Community Engagement

Southern Wesleyan University is committed to community engagement and being an active member in the community.

The Southern Wesleyan University Department of Athletics is also committed to serving the surrounding area through community service projects, sports clinics and providing volunteer services. Each team is expected to participate in one community service project each semester. The department also participates in Champions With Christ annually.

The Southern Wesleyan University Department of Athletics has also developed a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee to assist the department with community engagement initiatives. The local community is also encouraged and welcomed to utilize Southern Wesleyan facilities. The University strives to build partnerships with town and city officials, local business owners, churches and schools.

Community Service projects for the Department of Athletics include:
Stand Up 2 Cancer
Charity Golf event
Six Mile Elementary Reading Club
Country Santa toy drive
Visit the Meyer Center
Residence Park Place- Valentine's Day Dance with Senior Citizens
Potter's Place
Hospice Visits
Greenville Children's Hospital Fundraiser
Helping Hands visits
Helen's Hug's Charity
First Tee
New Student Orientation and Move in
Clean local parks (Nettles) and Golf Course (Smithfields Country Club)
Host high school cross country meets
Christmas cards for Soldiers
Turkey Trot
Visit assisted living facilities
Pickens County Youth Clinic
Help feed local community during Thanksgiving
Greeters at Lessons and Carols
OCA Special Olympics
Clemson Elem. – Empowering Young Girls
Shoes for Steve
Children’s Concert on Campus
Alumni Road Race
Painting local farm fence for elderly
Missions Trips – Women’s Basketball to Kentucky; Volleyball to Costa Rica; Softball to Dominican Republic
Make-A-Wish