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South Carolina Honors College


Defining a legacy

The South Carolina Honors College is the top-ranked public university honors college in the nation. Again.

Former School of Journalism Director Joins Honors College as Associate Dean

New Associate Dean Andrea Tanner is not stranger to working with honors students.

Letting loose and having fun: Students celebrate first gala 'Under the Stars'

Honors College students came together for a night of fun and dancing.

A Friendship Turns into a Passion

Honors College alumni Tyler Singleton's passion is what's defined her career.

SC high school writing finalists announced; historian Walter Edgar to judge

Twenty-eight high school juniors and seniors from across the state have been named finalists in the sixth annual South Carolina High School Writing Contest.

Artistic Equity

“We want to focus on things that are conducive to creating a good academic environment and not just studying all the time,” junior Katie Aretakis says.

Non-theater major finds artistic outlet through Off Off Broadway

Second-year Honors College student Tyler Quehl wrote and composed the musical, "The Restaurant: Millennial Commentary on Middle America" with the help of student organization Off Off Broadway.

Charleston students sweep state high school writing contest

Three students from the Charleston County School of the Arts have won first, second, and third-place awards in the fifth annual South Carolina High School Writing Contest.

Student organization brings TEDx talks to USC

Noted historian, author to judge annual state high school writing contest

Walter Edgar, one of South Carolina's most-noted historians, will judge the sixth annual South Carolina High School Writing Contest.

Looking for Connections

“There’s so much about the brain and the different pathways that cause us to think and react in different ways that are really fascinating to me, and something I want to continue learning about.”

Adios and gracias, Dr. Ed

"I don't think I ever came to this place and not had a good laugh," says Munn Sanchez, a philosophy professor who arrived at Carolina in 1995 to teach logic. This summer, he will leave USC for the Pierre Laclede Honors College at the University of Missouri-St. Louis--this time as dean.

Another Starting Line at the End: Revocation 2018

"Before every race, there is a moment at the starting line when everything goes silent. Your heart is pounding; your adrenaline is pumping. You look to your left and to your right and you see your teammates, those who will push you further and faster than you could go on your own."

'My heart is much bigger': SCHC junior helps lead Waverly volunteers into new programs, two awards

Ask Honors junior Emily Fisher about the highlight of her week, and she doesn't even have to think about it. It's her volunteer work with the Waverly After-School Program.

SC High School Writing Finalists Announced

Forty-one high school juniors and seniors from across the state have been named finalists in the fifth South Carolina High School Writing Contest.

Artist on call: How one art student helps peers develop their own

In the Honors community of scholarship and love of learning, one student has learned that sometimes it's through helping others develop their own passions that we can learn the most.

Boston Business Journal: 40 under 40

Maura Hodge, '04 Honors Business Administration, has been named one of Boston Business Journal: 40 under 40.

Pushy, with Heart

Erin Galloway Hall helps guide SC's foster children to better lives

First-year mass communications major receives nomination for Pushcart Prize

When Mary-Bryant Charles' Facebook notification popped up that she had been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, her first reaction was a combination of a scream and a squeal. But few can say they've been nominated for a literary prize before the end of their first semester of college.

Bringing in the Greens

Honors sophomore delivers affordable, healthy produce to USC and beyond

Collaborating to compete

South Carolina Honors College Young Alumni of the Year, Meghan Hughes Hickman, brings leaders together for regional improvement.

She'd rather be a Gamecock

Don't insult the Carolina Gamecocks around Sherri Ratley Timmons. She'll defend her school anytime, anywhere.

'Gorgeous city' on display at Honors Residence Hall

Taylor became captivated with the Land of the Rising Sun during a Global Classroom Program in May 2016. Visitors can see their photographs of Japanese landmarks and landscapes, as well as their washi paper and woodblock prints.

SC High School Writing Contest winners announced

The South Carolina Honors College and University of South Carolina Press have announced the winners of the fourth annual South Carolina High School Writing Contest.

The Relativity of Success

14 Honors College students and their professor Joe Jones tried to build a lasting aquaponics system and reflection pond for the children at Palmetto Place Children's Shelter in Columbia, serving neglected and abused children from kindergarten through high school.


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