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Clubs and Organizations

The University of South Carolina campus is a huge opportunity that never stops blooming. Your years here will be a time to explore interests, plan the future and connect with others who may become part of your forever.

Being a student on our campus opens you to a world of new possibilities and yet-to-be discovered interests. Connect with fraternity and sorority life, event planning committees, campus media or even form a new student organization. Pairing your academic pursuits with memorable moments and good friends makes for a picture-perfect college experience.

It’s always a great time to get involved. We kick off every semester with a day-long campus wide Student Organization Fair. You can check out student organizations, meet members and see all the different ways to get involved. Check out Garnet Gate, the university's online home for hundreds of campus organizations.

Find your favorites

With more than 575 clubs and organizations, it’s easy to connect with others who share your interests whether you’re into music, anthropology, gaming or activism. 

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  • Student Life

    There’s always something fun to do around our seasonal campus. Find yourself out on Greene Street enjoying Hip Hop Wednesday, off representing the university at a club team competition or organizing a local community service project. Your best times will be even better because you’re here.

  • The outdoor pool at the fitness center at dusk with people hanging out getting ready to watch a movie at the Dive-In Movie event.
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Get Involved

Connecting with others is easy using our Garnet Gate platform. Check out the more than 575 campus organizations, find out about upcoming events or message club leaders. Search by topic, purpose, events or group names to get connected all year long.

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    Go and Do

    Take part in local and regional outings whether you’re camping on a mountain ridge, competing in a rugby tournament or making your community a better place.

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    Lead the Way

    Gain valuable leadership skills and experience as an officer in an organization. Use your strengths to help lead with others and create a positive impact on campus and within your community.

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    Serve Others

    Join a service-based class, connect with a group or participate in one of the many on-campus community service events that pop up throughout the year.


Students gathered at the Student Org Fair on Greene Street checking out the tents for each organization.
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Getting involved in general is so important. It can change your college experience and make such a big difference.

Lindy Linebaugh, Junior, Public Relations

Here's the first step.

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