Residence Life Contacts

Our Residence Life Contacts are here to answer your questions about living at SMC.

In addition to these two helpful individuals, each residence hall floor is assigned a Resident Assistant and each hall is assigned a Residence Hall Director to work with the residents and make sure their time in SMC housing is enjoyable and to help them with various questions that may arise.

Residence Hall Director Contact Number Email
Bridges 864-587-4537
Hammond/Willard Shawn Glover 864-587-4135
Judd Christy Bailey 864-587-4205
Kingman Cornisha Waller 864-587-4069
Parsons Jerone Wilder 864-587-4388
Sparrow Grayson Smith 864-278-5830

Campus Technology

Spartanburg Methodist College provides its students, faculty, and staff appropriate with access to a full range of technological tools to facilitate the learning process.  Toward that end, the College provides each user with an orientation to computer services at SMC and a password to enable access to the Internet and electronic mail.  As an institution of higher education, SMC offers these services for educational support.

Wireless internet access is available in all residence halls on the SMC campus and at many access points around campus. Computer Ethernet access ports are installed in all residence hall rooms. Currently this will provide you with free Internet, College email, and other benefits.  The College reserves the right to begin charging a technology fee when deemed necessary.

Username: Your username after you are accepted to SMC and prior to your first day of classes. This username will stay with you throughout your time at SMC and will be used to access your email and student portal.

Email: An email account will be provided to each student for use during each academic year (fall semester through summer term II).  Correspondence from faculty and staff to students often will be disseminated through this medium.  Students should check their school email account daily for current information.  Public computers are available in the library and Walker computer lab.  Students in the computer science classes can also check mail from the Montgomery lab when it is available.

Details on your username, email, and logging in to the campus network and student portal

In order to connect your personal computer to the college network, you will need the following (recommended):

  • A PC running any post-Windows 2000 operating system (Windows 2000, XP, Vista or 7)
  • A 10/100 Mbs network interface card (NIC) or an 802.11b B/G compatible wireless NIC. Most new computers have at least one, if not both types of connections, so be sure to check before purchasing one.
  • One patch cable with RJ45 connectors.  These are carried in the SMC Bookstore.
  • All residence halls are equipped with wireless connectivity as well as a wired connection.  If you wish to utilize wireless, your pc/laptop will require a wireless network card.  A wireless card will also be required to access other wireless locations on campus.
  • Updated Antivirus software (SMC will provide this at no charge to the student).  Installation instructions are available from the IT department.
  • A fully service packed and updated operating system.
  • We highly recommend a surge protector with A/C and data line protection – not just a power strip.
Make sure a network card is installed, and a patch cable is connected to your computer and the data port on the wall.

Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or 7:

TC/IP is usually already present in standard Windows installations.  To access the Internet:  Click on the browser icon (Internet Explorer) on the desktop, taskbar or select the program from the menu.  Double click on the icon, and the Internet screen should come up.  Please follow the on-screen instructions to prepare for SMC network access.  Your PC will be scanned to ensure compliance with SMC computing standards.  The username to log in to the scanning software (Safe Connect) is the same as the email address username consisting of the student’s last name and initial(s).  Students may get assistance for this process by calling the SMC IT Helpdesk at extension 3456 or HELP (4357).  All student computers connecting to the campus network via Ethernet or wireless connections are required to have SafeConnect installed in order to log in to the network.

The SMC Information Technology department only provides technical support for College-owned machines.  The SMC information technology department is not responsible for student owned personal computers.  We may be able to offer advice when time permits, but your machine is your responsibility.  We only provide a working data connection.  Student-installed wireless routers and/or gateways are not authorized for use on the SMC network.
The College forbids illegal downloading and of copyrighted music and videos, and the downloading of sexually explicit materials from the Internet and subsequent transmissions of such materials.  Users who violate this policy are subject to the provisions of the appropriate SMC Code and will be appropriately disciplined.  In addition, computer privileges of individuals may be suspended for a period of time to be determined by the Vice President for Academic Affairs or the Vice President for Business Affairs, depending on the type of infraction.  Information about use of computer resources is distributed during Orientation and at other times during the academic year.
Students should report technology related problems to the Information Technology Department Help Desk at extension 3456.

Local Service Initiatives

Students, faculty, and staff at Spartanburg Methodist College are involved in service on a regular basis. Beginning with the Freshmen Day of Service and continuing throughout the year, students are encouraged to seek out opportunities to volunteer in many different arenas. Studies show that people who actively participate in community service activities weekly live happier, healthier, and more productive lives. Through service, people often gain as much or more than is given.

Listed below are the names and contact numbers for community service agencies that SMC has partnered with in the past, grouped into eight categories. Click on a category to view further information.

Bethlehem Center
Phone: 582-7158
Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: Day Care for Children. Tutorial programs for children. Homework center. Narcotics Anonymous. Outreach. WIC Certification. Summer Camp for low income youth. Senior Citizens programs. Transportation available for specific programs. Youth development programs. Computer classes. Pre-GED class. Primary prevention for Youth-At-Risk.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Phyllis Wheatley Association
Phone: 542-9328
Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5;00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: Match children primarily from single parent households to a Big Brother/Big Sister for positive reinforcement. Referrals and other support services. Sidekick mentors for youth in elementary schools only. New program for Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Boys and Girls Club of Metro Spartanburg
Phone: 583-4867
Office Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Club & TEEN Supreme Center
Hours: After School Until 6:00p.m.
Summer Hours Vary

Services: Clubs & teens center programs provide after school care for young people: Boys & Girls Club locations: Chapman, Chesnee, Mary H. Wright, Park Hills, and Z. L. Madden elementary schools; TEENSupreme Center location: Carver Jr. High School (Youth from Whitlock can participate); Smart Center: Homework assistance for elementary-aged youth as referred by school administration of teacher.

Carolina Pregnancy Center
Phone: 582-4673
Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: Spiritual, emotional and family counseling. Shepherding homes for pregnant women with no other housing alternatives. Basic information on pregnancy. Bible Study Support Group for post-abortion. Maternity and baby clothes. Baby furniture. Car seats (when available).

Referrals for: Professional and family counseling. Medical care. Food. Shelter. Clothing. Job training/employment. GED and educational opportunities. Childbirth and parenting classes.

Charles Lea Center
Phone: 585-0322
Office Hours: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: Early intervention program. Preschool day program. Adult work/activity centers. Outpatient speech/language and hearing services. Testing and counseling. Residential programs for some children and adults. Supported employment services. Summer programs. Respite care. Family support funds. Service coordination.

Children’s Shelter
Phone: 583-7688
Office Hours: 24 Hours

Services: Temporary shelter. Placement cannot exceed 30 to 45 days.

Ellen Hines Smith Girls Home
Phone: 573-9223
Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon.- Fri.

Services: Residential care and treatment. On-site Junior School.

Girl Scouts of the Piedmont Area Council
Phone: 576-2514
Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. Monday
9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Tuesday – Friday
10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m First Saturday of the Month

Services: Girls Scouts is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls – all girls – everywhere. In an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own self-worth.

SAFE Homes/Rape Crisis Coalition
Phone: 583-9803
Office Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.
Crisis Line 24 Hours

Services: Provide Support, advocacy and emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their dependent children. Support an advocacy for adult and child victims of sexual assault.

Salvation Army Community Center
Phone: 576-8330
Office Hours: 7:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. Summer
2:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. School Months

Services: Adult and youth athletics and recreation. After school services. Education and character development programs. Girls, Inc. program. Boy and Cub Scouts. Adopt-a-Grandparent. Just Say No. Senior adults. Math and reading tutoring. Craft classics. Bible classes. Dance and reading club. GED classes. Spartanburg Fatherhood Coalition program.

S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind
Phone: 585-7711
Office Hours: 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: School for blind and deaf: provides educational programs for deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind and visually impaired individual from preschool through high school. Includes mainstreaming components with public school districts.

School for the multi-handicapped: provides services to sensory multi-disabled students Ages 3 to 21.

Vocational school: provides services to the agency’s three undergraduate schools focusing on basic work skills, job readiness, and awareness of career options and training programs.

Also Postsecondary Program & Outreach Services

Southeastern Children’s Home
Phone: 439-0259
Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Services: Moderate Management Group Home

Spartanburg Reads!
Phone: 342-0062
Office Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: We provide support, coordination and training to literacy service providers in Spartanburg County. We operate the Family Literacy Resource Center where professionals and parents can come and receive information relating to family literacy.

