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Apply to assist with Cougar for the Day!

The Office of Admissions is looking for eager and enthusiastic College of Charleston freshman and sophomore students to participate in the Cougar for the Day program and host visiting students! This program is a day shadow opportunity offered throughout the spring semester for admitted seniors to shadow current students in order to experience a day in the life of a CofC student! As a host, visiting students will go to class with you, eat lunch with you at one of our dining halls (on us!), and follow you throughout a normal college day. This is a great way to support your school, earn some free cougar swag and help us recruit a great incoming freshman class!

Apply here by 5pm on Wednesday, January 17th!

More information

Qualifications to be a Host:
• A current College of Charleston freshman and sophomore student with a minimum GPA of 2.5
• Must be in good standing with the College (no disciplinary sanctions, etc.)
• Possess leadership skills and maintain a positive and professional attitude
• Be enthusiastic and informed about the College of Charleston
• Attend one of two training sessions (required)
• Clearly understand the goals and mission of the College and the Office of Admissions as it relates to Admissions’ initiatives relating to recruitment and retention

• Earn free cougar swag!
• Enjoy free meals with your students!
• An opportunity to take part in CofC’s recruitment and class selection!

If you have any questions, please email Alexandra Lile at Thanks!

Posted on November 21, 2017 in Announcements & Events, Clubs and Organizations, Community Engagement, Honors Leadership

Volunteer Opportunity with UPLIFT

What: The Lonon Foundation’s UPLIFT program is currently looking for volunteers. UPLIFT is a student-led organization at the College of Charleston whose mission is to provide comfort and support for children who have been affected by a parent or caregiver’s cancer diagnosis. Volunteers complete Darkness to Light training as well as attend a volunteer workshop with graduate students from the College of Charleston Science in Child Life (MSCL) Program.

Who: All students are welcome to volunteer. Volunteering with this program would be particularly interesting for Pre-Med and Psychology students, and they are currently in need of more male mentors.

For more information:

Additional information on UPLIFT can be found on their website.

Interested students should contact Anna Lonon at

Posted on November 6, 2017 in Clubs and Organizations, Community Engagement

How to Apply to the Cougar Counseling Team

What: Have you been interested in the Cougar Counseling Team? We are looking for people who want to help others, great listeners, and empathetic. In return, students who are chosen to join will gain therapeutic skills, an international certification, ongoing training, and possible professional skills in marketing, event planning, and administration.

Come to our How to Apply information sessions so we can tell you about our program, how to apply and to answer all your questions.

Posted on September 28, 2017 in Announcements & Events, Community Engagement

After School Volunteers Needed

What:  Cusabo Scholars, a subsidiary of Cusabo Nation Lacrosse (CNL), started in 2016, was developed to bring CNL’s vision to fruition by supporting players off the field. Cusabo Scholars attend peninsula elementary schools and come to CofC from 3:30-5:30 Monday through Thursday for programming with CofC mentors/advocates under the direction of a Cusabo Scholar site coordinator. Fall 2017 will consist of 10 Cusabo Scholars, and Spring 2018 will serve up to 20 Cusabo Scholars.

Needed: 4-8 CofC student volunteers IMMEDIATELY  to serve as mentors/advocates for Cusabo Scholars for the 2017-2018 school year. Ideally, CofC students commit for a semester on M/W or T/TH schedule. However, if you are interested and can only commit one day a week, please let us know. Mentors/advocates will be trained in youth development, advocacy, mentorship, culturally relevant practices, reflective listening, and communication skills, including conflict/resolution and supported by the Site Coordinator and Program Developer.

Contact: Dr. Margaret Hagood, Professor of Literacy and Cusabo Scholars@CofC Program Director (


Posted on September 19, 2017 in Community Engagement

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