Center for Civic Engagement

We are happy to announce that the
2024 Greece Maymester Alternative Break application is now open!

Applications are due by Friday, December 15, 2023. 
Click here for the application.


Zakynthos nest protection  SAIL Award winners 2023  Service Saturday Waterkeepers

Our programs and initiatives help students expand their perspectives, look at old problems in new ways and learn how to work together to make change. They also help students do well by doing good, whether they're protecting endangered sea turtles in Greece, celebrating their SAIL honors or understanding the role of healthy marshlands across Charleston.

At the Center for Civic Engagement, we connect students with opportunities to serve and learn with passion. Through education, service and reflection, we strive to develop the next generation of thought leaders who are committed to a just and equitable world.

Here are just a few ways we bring our mission and vision to life:

  • Bonner Leader Program, a hands-on civic leadership and development program that enables students to earn scholarship funding while they serve. The College of Charleston is just one of 65 colleges and universities in the United States to offer this service-focused program to incoming and current students. Applications for the 2024-2025 Bonner Leader Program will open soon.

  • Alternative Break, an immersive educational travel experience that connects students with thought leaders and community organizations who are serving their communities in forward-thinking ways. 

  • Civic Engagement on Campus and in Community
    Stay up-to-date on opportunities to get involved, and learn more about social justice initiatives on campus and throughout the Charleston community. Click here to join our email list and get the latest CCE news and information!

Visit, call or email us today to learn more about how the CCE helps students do well by doing good.

Center for Civic Engagement
Lightsey Center
160 Calhoun Street, Suite 203
Charleston, SC   29401

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