Category Archives: News

Now accepting airport shuttle reservations for fall break!

Student Government coordinates a shuttle service for the student body to use free of charge. Reservation required. Continue reading

Graduate Student Association announces 2017-2018 Secretaries

The GSA is pleased to announce the following students will serve in the various roles of the president’s cabinet for the 2017-2018 school year. Continue reading

Pillars for Carolina gives freshmen sneak peek at university life

Pillars for Carolina was founded in 2011 to give future Gamecocks a head start on their campus experience. Continue reading

New: nominations are open for Professors for Student Affordability

To qualify as a Professor for Student Affordability, the professor must utilize free resources in at least one course. Continue reading

Statement from Ross Lordo on tuition increase

As your voice on the board, I attest, this was a difficult yet unavoidable decision. A tuition increase is needed to maintain the world-class higher education we demand and are experiencing. Continue reading

Apply for Freshman Council

Freshman Council acts as an entry-level organization within Student Government with an emphasis on leadership and community involvement. Continue reading

Graduation reminders from SBP Ross Lordo

Toss your hat, not confetti! Take care of our beautiful campus @UofSC. Leave the glitter and champagne at home. #GlitterisLitter Continue reading

New officers for Graduate Student Association announced

New officers have been elected to lead the Graduate Student Association at the University of South Carolina for the 2017-2018 academic year. Continue reading

Get to know the student body executive officers

The student government inducted new members on March 15. Learn more about the 2017-18 executive officers Ross Lordo (center), student body president, Dani Goodreau (left), vice president, and Merritt Francis, treasurer. Continue reading

Junior student leader Erin Brown takes on D.C. through the Washington Semester Program

This past fall, the Washington Semester Program, which is administered by the South Carolina Honors College, celebrated its 25th anniversary of sending qualified college students from around the state of South Carolina to our nation’s capital for a semester-long internship experience. Continue reading

Applications open for President’s cabinet and staff

Apply for one of several positions on the Student Body President’s Executive team! Applications close March 3 at midnight. Continue reading

Runoff information for College of Social Work

A runoff election for the College of Social Work will take place online Tuesday and Wednesday. Continue reading

Ross Lordo, Dani Goodreau and Merritt Francis win Student Government election

Sitting Vice President Ross Lordo was elected the 109th student body president of the University of South Carolina late Tuesday. Lordo’s running mate, current Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dani Goodreau, and Secretary of Alumni Relations Merritt Francis were also victorious. Continue reading

A love story: UofSC senior student leaders plan for their wedding and medical school

Camila Villacreses and Bryce Robbins are leaders in Student Government. As first-year students, Camila joined Freshman Council, and Bryce volunteered with Walk Home Cocky, a Student Government-sponsored program that helps students get home safely from the library at night. During their sophomore year, they both served on Executive Cabinet – Camila was secretary of safety and transportation while Bryce was secretary of athletics. Camila also held the chief of staff position for the student body president during her junior year. Continue reading

Volunteer Opportunity- Peer Listening Program

Participating in this program would give volunteers the opportunity to make a difference in the USC community as well as develop interpersonal skills necessary for any career. Continue reading

University of South Carolina, Clemson University launch Higher Education Report Card for legislative accountability

The University of South Carolina and Clemson University Student Governments have released the state’s first Higher Education Report Card. Continue reading

Want to get involved with Student Government? Here’s what you need to know!

Filing for both Senate and Executive positions will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, and Wednesday, Jan. 18, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Leadership and Service Center (Russell House 227). No experience is necessary to apply for a position! Continue reading

New Year, New Funding Process Timeline

As a new semester begins, so does a new bill passed by the Student Senate. Before winter break began, a new bill titled SBL 108(74) was initiated to cut the university funding process from five weeks to two weeks. Now all fund allocations for student organizations are immediately presented for a vote. Continue reading

Make sure your college is a priority!

Have you considered running for a Senate seat? The 50-member Student Senate is divided into districts, represented by academic colleges. Candidates campaign to represent a particular college and only run against others within the same college. Continue reading

Important meetings and deadlines for Student Body Elections

Election season is right around the corner! If you want to run for a 2017-2018 Executive Office position, here are some important dates to remember! Continue reading

Call for submissions: Mental Health Art Exhibit

In January 2017, Student Government will be hosting a Mental Health Art Exhibit. Through this art exhibit we encourage students to express their struggles in a creative and unique way, and engage in discussion revolving mental health. Every kind of art is accepted. Continue reading

Students are given a voice in million-dollar appropriation for classroom improvements

The survey is live and will be open until Oct. 12. To be a voice for our students, provide your input through the following link: Continue reading

Uber agreement offers 25 percent discount to University of South Carolina students

Starting Sept. 8, users will be able to receive a 25 percent discount on Uber Safe Rides Thursday through Saturday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Students can request a Safe Ride to their destination within the designated geographic Uber pickup zone. Continue reading

The Daily Gamecock: Student Government looks forward to productive semester

Emily Barber interviews Michael Parks and Ross Lordo about their plans for the semester. Continue reading

Sitting down with the student body president

“I think that this year’s student government is going to be the most engaging, the most impactful and the most visible student government that this campus has seen in over a decade,” says Michael Parks. Continue reading