General Student Services
Student Services Mission
The mission of the Student Services Department is two-fold: (1) to afford students an opportunity to grow personally and professionally through student interaction, activities, and leadership opportunities within the college and the community; and (2) to provide students with services and guidance that lead to effective problem-solving skills and personal satisfaction with their learning community and their learning experience.
Student organizations represent a variety of interests at South College. Participation in student organizations provides students with an opportunity to apply knowledge, improve skills, and enhance the college experience.
Activities and organizations that meet the needs of students and focus on academic achievement and career interests are encouraged. Groups with objectives that specifically support educational goals and career interests can easily be formed. Students interested in organizing and developing new clubs or organizations are encouraged to meet with the Student Activities Coordinator to discuss the group’s goals. Each student organization must be registered with and approved by the Dean of Student Services and must have a faculty advisor. In addition, all groups must develop and operate with a set of by-laws and hold elections. Assistance will be given in obtaining an advisor if needed.
South College is proud to partner with Barnes & Noble College for our campus bookstore.
Students are able to purchase all of their textbooks & required supplies for their courses at one convenient location. Plus with an easy no-hassle return policy, textbooks are able to be returned by the end of the 1st week classes. Even if a student has to drop a course please speak to the Store Manager and you may still be eligible!
Advising/Counseling services are available to assist students in resolving academic, career, and non-academic problems. College personnel, particularly deans and department chairs, can help students plan their educational programs as well as adjust to the demands of college-level studies. Assistance is available for any student who seeks aid in addressing individual problems. Counseling services are available upon request for an appointment through the Department of Student Services.
The college provides an orientation program to acquaint new students with academic life and college services. All new students and those reentering students who have not been enrolled during the previous twelve (12) months are required to complete the orientation. During this orientation, students are directed to the South College Student Handbook, as well as information regarding alcohol and drug abuse counseling. Students are provide direction for South College e-mail and portal accounts.
South College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in education programs and activities pursuant to the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Rehabilitation Acts Amendments of 1974, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. A disability is a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities. Students with disabilities means any person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or has a record of such impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment.
Students who seek reasonable accommodations should notify the Dean of Student Services (Main Campus & Parkside Learning Site) or to the Dean of Academic and Student Services (Asheville Learning Site, Atlanta Learning Site, & Nashville Learning Site) of their specific limitations and, if known, their requested accommodations. At the initial meeting, students will be asked to complete the Registration Form for Disability Services to disclose their specific limitations and requested accommodations, which can include auxiliary aids or academic adjustments or services. Students will be asked to provide medical documentation from a healthcare professional of the need for accommodations. Students are encouraged to request accommodations and provide the required documentation at least one month prior to beginning classes for the first time in order to allow time for the request to be evaluated appropriately and for the accommodation to be arranged. Classroom accommodations are not retroactive and are effective upon the instructor(s) receipt of the approved accommodation letter. Please refer to the Disability Services Policy published in the South College Catalog and the Student Handbook for complete information.
South College does not provide health services. However, the institution does have an agreement with Cherokee Health Systems that allows South College students to seek health care services from a CHS facility. The facility will verify current enrollment at South College in order to proceed with services. Please see the Department of Student Services for additional information.
There are no dormitory facilities at South College. Students who are not within commuting distance must secure their own residence. Resources are available from the Department of Student Services.
South College does not provide transportation for students. The Main Campus is on a Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) bus route and a bus stop is located on campus. South College is also part of the KAT College Program system. Students can purchase a discounted bus pass at the South College Bookstore at the Main Campus. A valid South College Student ID will be required at time of purchase.
As the safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors is always a primary consideration, South College strives to have a safe and secure environment for the campus community. Off duty officers from local police departments or building-owner provided security officers provide security services for the college campuses, thus enhancing the college’s efforts to prevent crime and maintain a safe environment. South College maintains a crime log recording all reported crimes. The crime log is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Office of the Vice President of Student Success (Knoxville) or Dean of Academic and Student Services (Asheville, Atlanta, and Knoxville campuses). South College will notify the campus community in a timely manner of any criminal action includable in the annual security report that is reported to campus security or local police and that is considered to be a threat to students or employees. The college publishes an annual security report that contains information on policies and procedures relating to campus security, crimes and emergencies, drug and alcohol use, preventive measures, campus security, and access to campus facilities. The Annual Security and Crime Statistics (Clery) Report meets the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and includes campus crime statistics.