Join the Cougar Refugee Alliance

Cougar Refugee Alliance is now working to recruit tutors for refugee children in the Charleston area.

Cougar Refugee Alliance works together with the local resettlement agency (Lutheran Services Carolinas) along with the College’s Taskforce on Refugee Resettlement to assist local refugees in many aspects.

Last year Cougar Refugee Alliance helped resettle over 80 Afghan refugees in the Charleston area. Cougar Refugee Alliance is continuing to receive refugees weekly from Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Ukraine.

Students interested in becoming tutors may sign up here!

Apply Today to Join the Honors College Dean’s Advisory Group

Honors College

The Honors College is seeking students to join a Student Advisory Group that will work directly with Dean Beth Meyer-Bernstein to help guide the Honors College forward.

To Apply:  https://forms.gle/rZHmZix5bdzXJvhE7

Position Description: Students who serve on the Dean’s Advisory Group are essential in guiding the future of the Honors College. They will share their day to day experiences with the Dean so that the voices of the students are considered in the decision-making process. Additionally, they will provide student perspective on current and future Honors College policies.

Qualifications: 

  • Must be a member of the Honors College in good standing
  • Must be available for the entire 22-23 academic year
  • Committed to the values of the Honors College

Time commitment: approximately 2-4 hours per month for an academic year (flexible based on your schedule)

Application Process: Applicant must submit the following items for consideration

  • Complete the application form
  • A statement of interest that addresses the following question (in fewer than 500 words): How can students on the Dean’s Advisory Council improve the student experience in the Honors College and help their peers succeed?
  • The deadline to apply is Friday, September 30

Seminars on Human Rights, Security & Defense, and Cybersecurity

The Mroz Global Leadership Institute is hosting a series of seminars led by foreign service officer Caroline Croft from the State Department. Croft will invite colleagues for remote conversations about human rights, security and defense, and cybersecurity.

Croft will also have a workshop on foreign service for interested students and will be available for mentoring and advising session throughout the week.

 

5pm, Monday, Sept 26 – Seminar on human rights with Kerry Kennedy, president of Robert F. Kennedy RFK Center for Human Rights.  

5pm, Tuesday, Sept 27 – Workshop on foreign service careers with Caroline Croft, State Department. 

5pm, Wednesday, Sept 27 – Discussion on defense and security with Congresswoman Jane Harman.

5pm, Thursday, Sept 28 – Discussion on cybersecurity with Ambassador Deborah McCarthy, who is currently the US lead negotiator on a UN Cybercrime Treaty

For more information, check out the Mroz Global Leadership Institute website!

Upcoming NJAC (Not Just Another Club) Meetings!

NJAC (Not Just Another Club) has released a few of its meeting times for the upcoming fall semester!

The REACH program is looking for students to join NJAC. NJAC is a mentoring club on campus that connects mentors and mentees. Mentors and mentees participate in a wide range of activities together, including studying, going to the gym, attending sporting events, and just hanging out.

To learn more, attend one of the following club meeting times: Monday, September 19 at 6:30, Wednesday, October 10th at 6:30, and Monday, November 11th at 6:30. (All club meetings are in RSS 249).

For additional information, check out @cofc_njac on Instagram!

Apply to the Change Maker Program

Interested in making CofC a more sustainable community? The Cougar Changemaker Program aims to empower the campus community to create innovative sustainability initiatives through an accessible and well-supported change-making framework.

The Center for Sustainable Development is looking for projects that aim to make the College of Charleston campus more sustainable. Each semester, the Center for Sustainable Development can provide funding for up to $5,000!

The CofC Change Maker Program is a lengthy application, but the first part of the application is due September 26th, 2022. 

This is an amazing opportunity to make a positive local impact and boost your résumé.

For any questions or for more application information, please reach out to the Center for Sustainable Development.

Honors Engaged is looking for Project Mentors

With more community partners than ever, Honors Engaged is expanding our student leadership team!

The opportunity: As a project mentor, you will lead and mentor FYE students, and you will develop academically and professionally through your own research in HONS 398.

  • New community partners include Charleston Climate Coalition, Cuisine Rescue; My Sister’s House; YWCA’s Y Girls Code; Our Lady of Mercy’s Neighborhood House; Trident Literacy Association; Charles’ House; Carolina Youth Development Center; Charleston Area Justice Ministry; Office of Student Wellness and Wellbeing; Lowcountry Local First.
  • Returning community partners include The Green Heart Project; Center for Sustainable Development; Communities in Schools; Reading Partners; Kids on Point; The Lonon Foundation; Metanoia

Requirements: To be a project mentor, you must enroll in HONS 398 and be able to meet with the leadership team at one of the following times:

  • Wednesdays, 11-11:50am
  • Wednesdays, 12-12:50pm
  • Fridays, 12-12:50pm.

You must also be able to attend the Project Mentor Retreat on Saturday, September 10th from 9am-2pm.

Great fit for: Students looking to fulfill their Honors Immersed requirement, give back to the Charleston community, and/or add valuable professional/research experience to their resume.

How to join the team: For more information, reach out to honorsengaged@cofc.edu.