From music and the arts to sorority life, there’s been plenty to be excited about on the College of Charleston campus this month.

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The School of the Arts‘ (SOTA) inaugural SOTA Kick Off event, held on Sept. 13, 2021, celebrated the new school year and arts season with its faculty, staff, majors and minors. Dean Edward Hart and Provost Suzanne Austin welcomed attendees, who were encouraged to visit a series of interactive stations for SOTA’s six departments and programs while enjoying frozen treats, music curated by 1770 Records, karaoke, dance lessons, a photo booth and a chance to play with Renaissance-era paint techniques. (Photos by Heather Moran)

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CofC Panhellenic Bid Day 2021 was held in the Cistern Yard on Sept. 5, 2021, where sororities from across campus welcomed new members. (Photos by Heather Moran)

Grammy award winning Ranky Tanky performs at Sottile Theatre, College of Charleston.Grammy award winning Ranky Tanky performs at Sottile Theatre, College of Charleston.Grammy award winning Ranky Tanky performs at Sottile Theatre, College of Charleston.Grammy award winning Ranky Tanky performs at Sottile Theatre, College of Charleston.

Grammy award-winning band Ranky Tanky performed at the Sottile Theatre on Sept. 9, 2021, to kick off the LCWA World Affairs Signature Series: Black Lives. Band members include CofC alumni Clay Ross ’98, Quentin Baxter ’98 and Kevin Hamilton ’95. (Photos by Mike Ledford)

On Sept. 10, 2021, the College of Charleston Student Veterans Organization held a vigil in the Cistern Yard for the victims of 9/11 and the 13 service members killed in Afghanistan in August. (Photos by Maddy Young)