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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

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Graduate with Leadership Distinction

Community Service

 

Students graduating from USC Columbia, Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, or Union may earn Graduation with Leadership Distinction in Community Service.

 

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements
  1. Extensive Beyond the Classroom (Core) Experience
    300 hours community service from at least 2 different programs/experiences (Beyond the classroom experiences that are required in a course including courses satisfying the credit hour course work requirement [#3 below] can count toward core experiences.)

    Contact the Office of Community Service Programs for questions about community service opportunities (SASERVE@sc.edu) or the Office of Student Engagement with questions about community service experiences within courses (saose@mailbox.sc.edu).
     
  2. Enhancement Experiences
    3 different experiences that enhance understanding of community service.
  1. Course work
    6 credit hours coursework from approved list with a grade of B or better
  1. Publication or Presentation
    Publish in a professional publication (e.g., Caravel) OR

    Present at Discovery Day; a local, state, national, or international professional meeting/conference; or an approved office/department/college presentation experience.
     
  2. E-portfolio
    The e-portfolio can be completed in one of two ways:
  • Workshop training and direct submission to USC Connect OR
  • Successful completion of a credit-bearing course meeting GLD e-portfolio requirements

 

Associate’s Degree Requirements (for Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, and Union only)
  1. Extensive Beyond the Classroom (Core) Experience (Beyond the classroom experiences that are required in a course including courses satisfying the credit hour course work requirement [#3 below] can count toward core experiences.)

    125 hours community service from at least two different programs/experiences
     
  2. Enhancement Experiences
    2 different experiences that enhance understanding of community service
  1. Course work
    3 credit hours coursework from approved list with a grade of B or better
  1. Publication or Presentation
    Publish in a professional publication (e.g., Caravel) OR

    Present at Discovery Day; a local, state, national, or international professional meeting/conference; or an approved office/department/college presentation experience.
     
  2. E-portfolio
    The e-portfolio can be completed in one of two ways:
  • Workshop training and direct submission to USC Connect OR
  • Successful completion of a credit-bearing course meeting GLD e-portfolio requirements

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Questions? Contact: 803-777-3272, uconnect@mailbox.sc.edu.


 


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