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Explore Student Life

Come Explore Philander Smith College’s Student Life!  We are excited to have you as a prospective student. Philander Smith College provides many activities to students including but not limited to; Athletics, Campus Security, Health Services, Integrated Campus Center, Office of Religious Life, Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, and Residential Life. Our focus is to provide co-curricular services and activities that will help you be successful.  


The mission of the Division of Student Affairs at Philander Smith College is to prepare generations of life-long learners through academic support, spiritual development, and cultural enrichment to engage in professional leadership and service.


To increase retention and graduation rates through promoting and helping students actively participate in tangible co-curricular endeavors.

What is available to you at Philander Smith College?

Through the various departments, Philander Smith College offers the following services:

           Academic advising if you are undecided about your major

           Career planning and placement services                                                              

           Personal counseling

 School nurse for preventative and immediate health care (school physician is off-site)

            Residential programming

           Leadership training

           Weekly Chapel services

  How can I get involved on campus?

While you come to college for your academic studies, research shows that students who are actively involved in co-curricular activities have better grades and higher graduation rates. Thus, we strongly encourage our students to get involved in various organizations, events/activities, and services offered. A few of these opportunities are listed below:

            S tudent Leadership Development Program (strengthens your leadership skills)

           Student Government Association (offers you a visible campus leadership role)

           Panther Programming Council (student activities programming board)

           Pre-Alumni Council (learn to be a great alumnus early)

           Residential Assistant (leadership opportunity that gets you a free dorm room---available 

                 after your first year)

          Miss Philander Smith College (reign as campus queen and official college ambassador)

Ms. PSC 2012-2013 is Sarah Connor of Chicago.           

          Greek Life (minimum GPA and credit hour requirements)

                      Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

                      Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

                      Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

                      Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

                      Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

                      Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

                      Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

                      Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.