Student Services

Student Organizations

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. 

Bookstore

All necessary books and some supplies may be obtained at the bookstore. New unmarked books may be returned by week four of the quarter of purchase (week one for mid-quarter classes). The price of books and supplies is not included in the tuition. 

Returned books should be accompanied by the receipt(s) of purchase. Books (new or used) that are special ordered cannot be returned. Credit will be issued; cash refunds will not be given. Students are not required to purchase books from the college bookstore. Some textbooks are reusable and can be purchased from other students if desired. A current list of textbooks in use at the college is available from the Office Manager.

For more information about our bookstore partnership with Barnes & Noble, visit our Bookstore Information page. 

Advising/Counseling

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.

Orientation

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.

Disability

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 & 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.

Health Services

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.

Housing 

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.

Transportation

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.

Campus Security

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 the Knoxville Police Department provide security services for the college, thus enhancing the college’s efforts to prevent crime and maintain a safe campus. South College maintains a crime log recording all reported crimes.  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 law enforcement, and access to campus facilities. The Clery report meets the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and includes campus crime statistics.