U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will be at the College of Charleston on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023, as part of her Fight for Our Freedoms college tour. The event will be held in the Sottile Theatre and begins at 1 p.m.

“The tour focuses on key issues that disproportionately impact young people across America,” according to a release from the Office of the Vice President of the United States. The release states that the tour touches on issues from reproductive freedom and gun safety to climate action, voting rights, LGBTQ+ equality, mental health and book bans.

“This generation is critical to the urgent issues that are at stake right now for our future,” says Vice President Harris. “It is young leaders throughout America who know what the solutions look like and are organizing in their communities to make them a reality. My message to students is clear: We are counting on you, we need you, you are everything.”

College of Charleston students will have the opportunity to ask questions of the vice president.

“The College of Charleston is honored to host Vice President Harris on campus,” says College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu. “Vice President Harris’ visit to our university is a wonderful opportunity for our students to hear and see a world leader up close, and provides them a chance to share their thoughts on policies important to them. We thank the White House for selecting the College of Charleston as part of its engagement initiative.”

College of Charleston students need to use this students-only link to register: RSVP | White House Events.  Students must use their cofc.edu email address for registration. The White House link will close when capacity for the event has been reached. Do not forward this link to non-students.

Students must bring their student IDs to the Wednesday event. Seats will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.