Student Organizations for Academic Year 2015 - 2016
- Greek Fraternity
- Greek Sorority
- Residence Hall Government
|Alpha Phi Omega
|Amigos del Buen Samaritano
To coordinate volunteers at the West Columbia location of Good Samaritan Clinic to interpret, to assist in electronic data entry of patient files, or to raise funds/write grants for the clinic.
|Be The Match On Campus At USC
|Black Social Work Student Association
To facilitate open dialogue and retention of MSW students, promote academic excellence, scholastic networks, and cultural diversity, foster professional and recreational activities, as well as, provide a nurturing environment and advocate for students.
|Carolina Homelessness Outreach
|Carolina Science Outreach
Advisor:Ed Munn Sanchez
|Carolina Service Council
|Children's Advocacy Law Society
|Cocky's Canine PAALS
An organization dedicated to bringing volunteers to help raise, train, and take care of future service dogs.
|Colleges Against Cancer
Colleges Against Cancer is an organization of college students working help people celebrate, remember, and fight back against cancer. We focus on advocacy, cancer education, Relay For Life, and Survivorship.
|Communities in Harmony
Communities in Harmony is a music-based community service organization that gives student musicians and vocalists of all majors, skill levels, and programs the opportunity to share their love of music with the children and young adults of the Columbia area. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Cure at South Carolina
|Engineers Without Borders - USA
|Epsilon Sigma Alpha
International service sorority dedicated to service and sisterhood throughout the world - the main recipient of ESA's fundraising is St. Jude Children's Hospital.
|Food Recovery Network at USC
Food Recovery Network is an on campus organization whose activities are geared towards providing leftover usable food to those in need.
|Gamecock Pageant Club
|Gamecocks ConKerr Cancer
|Gamecocks for Babies
|Gamecocks for Unicef
|Girls for Tomorrow
|Hearts for Hearts
Hearts for Hearts support the efforts of the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association through fundraising and raising awareness of heart disease and the risks of stroke.
|Helping Hands at USC
Student organization designed to help not just one specific charitable cause, but to help as many as possible by various methods of fundraising.
|Kappa Kappa Psi
|Moneythink at the University of South Carolina
|No Kid Hungry: USC Chapter
|Omega Phi Alpha
|ONE Carolina Chapter
ONE is looking for interested students willing to join and campaign/advocate for this nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to eliminate poverty and preventable diseases, particularly in Africa, Asia and the United States. Our mission at ONE as students is to advocate for lifesaving foreign assistance and policies by rallying, calling, writing, signing petitions, tweeting, posting, sharing, recruiting, and campaigning to eradicate extreme poverty. This semester were taking a look at the Trillion Dollar scandal where we discovered each year, more than a trillion dollars is siphoned out of developing countries through a corrupt web of activity that includes shady deals for natural resources, the use of phantom firms, money laundering, and illegal tax evasion. ONE estimates that the lives of more than one million children could be saved if governments act to end the corporate and political secrecy that allows corruption and criminality to thrive. With the help of six million ONE members advocating for this fight to end poverty, we are hoping to get Jack Lew to add this to his agenda at the G20 this coming November. Throughout the semester we have three challenges we will try to succeed in. Visit one.org, www.facebook.com/columbiasONE, and www.twitter.com/ONE_USC for more information.
|Operation Crossroads Africa- USC
|Operation Smile at USC
Because we are back on campus, the Operation Smile club is aimed at raising awareness of this organization! OpSmile travels all over the globe to fix cleft lips and palates, as well as other deformities and burns. Education is also a huge part of what they promote for basic hygiene and dental care so after the surgeries, children and adults are able to lead healthier lives.
|Orientation Leaders Association
|Passion for Pediatrics
An organization passionate about serving the Columbia community, especially in the medical and healthcare field. We promote awareness regarding various medical issues and volunteer at the Palmetto Health Children's Hospital.
|Real Food Challenge @ USC
We will be working with USC's food provider, Sodexo, first, to assess how much of our food right now is considered Real using the Real Food Calculator tool. The next step will be to research what foods can be replaced with real food with also keeping cost into account. We also aim to educate the student body about real food and how food can affect our own communities socially, and ecologically.
|REHABILITATION COUNSELING STUDENT ASSOCIATION (RCSA)
|Rotaract Club at USC
|Special Olympics at USC
|Student United Way
Promotes leadership and service among USC students through volunteering, advocating, and giving back to the university and the surrounding community. Student United Way (SUW) is affiliated with United Way of the Midlands. SUW is a service organization with three pillars of service focusing on homelessness, education, and healthcare.
|Students Helping Honduras at the University of South Carolina
Students Helping Honduras at USC is a chapter of the non-profit, Students Helping Honduras, that was started just in 2007 by a college student. SHH is a small but growing effort to help make Honduras, the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, a better place to live by empowering locals to change their communities and their future. SHH is 100% Honduran-run; their focus is on empowerment and providing the resources for locals to change their own communities. Students from across the country travel to Honduras with SHH to work alongside these locals to help build schools in remote villages. Along the way, volunteers develop relationships with the children, work on their Spanish and soccer skills, learn how to salsa dance, experience daily Honduran life by living in a village for the week, play with children in SHH's Children's Homes, and make memories that change one's perspective. USC's chapter of SHH started just in the Spring 2013 semester and since has grown continuously. Our chapter fundraises throughout the year and sends students on trips over winter and spring breaks to help change Honduras.
|Tau Beta Sigma
|Timmy Global Health at USC
|Together We Rise: USC Chapter
Together We Rise is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the way children navigate through the foster care system and giving the children a sense of normalcy in such a difficult time. As a branch of this organization, Together We Rise: USC Chapter aims to do just that in the Columbia area.
To increase the number of registered organ donors and raise awareness of the importance of organ donations among all ages through educating, advocating, and grass roots organizing.
|Undergraduate Social Work Student Association
|Up 'Til Dawn
|Waverly After School Program
Waverly is an after school education and enrichment program for underserved students in the Columbia community. The organization provides tutoring for children across many age groups. The Honors College at the University of South Carolina started Waverly in 2003 and ever since then the group has grown and expanded to include new sites, more college students, and more creativity in the program itself. Vision: We believe all children need a safe place to be after school with caring, responsible adults and programs that encourage learning and personal growth. Core Functions: 1. Educational enrichment 2. Promote continuing educational excellence 3. Provide youth with positive role models 4. Develop student volunteers