YMCA of Greater Spartanburg
Phone: 585-0306
Office Hours: 5:00 a.m. – 9:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.
6:00a.m. – 7:00p.m. Saturday
1:00p.m. -6:00p.m. Sunday

Services: Recreational and health programs for men, women, and children. Latch Key Programs. Workplace Presence Programs.

Young Life of Spartanburg
Phone: 582-3592
Office Hours: Varies

Services: Christian Outreach Youth Organization. (Interdenominational)

American Cancer Society
Phone: 591-0004
Office Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Services: Public and Professional Education. Transportation. Support Groups. I Can Cope. Reach To Recovery. Wigs. Literature and video materials: Look Good Feel Better. Smoking Cessation. Relay for Life.

American Red Cross, Piedmont Chapter
Phone: 583-8000
Office Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.
(Emergency Coverage 24-Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week)

Services: Disaster Preparedness Training. Emergency Assistance for Natural Disasters, including single family fires. Emergency communications and assistance to members of the Military and their dependents. Health Services Training in CPR, First Aid, and Water Safety. Lifeguard Training. HIV/Aids Education Programs. Volunteer Placement and Supervision. Hospital Volunteers. Health Education Training for Business and Industry. Tissue Services Awareness. Bone Marrow Awareness. Blood Services (Union & Cherokee Counties Only).

Greater Spartanburg Ministries
Phone: 585-9371
Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: OUTREACH MINISTRIES: Tel. 585-9371. Food and clothing. FREE for persons screened and determined needy. Emergency assistance with utilities, heating and rent/mortgage.

Hours: 9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Pastoral Counseling: Free for persons unemployed or low-income and unable to pay for services.

Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg
Phone: 595-1851
Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: Building homes in partnership with God’s People in Need.

The Haven
Phone: 582-6737
Office Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Client Intake Hours:
4:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. 7 days a Week
6:30a.m. – Breakfast
6:30p.m. – Supper

Services: Temporary shelter. Meals. Crisis. Guidance. Counseling.

Helping Hands Ministries
Phone: 476-2401
Office Hours: 9:30a.m. – 2:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: Emergency financial assistance with food, prescription medication, heating, utilities and rent.

Miracle Life Mission/Miracle Hill Ministries
Phone: 583-1628
Office Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m. Mon. – Fri.
24 hour availability

Services: Evangelical shelter for homeless men, women and children. Three meals daily. Clothing. Christian counseling. Chapel services.

The Salvation Army
Phone: 573-5493
Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.
Services: Thrift store at same location – Tel.: 583-2201.

Emergency financial assistance with: Food. Rent. Utilities. Clothing. Furniture. Transportation. Some prescription medications. Personal counseling. Spiritual guidance.

Second Presbyterian Soup Kitchen
Phone: 583-6320
Office Hours: Volunteers 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. (Sun. – Sat.)

Services: Meal served at lunch time daily: Sunday through Saturday -11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.

TOTAL Ministries
Phone: 585-9167
Office Hours: 9:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: Emergency assistance with: Food. Clothing. Shelter. Utilities. Medicine. Other Needs.

Spartanburg Humane Society
Phone: 583-4805
Office Hours: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Sat. for Receiving
11:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Mon. – Sat. for Adoptions; Thursday until 7:30p.m.
Sunday 1:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.

Services: Lost and found services. Provides homes for stray and unwanted animals through adoption program. Handles impoundment services for the City and County of Spartanburg to enable them to enforce ordinances. Pet facilitated therapy and educational programs for pre-school through all level students.

Animal Allies
Phone: 576-6971
1097 Asheville Highway Spartanburg, SC 29303
Office Hours: Mornings each Tuesday – Friday

Services: Animal Allies’ mission is to provide low cost, high quality spay/neuter clinic services to the residents of our community.
Volunteer Opportunities: Outreach, Assisting with the animals in the recovery process, Cleaning equipment, Making new surgery packets, etc.

Mobile Meal Service of Spartanburg County
Phone: 573-7684
Office Hours: 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Services: Home-delivered lunch and services to persons alone during the day.

SPACE-Spartanburg Area Conservancy
Phone: 948-0000
Office Hours: 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

Services: SPACE is a non-profit conservation organization preserving and protecting natural areas of ecological, historical, and /or aesthetic value for public benefit.