Student Organizations for Academic Year 2015 - 2016
- Greek Fraternity
- Greek Sorority
- Residence Hall Government
|A.Bevy.Productions, Inc. at USC
The Academic Team prepares our members for academic competitions on regional and national levels. More importantly, however, we create an open environment in which members can discuss all topics with their peers and form relationships that can last a lifetime.
Active Minds at USC is a student run non-profit organization that promotes mental health awareness, education, and advocacy. The group is designed to utilize peer outreach in conjunction with the counseling center to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues and symptoms of mental illness, provide information about available resources, encourage students to seek help as soon as help is needed, and to serve as a liaison between students and the mental health community. By promoting awareness and education, Active Minds at USC aims to reduce stigma that surrounds mental illness and create an open environment for discussion of mental health issues.
|American Constitution Society
|American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Networks students with other students and also professionals in chemical engineering.
|Anglers at USC
|Anthropology Graduate Organization for Research, Action and Ethics
To further research, action and ethical objectives of the graduate students in the Anthropology Department.
President:Katherine (Kelly) Goldberg
|Anthropology Student Association
Promotes and supports student interests, research and activities in the field of anthropology.
|Asian Student Union
|Association of African American Students
Provides positive cultural, intellectual and social activities for all students at USC.
|Bedsider; In the Wild
Bedsider created the In the Wild college program to help students get on top of their sex life. College is a crazy, busy, wild time, and we’re here to make sure students understand their birth control options so that they’re able to keep the balance of school and social life without the addition of an unplanned pregnancy.
Black Box is a multicultural theatre ensemble that aims to provide an artistic outlet that expresses the influence of African American writers, actors, and artists of the past, present, and future. Furthermore, it intends to manifest the idea of a "New Romanticism." That is to examine and display art centered on issues impacting black communities (sexism, colorism, addiction, violence, homophobia, etc.) without glorifying these problems. In doing so it will combat three ideas sometimes displayed in modern theatre: art is for art's sake (the idea that art is not political); art is only about inner angst; and middle class values and images are the only positive representations.
|Brothers of Nubian Descent (BOND)
Promotes the retention and academic well being of the African-American male student body of USC.
|Carolina Association of Sculpture Students
To promote sculpture as a fine arts.
President:Elisabeth Claire Donato
|Carolina Crypto Club
We're bringing together motivated students to make real contributions to both the local and the broader Bitcoin community. In addition to spreading awareness of the rapidly growing technology, our goal is to get bitcoin into the hands of every student on campus, to accelerate local economic adoption of the technology, and to spark student entrepreneurship in one of the hottest areas of venture capital today.
|Carolina Eskrima Silat
|Carolina Flute Guild
We offer a variety of activities including a guest lecture event each semester, a recital showcasing members of the USC flute studio and the Carolina Flute Guild that serve to enrich the USC and the surrounding community. We also advocate for music and do various outreach programs that very each semester.
|Carolina Flying Club
Advisor:Michael Van Tooren
|Carolina Gamecock Basketball Club
|Carolina Gamers Club
Carolina Productions is a student organization that provides entertaining, educational, traditional, and other diverse programs to students, faculty, staff, and community members. These programs encompass the ideas, issues, and interests of the University.
|Carolina XC Club
The purpose of the Carolina Cross Country Club is to create a group for runners who would like to run with a team and compete in an enjoyable atmosphere, but not at the Division I level. It is also to help its members to stay in shape through the college years.
|Chosen Gospel Ensemble
To promote unity, spiritual self-esteem and diversity amongst choir members, leaders, and musicians in order to effectively share the message of Jesus Christ through music.
|Cica (Collaborations in Contemporary Art)
To provide musical entertainment to the University of South Carolina.
|Cyber Security Club
We are a group of people that have an interest in computer, network, and physical security. We enjoy contests featuring penetration testing, cyber defense, capture the flag, etc. We like to get together and talk about how stuff works, how to break it, and how to fix it.
