Student Programs

Service-Learning and Leadership and Community Engagement Programs for Students

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The Community Scholars program is a scholarship program that emphasizes civic engagement and community leadership and offers recipients the opportunity to learn about civic and community life and combine public service activities with their Clemson experience. The program is open to all majors.
Community Scholars Handbook 2015-2016

Community Scholar Instructions for Submitting Service Logs (pdf)

Community Scholar Service Log - Excel

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The Civics and Service House is for academically talented, community-minded and civically engaged students. While living in the Clemson House, community members develop and participate in community and public service projects on Clemson's campus and in local communities across South Carolina.

America Reads tutors currently work with Kindergarten through 3rd grade students at Clemson Elementary School through a partnership with Clemson Elementary's after school care program.

Clemson Engineers for Developing Counties (CEDC)
is a service-learning student organization for graduate and undergraduate students from all majors and disciplines. The primary goal is to develop sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life in the Central Plateau of Haiti.

Directed by Professor Daniel Harding, the Community Research and Design Center (CRDC) coordinates public service projects within the College from an interdisciplinary perspective and provides assistance to local communities, provides a mechanism to conduct research and serves as an applied research laboratory for Clemson students.

The Architecture + CommunityBUILD educational experience is designed for M.Arch. and M.S. Arch. students who wish to further their understanding and application of a community centric architecture + process, design + building at full scale, sustainable programming + entrepreneurship, and post project documentation + sustained community impact.
The a.LINE.ments Studio was established in 2006 to offer opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to engage in service-learning projects, to provide research opportunities for faculty and needed services to communities.

The mission of the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston (CAC.C) is to bridge academia and practice by teaching in a hybrid environment. Studios are offered in two tracks, urban design and fabrication, that work on actual issues and projects in Charleston and the Low Country. Students work collaboratively, often on teams led by professors and graduate students.
Leadership and Community Engagement Programs for Students

The Joseph F. Sullivan Center (JFSC) is a community-focused, academic clinical learning environment. Clemson University serves its community by identifying gaps, meeting needs, providing unique expertise, and preparing graduates that understand, engaged, and determined to make a difference.

The Client-Based Program, created by the late Dr. Summer Smith Taylor, matches Clemson classes with local clients who need communication deliverables. Students in the classes work in teams to create the deliverables needed by the clients. Entire classes work with the same client on similar documents.


PRTM EDGE (Students Engaging in Diverse, Guided Experiences) is an engaged learning program for sophomores majoring in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management.
Creative Inquiry and Undergraduate Research - Students take on problems that spring from their own curiosity, from a professor's challenge or from the pressing needs of the world around them. Team-based investigations are led by a faculty mentor and typically span two to four semesters. Students take ownership of their projects and take the risks necessary to solve problems and get answers.