Student Organizations for Academic Year 2015 - 2016

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Alpha Phi Omega

E-mail:
SOAPhiO@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://apo-iotamu.wix.com/apo-iotamu
President:
Lawrosa Hickson
Advisor:
Bryan Willis
Twitter:
@APO_USC
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.
E-mail:
soamigos@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://amigosdelbuensamaritano.weebly.com/
President:
Alyson Lewis
Advisor:
DeAnne Messias
Be The Match On Campus At USC

E-mail:
sobtm@mailbox.sc.edu
President:
Eric Villeneuve
Advisor:
Wilma Sims
Twitter:
@BeTheMatchUSC
Best Buddies
Enhances the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships.
E-mail:
SOBUDDIE@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://web.sa.sc.edu/bestbuddies/
President:
Lauren Earley
Advisor:
Alisa Liggett
Twitter:
@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.
E-mail:
SOBSWSA@mailbox.sc.edu
President:
Aaron Guest
Advisor:
Shaun Owens
Carolina Homelessness Outreach

E-mail:
socho@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://web.sa.sc.edu/carolinahomelessnessoutreach/
President:
Allison Ryan
Advisor:
Bret Kloos
Carolina Science Outreach

E-mail:
socso@mailbox.sc.edu
President:
Connor Bain
Advisor:
Ed Munn Sanchez
Twitter:
@CSO_USC
Carolina Service Council
Organize Campus-wide service and service learning programs for the Carolina Community.
E-mail:
sacsc@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://web.sa.sc.edu/csc
President:
Theresa Mahoney
Advisor:
Erin Wilson
Twitter:
@uscCSC
Children's Advocacy Law Society

E-mail:
socals@mailbox.sc.edu
Advisor:
Heather Beatty
Cocky's Canine PAALS
An organization dedicated to bringing volunteers to help raise, train, and take care of future service dogs.
E-mail:
sopaals@mailbox.sc.edu
President:
Muriel Lee
Advisor:
Ana Cueto
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.
E-mail:
SOR4LIFE@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://www.relayforlife.org/uscsc
President:
Taylor Boucher
Advisor:
Alexa Sonderman
Twitter:
@USCRelay4Life
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 communitiesinharmony2@gmail.com.
E-mail:
socih@mailbox.sc.edu
President:
Samantha Crandal
Advisor:
Susan Alexander
Twitter:
@CiHatUSC
Cure at South Carolina

E-mail:
socure@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://cureatsc.weebly.com/
President:
Abigail Loszko
Advisor:
Mindi Spencer
Twitter:
@CUREatSC
Dance Marathon
Raises money benefiting children with cancer and blood diseases at Richland Memorial Children's Hospital
E-mail:
SODM@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://www.uscdm.org
President:
Abigail Scott
Advisor:
Anna Edwards
Twitter:
@USCDM
Ducks Unlimited
Raises funds for and awareness of the conservation of waterfowl and wetlands.
E-mail:
SODUCKS@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
https://www.facebook.com/DucksUnlimitedUSC
President:
Austin Royal
Advisor:
Allison Rojek
Twitter:
@USCducksU
Engineers Without Borders - USA

E-mail:
soewob@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://Www.ewbusc.org
President:
Aidan Brougham-Cook
Advisor:
James Burch
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.
E-mail:
SOESA@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://esagamecocks.org
President:
Marren Brooks
Advisor:
Patrick Hickey
Twitter:
@twitter.com/Esa_sigma_phi
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.
E-mail:
sofrnusc@mailbox.sc.edu
President:
Shahan Din
Advisor:
William Rivers
Gamecock Pageant Club

E-mail:
sopagclu@mailbox.sc.edu
President:
Byron Thomas
Advisor:
Carmen Maye
Twitter:
@pageantclubusc
Gamecocks ConKerr Cancer

E-mail:
sogccc@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://conKerrcancer.org
President:
Karlee Liddy
Advisor:
Lori Ziolkowski
Gamecocks for Babies

E-mail:
sobabies@mailbox.sc.edu
President:
Maria Molinaro
Advisor:
Jeffery Twiss
Gamecocks for Unicef
Provides service to children in need, raises awareness of current UNICEF issues, and raises funds for UNICEF
E-mail:
sounicef@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://www.gamecocks4unicef.com
President:
Abel Jose
Advisor:
Silke Henrich
Twitter:
@N/A
Girls for Tomorrow

