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Leadership Program

Undergraduate students in the Sustainable Carolina Leadership Program help solve real-world problems and impact change through hands-on experiences, leadership development and campuswide event planning.

Join the Program 

The Application to join the Sustainable Carolina Leadership Program in Fall 2024 is now closed! The application for Spring 2025 will be released in October 2024.   There are still ways to get involved - consider volunteering in the Garden or following @SustainableCaro on Instagram to learn about our events!

Students in Sustainable Carolina work on dedicated project teams to plan events and raise awareness of sustainability issues on campus and in the community all while receiving one-on-one leadership coaching from our staff. From teaching local elementary school children about sustainability to promoting zero waste initiatives on campus to leading volunteers in the Sustainable Carolina Garden and more, we have an opportunity for every interest. 

Why Join the Program

Students in the SCLP develop leadership skills through hands-on, practical experiences. Regardless of their major, all students develop an understanding of how sustainability relates to their career and educational goals. These experiences help increase employability after graduation.

Graduate with Leadership Distinction

The leadership program gives students the opportunity to complete the requirements for Graduation with Leadership Distinction (link to GLD on USCConnect website), whatever their discipline or interests.

Employability Coaching

Students in SCLP participate in one-on-one coaching with staff members where they set goals, discuss their progress and plan for life after graduation.


Sustainable Carolina helped me combine my two loves into a career! Now I realize how to work for sustainable companies in my field.”

Lilliann Pineda, '17 Retailing 

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.