February 27 - March 3
USC Research Day 2017
University in Focus: Maintaining Relevancy and Sustainability in a changing higher education environment
Things to Remember
Student Development & Services
Student Development & Services
The Office of the Vice President for Student Development and Services is responsible for establishing programmes and services to support the all-round development of the individual student, and to enhance the quality of campus community life.
The departments within the division are Food Service, Counseling and Career Services, Campus Health, Resident Life (including the two main residence halls); Extension and the Annex, Disability Support Services, International Student Services and Student Activities; Campus Ministries, and the Associated Student Body.
The Division of Student Development and Services of University of the Southern Caribbean encourages, promotes, facilitates and assists in the total development of each student, through the provision of exemplary models of conduct, quality services and goal-oriented activities aimed at producing self-actualized individuals who are physically fit, mentally alert, emotionally stable, spiritually vibrant, culturally refined, socially viable, and service-oriented.
Adventist education prepares students for a useful and joy-filled life, fostering friendship with God, holistic development, Bible-based values, and service, in accordance with the Seventh-day Adventist mission to the world.
Goals & Objectives
- To foster stronger spiritual programmes for the students and to maintain a high standard of spirituality and morality on campus.
- To provide a wide range of relevant services to the campus family.
- To increase the level of customer services to students and other customers.
- To continue the fight against secularism on campus.
- To provide healthy social and cultural activities for the students.
- To provide adequate housing for our students, both national and international.
- To provide proper and updated facilities for our students.
- To encourage good governance among our student leaders.
- To maintain the uniqueness of a Seventh-day Adventist Institution.
Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of social, cultural, professional, and service clubs.
They can also take part in a broad spectrum of interclub and intramural sports. USC sports include soccer, cricket, volleyball, basketball, netball, lawn tennis and table tennis. Social programming is coordinated through the Office of Student Activities.
These programmes include Thursday and Saturday night activities, ASB events, concerts and pageants, banquets, sporting activities and tournaments. There is also a wide variety of life-enhancing social programmes for students.
The Health Services Department assists the campus family in fostering and maintaining good health through daily services, as well as periodic and annual health programmes, lectures and other health-related features, and makes referrals when necessary. Health is a student’s most precious possession.
Good health means self-awareness, self-control, self-satisfaction, loving relationships and a stable sense of well-being, even in the most trying times. Illness must be reported immediately to the Campus Health Centre.
Residence hall students should report illnesses to the respective residence hall dean, who will then contact the Campus Nurse. The Student Health Service is located at Central Campus, near to Gilbert’s Park. The Centre normally opens from 8: a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and 8:a.m to 12 p.m. on Friday. A registered nurse is usually ‘on call’ on weekends. A physician is on campus once a week, from 9: am - 12 noon. However, appointments to see the physician should be scheduled one day in advance.
- Have daily personal devotion
- Get a minimum of 6 hours sleep nightly
- Exercise regularly
- Pay attention to personal hygiene
- Eat well-balanced meals at regular times
- Avoid foods and beverages high in sugar
- Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily -- between meals