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geography, cuisine, art, and philosophy. We seek to establish outreach opportunities with interna-tional business, communities, and centers in the Upstate and beyond to advocate for the importance of French studies. We strive for the fair and equal representation of French and Francophone culture on and off campus, as well as introduce the student body to a unique cultural experience into the lives of French and Francophone citizens. Freethinkers, Upstate Upstate Freethinkers is a student organization that allows all those who question organized religion to meet and discuss their beliefs in a safe, judgement free environment, we encourage students to use their intellectual and critical minds to reach their own conclusions about many subjects including religion. Future Filmmakers Club The Future Filmmakers Club allows students to have an interest in one area of film to experience the process of filmmaking. Members write, shoot, and edit short films. Members also view and critique new and old films while discussing the elements of filmmaking. Gamma Beta Phi This honor and service organization seeks to recognize and encourage excellence in education, to promote the development of leadership ability and character of its members, and to foster, dis-seminate, and improve education through service projects. Gay-Straight Alliance The USC Upstate Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a support group created for the LGBTQ students, faculty, staff and allies at USC Upstate. We value respect, togetherness and knowledge. The GSA is a safe place on campus to build new relation-ships, talk about LGBTQ issues and share what we know, as well as to confide in one another through our support groups. This organization was formerly known as PRISM and COMMON. God Inspired Strong Trust (G.I.S.T.) Through biblically based group discussion and fel-lowship we strive to fully integrate the Christian walk with real life! We encourage honesty, questions, and open hearts. All are welcome! Gospel Choir The USC Upstate Gordon-Colloms Gospel Choir is open to any student interested in gospel music. The choir meets on a regular basis to rehearse and presents several performances each year. Stu-dents may earn academic credit by registering for SMUS 128. Health Professionals Club The Health Professionals Club offers meetings at which individuals in the health professions come and give lectures to students planning on going into their chosen field of study (pre-health, pre-phar-macy, etc.). Health Professionals Club also actively participates in community service. Hispanic Awareness Association (HAA) The purpose of the Hispanic Awareness Associa-tion is to provide support and guidance of Hispanic students and to educate and share the many facets of Hispanic culture with the USC Upstate commu-nity. HAA is open to all students. Historical Society, Upstate The purpose of this organization is to promote an awareness of history, of things historical, of the disci-pline of history and its uses, and of the application of history to contemporary situations. Every area of aca-demics has a history behind it so we invite students of all disciplines to join our organization 113


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