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Sustainable Carolina

Green Student Organizations

Green Student Organizations



The EcoReps are peer leaders working in our residence halls to educate students about the importance of living a more sustainable lifestyle. EcoReps work on a variety of events and campaigns, both campus-wide and in their individual residence halls. 


The Green Learning Community (GLC) is an innovative group of 25 to 30 students who are helping to define what sustainability means for future generations. All members reside on the same floor of the West “Green” Quad residence hall.


Students Advocating for a Greener Environment (SAGE) is a group of undergraduates focused on promoting environmental education, awareness and activism on USC’s campus and in the greater Columbia community. By attending conferences and honing in on major issues, SAGE fosters the implementation of locally relevant changes.


The Student Sustainability Coalition (SSC) is a collaboration of representatives from every sustainability-focused organization on campus. They meet periodically to exchange ideas in order to align their efforts and move our university forward. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Net Impact

Net Impact is a global network of students who are harnessing the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.  As members of a national organization that is “10,000 strong,” this group has access to networks, job postings and news on the latest developments in socially responsible business.


The Residence Hall Association (RHA) seeks to improve the on-campus living experience by providing opportunities to meet residents’ needs.  Additionally, the Hall Government plans programming on diversity, sustainability and wellness.

Student Government

The University of South Carolina Student Government is an organization that represents and advocates the opinion of all students on campus. This group offers positions within environmental awareness and education.

No Kid Hungry

This group hopes to mobilize and encourage our student community to aid the national campaign in halting childhood hunger. For more information, visit their Tumblr, Twitter, or send an email.


Students Engaged in Aquatic Science (SEAS) is a group of undergraduates interested in helping to conserve the world’s oceans. By hosting guest speakers, beach sweeps and even social events (such as aquarium and zoo trips!), SEAS works to promote positive action within water conservation. Visit their Facebook page to learn more.   SEAS gets involved with many diverse research projects, beach and river sweeps, and teaches elementary kids about marine animals. Along with the science, SEAS also has lots of socials such as trips to aquariums and zoos, canoeing/kayaking, trips to the beach, and holiday parties! We also have guest speakers who talk to members about Graduate School, underwater photography, and study abroad options.

Habitat for Humanity

USC’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity is committed to informing students about the issues created by a lack of affordable housing.

Mountaineering and Whitewater Club

If you’re looking to explore some of the beautiful sights the Southeast has to offer, this is the club for you! Check out the Facebook page for meeting times and other pertinent information.

Toms @ USC

TOMS @ USC is the official campus club for TOMS shoes, working to raise awareness of the “One for One” movement - and to engage more students! Find this group on Twitter or Tumblr.

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