The University of South Carolina
is one of the top schools in the Southeastern Conference! Also called USC or Carolina, this school excels in academics and athletics. Located in the city of Columbia, the school is in the heart of the state! The campus is just a few blocks from many historic buildings including the state capitol building. Students choose to go to college here because they want to live in a city, be a part of one of the most loyal fan base in the United States, or want to graduate with a degree from one of the many highly ranked schools within the college.
The University was founded in 1801 and since has grown to having nearly 45,000 students at all campuses and over 350 areas of study. The Horseshoe at the University of South Carolina is an area of campus that is the location of the original campus. The Horseshoe is on the national register of historic places and is a common tourist attraction when visiting Columbia. Students use the Horseshoe as a nice, quite space to hang out in the grass, play Frisbee, or just to take a stroll around the path. Most of the buildings that are located on the Horseshoe are original structures that have survived a fire, the Civil War, and an earthquake. The first freestanding academic library in the country is on the Horseshoe and is called the Caroliniana Library. Now, the University has spread out over 359 acres and includes buildings such as, the Longstreet Theatre, the Carolina Coliseum, the Koger Center for the Arts, the Colonial Life Arena, the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center, the Greek Village houses, the Honors Colleges, and various other academic buildings and residence halls. The Greek Village houses are relatively new and before the houses were built sororities had "halls" in a residence building and fraternities had "halls" and social rooms in the quad. Some fraternity halls are still located on the quad.
Greek Life at this college is a big deal. Sorority Rush and Fraternity Rush is held at the beginning of the school year in the fall, yet some sororities and fraternities have spring rush as well. During Sorority Rush, there are different events each day for a week. Each day the girls will need a outfit to show their style and personality. SidelineSweetie.com has your outfits for Rush! Look your best in a gameday dress by Joy Joy or Judith March! Try out a day dress for Sorority Rush by Ellen & Ollie! The owner of Ellen & Ollie
is from Columbia, South Carolina, so she knows the weather and what Carolina Girls like! Some of the most well known sororities on campus are Alpha Delta Pi, Kappa Delta, Zeta Tau Alpha, Delta Delta Delta, Chi Omega, and Alpha Chi Omega. Some of the more popular fraternities are Sigma Nu, Kappa Alpha Order, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Delta Tau Delta, and Sigma Chi.