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    Dive in to a world of possibilities waiting to be explored in your residence hall, our backyard garden or the ocean floor.

    Green Quad University 101

    Meet cool people and get involved! Our students take class, attend events and serve the community together.


    The Green Scholars Program (GSP) is made up of first-year students in the Green Quad Learning Community that are smart, productive and passionate about their world.

    As a Green Scholar, you’ll learn more about sustainability through a Spring seminar course and continue to build relationships with your fellow Green Scholars through events and community service. You’ll also receive one-on-one coaching to help you progress toward future goals.

    This program gets you on track to Graduate with Leadership Distinction and serves as a bridge for students that want to pursue the Sustainable Carolina Leadership Program.

    Stay tuned to your weekly newsletter for more information.

    This group serves as the voice for all residential students in Green Quad and has the opportunity to develop programming and advocacy initiatives. The group works with the Resident Government Advisor and other professional staff members across campus to make a positive impact on our community.

    If you serve in Resident Government you will get the chance to build highly-marketable professional skills like budgeting, event planning and legislative writing. Any Green Quad resident can support Resident Government initiatives by attending bi-weekly open forum meetings, submitting program ideas or just speaking up during monthly community gatherings.

    Contact Amanda Williams ( for more information.

    This student organization offers several signature events along with opportunities to develop professional skills through workshops and volunteer opportunities in the garden and at the Farmers Market.

    Meet great people that can turn into lifelong friends.

    Learn more about Sustainable Carolina »

    Just behind the Green Quad sits a great space to connect with nature. You can volunteer to help grow, nurture and harvest nutritious food in our Sustainable Carolina Garden!

    This is a great opportunity to get your hands dirty and grow new skills. If you love it, you’ll even have the chance to become a Garden Guide and lead groups of volunteers in the garden.

    Learn more about the Sustainable Carolina Garden »

    EcoReps are student peer leaders committed to making a difference in the residence halls at USC. They attend weekly group meetings and resident government meetings, work on community campaigns and hold events throughout the year.

    Learn more about Eco Reps »

    An undergraduate marine science society for students from any major, SEAS is a great way for you to get to know other students as well as the faculty from the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment.

    Learn about related research, internships, career opportunities and community outreach opportunities.

    Learn more about SEAS »

    We are a fun-loving community striving to learn more about the world below the surface, one dive at a time. If you love scuba, or want to learn to love it, join us on our adventures!

    Learn more about Scuba Club 

    This organization provides a meeting place for anyone participating in, or curious about, a plant-based lifestyle. You do not have to be vegan or vegetarian to be in the club; we simply ask that you will be willing to try new things and keep an open mind.

    We meet to make new friends, talk about relevant documentaries/books, discuss controversies, volunteer in the gardens, have potlucks and inspire each other to try new things.

    Learn more about Plant-Based Pals 


    Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.