The South Carolina Honors College network is comprised of more than 8,500 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Interact with the Honors College through social media! Like our page on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or request to join the official South Carolina Honors College group on LinkedIn. Posts and comments from alumni and students are encouraged!
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.
Host an Event
The Honors College occasionally hosts alumni and prospective student events in cities throughout the Southeast. Alumni willing to host or help plan events in their cities are always greatly appreciated.
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 send an email to the address above or contact Beth Watson 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.
Publish a Story
AHA! is the Honors College bi-annual magazine, which includes information for alumni, parents, students, and faculty. The Honors College website now also features a blog and newsfeed to highlight exciting news about our students and alumni. Support us by writing an article, submitting an idea, or taking pictures for publication. A variety of contributors always makes content more interesting!
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 email@example.com.
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.