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800 University Way
Spartanburg , South Carolina 29303-4999

Disability Resource Office

Disability Services
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303-4999
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About University of South Carolina-Upstate

The University of South Carolina-Upstate (USC-Upstate) is a renowned public institution located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. As part of the University of South Carolina system, USC-Upstate offers students a comprehensive and diverse educational experience in a vibrant and welcoming community.

USC-Upstate’s commitment to academic excellence is highlighted by its exceptional faculty and rigorous coursework. With a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, students have the opportunity to pursue their passion and develop the skills necessary for successful careers in various fields. Whether students are interested in business, education, healthcare, or the arts, USC-Upstate offers programs that cater to their individual interests and career goals.

One notable aspect of USC-Upstate is its dedication to providing accessible education. The university prides itself on its accessibility score of 1, which ensures that students from all backgrounds have the opportunity to pursue a high-quality education. This commitment to inclusivity is reflected in the university’s diverse student population and its efforts to support and empower students throughout their academic journey.

Situated in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USC-Upstate benefits from its proximity to a lively and vibrant community. Spartanburg offers a rich cultural heritage, with numerous museums, art galleries, and historical sites for students to explore. The city also boasts a thriving music and theater scene, providing ample opportunities for students to engage with the arts and showcase their talents.

Spartanburg is known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere, making it an ideal place for students to live and study. The city offers a wide range of dining options, shopping centers, and recreational activities, ensuring that students have plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy their free time. Additionally, Spartanburg’s location in upstate South Carolina places it within easy reach of natural beauty, including breathtaking mountains and picturesque lakes, providing students with outdoor recreational opportunities.

In terms of campus facilities, USC-Upstate offers state-of-the-art resources to support student learning and development. The campus features modern classrooms, well-equipped laboratories, and a comprehensive library, providing students with the necessary tools to excel academically. Additionally, USC-Upstate offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including student organizations, sports teams, and community service opportunities, fostering a sense of community and engagement among students.

Furthermore, USC-Upstate prioritizes student success by providing a range of support services. Academic advising, tutoring programs, and career counseling are readily available to assist students in achieving their academic and professional goals. The university also promotes research and experiential learning opportunities, allowing students to gain practical skills and hands-on experience in their chosen fields.

Overall, the University of South Carolina-Upstate offers a dynamic and inclusive educational environment. With its commitment to academic excellence, accessibility, and community engagement, USC-Upstate provides students with the necessary resources and support to thrive academically and personally. As part of the vibrant city of Spartanburg, students can enjoy a fulfilling college experience both inside and outside the classroom.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations