Community engagement describes the collaborations between the University of South
Carolina and our local, state, regional, national and global neighbors. Join us in building
relationships and fostering the exchange of mutually beneficial ideas, knowledge and
The Benefits of Engagement
Community engagement is a shared experience. Through the partnerships we form, both
the university and the community prosper from the relationship.
Community partners in the public and private sectors benefit from our world-class
faculty expertise in research, planning and program evaluation as well as increased
participation by energetic and committed student volunteers.
In turn, the university advances from the enriched scholarship, research and creative
activity spawned by our partnerships. Community engagement also helps us enhance curriculum,
teaching and learning opportunities for our students.
Ultimately, our partnerships allow us to prepare more educated, involved citizens;
strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues
and contribute to the public good.
Let's get started!
"The primary mission of the University of South Carolina Columbia is the education
of the state's citizens through teaching, research, creative activity and community engagement ."
– President Harris Pastides
Let us connect you to the right resources. If you are interested in working with the
university to meet a community need,
contact us today.
Community Engagement Osborne Administration Building Suite 102 University of South Carolina Columbia, SC 29208