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Student Leadership and Engagement

You don’t need to look much past your front door for leadership opportunities and ways to engage with the Honors community.

Black Honors Caucus

The Black Honors Caucus (BHC) works to establish a sense of community among Black students within the Honors College and across campus. It is the BHC’s mission to promote community interaction, facilitate dialogue between the Black student community and the general Honors community and provide a forum for the open expression of the political, social and cultural views of Black students.

Q+ Honors Caucus

The mission of the Q+ Honors Caucus (QHC) is to cultivate a safe space within the SCHC where LGBTQ+ Honors students feel heard, respected and empowered in Honors and across campus. Through social events, academic opportunities and community partnerships, QHC aims to create a diverse and inclusive organization that promotes social connection, personal and academic growth and open expression of the identities and political, social and cultural views of LGBTQ+ students.

Cultural Engagement Program

The Cultural Engagement Program cultivates creativity throughout our community by hosting Honors College arts events and exhibitions, providing free tickets to a wide variety of cultural events, and engaging a group of students who are interested in a deeper dive into Columbia's dynamic cultural scene.

Honors Ambassadors

Honors Ambassadors are students who exemplify Honors College qualities of leadership, service, scholarship and global citizenship. Ambassadors serve as the "face" of the Honors College — primarily assisting in recruitment of prospective students. Their love for the Honors College is contagious!

Honors Peer Mentor Program

The Honors Peer Mentor Program is a program for incoming first-year Honors College students to help ease the transition into the Honors College and university life by grouping new students with experienced upper-level students. New students will then have a contact from the first day they arrive on campus to help them navigate this new collegiate lifestyle.

Honors College Student Assistants

The Honors College student assistants play a role in the day-to-day operations of the Student Services department while gaining professional skills. Responsibilities include clerical duties such as filing and answering the Honors College main phone line, providing customer service to students in the Computer Lab, assisting Honors College Advisors with projects and data entry within our internal database. Student workers also assist in specialized areas like IT and marketing.

Orientation Guides

Honors Orientation Guides are a critical part of our Honors Orientation program by helping to welcome our incoming first-year class to USC and to the Honors College community. Their enthusiasm for everything Honors and knowledge of the Honors experience makes sure our first-year students are well-prepared for their four years as Gamecocks.

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