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Apply for a new School of Humanities and Social Sciences Initiative

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Dean’s Office has launched a new initiative for its majors and minors. HSS LEAP (leadership, experiential learning, academic achievement, professional development) is an inclusive community of diverse students and professors from a wide variety of backgrounds committed to working together to build meaningful relationships that will support students as they strive to achieve their goals. This multi-year academic enrichment program has four strategic goals to promote comprehensive student development: increasing academic achievement, encouraging experiential learning, providing professional development, and creating community. Participants will gain skills that will prepare them to be independent lifelong learners who will engage in solving complex problems and act as informed citizens who contribute to their communities. Accepted students will receive a $250 per semester scholarship as well as an opportunity to apply for funding for experiential learning opportunities (study abroad, summer research, internships, etc.).

Applications to join the program are now open and can be found here. Deadline to apply is March 1.

Major or minor in HSS program (including interdisciplinary programs)
GPA 2.0+
Willing to commit at least one year to be involved with HSS LEAP
Rising sophomores and juniors preferred

*Applications from members of all underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged!

Questions? Email

Posted on February 24, 2020 in Uncategorized

Guest Speaker: Chris Gabbard

Chris Gabbard will speak about his 2019 book, A Life Beyond Reason, a compelling account of medical ethics, neurodiversity, and the power of love. This will be wonderful for any students of medicine, health, psychology, special education, philosophy, and/or literature.

February 26th at 4:00pm
Rita Hollings Science Center Room 102

Posted on February 20, 2020 in Uncategorized

CIA to Visit the Career Center on Monday

The CIA is returning to the Career Center, located on the second floor of the Lightsey Building, this coming Monday, February 24th! They will be hosting an information session and Q&A, participating in Employer in Residence (1:1 resume reviews), and hosting two simulation exercises for students. See below for the day’s schedule.

Posted on February 18, 2020 in Uncategorized

Rotary Global Grant Applications Open

About Rotary: Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. By working together to respond to real community needs, clubs and districts strengthen their global partnerships.

Global grants can fund humanitarian projects, scholarships for graduate-level academic studies, and vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about their field or to learn more about it themselves. The minimum budget for a global grant project is $30,000. The Foundation’s World Fund provides a minimum of $15,000 and maximum of $400,000.

Who: Students interested in funding opportunities.

Note: Students applying must be members of their local Rotary Club, which is an organization that encourages and fosters the ideal of service in personal, business, and community life. Students who wish to join can contact the local Charleston group here.

The application is now live and available online.

Interested? Contact us at by February 28th to be considered.

Questions or application help? Contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards,

Posted on February 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

Honors Summer Enrichment Award Applications

What: Honors College summer enrichment awards provide an opportunity for Honors students to pursue intellectually engaging activities during the summer months. Activities eligible for funding include personal expenses related to study abroad, research , internships, and community impact projects. These grants can be used to cover housing, travel to study abroad or internship sites, food, and other living expenses. They do not cover tuition, course work, or the materials cost associated with research, nor do they provide stipends for work performed. The amount of funding will be based on the number of proposals we receive and on the strength of each proposal in terms of how well it connects an applicant’s summer plans to their long-term goals. The maximum amount of funding available per student is $1000. Applicants must be in good standing in the Honors College. Recipients will be required to publicly present on their summer endeavors sometime during the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

Application paperwork, which includes detailed instructions, can be found in the Forms tab at the top of the Honors Hub. Questions may be directed to

When: The deadline to apply is 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020.

How: Completed applications should be uploaded to your OAKS advising folder, in the Summer Enrichment Grants dropbox. Students must also upload an updated copy of their resume to the resume folder on OAKS.

Posted on February 13, 2020 in Uncategorized

Guest Speaker: Mariah Parker

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program will be hosting Mariah Parker on February 27th, 5-6:30pm, in the Rita Liddy Hollings Center, room 101. Parker is a young, Black, openly queer, community organizer, recently elected city council woman in Athens, GA who is also a Ph.D. student in Linguistics at the University of Georgia, and rapper. She made headlines when she was sworn into office on Malcom X’s autobiography, held by her mother. Mainstream media outlets have characterized her as part of the wave of young women of color “rescuing the Democratic party” and “expanding the parameters of black leadership.” Her areas of focus are economic stability and racial justice as well as criminal justice reform and raising the minimum wage. Parker’s lecture “Cultivating Courage: From Experience to Political Action for Justice” (open to the public) will serve as a bridge between Black History Month and Women’s History Month, inspiring attendees – particularly students – to consider what courage in politics looks like. Parker will also be performing under her stage name, Linqua Franqa, at The Royal American on Friday, February 28th, 6pm (no cover charge).

Parker’s visit, hosted by WGS, is being generously supported across campus by Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, the Center for Sustainable Development, The Honors College, The Office of Institutional Diversity, African American Studies, Political Science, Multicultural Student Services and Programs, and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Posted on January 29, 2020 in Uncategorized

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