Apply Now to Serve as a 2023 SPECTRA LEADer

The College’s SPECTRA program is seeking outstanding students to serve as SPECTRA LEADers for the Summer II (July 8 – August 4, 2023) session.

The opportunity: LEADers are responsible for general supervision of an assigned group of SPECTRA students, serving as a role model, facilitating and planning bonding activities, enforcing policies, providing feedback, and more.

Great fit for: Students who are committed to leadership through service to others and are passionate about assisting freshman (AALANA) African American, Latino, Asian, Native American, or Pacific Islander students make a smooth transition from high school to college are asked to apply.

How to apply: Links to the full job description and application are available online. The Application deadline is Friday, December 16, 2022, by noon.

Serve as an Overnight Host to a Prospective Student during Honors Interview Weekend

The Honors College is seeking hosts to help with Honors Interview Weekend.

The Opportunity: The annual Honors College Interview Weekend will be held Friday, February 3 – Saturday, February 4 this spring, and we need current students living on campus to serve as an overnight host for prospective students who will be attending the event.

  • The time commitment runs from late Friday afternoon through Friday evening and wraps up Saturday morning (see below for more details).

The Benefits: By hosting prospective students, you get a chance to share with them why you chose CofC Honors and to support them during the college decision process. You will also be helping our Honors College team out; this event is absolutely not possible without student hosts.

How to Sign Up: Please complete the following survey by January 12. If you have any questions, you can email Mary Moser at or stop into the Honors Center and speak with her directly.


FAQs About Serving as an Interview Weekend Host:

  • You must be living on-campus in order to serve as a host
  • The prospective students will bring their own bedding and will anticipate sleeping on floors, common room couches, etc.
  • Please note that you will be expected to follow all Residence Life policies, such as checking in and staying with your guests at all times
  • As a host, you will need to attend a brief training session prior to the weekend

Time Commitment Timeline:

Friday, Feb.3

4:00-5:00 p.m. Meet and move in your prospective students

6:15 p.m. Drop prospective students off for dinner

8:00 p.m. Pick up prospective students

Saturday, Feb. 4

8:00-8:30 a.m. Drop off your prospective students and their belongings


Become a Peer Career Advisor

The Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) serve as the first point of contact for the Career Center.

PCA’s primary duty is to meet one-on-one with undergraduate students during Drop-In Hours to review resumes and cover letters, offering advice and assistance within Career Center guidelines. Occasionally, PCAs may also assist graduate students and alumni up to 3 years after graduation.

This is a great opportunity to develop your own personal and professional skills in communication, leadership, teamwork, and more, while supporting your peers in their own career readiness.

Here is the link to the Peer Career Advisor (PCA) role on Handshake (job #7144874) – applications are open until November 30th, 2022! Please submit a resume and cover letter.

Goldman Sachs Lunch Event

Representatives from Goldman Sachs will be visiting the Business School as part of the School of Business Investment Program’s Goldman Sachs Day event.

The Representatives would like to meet with underrepresented groups on campus to illuminate the need for increased diversity in the industry and point participants to opportunities available to underrepresented groups.

This event will take place in the Tate Gallery (School of Business – 5 Liberty Street) from 12:00pm t0 1:30pm on November 9th.

Lunch will be provided. Students can sign up for the event using the link here!


Faculty Lecture Series: Before Roe and Dobbs: The History of Abortion in South Carolina

Faculty Lecture Series: Before Roe and Dobbs: The History of Abortion in South Carolina

Join the Honors College and History Professor & Co-Director of the Women’s Health and Research Team, Cara Delay, for a discussion about the History of Abortion in South Carolina.

This is a great opportunity for any students interested in Reproductive Health.

This event will take place in Addlestone Library Room 227 on November 16th at 12:00pm.

All students are encouraged to attend this event. Lunch will be provided for students who complete this registration! Please reach out to Vincent Fraley with any questions!

Students 4 Support is Recruiting

Become a trained S4S volunteer and help support your peers and the CofC community

The opportunity: Students 4 Support is a group of highly trained volunteers who provide their peers with nationally recognized nationally recognized emotional response techniques. Team members are trained to…

  • Provide academic, personal, and social support for students
  • Assist students in the navigation of the college environment
  • Build relationships between students, staff, and faculty
  • Foster individual development of self-reliance and self-advocacy

Great fit for: Those who are passionate about mental health / enjoy helping others / Prioritize diversity & inclusion / Are interested in becoming part of a welcoming team

  • All majors, genders, and personalities are welcome and encouraged

How to apply: Visit the S4S application page for more details

The College Reads Program Author Event

Join The College Reads Program and Clint Smith, author of How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery, for a book discussion.

The book discussion will take place on Monday, October 24 at 7 pm. This event is completely free and open to the entire CofC community.

Although it is encouraged, students do not have to have read the College Reads Book. Free copies of How the Word is Passed are available in the Lightsey Center Lobby, Education Center Lobby, Beatty Center Lobby, Rita Hollings Science Center Lobby, and the Office of New Student Programs in the Lightsey Center Annex.

Help revive the Honors Student Association and make this year fun!

Attention Honors students, if you are…

  • Interested in a fun, low-key leadership position
  • Want to build great friendships
  • Have some free time on Mondays or Tuesdays at 5 p.m.

…Consider joining the Honors Student Association (HSA)!

What’s the HSA? A student-run organization dedicated to enhancing the Honors College community for all members through social, academic, and service activities and opportunities.

Where’s it been? The HSA has been relatively low-key over the past few years, but now is the perfect time to revive it!

What type of activities? Previous HSA events include: Pumpkin carving, friendsgiving, exam meltdowns, book swap & sale, val-/pal-/gal-entines, spring semi-formal, senior send-off.

How to get involved: Email Dr. Permenter ( for more info!