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Leadership and Service Center

A large group of students in front of the Russell House for The Big Event

The Big Event

Join us as we thank the surrounding Columbia community by volunteering for a day of service.

One Big Day. One Big Thanks.


The Big Event History

The Big Event is an annual event that takes place on over 100 college campuses nationwide. It was started by Texas A&M’s student government in 1982 as a way for students to show appreciation to the surrounding community.

The Big Event is an opportunity for students to develop relationships with local community members and give thanks for the resources that the city provides to the university.


USC’s The Big Event

The Big Event was brought to USC in the Spring of 2018. Students gather on Greene Street Fields in the morning and are sent to volunteer sites to complete tasks requested by local community members. Following the volunteer period, students meet back on Greene Street Fields to celebrate their service with an afternoon of music, food, and fun.

USC’s The Big Event attempts to bridge the gap between students and the greater Columbia community through promoting acts of service and social sustainability. 

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