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About USC Connect

USC Connect is a comprehensive learning initiative focusing on students meeting educational goals through integrative learning.

USC Connect is for ALL students at USC Columbia, Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter and Union… not only students with a certain GPA, resume, or background… ALL students…

The USC Connect website provides resources for students, faculty, and staff including a searchable database of opportunities, information on 5 pathways for beyond the classroom engagement, tools for reflection (e.g., e-portfolios, and information on completing graduation with leadership distinction.)

USC Connect by class year:

  • Admission and orientation: Learn about USC Connect.
  • First year:
    Attend Get Connected Fair. Participate in USC Connect experience in U101. Search the database. Try out experiences. Check out your programs’ recommendations. Make a plan.
  • Sophomore-senior years:
    Execute plan (modify as needed). Community Service in 2nd year? Study Abroad in 3rd? Keep records & reflect through e-portfolio & build toward graduating with leadership distinction. Present/apply learning in class, through assignments, and at Discovery Day.
  • Graduation:
    Make connections across all experiences. Summarize learning in a culminating project. Plan how to apply learning to work/life. Graduate with leadership distinction.
  • As a graduate student:
    Participate in and apply beyond the classroom experiences to continuing study and professional development.

USC Connect is USC’s Quality Enhancement Plan approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, December, 6, 2011. See USC Connect History and Administration for further background.

USC Connect is a long-term initiative which is continually refined to support USC students in educational experiences that have no limits!

Contact Us

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Please contact us with any questions or comments:

USC Connect
Thomas Cooper Library, Suite L132
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

Irma Van Scoy, Executive Director
Damara Hightower-Davis, Assistant Director
Natalie Smith-Kenner, Administrative Coordinator
Nick Vaught, Student Services Coordinator
Lisa Camp, Student Advisor

Student Representative Board

Other important links:

Columbia, SC 29208 • 803-777-2808 •