Three Weeks in Greece with the Sea Turtles? Yes Please!

The Center for Civic Engagement is offering a 2024 Maymester Alternative Break trip to Greece focused on wildlife rehabilitation and sustainable Tourism.

Alternative Break? An immersive educational travel experience that connects students with thought leaders and community organizations who are serving their communities in forward-thinking ways.

The Maymester Trip: Travel to Zakynthos, Greece from May 14 – June 4, 2024, and support sea turtle conservation efforts on the island. During the trip participants take part in strong direct service, educational programing, daily reflection, and leadership development.

How to Apply: Submit the application form to by Sunday, November 26 at noon.


The Center for Civic Engagement is Hosting Service Opportunities for Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Month!

November is Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Month, and to participate, CofC’s Center for Civic Engagement is hosting four service opportunities next week!

Make Fleece Scarves: Join them for a minute, five minutes, or as long as you’d like to help make easy, no-sew fleece scarves for the unhoused in our community. This pop-up service event will be on Monday, November 13th, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Cougar Mall.

Assemble Food Kits: Stop by to help put emergency food kits together for those dealing with food insecurity in our community on Wednesday, November 11th, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Cougar Mall.

Habitat for Humanity Build Day: Help build hope and a home for a Charleston family. Tools, food and transportation provided for this nearby Charleston Habitat for Humanity build day. This event will be on Saturday, November 18th, from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Register here by Thursday, November 16th.

Clean Windwood Farm: Get your hands dirty and dig in to help spruce up Windwood Farm, a residential site that provides hope and healing to boys affected by neglect, abuse or other trauma, on Saturday, November 18th, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Food and transportation included. Register here by Wednesday, November 15th.

For more information about the first three opportunities, email Anne McGrath at For more information about the Windwood Farm opportunity, email Alani Boyd at

CofC’s Fall Donation Drive Is Going On Now!

CofC Student Life, the Student Government Association, and Cougar Pantry are currently holding CofC’s Fall Donation Drive!

The Drive: Non-perishable food and hygiene products will be collected from October 18th through October 31st in the designated locations to support resource-insecure students.

The Competition: This drive is also a competition! Label your donations with your favorite campus organization, and the three that raise the most by the end of the drive will receive monetary prizes and a thank you video from President Hsu!

To Donate: There are donation drop-off spots in the main entryway of the Honors Center (10 Green Way) and in the SGA Office (Stern 401).

For more info, see the provided flyer or reach out to SGA President Lilli Taylor at

Pop-Up Service Opportunity on October 23rd!

The Center for Civic Engagement is hosting a pop-up Halloween service event on Monday! Any and all members of the student body will have the opportunity to give back and help the CofC community help others.

The Event: Stop by for a minute, 5 minutes or as long as you’d like to help fill healthy Halloween treat bags for children and families staying at the nearby Ronald McDonald House.

When & Where: The event will be…

  • On Monday, October 23rd, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • In Cougar Mall

For more information, please contact Anne McGrath at

Volleyball Fundraiser on Oct. 21 supports the Magee-Womens Research Institute

On Saturday, October 21st, the CofC volleyball team is holding a Pink-Out Event to support the Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation, the country’s largest women’s research institute!

Details: During CofC’s Oct. 21 volleyball game against Elon (games starts at 1:00 p.m.), there will be a raffle where prize baskets can be won for small donations.

Prizes Include:

  • 5 Free class-passes to The Works
  • The Old Whaling Company gift bag (lotions/candles/soaps)
  • Soft Cooler + Yeti and Starbucks gift cards from Carolina Retain Experts
  • Gifts cards to Legend Deli, James Island Nutrition, Tavern and Tables, Waters Edge, and Holey City Bagels
  • Dee Ruel jewelry
  • Chubbies gift bag (bottle opener/hat/socks/shirt/Vinyl/can jackets)

How to Attend: CofC Volleyball games are free and open to the public in TD Arena!

  • Can’t make the game but still want to contribute? You can make a donation that directly supports the event!

Join the Honors College for a free tour of the International African American Museum

The Honors College Signature Series is offering honors students a free guided tour of the International African American Museum in downtown Charleston.

When/Where: Saturday, October 28 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the IAAM (14 Wharfside St.).

The Tour: Explore the untold stories of the African American journey at one of our country’s most sacred sites. The International African American Museum documents the journey that began in Africa centuries ago and continues today. Experience exhibits, stories, and history of trauma, truth, and triumph at Charleston’s newest museum.

  • The tour will be personalized for the Honors College and led by Dr. Felice Knight, the museum’s Director of Education.

How to Attend: Register to reserve your ticket. Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your spot!


Become a CofC changemaker with the Bonner Leadership Program

Applications for the Bonner Leadership Program are now open!

About Bonner: A four-year service-based scholarship program for students who want to impact change on campus and in our community.

  • Approximately 300 hours of service per year with a Charleston-area non-profit.
  • Weekly Bonner Leader meetings focused on relevant social justice issues.
  • Provide valuable leadership in the Charleston community.

Benefits: Scholarship support / Develop leadership, communication, strategic and organizational skills / Become a part of the Bonner family

Great Fit For: Members of the Class of 2027 who want to make a real impact; students of all majors, backgrounds, and interests thrive in Bonner.

How to Apply: Online application + letters of recommendation + in-person interview; apply by September 14.

Part-Time Position with Heart Math Tutoring

Heart Math Tutoring is hiring a paid, part-time Program Coordinator!

The Opportunity: Serve as the on-site tutoring coordinator for two local elementary schools during this upcoming school year.

  • Oversee 50 – 60 students’ growth in math skills and enthusiasm for academics
  • Manage and support 50 – 80 weekly volunteers
  • Liaise with teachers, school staff, and families
  • ~20-24 hours per week at $21 to $23 per hour

The Organization: Heart Math Tutoring provides a fun way to build relationships with students while delivering academic skills crucial to their success (it’s also our newest Honors Engaged partner!).

Application Details: Online application + resume and cover letter; position begins in August so apply ASAP.