The South Carolina Honors College network is comprised of almost 9,000 alumni. Our goal at the Honors College is not only to keep our alumni connected to one another but also to connect them to our students. We welcome creative new ideas for how alumni can engage with the Honors College. If you have suggestions or are interested in one or more of the opportunities listed below, please contact us at


Become a Class Captain

We're looking for alumni from each class to help us reconnect to those with whom we've lost touch. Class Captains may help the Honors College locate missing alumni, vet ideas for alumni initiatives, approve any letters written specifically to their graduating classes, and plan reunion activities. If you are interested in becoming a class captain, please contact Beth Hutchison.


Be Social

Interact with the Honors College through social media! Connect with other Honors alumni by joining our alumni-only group on LinkedIn: "South Carolina Honors College Alumni."

You can also like our page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.



Interested in getting involved but think you're too far away or too busy to make an impact? You can still support Honors College initiatives by donating to our Carolina Fund, an unrestricted fund that allows gifts to be used to support our areas of greatest need. Gifts may also be designated for specific scholarships or programs, listed here.


Sponsor an Event

Alumni willing to sponsor or help plan events in their cities are always greatly appreciated. Please reach out to Beth Hutchison with your ideas and interest in hosting an event!


Host an Intern

Internships are an important part of the Beyond the Classroom initiative in the Honors College. The Honors College internship program offers businesses and organizations a personalized approach for finding outstanding college interns and potential employees. Our goal is to provide our students valuable work experience to complement their academic preparation. If you are interested in hosting a student intern at your place of employment, you may contact Julie Hutt directly (803-777-1180). If you are not currently in the position to host an intern but would like to help support students completing unpaid internships, click here to give online


Recruit Students

It's a team effort to recruit top-notch students to the Honors College. You can help by telling prospective students about your Honors College experience and encouraging them to visit us. High school students can be added to the University's mailing list by contacting the Office of Admissions (803-777-7700).

GARNET (Gamecock Alumni Recruitment Network) is a group of alumni volunteers who assist the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with important recruitment activities across the nation, helping to extend the reach of our Admissions office. If you're interested in becoming an alumni recruiter, contact My Carolina Alumni Association at 803-777-4111 or


Serve as a Second Reader

Remember completing your senior thesis? We have students doing more than just writing extensive research papers - projects have ranged from a study of Ward One, the community that once stood where we now call campus, to musical compositions to a paper on the history and evolution of the Honors College. Let us know if you're interested in serving as a second reader and we'll do our best to match you with a current student in your field.