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Leadership and Service Center

Women's Programs

Creating rewarding experiences for female undergraduate students as well as the professionals who take them under their wing. 

Women's Mentor Network

The Women’s Mentor Network builds alliances with campus and community groups to educate, empower and mentor female students at the University of South Carolina. USC believes in providing a supportive and inclusive environment for all students, regardless of gender. The network pairs faculty and staff with undergraduate women to build a community of support and engagement while fostering personal and professional growth. Along with mentoring, the network offers events and workshops.

Applications close September 12, 2018 at 4 p.m.

To Request a Mentor

If you'd like to request a mentor, applications usually launch in early July and close the first week of September. Check back for details.

To Become a Mentor

Volunteer applications usually launch in early July and close the first week of September. Check back for details.


Women's History Month

Break with a Boss

Date: all month
Leadership and Service Center

Visit the LSC for meal vouchers to celebrate the outstanding women you work with. Visit for more information about how to participate.

Thank You Cards and Women’s Programs

Date: March 2, 8, 20
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Leadership and Service Center

Visit the Leadership and Service Center and take the time to pick up a bookmark, write a thank you card for Women who have impacted your life, and learn more about programs and offerings for Women from the Leadership and Service Center and The Center for Health and Well-Being.

Growth Mindset Workshop 

Date: March 7
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Location: Leadership and Service Center

A workshop in partnership with Healthy Campus Initiatives.

Growth mindset is knowing that there are multiple paths to success and that everything is an opportunity to learn. With the help of Healthy Campus Initiatives, come learn how to have a growth mindset within the framework of being a woman when you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious.

Finer Womanhood Week

Dates: March 5-10

Zeta Phi Beta events

SGRho Week

Dates: March 19-23

Beauty Redefined Board

Date: March 21
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Location: Leadership and Service Center

Tell us how YOU are redefining beauty. Join us to share how you are more than beauty, and redefine how society views women through a photo and interactive opportunity.

The Body Project Workshop

Dates: March 21 and 28
6-8 p.m.
Center for Health and Well-Being, 2nd floor
Registration required:

The Body Project is a conversation about body image and the influences of cultural and social interactions. This small group is a two-part workshop led by the Changing Carolina Peer Leaders that will encourage the spread of body positivity and allow women on campus to move toward self-confidence and self-fulfillment. 

Seen and Heard Artist Talkback 

Date: March 22
6 p.m.
 Richland Library Main Branch

Join Seen and Heard artists, the Richland library, and elected officials from the City of Columbia for a community conversation and panel regarding the opportunities and barriers experienced by Women in the Midlands region.

Momentum Series: Beauty Redefined Keynote

Date: March 26
6:30 p.m.
Russell House Ballroom AB

Featuring Lexie and Lindsay Kite

Women are more than bodies, and when we see more in ourselves and others, we can be more! Join us for a one-hour visual presentation that teaches ways to recognize and reject harmful messages about women's bodies and worth through the development of body image resilience. 

Guided Meditation 

Date: March 28
1-2 p.m.
Center for Health and Well-Being room 215 

Join us for a guided meditation as we relax and step away from stress and expectations. Mindfulness and meditation have been shown to have many positive effects on both physical and mental processes and can be a treatment for anxiety, depression, panic attacks, chronic pain, eating disorders, sleep disturbances, and health concerns such as high blood pressure.

Outstanding Woman of the Year Ceremony

Date: March 28
Time: 4 p.m.
The University of South Carolina community honors accomplished female juniors and seniors who make a positive impact on campus and beyond.

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Bridging the Confidence Gap for Women Workshop 

Date: March 29
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: Russell House 203

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

Join for a discussion-based workshop where we look at powerful women in pop culture and determine how to bridge the confidence gap to achieve your goals.