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Service-Learning students are improving the USC Upstate Community and the greater Upstate region one class at a time. Through hands-on learning opportunities, these students are working beyond the four walls of their classrooms and embracing opportunities to learn and work at the same time. From translating important information into Spanish for nonprofit organizations to creating community programs for the Spartanburg Art Museum, USC Upstate students are striving to make a difference with their classwork. 

Men’s Basketball: Upstate Earns Bid to CIT Tournament, Will Host Home Game on Thursday

The USC Upstate men’s basketball team is back in the postseason for the fourth time during the program’s Division I era as the Spartans have accepted a bid to play in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) and will host a […]

Volunteer Services Announces Exceptional Student Service Award

The Exceptional Student Service Award is awarded each month to an individual student AND a registered student organization that has exhibited exceptional commitment to supporting the needs and interests of our community locally, nationally, and/or globally through direct community service.  The […]

Volunteers Needed to Help with Regional Spelling Bee

Organizers of the 2017 Regional Spelling Bee need volunteers for the event that will bring together students from schools across Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties. The good news: Volunteers don’t have to be great spellers. There are more than 20 […]

Martin Luther King Day of Service, Monday, January 16, 2017

The Martin Luther King Day of Service is an annual event that brings college students and community members together nationally for the sole purpose of service. The University of South Carolina Upstate encourages students, faculty and staff to volunteer throughout […]

Looking for Classes for Spring 2017? Consider enrolling in a Service-Learning Course!

Service-learning offers experiences outside the classroom that will help you to be a well-rounded, socially-minded individual. Here is just one example of a service-learning class offered this Spring: ENGL 102-37 TR 12:15-1:30 ENGL 102-39 TR 1:40-2:55 Why enroll in this […]

Taking Students Beyond The Classroom

Professional communication is about more than being able to speak clearly. Just ask students in Dr. Carolyn R. Webber’s SPCH 398-028 professional communications class. “This particular class helped me because we did a lot of studying in preparation for the […]

USC Upstate Faculty, Students Help Others in Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light

A public art project is shedding new light on Spartanburg communities and many at the University of South Carolina Upstate have had a part in making it happen. Last year, Spartanburg received a $1 million grant from the Bloomberg Philanthropies […]

USC Upstate “Operation Educate” Awarded Certificate of Appreciation

Congratulations to Dr. Araceli Hernandez-LaRoche, Dr. Samantha Hauptman and their students on a recent honor from the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department. Hernandez-LaRoche and Hauptman, along with students in their spring service-learning “Twin ILls of Terrorism” class, were awarded a […]

Donate Socks for the Homeless During Socktoberfest

Join the Americorps VISTA in a sock drive benefiting our local community partners, Greer Relief and TOTAL Ministries. Donations can be dropped off in Sansbury Campus Life Center, Room 202. For more information, contact Charlie Lafer at vista1@uscupstate.edu or (864) […]

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