The Art Institute of Charleston's Department of Student Services is committed to providing comprehensive student services that promotes student engagement, growth, and development for all students. Student Services does this by providing coordinated, intentional services that supports all of our students' individual academic and personal development.
The Art Institutes provide accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. The Office of Disability Support Services assists all qualified students with disabilities in acquiring reasonable and appropriate accommodations and in supporting equal access to services, programs and activities at The Art Institutes.
Students who seek reasonable accommodations should notify the Office of Disability Support Services at 1-855-855-0567 or via email at _TheCenterDSS@dcedh.org of their specific limitations and, if known, their specific requested accommodations. Students will be asked to supply medical documentation of the need for accommodation. Classroom accommodations are not retroactive, but are effective only upon the student sharing approved accommodations with the instructor. Therefore, students are encouraged to request accommodations as early as feasible with The Office of Disability Support Services to allow for time to gather necessary documentation. If you have a concern or complaint in this regard, please contact the Office of Student Conduct and Resolution at firstname.lastname@example.org. Complaints will be handled in accordance with the school’s Internal Grievance Procedure for Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment.
Health and Wellness Services
The Student Life office compiles a Student Resource Guide detailing various resources available within the community, including medical and dental care, psychological services, child and elder care options, resources for pets, emergency response and community care agencies. Students can stop by the Student Life or Academic Affairs Offices for assistance with locating campus and local community resources. Ai Charleston also provides annual Health Fairs and has a wide variety of community resources available to students needing assistance.
Academic Services provides tutoring in a wide variety of subjects to students via faculty and peer tutors. Tutoring is provided in the Learning Lounge in Room 252.
Peer Mentor Program
The Peer Mentor Program helps new students adjust to campus life. Peer Mentors are assigned new students within their program to meet with during the student's first quarter to provide support and guidance.
Student Ambassador Program
The Student Ambassador Program provides students the opportunity to represent the school at Admissions events and other campus programs.
Campus Safety Program
Each quarter, Student Services offers at least one campus safety program focusing on areas such as personal safety, identity theft, sexual assault prevention, and much more.
Part-Time Employment Assistance
Student Services assists students with locating part time job opportunities both on and off campus.
Student Services coordinates all aspects of the Student Conduct Policy and enforcement. Students who feel their rights have been violated or are aware of possible violations are encouraged to contact Student Services.
Student Services is able to provide students information about possible resources in the Charleston area that can provide assistance or support for those in need.
Student Services sponsors a food pantry for all students in need of assistance. All food is donated by faculty, staff, and students.
Student Services is responsible for publishing the student handbook. The handbook includes a wide variety of information important to all students.
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Report
Student Services annually compiles and distributes the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Report. This report includes information about Campus Security as well as compiling criminal activity occurring on or near campus.
Student Clubs and Organizations
Ai Charleston offers a wide variety of events and programs throughout the quarter including Welcome Week events, movie nights, ice cream socials, and a wide variety of workshops.
Student Services routinely offers leadership workshops and classes to enhance our student's leadership skills.