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University 101 Programs

Beyond the Classroom Funds

Requesting Funds 

Funding of up to $10 per student (including peer/graduate leader and the instructor of record) will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to University 101 classes for engagement, learning and community development outside the classroom.

Examples of pre-approved activities

Gamecocks Eat Well Cooking Classes

Funding for activities that are not on the approved list will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


In order to qualify as an allowable expense, the event must:

  • occur outside of normal class time
  • foster beyond-the-classroom learning among class participants, with a focus on cultural, service and organized team-building opportunities
  • advance one or more of the course learning outcomes
  • be requested at least two weeks before the event

Other Guidelines

  • Funds will only be approved to support one beyond-the-classroom opportunity per section.
  • The applicant must be the instructor of record for a UNIV 101 class on the USC Columbia campus.
  • Money spent without prior authorization will not be reimbursed.
  • We are not authorized to provide money to an instructor in advance of an event.
  • These funds are unable to support food purchases, items intended for donation or supplies that have a shelf life beyond the day of the project (i.e. trash bags, gloves, cleaning supplies, craft items, etc.).
  • Funding for admissions costs will only be provided for trips to not-for-profit organizations.

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