Community service and outreach is an essential goal for most university graduate students. To be engaged in outreach and service means to use our teaching, research, and service to address critical social issues within our local communities. Being a diverse student body, we also need to think globally to engage all our students. Community service and outreach can help produce well-prepared graduate students that can address the complex issues in our world as they build their success in their careers. These enriching opportunities can provide all graduate students with practical opportunities to prepare them for their careers, an appreciation for diversity, leadership skills, interpersonal skills, new knowledge of various internships and off-campus opportunities.
The Clemson University Graduate Student Government is committed to creating a space that can provide graduate students opportunities and access to service and outreach. We hope to showcase our current graduate students' work in outreach, Clemson University's initiatives and other student organization or community organization's work in service and outreach. In the past year, we have collaboratively worked with several organizations like the Multicultural Gantt Center, Walk for Veterans, South Carolina 4H club, The United Way, Pickens Rotary Club, and some local schools. We hope to expand our reach to serve our local community better and provide more enriching opportunities for our graduate students by working with more student organizations and community organizations.