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Graduate Student Association

Service Projects

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge

Members of the Graduate Student Association serve a monthly meal at the Hope Lodge on Calhoun Street. We always strive to provide creative, nutritious meals that will support the patients and family members during their stay.

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.

GSA members serving dinner at the Ansonborough House

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.


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