Established in 1964, Charleston Southern University is one of the largest accredited independent universities in South Carolina. The university, located at 9200 University Boulevard, is close to historic downtown Charleston and the beautiful beaches of the South Carolina coastline. Charleston Southern University provides more than 30 undergraduate and graduate programs through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Science and Mathematics, the School of Education, the School of Nursing, an evening college and a learning center. Each program is combined with a comprehensive liberal arts foundation which is designed to develop problem-solving and communication skills. Beyond the classroom, students can participate in a variety of campus activities including intercollegiate athletics for both men and women, as well as a variety of cultural events. The L. Mendel Rivers Library is the main source of information for students and faculty in the university. The Bibliographic Instruction and Library Technology (BILT) Center at the library, is used by the library faculty for the Library Research Methods class, and for bibliographic instruction sessions for other classes. Other facilities of the university are residence halls with latest services and amenities, a bookstore, a full-function post office, and academic and service clubs. Charleston Southern University is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.