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Support that reaches beyond the classroom. Classmates who act more like colleagues.

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Established in 1899, South University is a private, nonprofit institution with a long history of driving student success. 

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Student Affairs

At South University, you’ll find an environment that supports your goals and drive to succeed. To that end, we provide you with the necessary services and support so that you get the most out of your educational experience. We believe in setting a standard of professionalism within our classrooms so that you can transfer that same level of behavior and mindset when you enter into your chosen career. While here, you’ll be surrounded by like-minded students who will push you to your potential, and you’ll find a supportive faculty who cares about your professional and personal growth

Student Affairs offers the following support and services.

Career Services
Staffed by professionals with extensive knowledge of how organizations hire employees, our Career Services team provides you with an ally ready to help turn your hard work into a rewarding career. From helping you craft your resume to conducting mock interviews to matching employers with qualified students, Career Services is just one more way South University remains focused on you. Visit our Career Services (link to Career Services page in this section of the web site) to learn more.

South University Bookstores
South University’s campus bookstores offer all the necessary books, school supplies, and official South University logo apparel and merchandise, like hooded sweatshirts, T-shirts, pullovers, and tote bags. You can return your unmarked books by mid-term to receive a campus credit (with receipt). The price of books and supplies in not included in tuition. You also can visit the South University gift shop to buy items online.

Alumni Connections
The South University Alumni Association offers graduates the ability to further enhance their professional network among South University graduates from all of South University’s campus locations. Membership in Alumni Connections is free of charge, and provides graduates with access to the South University Online Alumni Community which contains jobs posted by alumni, graduate profiles, and class notes, as well as access to "The Career Insider", a comprehensive resource for a South University alumnus seeking employment or advancement opportunities.

To ensure your academic success during your time at South University, you may be required to take a placement test. These tests are administered by the Office of Student Affairs, and include university administered admissions exams such as the Accuplacer exam and academic placement tests (in algebra and English, for example) that are deemed necessary, based on SAT and/or ACT scores. Also, if English is not your first language, you may need to take an English proficiency test to ensure the best start to your academic career. (See full admissions information for details.)

Before your first day of class, South University holds University-wide orientation sessions at each of its campuses. These sessions will provide you with an overview of South University academic policies, faculty and staff resources, and registration procedures. During orientation, you will finalize your schedule, purchase books, obtain your parking permit, and have your photo taken for your student ID. If you're a graduate student, you’ll attend specialized sessions for your degree program.

South University Disability Services
South University provides accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. The Disability Services Coordinator assists qualified students with disabilities in acquiring reasonable and appropriate accommodations and in supporting their success.

South University is committed to providing qualified students with a disability an equal opportunity to access the benefits, rights, and privileges of college services, programs, and activities in compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Students who believe they are in need of accommodations should contact the Student Affairs department for additional information. If you have a concern or complaint related to disability services, please contact the Dean of Student Affairs. All complaints will be handled in accordance with the South University Student Grievance Procedure for Internal Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment published in the Academic Catalog.

Organizations and Activities
Part of the learning experience is what happens outside of the classroom. South University encourages you to become involved in existing campus organizations and activities and to also form your own. If you have an idea for a campus group or activity, please contact the Office of Student Affairs to learn the appropriate steps to bring your idea to life.

Student Conduct
To ensure the best learning environment for all of our students, South University maintains a code for student conduct that applies to all students. If you have a question about our policies or a concern about a fellow student’s conduct, we encourage you to contact the Office of Student Affairs.