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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

President Pastidies SelfieAll 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
Faculty Conference

Monday, May 11, 2015
8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Russell House Ballroom

Discovery Day,
April 24, 2015

See what students have learned through research, internships, study abroad, peer leadership and community service at USC.

USC Connect wins national award

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!

Contact Us

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Please contact us with any questions or comments:

USC Connect
Thomas Cooper Library, Suite L132
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

Irma Van Scoy, Executive Director
Damara Hightower-Davis, Assistant Director
Natalie Smith-Kenner, Administrative Coordinator
Nick Vaught, Student Services Coordinator
Lisa Camp, Student Advisor

Student Representative Board

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