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Student Organizations

As a campus partner, you will have the opportunity to promote your student organization in our Garnet Guide, which is distributed to every new student and guest who comes through our undergraduate Orientation program.


Partner requests are open!

The deadline for partner requests is April 1, 2020. After this date, we cannot guarantee you will be featured in the Garnet Guide. Please fill out the Student Organization Partner Request Form to become a partner.


Partnership Levels

Increase name recognition for your organization and cultivate awareness of your programs and services. All ads must be provided by your organization and abide by ONSO design elements.

Carolina Level ($300)
2 Pictures & organization name placed in the Garnet Guide with an 8-12 sentence (2 paragraph) description.

Gamecock Level ($250)
Organization name placed in the Garnet Guide with an 8-12 sentence (2 paragraph) description.

Willy B. Level ($200)
1 Picture & organization name placed in the Garnet Guide with a 4-6 sentence       (1 paragraph) description.

Spur Level ($150)
Organization name placed in the Garnet Guide with a 4-6 sentence (1 paragraph) description.

Cocky Level ($50)
Organization name listed in the Garnet Guide with a brief sentence description    (5-15 words).

Advertising Options

Garnet Guide

The Garnet Guide is distributed to all new students at Orientation. It is a combination of resources and services relevant to a student’s first year at the University of South Carolina. Partners can run an ad in the publication, in an assortment of size options.

The Garnet Guide is a publication distributed to all students and their families during orientation. This will include students admitted for the following terms:  Summer 2019, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. All Student Organization Advertisements will be a part of the “Engaging at Carolina” section of the Garnet Guide.  Please consider the following when submitting content for the Garnet Guide.

  • Sentence Descriptions should include quick information about the organization and how to get in contact with the organization.
  • Paragraph Descriptions should elaborate on what the organization is about and how to get involved.
  • Images should be in a 4:3 ratio with pixels of 1800 x 1350 or higher. The photo could also be a logo but we recommend avoiding clip art, irrelevant animations, and text-heavy images. They can be sent in jpeg, tiff, or png formats. The photos will be scaled down but will need a high resolution. The proper image ratio will assist us in making assure all student organizations participating in the same level are equitable and uniform.

We ask that you submit your advertisement via e-mail attachment to All submissions must be received by April 1 and are subject to review and the discretion of the Office of New Student Orientation staff.

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