Gamecocks in front of the South Carolina State House

Advocate for Carolina

As an alumnus, you have a powerful voice for the future interests of Carolina. It’s up to alumni like you to shape others’ opinions on behalf of the university.

Student for a short time. Gamecock for a lifetime.

Join us for the 12th annual Carolina Day at the State House and show your support for higher education.

You can make a difference for Carolina on February 4, 2015. Attend a special legislative briefing, visit with legislators,
and have lunch with University President Harris Pastides at the Capital City Club.

There is a $18 registration fee to defray the cost of the event.

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Register online or by calling (803) 777-4111 or (800) 476-8752 by January 28, 2015.

Tentative Agenda

  • 8:00 a.m.    Registration at the Capital City Club
  • 9:00 a.m.    Advocate briefing
  • 10:30 a.m.  Visit elected officials in the Senate and House of Representatives offices
  • 12:00 p.m.  Lunch with Harris Pastides, Capital City Club




Who can become an advocate?

Anyone with an interest in the University of South Carolina can become an advocate. Our network includes alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the university. Becoming an advocate for Carolina means that you are taking an active part in letting our elected officials know how you feel about selected legislative issues.

What do advocates do?

Our advocates are a network of volunteers who work together to increase awareness regarding particular legislative issues. Advocates communicate with elected officials in various ways including e-mails, letters, phone calls, and personal visits. My Carolina simply communicates with the advocates whenever we need support in contacting legislators on particular issues of interest to the University of South Carolina.

What is required?

Becoming an advocate can take as little or as much time as you have to give. We will notify you whenever particular legislative issues arise, and you will simply contact your particular legislators by using a pre-written e-mail message or your own, by calling their office, or by meeting in person. No meetings or membership fees are required; however, we invite you to consider becoming a member of My Carolina Alumni Association if you aren't already.