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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 academic accommodations at SMC?

Questions? Contact:
Gina Parris
Gina ParrisDirector of Accessibility Services 864.587.4272
Walker, Office 109




We offer short-term, goal focused counseling to currently enrolled students. The first step is to call or email (See Ronnie'Contact Info) the office to schedule an initial consultation.  During that meeting, you and the counselor will discuss specific goals, frequency of sessions and the likely length of treatment taking into account your presenting concerns. If you and the counselor decide that ongoing individual personal counseling is the best course to address your concerns, a future appointment will be scheduled.

Our services are short-term in nature.

Many students only need 2-3 sessions to talk about something specific, while others need more.  Students are typically seen biweekly or monthly.  Positive outcomes in counseling are often dependent upon the work a student does in between sessions.  We encourage our students to practice the skills that are learned and discussed in counseling during the time in between sessions.

Common presenting concerns include:

  • Depression
  • Relationship difficulties/ Unhealthy relationships
  • Major/career decision-making difficulties
  • Low self-confidence
  • Concerns related to sexual orientation and identity
  • Excessive concern with eating or body image
  • Life-college balance
  • Grief and loss
  • Relational violence and/or sexual assault
  • Hopelessness or suicidal thoughts
  • Alcohol behavior patterns
  • Substance Use behavior patterns
  • Conflict / anger management
  • Emotional turmoil
  • Stress and anxiety

  • Counseling Services offers students private and confidential support through:


    To help students deal with an array of personal and interpersonal issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief and relationship issues.


    To offer students with urgent emotional distress immediate assistance.


    To support students who may benefit from medication management

    Frequently Asked Questions


    Students who are experiencing a psychological or emotional crisis often need immediate help and intervention. Some examples of serious crises include suicidal or homicidal thoughts or impulses; sexual or physical assault; hearing voices or otherwise misperceiving reality; or overwhelming loss, such as a death in the family.
    If you are afraid you will not be able to avoid hurting yourself or someone else, get help immediately. We reserve the right to contact law enforcement or EMS to transport the student for further evaluation.
    During Office Hours

    Call Counseling Services at 864-587-4356, and make it clear you are in crisis.  Students will be seen as soon as possible.
    After Hours:

    • Call Campus Safety 864-587-4003
    • Go to the Spartanburg Regional Hospital Emergency Department
    • Call or Text 988 for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline or chat 988lifeline.org

    After Hours Emergency?
    Call Campus Safety 864.587.4003 >

    Questions? Contact:
    Ronnie McCarrellDirector of Counseling Services
    Willard, Office 144 | SMCX Wellness

    Counseling HoursMon-Thu: 9am - 4pm
    Fri: 9am - 12pm

    COUNSELING SERVICES MISSION STATEMENTIn collaboration with the SMCX team, Counseling Services are available to all SMC students. Professional staff can assist students with their personal and interpersonal growth, with the goal of helping them become successful academically, socially, spiritually, and psychologically. While the college promotes a student-centered atmosphere in the Christian tradition, the Counseling Services staff respects the values of all clients.

    All services are confidential and free of charge. Should additional help be needed, referrals may be made to medical professionals beyond the campus community.



    ACADEMICLIVECARE - Telehealth Services & MORE!
    We are excited to share our services are expanding for the Wellness Center! While you can still visit the Wellness Center in Suite 14 of Willard Hall for the Relaxation Room, Plant Library, and In-Person Counseling, you can NOW access FREE Telehealth services via "AcademicLiveCare" 24/7! 

    Telehealth is commonly used for:
    • coughs & colds • sinus infections • allergies • bronchitis • headaches • anxiety & depression • strep throat • therapy & counseling • general wellness • insomnia

    Click on the MySMC "AcademicLiveCare" card to sign up/log in.

    Go to mySMC >
    Immunization documentation must be signed or stamped by a physician or health care provider, or a copy of your immunization certification will be accepted. Check out the latest letter for New Students!

    Immunization records must have the following information included:

    • Student’s legal Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Vaccine(s) Name and Date Vaccination(s) was given
    • Address of provider
    • Printed name and Signature of provider
    Students will submit their completed Health form and required immunization documentation on their SMC applications portal. If you need additional information about Spartanburg Methodist College immunization policy, contact Health & Wellness Services at wellnessgroup@smcsc.edu

    Visit Your Application Portal >

    Questions? Contact
    Mindy Bliss
    Dr. Mindy BlissAssistant Dean & Director
    of Campus Health & Wellness
    864.590.6595 | BlissM@smcsc.edu
    Willard, Office 144 | SMCX Wellness

    Where To Receive Immunizations:
    • Your private physician
    • Local Departments of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)

    Where To Locate Immunization Records:
    • Your private physician
    • Local medical centers
    • Local health departments
    • Local pharmacies

    Required Immunizations:

    SMC requires the following immunizations for student who participate in any in-person class, living in on-campus housing and/or participating in any in-person extracurricular activity. The Immunizations form and supporting immunization documentation must be submitted PRIOR to students arriving on campus. Please take time to review the information about the required immunizations. *If you have a medical or religious exemption, you will submit documentation on the same form. 

    Highly Recommended Immunizations:

    SMC also encourages students and families to review and consider the following immunizations that are highly recommended for students entering college.

    Looking for More Information?

    Email Dean of Students >
    864.699.4632 | The X, Office 245
    Burgess Student Center
    Allen LollisDean of Students