Gratitude and giving have been recurring themes around campus lately, with Fraternity and Sorority Life raising more than $60,000 for the Lowcountry Food Bank at their annual Pep Supper, and students making 60 scarves for the unhoused at the Center for Civic Engagement’s Service Pop-Up event. In addition, staff members collected food for One80 Place at the Staff Advisory Committee to the President’s fall drop-in, where they also wrote thank-you notes to their colleagues. Students also wrote kind notes for one another in recognition of World Kindness Day, and first-generation students were also celebrated at their own special reception. What a great week at the College of Charleston!

Fraternity and Sorority Life packed TD Arena for the annual Pep Supper on Nov. 9, 2023. As a community, they raised a record-breaking $60,120.40 for Lowcountry Food Bank to support children and families of South Carolina coastal counties with food assistance programs. Additionally, the community donated 3,877 food and hygiene items to the Cougar Food Pantry to help combat food insecurity for students at the College of Charleston. The overall winners for the Pep Supper include Delta Tau Delta for IFC (Interfraternity Council), Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. for NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Council) and Delta Delta Delta for Panhellenic. (Photos by Mary Muldoon)

On Nov. 8, 2023, the College of Charleston joined institutions across the country to celebrate first–generation students, including the 3,490 students at the College! (Photos by Mary Muldoon)

The Staff Advisory Committee to the President’s fall staff drop-in was a great success, with staff members gathering for food and fellowship and to donate canned food and nonperishables for One80 Place. The event also gave staff members the opportunity to write quick thank-you notes to their colleagues, which will be delivered through campus mail. (Photos by Mike Ledford)

At the Center for Civic Engagement’s Service Pop-Up event – which was part of a campuswide Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Month collaboration – dozens of students stopped by to help make more than 60 fleece scarves to be donated to One80 Place for distribution to the unhoused. (Photos by Center for Civic Engagement)

The College’s new Be Kind Committee celebrated World Kindness Day on Nov. 13, 2023, with cider and donuts in Cougar Mall. The committee handed out ideas for random acts of kindness and invited people to write kind notes, which will be given to students around campus. (Photos by Macey Nitchie)