Civics and Service House (CASH)
The Clemson University Living and Learning Community originated in the Fall of 2005, and also became a recognized student organization in 2007. 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.The Civics and Service House is open to all service-oriented students, regardless of major. The program offers students an opportunity to engage in service projects, explore public service career options, investigate social problems, become more involved in the Clemson-area community, and develop friendships with other civic-minded students in an enhanced learning environment.
- The purpose of the Civics and Service House (CASH) LLC is to offer students an opportunity to engage in service projects, explore public service career options, investigate social problems, become more involved in the Clemson area community, and develop friendships with other civic-minded students in an enhanced living and learning community environment. Located on the second floor of Clemson House, the community is open to students from all majors and disciplines. Since the community's establishment in 2005, CASH has expanded to include upperclassmen, and in 2006, CASH became a recognized student organization. Those involved in CASH have the opportunity to help those in need, gain leadership experience, and make the most out of their time at Clemson. The future of CASH lies almost entirely in the hands of its members as the charitable acts of the organization vary annually with the infusion of new students and new ideas.
- Over the course of the academic year, CASH members can choose to participate in programs involving the local Animal Rescue Fund shelter, construction projects with Homeworks and ReWiGo, nursing home trips to Alterra Sterling House and Six Mile, various drives partnering with CleanStart, the Clemson Child Development Center, and Helping Hands, as well as participation in Relay for Life and the organization of dances for ClemsonLIFE. To finance these programs and other endeavors, CASH raises funds through Penny Wars, Rakin' in the Dough, Trash for CASH, and other events. CASH also collaborates with local restaurants like BGR, Sonic, and Wingin' It in order to raise funds.
- In 2011, the Clemson University Civic Engagement Office awarded CASH the Student Organization of the Year for Exceptional Community Service. Also in 2011, Homeworks of America, Inc. awarded CASH the Helping Hands and Hearts Award. At the beginning of the academic year, CASH members participate in a fall retreat where they get to know each other through team-building activities, as well as plan for the upcoming year's programs. A strong sense of community is established through social events such as the CASH Welcome Back Dinner, the Thanksgiving Potluck, and block seating at home football games. In addition, the involvement of upperclassmen in CASH provides freshmen with academic support and advice on getting the most out of their Clemson experience.
CASH wins Awards!
Civics and Service House (CASH) is also an award –winning Living- Learning Community and Student organization at Clemson.
2011 -- CASH was honored to receive the Helping Hands and Hearts award from HomeWorks, a national non-profit that repairs homes for the elderly and disabled.
For more information, see http://www.clemson.edu/media-relations/3632
CASH also won the Student Organization of the Year for Exceptional Community Service in 2011. For more information, see http://www.clemson.edu/campus-life/civic-engagement/awards/annual-awards.html
Live in CASH and make a difference ! Click here for the on-line application, or print and complete the form below and send to:
Civics and Service House
Clemson, SC 29634-0101
Quotes from Students:
"In high school, I was involved in National Honor Society and I really enjoyed it, so when I came to college, I wanted to join a program where I could continue performing community service. Once I joined CASH, the community service we performed, as well as the many friendships I have built with the people in CASH have really helped shape my experience at Clemson." - Dale Collier, Architecture Major
"CASH is a community of service-oriented students. Everyone can take part in planning service projects for the group, socials to hang out, and creative ways to raise money for charities. I love living on a hall where everyone is supportive of academics and community involvement, and meeting some of the best people in Clemson! And you can't resist a Clemson House apartment with its own bathroom, kitchen, hall study lounge, dining hall, and meeting rooms within just a few steps."- Elizabeth Ward, Sophomore Education major
“I joined CASH simply because I love community service, and the reason I have stayed in CASH for two years is because of the friendships created while working together. If you love helping people, there is no better place than the Civics and Service House to find great people like you.” -Allie Jennett, Special Education Major
Link to CASH Orgsync website: http://clemson.orgsync.com/org/cash/