Performs bi-annually for the USC campus through professional dance concerts of jazz, ballet and modern dance and tours around the state attending dance workshops.
|Double Bass Club of South Carolina
|EcoReps at University of South Carolina
We work with residence halls and off-campus apartment complexes to educate students about sustainability and environmentally behaviors and to make lasting change on campus. We hire 20 EcoReps each Fall. The application can be found here: http://housing.sc.edu/form/view.php?id=12405
|Environmental Law Society
A literary oratorical society founded in 1806 that has prepared generations of Carolinians for leadership, through instilling the values of eloquence, civility, and honor.
|Exercise Science Club
|Faith and Scholarship Society
To provide a forum in which graduate students and faculty pursue the integration of their Christian faith and scholarship.
The Fashion Board provides a welcoming social environment for students to further their knowledge and interest in the fashion industry.
|Feminist Collective (FemCo) at the University of South Carolina
|Flying Gamecock Skydiving Club
We are the skydiving club on campus. We organize jumping weekends and skydiving events for the university. We try to expand the sport to all students on campus.
|Food For Thought
|Forward Progressive Alliance
To bring together students and faculty with an interest in the French language, literature, and culture.
|Game Night at USC
By participating in First Robotics Competitions students and volunteers get an opportunity to learn new skills, build a robot, make new friends and, most importantly, have a lot of fun. Active participants get hands on experience with designing, programming, manufacturing/machining a robot. Such skills are valuable in today's job market. Also soft skills like team work, leadership, and communications are developed along the way.
|Gamecock Jump Rope
|Gamecock Math Club
Provides a non-discriminatory (based on career, declared major, or GPR) community for those students, faculty, and staff of USC interested in mathematics to share ideas, hold discussions, and participate in math-related activities with one another and/or a larger community.
|Gamecock Pool Club
|Gamecock Spanish Club
|Gamecock Squash Club
|Gamecock Table Tennis Club
|Gamma Iota Sigma
|Global H2O at the University of South Carolina
|GlobeMed at the University of South Carolina
To raise awareness on and learn about global health issues, build leadership skills, and impact global health through our partnership with the grassroots NGO A.R.M that serves the health needs of the Ballipal district of North Orissa community.
|Graduate History Association
|Green Room Productions
To provide a creative outlet for undergraduate students and extend artistic opportunities to the entire campus.
|IMBA Marketing Club
|IMBA Wine Society
To provide academic, professional, and social benefits to all Association members.
|Individuals Respecting Identities and Sexualities (IRIS)
|Ink and Paper, Printmaking Club
|Intercultural Dialogue Student Organization
|Latin Dance Club
Latin Dance Club mainly teaches Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, and Latin Style Cha-Cha. No dance experience is necessary to attend, and we go out dancing in the community as often as possible!
|Medieval History Club at USC
|Meditation Society of the University of South Carolina
|Mock Trial Team
|MTNA Collegiate Chapter at the University of South Carolina
To advance the values and study of music making to society and to support the professionalism of music teachers.
President:Vicente Della Tonia Jr.
|Mu Sigma Phi
|My Carolina Student Engagement Council
Promotes the economic, political, social and educational status of all minority groups and works towards the elimination of all racial prejudices
|NAMI on Campus USC
|Net Impact Undergrad
|Nippon Anime School of Heavenly Imagery (NASHI) Club
Off-Off Broadway is the musical theater club. We produce at least two shows each year, a musical revue in the fall, and a full-length musical in the spring. All of the production work and performing is done by students, but you do not have to be a member of the club in order to audition for a show. We go as a group to see local musical productions and watch movies. We're also looking into finding performance outlets outside of USC, such as community events or competitions.
|Om at Carolina
|Omani Student Association
|Pan-African Student Association (PANASA)
PEM Club is for Physical Education Majors who want to better themselves in their career path.
|Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
For the development of the best and truest fraternal spirit; the mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students; the advancement of music in America, and a loyalty to the Alma Mater.
|Photographic Society at USC
Interest in the photographic medium, its history, and contemporary practices.
|Political Science Graduate Student Organization
Project Dance is a student-run organization which meets once a week for an hour and a half. We focus on contemporary, jazz, and hip hop, but have featured classes in ballet and lyrical. One or two members are chosen to lead a class in their style of choice each week. This can (but is not required to) include warm-up, stretching, across-the-floors, and a combination. Project Dance also offers a team that performs at charity and showcase events in the USC community. Participation in this team requires additional commitment and rehearsal time. Meeting time and place for Fall 2015 TBA. Contact: Travis Chiles, President E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
To educate Columbia youth about the importance of healthy living and how to implement healthy living in their daily lives.
|Resident Mentor Council
A multicultural a cappella group embracing diversity in both music and appearance.
