Students 4 Support and S4S+ Are Recruiting!

Students 4 Support and S4S+ are recruiting student volunteers, and you’re encouraged to apply!

About Students 4 Support: Students 4 Support & S4S+ are a highly-trained, certified group of peer volunteers who offer support for personal, social, and academic concerns, frustrations, and questions. They provide support through in-person drop-ins and texting. S4S+ are members of the Queer community who are able to meet and talk with students in the pride center.

To ApplyClick this link and follow the application instructions. Applications are due May 24th, 2024 by 5 p.m.

Requirements: You must be able to submit the full application package (including three one to two-page essays) by the deadline, participate in the interview process, agree to volunteer for at least two semesters, and be able to attend all mandatory training dates:

  • Training days will be on the week of 8/14/2024, 8/15/2024, 8/16/2024, and 8/19/2024
  • Training is all day on those days, specific information will be provided to accepted members
  • Training dates may require students to be back on campus before dorm accommodations are open.  We recommend connecting with friends or requesting to connect with the Students 4 Support team to see if you can stay with one of them.
  • There are no make-up training dates. Please do not apply unless you can attend.

For more information, see the provided flyer, click this link, or go to @students4support on Instagram.

Join the CofC Math Club!

The College of Charleston math club is looking to add new members!

The Club: Whether you’re looking for games and puzzles, recreational problem solving, or structured competitions, the math club has all sorts of fun opportunities!

When & Where: The math club meets…

  • Every Tuesday from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
  • In RSS room 353

For more information, see the provided flyer or go to this link.

Become a CofC changemaker with the Bonner Leadership Program

Applications for the Bonner Leadership Program are now open!

About Bonner: A four-year service-based scholarship program for students who want to impact change on campus and in our community.

  • Approximately 300 hours of service per year with a Charleston-area non-profit.
  • Weekly Bonner Leader meetings focused on relevant social justice issues.
  • Provide valuable leadership in the Charleston community.

Benefits: Scholarship support / Develop leadership, communication, strategic and organizational skills / Become a part of the Bonner family

Great Fit For: Members of the Class of 2027 who want to make a real impact; students of all majors, backgrounds, and interests thrive in Bonner.

How to Apply: Online application + letters of recommendation + in-person interview; apply by September 14.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Are you looking for an exciting post-graduation opportunity? Would you like to live abroad for a year?

Through its variety of grants, the Fulbright program offers students the opportunity to work, study, and live in another country for up to one year after graduation in one of the over 140 Fulbright partner countries. A Fulbright can be a great way to begin graduate study, continue research, or pursue a meaningful gap year experience.

Students pursuing a Fulbright must have completed their undergraduate degree by the start of the Fulbright grant period and select one of the opportunities listed below.

English Teaching Assistantship: Teach English to students ranging in age from pre-k to college while engaging with the local community.

Open Study: Pursue a master’s degree in one of the many available one-year degree programs, including through a number of field-specific grants.

Open Research: Propose a year-long research project on the topic of your choice in any of the Fulbright countries or pursue one of the field-specific grants in the Arts, Business, or STEM fields.

To learn more about the Fulbright program and the unique opportunities it provides, follow the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards’ social media, which will highlight different Fulbright awards, application components, and Fulbright info sessions and events.

Join the inaugural Launch X Cohort

The Launch X course explores different dilemmas entrepreneurs may encounter in launching their new ventures.

Each week will focus on a particular dilemma: Is the right team in place to build the company? How do you source the product sustainably?  Does the company have the funding needed to launch its expansion? How to deal with a partner who has gone rogue?

Students will utilize their own new ventures to debate potential solutions. The course will culminate in a Shark-Tank-style pitch for funding. 

Launch X will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays in Beatty 120 (Impact X room) from 3:25 to 4:40. The course will be taught by Troy Knauss, an experienced entrepreneur, and investor in over 60 startups.

Interested students should apply for the Fall 2023 cohort here!

Complete this Survey for the Commemoration Committee

The Commemoration Committee is asking all Honors College students to fill out the Following Survey: College of Charleston’s Interpretive Plan Survey

What is an Interpretive Plan: An Interpretive Plan will serve as a guide to how we share the history of CofC on Campus.

What does this Survey Ask: What should people learn about and experience on our historic campus? What stories and themes should we emphasize? How can we share our stories with everyone in memorable and inspiring ways?

How Long is the Survey: 2-3 minutes

Where is the Link for the Survey: Here

Become a Student Ambassador and Help Recruit Students of Color and First-Gen Students to CofC!

The Office of Admissions’ Student Ambassador Organization is looking for new student ambassadors to join their team!

The Program: Student Ambassadors is a BIPOC/AALANA student-led organization within the Office of Admissions which focuses on the recruitment and retention of students of color and first-generation students to the College of Charleston.

What Ambassadors Do: Host high school students overnight for a program called MOVE (Multicultural Overnight Visitor Experience) and for Minority Male Initiative (MMI); give campus tours; help out at Accepted Students’ Day.

How to Apply: The application form and instructions are available on Google Forms; the application closes on Wednesday, February 15 at 5 p.m. with interviews to follow on Feb. 17/18.

Ambassador of Switzerland to the US Jacques Pitteloud at CofC

Ambassador of Switzerland to the US Jacques Pitteloud will be at CofC speaking to students on Thursday, February 16th, at 4:30pm in Rita 101.

Jacques Pitteloud has served as Ambassador of Switzerland to the US of America since 2019. He joined the Swiss Foreign Service in 1987. From 1990-1995, he served in the Swiss Strategic Intelligence Service. He acted as a personal advisor to two successive Defence Ministers until 1999.After having been a witness of the Rwanda Genocide in 1994, Dr Pitteloud created an organization dedicated to the task of hunting down and bringing to justice the perpetrators, and he managed to have several of them prosecuted both by the international as well as domestic courts. Ambassador Pitteloud headed the Swiss Delegation to the Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.From 2010 to 2015, Jacques Pitteloud was Swiss Ambassador to Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, and the Seychelles.Dr Pitteloud earned a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. from the Law School at the University of Zürich (Master 1986, PhD 1987). He speaks French, English, German, Swiss German, Italian, and Spanish fluently, and he has a basic knowledge of a few other languages.

This is a great opportunity for any students interested in politics and international relations.

Interested students should RSVP here!