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All University of South Carolina system institutions will be closed through the end of the spring semester. Columbia campus virtual instruction will continue through the end of the Summer II semester (Aug 1). Details can be found on the coronavirus landing page.

University 101 Programs

Beyond the Classroom Funds

Requesting Funds 

Funding of up to $10 per student (including peer/graduate leader and the instructor of record) will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to University 101 classes for engagement, learning and community development outside the classroom.

Examples of pre-approved activities

Gamecocks Eat Well Cooking Classes

Funding for activities that are not on the approved list will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


In order to qualify as an allowable expense, the event must:

  • occur outside of normal class time
  • foster beyond-the-classroom learning among class participants, with a focus on cultural, service and organized team-building opportunities
  • advance one or more of the course learning outcomes
  • be requested at least two weeks before the event

Other Guidelines

  • Funds will only be approved to support one beyond-the-classroom opportunity per section.
  • The applicant must be the instructor of record for a UNIV 101 class on the USC Columbia campus.
  • Money spent without prior authorization will not be reimbursed.
  • We are not authorized to provide money to an instructor in advance of an event.
  • These funds are unable to support food purchases, items intended for donation or supplies that have a shelf life beyond the day of the project (i.e. trash bags, gloves, cleaning supplies, craft items, etc.).
  • Funding for admissions costs will only be provided for trips to not-for-profit organizations.

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