E-mail:
sogirls@mailbox.sc.edu
President:
Rachael Maynard
Advisor:
Susan Schramm-Pate
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.
E-mail:
sohearts@mailbox.sc.edu
President:
Taylor Harrison
Advisor:
Jessica Johnston
Twitter:
@h4h_USC
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.
E-mail:
sohelp@mailbox.sc.edu
President:
Atisha Patel
Advisor:
Melody Lehn
Twitter:
@HelpingHandsUSC
Kappa Kappa Psi
Recognizes outstanding collegiate band members through a national honorary band fraternity
E-mail:
SOKKP@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://kkpsi-zx.org/
President:
Kayla Phipps
Advisor:
Ken Corbett
Twitter:
@ZX_KKPsi
Make-A-Wish Club
To raise money for Make-A-Wish SC and help grant wishes for children with life-threatening diseases.
E-mail:
sowish@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://web.sa.sc.edu/maw/
President:
Rachael Luff
Advisor:
Asheley Schryer
Twitter:
@USCWishmakers
Moneythink at the University of South Carolina

E-mail:
somoney@mailbox.sc.edu
President:
Christopher Waller
Advisor:
Colin Jones
No Kid Hungry: USC Chapter
To aid the nationally acclaimed organization Share Our Strenght with their goals.
E-mail:
sonkh@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://web.sa.sc.edu/nokidhungry
President:
Miranda Mitchell
Advisor:
Shawna Moffitt
Twitter:
@Hungry_nokidUSC
Nourish International-USC

E-mail:
sonouris@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://nourish.org
President:
Rebecca Schick
Advisor:
Gerald McDermott
Omega Phi Alpha

E-mail:
SOOPA@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://web.sa.sc.edu/opachi/
President:
Elizabeth Moore
Advisor:
Tom Syfert
Twitter:
@OPhiA_USC
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.
E-mail:
soone@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://www.one.org/campus
President:
Hunter Burdette
Advisor:
Barbara Cuevas
Twitter:
@www.twitter.com/ONE_USC
Operation Crossroads Africa- USC

E-mail:
soopca@mailbox.sc.edu
President:
Lora Stearns
Advisor:
Theresa Harrison
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.
E-mail:
sosmile@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://www.operationsmile.org
President:
Hannah Sutton
Advisor:
Rico Reed
Twitter:
@OpSmileUSC
Orientation Leaders Association
Aides in the transition of new students to the USC campus
E-mail:
SAORIEN@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://www.sa.sc.edu/orientation/
President:
Evan Katz
Advisor:
Merrill Walker
Twitter:
@UofSC_ONSO
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.
E-mail:
sop4peds@mailbox.sc.edu
President:
Allison Griffin
Advisor:
Joynelle Rivers
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.
E-mail:
sorfc@mailbox.sc.edu
President:
Laura Godenick
Advisor:
Wendy Schneider
REHABILITATION COUNSELING STUDENT ASSOCIATION (RCSA)

E-mail:
sorcsa@mailbox.sc.edu
President:
Michelle Oliver
Advisor:
Robert Dawson
Twitter:
@https://twitter.com/RehabCounSA
Rotaract Club at USC

E-mail:
rotaract@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://web.sa.sc.edu/rotaract/
President:
Elizabeth Crummy
Advisor:
Louis Dessau
Twitter:
@RotaractUSC
Special Olympics at USC

E-mail:
soso@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://web.sa.sc.edu/soatusc/
President:
Thomas Wells
Advisor:
Janis Leaphart
Twitter:
@SOatUSC
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.
E-mail:
sounited@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://web.sa.sc.edu/gosuw/
President:
Brett Williams
Advisor:
Theresa Harrison
Twitter:
@SUWatUSC
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.
E-mail:
sohondur@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://www.studentshelpinghonduras.org
President:
Brittain Torgerson
Advisor:
Casey Giraudy
Twitter:
@SHHatUSC
Tau Beta Sigma
We provide service to the university band programs.
E-mail:
sotaubs@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://tbsepsilonalpha.webs.com
President:
Allison York
Advisor:
James Taylor
Twitter:
@TBSEpsilonAlpha
Timmy Global Health at USC

E-mail:
sotimmy@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://web.sa.sc.edu/timmyglobalhealth
President:
Avni Patel
Advisor:
Berten Ely
Twitter:
@USCTimmy
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.
E-mail:
sotwr@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://web.sa.sc.edu/twrusc
President:
Jerica Knox
Advisor:
Kelly Mulvey
Twitter:
@TWRUSC
Trew Friends
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.
E-mail:
sotrew@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://www.trewfriends.org
President:
Jenna LeBrun
Advisor:
Patrick Hickey
Twitter:
@trewfriendsUSC
Undergraduate Social Work Student Association

E-mail:
souswsa@mailbox.sc.edu
President:
Casey Schumpert
Advisor:
Dan Freedman
Up 'Til Dawn

E-mail:
soutd@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://web.sa.sc.edu/uptildawn/
President:
Elena Nelson
Advisor:
Denise Wellman
Twitter:
@StJudeUSCUTD
Uplifting Athletes

E-mail:
soupath@mailbox.sc.edu
URL:
http://www.upliftingathletes.com
President:
Devin Washington
Advisor:
Chris Rogers
Twitter:
@SC_Uplifting
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
E-mail:
SOGAMECO@mailbox.sc.edu
President:
Emily Ray
Advisor:
Susan Alexander