Student & Community Resources (MASTER LIST)

The WGS program has compiled a master list of resources and services available to our students and friends in the Charleston community. *Please share widely with those in need!*

Who to Contact: Academic Advising & Planning Center 

  • All advising appointments will be held virtually using Google Hangout Meets. Students with appointments will receive an email invite from their assigned academic advisor. Students are encouraged to keep this appointment. If students have internet access challenges, they should contact their academic advisor via telephone.  
  • Quick Question Drop-In will be offered virtually between 2-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and is staffed by a Peer Advisor. Students must make a virtual appointment through Appointment Manager. Once scheduled the Peer Advisor will send the student an invitation for a meeting through Google Hangout Meets.  
  • Students can also text an advising question through our Advise Me texting service. Text “AdviseMe” 85511. 

MORE RESOURCES UNDER THE CUT! Click the link below…

Who to Contact: Center for Student Learning 

  • Email: (preferred contact method)  
  • Phone: 843-953-5635  
  • To schedule a tutoring or study skills appointment: Use this link to make your request. You will be scheduled for a one on one tutoring or Study Skills session. You will receive an email with details about your tutor, day and time, and instructions for accessing the appointment.  
  • To find out when/how your SI (Supplemental Instruction) sessions are held: You will receive direct instructions from your SI leader via email and OAKS. SI sessions will continue to meet virtually on the same schedule as before break.  
  • To find out when/how your PAC (peer academic coaching) sessions are held: Your coach will reach out to you to schedule face to face meetings via Google Hangouts. Please watch for messages from your PAC and respond promptly. 


  • CSL Study Skills Specialists are available to help students gain the skills and access the resources they need to be successful in online classes. CSL Study Skills Specialists can assist students in: 
    • Developing a time management plan for more efficient use of class time and study time, particularly in classes that are asynchronous. 
    • Creating new or adjusting existing study strategies to more closely align with virtual coursework 
    • Accessing available online resources and services that are linked to a particular subject.  
  • Interested? Contact one of the Study Skills Specialists: 

Who to Contact: Center for Academic Performance and Persistence (CAPP)

  • Email:  
  • Phone: 843-953-5674  
  • Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  
  • Website:  
  • To Schedule an Appointment: Phone and Virtual Appointments are available. Use the Appointment Manager scheduling system 
  • Call us at 843-953-5674 or Email CAPP at with possible appointment times and the nature of your appointment and someone will reach out to you to finalize the appointment 



In close partnership with the Division of Institutional Advancement, CofC alumni, parents, friends and community partners have stepped forward and collectively contributed more than $50,000 (and counting!) for our Student Emergency Fund.  These resources will be directed specifically to support our students in this time of need.

The Division of Student Affairs is accepting applications for student emergency funding. You may apply for support via the following link on the Student Affairs website (see button below). Applications will be reviewed and will be turned around as quickly as possible. Need considerations include: food, medical, and basic household needs; housing and rent; transportation; academic needs (books, school supplies, e-learning support, technology).


Additional funds are available for LGBTQ+ students through the Campaign for Southern Equality. Any LGBTQ+ Southerner in need of emergency assistance can complete a grant-based application process for up to $100.

Additional Aid: Charleston Area United COVID Response

This group was recently formed to coordinate efforts to meet the needs of all of our neighbors during the current health crisis of COVID-19. Together, we can and will serve our community to the best of our abilities. This is a volunteer-led group and is not tied to any organization. A note that although this is a robust effort led by and for the community, we still have limited financial and physical capabilities when it comes to fulfilling all of the needs of our people. This is grassroots organizing at it’s finest!


Protecting Your Mental Health in Uncertain Times

TAO Connect

  • TAO Connect is a new on-line resource from the Counseling Center that may be helpful to you. TAO Connect is an app and online resource program that helps you explore wellness topics and guides you through creating strategies that can be applied in your daily life. Maybe you are looking for some strategies for dealing with this stressful time or maybe you want to preventatively learn some meditation and mindfulness techniques prior to final exams. The pathways on TAO can help you address these and many more areas. And, you can access all of this from the comfort of wherever you are.
  • Each treatment/ pathway in TAO consists of 6-7 highly engaging educational modules, including interactive activities to help you learn strategies and skills. Typically, a program can be completed within 6 to 9 weeks when committing about 15 minutes a day. Additionally, if focused problems unexpectedly surface, such as anxiety or stress, you can always access individual modules to reinforce what you have learned.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Go to to set up an account. You must use your email address.
  2. Fill out your general information and submit it. You’ll be sent an email with a temporary password momentarily.
  3. Click the link in the confirmation email to login and change your password to set up your account.
  4. You’re ready to go!
  • If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact the Counseling Center at or 843-953-5640.

“Dealing with Disappointment because of Coronavirus” – YouTube Video by Rachael McNamara (Counseling Services)

Additional Resources & Opportunities 

  • Having trouble accessing reliable internet where you are? See this document to learn more about free internet options currently being offered from a variety of different plans across the US! 
  • AID FOR SERVERS & FOOD AND BEV WORKERS: Restaurant Employee Relief Fund – Apply for aid through the RERF which will provide grants to restaurant industry employees who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment.
    • Apply for a grant starting THURSDAY, APRIL 2
    • Each approved grant is $500, one per person only
    • For eligibility requirements and additional info, please see this document.
  • SC servers, others can get 6 weeks unemployment pay without applying for other jobs. The state has a program to offer six weeks of unemployment benefits without having to apply for other jobs. But employers who shut down their businesses will have to apply for them. Click the above link to learn more. 
  • Need to get home but don’t have access to a car? Hertz has lowered the minimum rental age to 18 years old and eliminated the young renters fee so students can save money and travel home safely. They have also lowered rates on one-way rentals so you can pick up near school and drop-off near your homes or desired destinations. Learn more and reserve your rental here. 


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