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Become a Leader

Hall Government for Green Quad

What do you want to see happen in the Green Quad? If you have an answer to this question or if you simply want to be a part of developing the answer, get involved with Green Quad Hall Government! Each residence hall has a Hall Government comprised of GQ residents that want to influence the culture of their residential experience. The group serves as the voice for all residential students in Green Quad and has the opportunity to develop programming and advocacy initiatives in making Green Quad a great place! The group will work with the Hall Government Advisor and other professional staff members across campus in making a positive change for the community.

Leaders will be voted into positions by the entire Green Quad Community to properly represent the the residential voice for Green Quad. Our Green Quad Hall Government will funnel information to the Residence Hall Association which oversees all of our hall governments across campus. Students serving on Hall Government will gain a greater understanding of budgeting, event planning, and legislative writing, which have proven to be great marketable skills for future professional opportunities. Step up to the plate and join today! Any Green Quad resident can support Hall Government initiatives by attending bi-weekly open forum meetings, submitting program ideas, or just speaking up during monthly Community Gatherings.

For more information contact: Amanda Williams at

Carolina Community Farm & Garden at Green Quad

Founded in 2007, the Carolina Community Farm & Garden (CCFG) was the first community garden on campus. The CCFG practices permaculture, mimicking natural ecosystems for blueprint system design to create a thriving farm and garden. Complete with aquatic features, rainwater harvesting, composting, vermicomposting, hugelkülture, agroforestry, and keyhole design, nearly all permaculture practices are represented in our student-run model. Furthermore, the space features student box plots, University course garden beds, event space, greenhouse production and a hydroponics system. There are countless ways for students to grow and learn during open volunteer hours as well as participate in research projects and service learning. The CCFG also partners with various USC departments and community organizations to provide ‘Gamecock Grown’ produce, also sold at weekly Farmers Markets. The energy, vision, and work of our students and support of our many partners contribute to the growing success. 

For more information about getting involved in the Garden, contact Matt Kip at

Sustainable Carolina

We are looking for undergraduate interns for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Interns are the heart - and the brains - of our organization. They work to galvanize change throughout our university by collaborating within our project teams, attending community programs and conceptualizing and implementing campus-wide events. Prospective interns do not need to have substantial knowledge regarding sustainability as a whole - just the interest and drive to learn and DO more!

How it works: Students may receive academic credit for internships or serve in a volunteer capacity. Internships are one semester in length, although students are welcome to continue working with us beyond this requirement. Interns may elect to participate in our leadership program, which serves as a pathway for Graduation with Leadership Distinction in Professional and Civic Engagement from USC Connect.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction
Make yourself stand out! Sustainable Carolina offers students a pathway to Graduate with Leadership Distinction in Professional and Civic Engagement, through USC Connect. Graduating with Leadership Distinction increases employability by giving students practical experience, applied learning, professional development, and mentorship.

To complete the program, students must take two leadership-related courses (the internship course counts as one of them), complete two semesters as a Sustainable Carolina intern, attend monthly professional development workshops, lead a Sustainable Carolina project, present the completed project at a research conference, and complete a Leadership Distinction Portfolio.

To apply, complete this application.
For more information, visit our website:
If you have questions, please contact Hayley Efland at


We hire new EcoReps for a one-year term each summer. The application period for 2015-2016 is now closed, but we encourage you to consider applying next year. Each EcoRep works with a specific residence hall and is responsible for the following:

  • Planning events promoting sustainable living
  • Collaborating with RHA and Hall Governments to plan more sustainable events
  • Managing the Green Dorm Room Certification Program
  • Campaigning for the University to implement more sustainable practices across campus
  • Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @scecoreps or at to learn about our events and how to apply.

Green Dorm Room Program

Think you live green? Prove it by having your dorm room certified green by the EcoReps!  To get certified, you'll do a simple audit of your habits and submit it online.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, your EcoRep will stop by your room with a window cling so you can show off how green you are. The levels of certification are: Mist Green, Light Green, True Green and Ever Green. Since we started the program, 297 rooms have been certified!  Add yours to the list now:


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