President:Scott (Hayes) Davis
|Rhetoric Society of America at the University of South Carolina
Brings together students who are interested in the Russian Culture and language and provides a community for further understanding and awareness of Russia
Provides assistance to female students, faculty, and staff looking for a way to maximize their chances at self-improvement and enhance their abilities during their affiliation with the University of South Carolina
Discuss issues relevant to professional saxophone playing and teaching, bringing in guest artists and lecturers.
|SEAS- Students Engaged in Aquatic Science
|Secular Student Alliance
Pastafarians at USC is a multipurpose organization for atheists, agnostics, skeptics, deists and the collectively known “non-religious” students at USC. Major goals and agendas include having like-minded discussion, providing a supportive community for the non-religious, combating religious bigotry with comedic relief, promoting pride in our beliefs and convictions, as well as doing community service in the name of humanity
|Snaps Music Appreciation
A laid-back atmosphere in which one can converse about a musical work of art with other music-oriented individuals. Whole albums are listened to, rather than singles, playlists, or "mixtapes," in order to fully appreciate the entire LP in the way it was intended. Music appreciation, music education, music discovery. In short, good people with good music.
|Society for Advancement of the Chemical Sciences
Coordinates resources and activities for chemistry and biochemistry students; provides information pertaining to chemistry and biochemistry related fields and promotes educational and social activities
|Society of Physics Students
The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a professional association explicitly designed for students. Membership is open to anyone interested in physics. The only requirement for membership is that you be interested in physics. SPS is here to diffuse the knowledge of physics and encourage student interest and participation.
|South Carolina eSports Club
We eSports now.
|South Carolina Student Legislature USC Delegation
|South Carolina Trumpet Association
To provide information, assistance and musical awareness to current trumpet students at the University of South Carolina.
President:Ryan Van Buren
|Sport and Entertainment Management Club
Our organization exists to provide our members with an inside view on the sport and entertainment industry through speakers, networking events, trips, etc.
|Sports and Entertainment Law Society
|Sports Car Club of America- Gamecock Chapter
|Student Advertising Federation
Professional club that focuses on the world of advertising through speakers, trips to agencies and competitions.
|Student Advisory Board for Dance
|Student Design Cooperative
|Student Government Comptroller Team
|Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
Acts as team representatives and mediators between student-athletes, athletic administrators, faculty and the student body of the University of South Carolina. The committee also sponsors community service projects throughout the Midlands. The committee strives to promote Gamecock spirit and support for all athletic teams.
|Students for Concealed Carry at USC
|Students for Justice in Palestine
|Students for Life
|Students Invested in Change
|Students Promoting the University's Reach for Success (SPURS)
The purpose of Students Promoting the University’s Reach for Success (SPURS) is to help promote the importance of philanthropy and gifts from alumni and friends at the University of South Carolina through SPURS and Senior Class Legacy Programs. The council’s primary goals are to educate students about the importance and impact of annual gifts at Carolina and to prepare students to support the University of South Carolina upon graduation.
To practice and exercise the various aspects of hip-hop and breakdancing while creating community across the diverse student body of USC.
|The Carolina Gentlemen
Sound Check is the all-male a cappella singing group at the University of South Carolina. This group of 15 men perform around Columbia and compete with other collegiate a cappella groups around the nation. Every year, Sound Check travels to compete and attend workshops at "SoJam," the Southeast's premier a cappella festival.
|The Cocktails Female Acappella
|The Lettered Olive Literary Review
|The OverReactors Improv Comedy
|The Third Spur
|To Write Love - USC
Dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.
Toast! is USC's oldest and most accomplished improv troupe. The group performs on a monthly basis during the year at Benson Theater as well as various festivals, competitions and campus events. Auditions are held the first month of the fall semester. First Show Aug 28, Benson Theater 11pm
|Virtual Running Club at USC
Advisor:Tina Marie Devlin
|Wildlife Association of USC
|Women In Computing
|Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Association
|Writers Club at USC
To provide an open-minded and regular workshop for creative workers of all majors, backgrounds, and levels of skill.