Experience Success

Success starts with your first days on campus and continues your whole career.
Student Success

Your success in both college and life is what drives the SMC Experience. The SMCX Team offers a variety of resources to help you be successful at SMC, and we are always here to assist one-on-one as well.

Academic Support
The SMC Tutoring Center is free to students and has a fantastic variety of specific class help. The SMCX Success team expands on specific tutoring; we focus on the principles behind how to do better in classes on a foundational level.

Academic Resources include:
  • How to use a planner to organize your work
  • Techniques for how to study and retain information better

Workshop Wednesdays
This series of workshops are free on-campus events to provide help on a variety of important topics. During the COVID pandemic, these have been a mix of in-person and digital events, and several of the past sessions will be available soon on-demand. Students can visit the SMC calendar to view upcoming events, and all registrations are handled through your Handshake account.

Past workshops have covered such topics as:
  • Time management
  • Getting back on track after midterms
  • Troubleshooting Brightspace, SMC's virtual learning platform

Other Student Resources

Faculty Resources

Upcoming Events
View SMC's Campus Calendar

Questions? Contact
Stephen Jennings
Stephen Jennings,
Student Success Coordinator
The X, Office 213
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Megan Georgion
Megan Georgion,
Director of Internships
& Employer Relations
The X, Office 243

First-Year Programs

SMC's first year programs are designed to not only offer you an introduction to life on campus, but also to help you develop key skills that will help you be successful in both college and life.

Pioneer Power-Up
This two-day program gives you a "crash course" in college success. You'll meet fellow incoming students, get to know the campus, and meet with various faculty and staff around campus who will be vital to a smooth first semester at SMC.

Pioneer Power-Up Sessions include:
  • Welcome from the President
  • Meet the SMCX Team
  • Social activities to get to know your fellow students
  • Student Success & Academic Resources
  • Career Services (Internship Opportunities, Jobs on Campus, etc.)
  • I.T. & Virtual Learning Help
  • Campus Involvement

SMC 101
This important course kicks off your first semester at SMC by preparing you for a career after college. SMC 101 covers such topics as:
  • Time management
  • Studying techniques
  • Goal setting & achieving
  • Major & career exploration
  • Money management
  • Effective note taking, paper writing, and test taking in college
  • Valuing and amplifying diversity
  • Leadership and working effectively with others
  • Maintaining wellness during your college experience

Important DatesPioneer Power-Up
August 2021
Details TBD

Questions? Contact
Kara Cayton,
First Year Programs Coordinator
The X, Office 211

Megan Georgion
Megan Georgion,
Director of Internships
& Employer Relations
The X, Office 243

Accessibility resources

Spartanburg Methodist College is committed to ensuring equal access for persons with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended (ADAAA).

Disability Definition
The term “disability” means, with respect to an individual:
(A) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual;
(B) a record of such an impairment; or
(C) being regarded as having such an impairment (as described in paragraph (3)).

What are “Major Life Activities”?
In general, major life activities include, but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working to include the operation of major bodily functions. Major bodily functions includes but is not limited to, functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions.

How Do I Apply for Accommodations at SMC?

Chronic Medical Disability
Students with chronic medical conditions should also complete the Chronic Medical Disability Form; if the student has a seizure disorder such as epilepsy or a condition that is seizure-like in nature, the student and his/her medical provider(s) or treating professional(s) should also complete the Medical Action Plan Request Form.


Other Student Resources

Faculty Resources

Questions? Contact
Gina Parris,
Director of Accessibility Resources
Walker Building, Office 109

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Abbott Staggs,
Asst. Director of Accessibility Resources
Walker Building, Office 107

Mindy Bliss
Mindy Bliss,
Asst. Dean of Health & Wellness
The X, Office 232