Nick Kehrwald

Tierney Bates
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Campus Life Center 220

Missions and Values


We empower students to think deeply, live honorably, lead boldly, embrace diversity, and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.

Mission Statement

Division of Student Affairs: Supporting, Educating and Empowering Students Through Experiences That Enrich Their Personal and Professional Development.


The University of South Carolina Upstate's Student Affairs Division embraces the following:

  • respecting diversity and inclusivity;
  • living with integrity toward community well-being;
  • leading toward equity and justice;
  • engaging with trust and commitment.