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Honors Club, USC Upstate The Honors Program at the University of South Carolina Upstate provides an enriching educational opportunity for motivated students committed to ac-ademic excellence. Our program provides a unique learning environment that enriches and enhances students’ academic careers by offering a curricu-lum of study designed to prepare them for life-long learning and achievements. Serving the needs of the best and brightest, the Honors Program is de-signed to offer students a challenging curriculum of honors courses, top professors, exciting seminars, student-faculty conversations, extracurricular activi-ties and other honors opportunities. The Honors Program encourages students to grow intellectually, think independently and critically, and engage in a challenging honors learning experience IMPACT IMPACT, a community service organization, helps unite the campus and community by promoting good relations among students, faculty members, and administrators, and serves as the student-led community service branch of the Office of Student Life. Community service opportunities may include, but are not limited to: monthly service projects in the Greater Spartanburg Area, Spartan Day of Service, annual Fall Break Day of Service, Haunted Hollow, Angel Tree, and Annual Alternative Spring Break (ASB). Iota Iota Iota Triota shall be the primary unit of undergraduate stu-dent service and leadership in the Women’s and Gen-der Studies Program. The purpose of this organization is to provide an environment of academic excellence, encourage undergraduate research and scholarship in Gender Studies, foster relationships among students and faculty, promote interest and awareness of gender issues, and academically represent the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at USC Upstate International Club The International Club strives to help others realize the values of other cultures and help the inter-national students adjust to and navigate through American culture. The International Club is open to all students. Jazz Combos The USC Upstate Jazz Combos are comprised of music majors and non-majors. They perform tradi-tional and contemporary jazz, funk, and latin music at one major performance on campus per semester with additional minor performances at events both on and off campus. Auditions may required. Studnets earn one (1) credit for MUSC 127 or 327. Stipends may be awarded by auditiion. Jiu Jitsu Club Based on techniques that have evolved over hundreds of years, Shorinji Kan Jiu Jitsu provides an extremely effective self-defense system against virtually any attacker, unarmed or otherwise. This system, taught in a friendly club atmosphere, can be used by anyone irrespective of strength, weight, or gender. All you need to start is loose clothing. The club meets twice a week and progressively builds upon lessons learned throughout the se-mester. Journey, The The Journey takes the truth of Jesus Christ to the campus, community and world by producing leaders of African descent who are spiritually focused, finan-cially responsible and morally fit. Kappa Delta Pi A chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, a national education honorary fraternity, was established at USC Upstate in the spring of 1978. It is open to juniors and seniors who have outstanding academic records and a strong commitment to the profession of education. 114


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