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USC Lancaster reopened for in-person classes on August 20, 2020. Face coverings are required on-campus and social distancing is encouraged among members of the campus community. The semester will be offered in an accelerated format, with in-person instruction ending on Nov. 24. In addition, classes will be held on many traditional holidays and breaks to allow for the semester to end earlier than usual. Classes will be held remotely on General Election Day (Nov. 3), Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Fall break will also be cancelled with face-to-face instruction being held on Oct. 15-16. Frequently check this COVID-19 link. and the gray boxes below to stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates.

    Clubs and Organizations

    There’s something for everyone at USC Lancaster. And if you don’t see what you’re looking for, we’ll help you get it started.


    Chemistry Club

    We are open to all students who are interested in science and have taken one or more chemistry classes at USC Lancaster.

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    Our purpose is to provide mentoring, academic support and higher educational opportunities for young females enrolled at the University of South Carolina Lancaster through the D.E.F.I.N.E. program. The ultimate goal is to enhance academic achievement, improve retention, and promote sisterhood of all women who are working towards a higher education.

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    Disability Support Group

    To encourage and support all student with disabilities and special needs in order to ensure the success of their college career.

    Food Pantry

    If you are struggling to get by and have little money for food, please feel free to stop by the pantry to receive needed food items.

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    Future Business Leaders of America

    The purpose of FBLA is to provide, as an integral part of the instructional program, additional opportunities for college students in business and/or business-related fields to develop vocational and career supportive competencies and to promote civic and personal responsibilities.


    Gaming Lancers

    Created to unite students through games, fun, and socialization.

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    Kappa Pi Delta: Criminal Justice Student Organization

    We advance scholarship in criminal justice and allied professions.

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    Lancaster Players

    USC Lancaster's theater group.

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    Literature Club

    Open to all USCL students, the Literature Club aims to foster a deeper appreciation for written art by reading and discussing selected novels.

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    Omega Scholars

    Open to all USCL male students, we provide mentoring, academic support and higher educational opportunities.

    Meetings: Every other Tuesday of each month at 12:15 p.m.

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    Outdoor Recreation Club

    We meet up to enjoy nature.

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    Peer Advisors at Lancaster (PAL)

    Our group participates in activities like registration and orientation to help others succeed on campus.

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    Psychology Club & Psi Beta

    We help you become familiar with careers in the psychology field and help you find work opportunities on and off campus.

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    Research Club

    Designed to increase the overall student understanding and contribution to undergraduate research at USCL and the Graduation with Leadership Distinction program, specifically in the research pathway.


    Rotoract Club

    To provide opportunities for personal and group activities to serve the community and promote understanding and goodwill toward all people.

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    Student Government Association (SGA)

    We provide programs and functions throughout the year and administrator budgets for student activities.

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    Veterans Group

    Open to all USCL Veterans and Military Students. Advisors are John Rutledge and
    Ken Cole.