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. Check out our newsletter.

For this year, we have a few events and opportunities planned, and we hope to add more to our calendar to provide a wide range of learning and service opportunities to our graduate students. Here are a few events to help you get involved with communities in and around our University:

GSG Spring Break Alternative Break Trip to Memphis

GSG is so excited to offer this opportunity to grads this year! We will travel to Memphis, TN and work with Serve901 and complete community service projects in Memphis.
Trip info:

  • We have 11 spots for the trip
  • Trip fee $250 (GSG will pay $50), you will only pay $200 (which is due by March 15th). The fee includes: transportation, lodging, and most meals.
  • Trip dates: Saturday, March 16th - Saturday, March 23rd
  • If you want to attend this trip please complete this FORM and you will be contacted.

    The vision and mission of Serve901 is below, check it out!

    Our vision is that, through Serve901, Memphis is strengthened and those we host learn to love Memphis and justice, catalyzing them to live toward a greater good.Our mission is to partner college student volunteers with service organizations to facilitate interpersonal development and a renewed perspective of civic advocacy, interdependence, and respect for diversity through service-learning trips. Here is a quick video that gives you a peek into Serve901.

    Any questions, please email Courtney Allen at

    Graduate Student Center
    602 University Union
    Clemson, SC