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Gamecock Gateway

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Gamecock Gateway students can get involved at both the University of South Carolina or Midlands Technical College. Choose from over 500 student organizations, service opportunities, religious groups, working on campus as a peer leader, and more! 

Get Involved at USC

The University of South Carolina's Office of Student Life offers a wide array of opportunities to get involved on campus and in the community. 

Leadership and Service Center

With over 500 clubs and organizations, our Gamecock Gateway students are sure to find something they are interested in pursuing while at Carolina. The Leadership and Service Center connects students with opportunities for involvement, leadership development, service, and civic engagement. 

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation offers access to two fitness facilities -- Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center and Solomon P. Blatt PE Center. Both facilities have weight and cardio equipment as well as swimming pools. 


Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

OMSA offers space and programming for students with diverse backgrounds and identities. 

  • Join a student organization like the Association of African American Students (AAAS) or Individuals Respecting Identities and Sexualities (IRIS) 
  • Check out Hip Hop Wednesday hosted on Greene St. each month 


Gateway Peer Leaders

Gamecock Gateway Ambassadors are current and former Gamecock Gateway students who assist in welcoming new students to campus each spring and summer. Application and selection typically occurs in December-February. 

More questions? Reach out to Morgan Ruebusch at 

Applications are open now for Spring to Summer 2022!

Apply Here

Gamecock Gateway Peer Consultants are students who have completed at least one academic year and are made up of former Gateway students, transfer students, and other USC students passionate about helping others. They will meet with students one-on-one and in group settings in Bates House. GGPC's will meet with students individually and discuss academic success strategies such as time management, goal setting, study strategies, etc. They will also staff the desk in the Bates House Study Lounge and offer printing support.

More information on Student Success Center peer leader jobs

The Peer Tutoring program at the Student Success Center provides quality, course-specific academic support to USC undergraduate students at no cost. Peer tutors are undergraduate students who have excelled in the course they tutor and have been trained to facilitate discussions on course content, study skills and strong academic habits.

More information on Student Success Center peer leader jobs



There are only a few restrictions Gamecock Gateway students have on USC's campus. Gamecock Gateway participants cannot:

  • join social fraternities or sororities
  • hold office in a club or organization
  • be part of a club or organization that requires enrollment in a USC course (including ROTC)
  • participate in intercollegiate athletics*

However, these opportunities will be available to you when you transfer and enroll as a full-time USC student.

*Gamecock Gateway students can participate in some sport clubs. If you have questions about specific sports, reach out to Campus Recreation at 803-576-9377. 

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