Integrating Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom
USC Connect is a comprehensive learning initiative to support all students in enhancing their Carolina education by connecting academics and beyond the classroom experiences.
Graduate with Leadership Distinction
All students from USC Columbia, Lancaster, Salkkehatchie, Sumter, and Union with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible to earn Graduation with Leadership Distinction. Engage in experiences throughout your collegiate career and demonstrate your learning and leadership in your senior year. See photos from the May 2014 ceremony.
GLD overview featuring student comments. 4 ½ minutes.
Learn more about Graduation with Leadership Distinction.
News & Events
USC Connect has been recognized by the Association for General and Liberal Studies for integrating beyond the classroom learning with the Carolina Core through its emphasis on analysis, communication, problem solving, and application.
Get CONNECTed Fair
Almost 500 students attended the 3rd annual Get Connected Fair to learn more about how to connect with experiences and Graduate with Leadership Distinction. Thanks to all faculty, staff and students who attended. Find yourself in a photo!
Caroline Hendricks, a founding member of the USC Connect Student Representative Board, was presented with the University‘s Steven N. Swanger Leadership Award at the University Awards Ceremony on April 17, 2014.