More than 7,000 incoming students completed a service project this summer. The Office of New Student Orientation in collaboration with the Leadership and Service Center introduced an inaugural community service project to take place during orientation. The service project was created as a way of introducing the incoming students to the value that the University of South Carolina places on serving our campus and community. During orientation sessions throughout the summer, students and guests were asked to bring food and school supplies with them to donate to the project. At the end of the summer, the food items were donated to the Gamecock Pantry, our on-campus food pantry run for USC students, by USC students. The school supplies that were donated were given to a community agency, St. Andrew’s Kids Café, where mentoring, tutoring, and after school activities are provided to at-risk students in the Columbia community. With the support and contributions from orientation attendees, the Office of New Student Orientation collected over 5,000 items throughout the summer! The Office of New Student Orientation is very proud of the incoming students for their incredible turnout and for making their first ever community service project a fantastic success. Go Gamecocks!