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Leadership and Service Center

  • Students are briefed on the activities of the day prior to MLK Day of Service.

MLK Days of Service

Each year we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a series of events held throughout the month of January. Join hands with your Carolina community to honor Dr. King’s life and to work together to help others.

Annual MLK Events

Each year, we remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a slate of annual events plus special seminars and other learning experiences that continue to spread his vision and work.

MLK Day of Service

Honor the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on our Annual Day of Service. Join thousands of volunteers throughout the country who will serve others in their community. 

King Day at the Dome

Please join the South Carolina NAACP, Leadership and Service Center representatives, and hundreds of Columbia community members for the annual march to the South Carolina State House. 

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich-Making Competition

The Arc of South Carolina, the Best Buddies organization, and the Leadership and Service Center have collaborated for a third  year to bring a unique opportunity for students to get involved. Participants have the chance to win some prizes!  All PB&J's made during the four hours will be brought to the 153 Project, a local organization that feeds many people in need every Wednesday night at Finlay Park. 

Gamecock Pantry Food Drive 

Food items: rice, pasta, peanut butter, jelly, pasta sauce, cereals, canned meat, Pop Tarts (toaster pastry), snacks, and granola bars. Travel-sized toiletries and school supplies: shampoo, toothpaste, feminine products, deodorant, toilet paper, pens, and notebooks. Items can be dropped off in the Leadership & Service Center (Russell House 227) or the Gamecock Pantry (McBryde Quadrangle A).


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