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  • Students registering other students to vote.

Community Engagement

The Leadership and Service Center equips students to positively impact their communities through self-exploration and connections. We believe being civically engaged helps students become responsible, educated citizens in local, national and global communities.

Creating a Meaningful Dialogue 

During these difficult times, we must all step up as leaders to create the dialogue our campus and communities desperately need. Having conversations with people you disagree with is important now more than ever. Respecting the identities of all is crucial in starting productive dialogue. Learn more about facilitating difficult conversations by reading our Creating a Meaningful Dialogue Guide

Statement of Nonpartisanship

The Leadership and Service Center’s involvement in civic engagement is a nonpartisan effort. Our initiatives are meant to encourage informed and active participation in government, increase understanding of public issues, and create a culture of civic education and advocacy. The Leadership and Service Center does not support nor oppose any candidates for office or political party. As a center, we recognize it is unlikely for individual members of our team to be entirely nonpartisan with their personal views. Despite this, we find strength from this diversity of opinions and thoughts, rather than weakness. To balance our political ideologies, we intentionally select students from across the political spectrum in hopes of representing everyone.

Community Engagement Programs 

Student leaders from Student Government will be present to help students register to vote, request an absentee ballot, verify their registration, find their polling location, and even see their sample ballot! 

Fall 2023 in-person Voter Registration Drive on Greene Street:

  • National Voter Registration Day: Tuesday, September 19th, 11:00A-2:00P, on Greene Street.

In recognition of Constitution Day, Student Government leaders will be in Russell House 322 on September 18th, 2023, 4:00P-5:00P, to host a panel on Civil and Uncivil Student Behavior at USC: Balancing the Constitution, the Creed, and Personal Beliefs. What happens at the intersection of students who have competing beliefs within the context of the Carolinian Creed and Constitutionally protected expression? Join fellow students for a roundtable discussion to explore. Following the student facilitated discussions, a panel of key campus administrators will be present to debrief and answer questions.

Visit the Leadership and Service Center at any time to receive a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution!


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