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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. Frequently check this COVID-19 link. and the gray boxes below to stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates.


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 “Delta Links” program. The ultimate goal is to enhance academic achievement, improve retention, and promote sisterhood of all women who are working towards a higher education.

Our History

Since 2007, D.E.F.I.N.E.’s sole purpose was to allow members of the community to serve as role models and provide mentoring, academic support and higher educational opportunities for females enrolled at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. With guidance and mentorship form community leaders, members of the D.E.F.I.N.E. organization have provided community service through various youth group organizations. As a direct result of membership in D.E.F.I.N.E, the group has experienced improved academic performance, increased retention and graduation rate.


Proposed Functions and Activities

Mentoring sessions held twice a month. These sessions will address academic preparedness, financial needs, personal needs and environmental & cultural concerns.

Various campus and community service projects. D.E.F.I.N.E. members will serve as mentors to the youth of Lancaster County through various organizations such as Clinton Elementary School, HOPE of Lancaster, K.A.R.E., Habitat for Humanity, and The Lancaster Children's Home. Through these organizations, D.E.F.I.N.E. will promote the importance of higher education and cultural enrichment activities. In addition, D.E.F.I.N.E. will have an active participation in campus sponsored events.


Officers 2019-2020


Patience Nkyesiga

Vice President

Missy Melton


Jasmine Watson

Assistant Secretary

Kaila Brasington