborative and inclusive experience.
crs-kayak.jpg dogtherapy studentpainting.jpg drawingclass.jpg


Emotional & Physical
Social Wellness
Intellectual Wellness
Advocacy & Community Wellness
Multicultural Student Programs & Services Academic Advising and Planning Center
TAO Connect Higdon Center for Student Leadership & Fraternity & Sorority Life Center for Student Learning
Students4Support LGBTQ+ Resources Higdon Center for Student Leadership & Fraternity & Sorority Life
Campus Recreation Services Student Life Programs & Events
Office of Victim Services

Academic Advising and Planning Center

The Academic Advising and Planning Center (AAPC) prepares undergraduate students to navigate all aspects of academic planning by promoting an atmosphere that encourages self-exploration and resource utilization in support of academic success, as well as the timely and informed pursuit of an academic major.
Phone: 843.953.5981

Campus Recreation Services

Our office serves the campus community by offering opportunities for students, faculty and staff to pursue an active, healthy lifestyle. We offer opportunities for individual and team competition in intramural sports, a chance to participate in over 25 sport clubs, facilities for open recreation and fitness programming, along with outdoor adventures and instructional programs.
Phone: 843.953.3899 (Front Desk) George Street Fitness Center

Center for Student Learning

The Center for Student Learning provides comprehensive academic support programs for College of Charleston students as they strive for excellence in learning, while promoting student leadership and development through peer education experiences. There are over 150 student employees who provide excellent peer education through tutoring, supplemental education, and academic coaching
Phone: 843.953.5635

Counseling Center
Phone: 843.953.5640

Please call 911 for immediate danger.  If you are uncertain if this is an emergency,  please review this page .  For non immediate emergencies please call The Counseling Center directly, 843.953.5640

TAO - Self-Help through Therapy Assistance Online- Available 24 hours a day
TAO Connect is:

  • a self-guided tool
  • consisting of educational and interactive modules
  • practice tools
  • journals
  • progress measures

Students 4Support

Students 4 Support is a group of highly trained and certified volunteers who provide nationally recognized crisis response techniques in a confidential, non-judgment environment. Student 4 Support team members are not professional counselors and do not provide therapy.
Text 4support to 839863
Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC)

The Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) upholds the core values of equality for all members of the College of Charleston community including students, faculty, and staff. We advocate for a culture of resistance against inequality, judgment, prejudice and bias in all its forms.
Phone: 843-953-0672

Higdon Center for Student Leadership and Fraternity & Sorority Life

The Higdon Center utilizes collaborative relationships to provide resources and opportunities to inspire student growth and development. Our office provides leadership experiences for all CofC students and advises/supports the Fraternity & Sorority Life community at the College. Our goal is to support students on their leadership journey, whether that be through programming or through the organizations connected to the Higdon Center.
Phone: 843-953-6356

LGTBQ+ Resources

Multicultural Student Programs and Services

The Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services provides a safe haven for students to develop connections with other students. We exist to help students be successful, provide advocacy, support services, and culturally based programs that educate about diversity and multiculturalism and empower them to be agents of social change in an increasingly diverse and global community.
Phone: 843.953.5660

Public Safety

  The College’s nationally accredited Department of Public Safety is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Our  public safety personnel  provide crime prevention, event management and police  services  24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Campus Emergencies: dial 911   

Non-emergency: 843.953.5609

Department Directory
General Information: 843.953.4980
Crime Action Line: 843.953.4998
Records Coordinator: 843.953.7825
Fire and EMS: 843.953.5499
Hearing Impaired Phone: 843.953.1419

The Department of Public Safety is located at 89 St. Philip Street, Charleston, SC 29424.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services supports wellness, to provide early diagnosis and treatment of the conditions which our students have or develop while in attendance at the College. Additionally, we hope to develop in our students an awareness of the importance of regular health maintenance, and how to utilize available health care in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Phone: 843-953-5520
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Student Life Programs & Events

The Office of Student Life provides quality programs, services and facilities to promote the development of all students while enriching and supporting the growth of the College of Charleston community.cougarconnect.jpg
Phone:  843-953-2291

Office of Victim Services

Office of Victim Services offers confidential services for students no matter where a crime occurs on or off campus, or whether the student elects to file an official police report or not.
Phone: 843-953-2273