Join the inaugural Launch X Cohort

The Launch X course explores different dilemmas entrepreneurs may encounter in launching their new ventures.

Each week will focus on a particular dilemma: Is the right team in place to build the company? How do you source the product sustainably?  Does the company have the funding needed to launch its expansion? How to deal with a partner who has gone rogue?

Students will utilize their own new ventures to debate potential solutions. The course will culminate in a Shark-Tank-style pitch for funding. 

Launch X will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays in Beatty 120 (Impact X room) from 3:25 to 4:40. The course will be taught by Troy Knauss, an experienced entrepreneur, and investor in over 60 startups.

Interested students should apply for the Fall 2023 cohort here!

Complete this Survey for the Commemoration Committee

The Commemoration Committee is asking all Honors College students to fill out the Following Survey: College of Charleston’s Interpretive Plan Survey

What is an Interpretive Plan: An Interpretive Plan will serve as a guide to how we share the history of CofC on Campus.

What does this Survey Ask: What should people learn about and experience on our historic campus? What stories and themes should we emphasize? How can we share our stories with everyone in memorable and inspiring ways?

How Long is the Survey: 2-3 minutes

Where is the Link for the Survey: Here

Become a Student Ambassador and Help Recruit Students of Color and First-Gen Students to CofC!

The Office of Admissions’ Student Ambassador Organization is looking for new student ambassadors to join their team!

The Program: Student Ambassadors is a BIPOC/AALANA student-led organization within the Office of Admissions which focuses on the recruitment and retention of students of color and first-generation students to the College of Charleston.

What Ambassadors Do: Host high school students overnight for a program called MOVE (Multicultural Overnight Visitor Experience) and for Minority Male Initiative (MMI); give campus tours; help out at Accepted Students’ Day.

How to Apply: The application form and instructions are available on Google Forms; the application closes on Wednesday, February 15 at 5 p.m. with interviews to follow on Feb. 17/18.

Ambassador of Switzerland to the US Jacques Pitteloud at CofC

Ambassador of Switzerland to the US Jacques Pitteloud will be at CofC speaking to students on Thursday, February 16th, at 4:30pm in Rita 101.

Jacques Pitteloud has served as Ambassador of Switzerland to the US of America since 2019. He joined the Swiss Foreign Service in 1987. From 1990-1995, he served in the Swiss Strategic Intelligence Service. He acted as a personal advisor to two successive Defence Ministers until 1999.After having been a witness of the Rwanda Genocide in 1994, Dr Pitteloud created an organization dedicated to the task of hunting down and bringing to justice the perpetrators, and he managed to have several of them prosecuted both by the international as well as domestic courts. Ambassador Pitteloud headed the Swiss Delegation to the Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.From 2010 to 2015, Jacques Pitteloud was Swiss Ambassador to Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, and the Seychelles.Dr Pitteloud earned a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. from the Law School at the University of Zürich (Master 1986, PhD 1987). He speaks French, English, German, Swiss German, Italian, and Spanish fluently, and he has a basic knowledge of a few other languages.

This is a great opportunity for any students interested in politics and international relations.

Interested students should RSVP here!

2023 Student Entrepreneur of the Year

The Center for Entrepreneurship is looking for applications for the College of Charleston “2023 Student Entrepreneur of the Year.” The winner will be recognized on April 12th at the Tommy Baker Entrepreneurship Hour and receive an award of $1,000 to help grow their business.

Any full-time enrolled student at the College of Charleston is invited to apply by the Sunday, February 12, 2023 deadline.

Students can apply here!

Additionally, Student entrepreneurs are also eligible to join the Founders Club to help students launch and grow their enterprises by bringing in noted entrepreneurs for mentoring and advice. The Founders Club’s next meeting is this Wednesday, February 1 from 5:00-6:00 in Beatty 120 (the Impact X room on the ground floor of the School of Business).

Become a Charleston 40 Tour Guide Today!

Charleston 40 is recruiting new Tour Guides!

Charleston 40, College of Charleston’s Tour Guide Association, is currently looking for new members. The purpose of Charleston 40 is to provide tours, represent the campus to any interested person(s), and facilitate the needs of the Office of Admissions. Charleston 40 holds bi-weekly meetings, and new guides are required to give 1 tour per week.

For any students interested, please complete this Google Form by February 3rd.

For any questions, please reach out to Eliza Frankel!

The College Reads Program Discussions

The College Reads Program is hosting several book discussions in the coming weeks.

These discussions will revolve around this past year’s College Reads book How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery, by Clint Smith.

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, the faculty house and the Office of New Student Programs in the Lightsey Center Annex.

All students are invited to attend Clint Smith’s public talk about How the Word is Passed on Monday, October 24 at 7:00pm at Sottile Theatre.





Tues., Oct 11

11:30 AM

Halsey Art Gallery

Nick Plasmati

Wed., Oct 12

12:30 PM

Addlestone Library, room 227

Amanda Kraft

Thur., Oct 13

12:30 PM

Addlestone Library, front doors (Calhoun St. side)

Dr. Richard Gilmore

Thur., Oct 13

2:30 PM

Tables Outside of Sottile House

Dr. Simon Lewis

Fri., Oct. 14

11:00 AM

Liberty Fresh Food Co. (to the left of the doors)

Dr. Lynne Ford

Tues., Oct 18

1:00 PM

Addlestone Library, room 227

Dr. Margaret Hagood

Wed., Oct 19

1:45 -2:30 PM

Stern Center Gardens (Rain Location: Stern Center, 205)

Dr. Lisa Covert

Wed., Oct 19

3:30 PM

Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture; Senator McKinley Washington Auditorium on the third floor.

Dr. Tamra Butler

Thur., Oct 20

12:00-12:30 PM

Arnold Hall, Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center

Dr. John Thomas III

Fri., Oct 21

2-2:30 PM

Solar Pavilion behind Higdon Student Leadership Center

Dr. Sarah Owens

For any questions or additional information, check out The College Reads Program.