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Community Engagement

Engagement Data

University of South Carolina faculty work collaboratively across numerous academic disciplines to engage students and community members in engagement opportunities and share the results of their activities to encourage new partnerships.

Community Engagement Database

Learn how this interactive tool can help faculty, staff and students take action in the community, find resources to assess community needs, improve cultural competency, plan projects and evaluate and sustain your work.


Annual Reports 

Each year, faculty, staff and student organizations self-report their community service activities. Explore the reports below to learn more about the University of South Carolina's role as a community partner and a good neighbor in our state.

UofSC volunteers were involved in hands-on community service, philanthropic fundraising, community-based research, service-learning and advocacy initiatives including estimates of 21,605 UofSC volunteers, 480,812.25 service hours and $2,089,266.87 in donations for a total impact of $12,594,974.53*

* Estimate based on 2017 value of national volunteer time at $23.56 per hour as determined by  Points of Light.

2016-2017 Report [pdf]

In 2015, the University of South Carolina began the hashtag #UofSCServes on social media as a means to highlight and celebrate our service efforts at Carolina. Take a look at some of the posts from this academic year!

2015-2016 Report [pdf]

Impact Weekly service trips experienced a 46 percent growth in participation and service opportunities. A total of 160 projects were held at 10 unique community agencies. Collectively, 709 students served 2,127 hours.

2014-2015 Report [pdf]

The College of Engineering and Computing offers Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Teacher Core Training annually. This initiative is facilitated voluntarily by PLTW master teachers and UofSC affiliate professors and focuses on building awareness and confidence related to STEM education for local teachers. Ten instructors donated a total of 560 hours to offer the program to 50 teachers during the 2013-2014 academic year.

2013-2014 Report [pdf]

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