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Graduate Student Association

Service Projects

Ansonborough House

Our members also organize and serve a monthly meal at the Ansonborough House on Society Street. This service event is especially fun because each meal is set to a theme and the interactions we enjoy with the seniors. Students choose dishes to bring and serve that fit within the theme producing a wonderful, heartfelt visit every time. Many of the seniors say it is their favorite activity each month and look forward to spending time with our members.

Additional Service Opportunities

Each month GSA participates in a new organized community service event in Charleston.  In the past we have participated in the Miracle League in West Ashley, Habitat for Humanity, STEM education science fairs, and a Red Cross blood drive.  All of these events are a great opportunity to give back to the Charleston community.


GROWS Program

The Graduate Students Reaching Out With Science (GROWS) program is a student ran initiative where students of the College of Graduate Studies present learning modules to Charleston County Area Schools that focus on the following areas: Heart Health, Brain Health, Bacteriology, Immunology, Genetics, Cancer, and Nutrition. This wonderful program teaches Charleston County students basic biological principles behind an medical concern through an interactive presentation and introduces the possibility of graduate school and science as a potential career path. For more information about bringing GROWS to your program, please check out our brochure, and email us at to set up a GROWS lesson in your classroom!

Students examining the human brain with one of the GROWS volunteers.Two GROWS volunteers presenting information on the brain.

MUSC Gives Back Award

GSA was the winner of the MUSC Gives Back Award for 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017!  Thank you to all of our great volunteers!


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