Yes, campus looks a little different this year. With mostly online classes, minimal on campus activities, and little to no gameday events it’s the perfect time to get creative with getting involved in student organizations. ADPi believes the benefits of taking part in campus organizations is something that can make your college experience richer and more educational. That being said, we've asked a few Beta Epsilon sister’s what organizations they are involved in and how you can join.
Sophia Moschella & Maegan Latham
USCDM is completely student-ran, and is the biggest on campus. As an organization, money is raised for Children’s Miracle Network. The money goes directly to the Prisma Health Children’s Hospital to fund the child life program. Sophia and Maegan are a part of Morale with USCDM. They raise money all year and are described as the “hype crew” for the main event!
Sophia says, "This organization is truly so powerful because not only can I work with others so passionate about the cause, but you can see the direct impact it makes on families in need. Any USC student can sign up to be a hero at uscdm.org. I encourage you to be a hero and join a team with either a sorority/fraternity or even with a group of friends. You can also donate to any person already signed up!"
"This organization has been one of the highlights of my college career. I have gotten to learn so much from the different miracle families and the incredible children at PRISMA health, and have gotten to make a real impact in our community. I have also gained some of the best friends and memories that I will cherish forever,” says Meagan.
Student Gamecock Television is a local TV/media organization. Kendall is a nightly and morning news anchor, and also reports for USC Athletics. Kendall says, "I have gained experience and earned opportunities in the field that I am passionate about!”
Baileigh is a University Ambassador who gives tours and welcomes families as they tour UofSC. She also works the front desk and answers phone calls as families call to schedule tours. Baileigh also currently serves as captain of special events where she leads the organization on Saturdays for Open Houses and Admitted Student Days. "I have learned to grow professionally while making some of my closest friends. Also, I have learned to appreciate everything UofSC has to offer and fallen more and more in love with our school,” says Baileigh. “I found a group of high-achieving people that motivate me to be the best version of myself. Also, meeting families from all over the world and being able to connect with them is one of my favorite parts of my week." Applications to become a University Ambassador open every summer until about early September. There are three rounds of interviews and if chosen, it takes about a year to train and become certified. Baileigh says, “I encourage anyone who is passionate about UofSC to apply, it's been such a rewarding experience!”
Sophia is involved in club field hockey on campus! She says they have practices weekly that are a lot of fun. “Things have been weird this year because of Corona but I still really enjoy it. Last year I had the fun of beating Clemson twice and beating Georgia! Go cocks!" This was the first organization Sophia became involved in on campus and she expressed that it made school feel like home because she played field hockey throughout high school. Sophia says, "Next semester we will have room for more people on the team. We don’t host a tryout so everyone is welcome!"
The Carolina Judicial Board (CJB) works with the Office of Student Conduct. Becca rules on student appeals hearings as well as serve as Carolina Creed ambassadors. Greek Ambassadors serve as representatives of the Greek Community at admissions events, answering questions from prospective students and parents about all four Greek councils at UofSC! Becca is also a U101 peer leader and an orientation leader during freshman and transfer orientation. Becca says, "I have met and worked with so many different types of people from all walks of life that I never would’ve met if it weren’t for these organizations. Orientation leader and University 101 peer leader applications are open now and the CJB application opens each fall!”
Callie is a part of the Gamecock Pageant Club Carolina and the Carolina- Clemson Blood Drive Organization, which both are service organizations. "I have met so many people on campus and I feel a better sense of belonging because of them,” says Callie. If you are interested look on Garnet Gate for more information or reach out to Callie!