Designing Sustainable Communities for Living and Learning

Carolina Women's Community

About This Community

The Carolina Women's Community (CWC) promotes the development of women at the University of South Carolina in Patterson Hall by providing them with various learning opportunities through the intersection of womanhood with identity development, academic/career pathways, social justice issues and leadership development. The CWC seeks to inspire women to be the best versions of themselves and understand that womanhood is not duplication or rebellion from a social norm - in fact - it is a state of mind that comes from academic pursuits, self-awareness and social engagement.

Students Who Call This Community Home

Any female student interested in living in a single-gender residence hall with other first-year female students.

Community Mission

The Carolina Women’s Community promotes the development of women at the University of South Carolina in Patterson Hall by providing them with various learning opportunities through the intersection of womanhood with identity development, academic/career pathways, social justice issues, and leadership development.

Unique Community Experiences

  • Interact with Faculty & Staff from the Women's and Gender Studies department at UofSC
  • Examine social justice issues that women face in society
  • Take on leadership roles with the CWC Hall Government/floor representatives
  • Exclusive events with the Carolina Men's Community
  • CWC Community Service Projects
  • CWC Celebration BBQs & Dinners
  • Ability to do homework in the Cyber Lounge or the private study rooms located on each floor
  • Laying out on the Patterson Lawn

Community Contacts

Erin Smith
Assistant Residence Life Coordinator of Patterson Hall
ensmith@mailbox.sc.edu

Nathalie Turenne
Area Coordinator - Patterson & Women's Quad
nturenne@mailbox.sc.edu

Sherrigan Feaster
Assistant Director of Central Campus
sefeaste@mailbox.sc.edu

Elizabeth Belle
Coordinator of Tutoring
book@mailbox.sc.edu

Starr Wharton
Associate Director of Campus Wellness
swharton@mailbox.sc.edu

Quinyana Brown
Sexual Health Graduate Assistant
brownql2@mailbox.sc.edu

Holly Lovern
Graduate Assistant for Sexual Assault Violence Intervention & Prevention hlovern@mailbox.sc.edu

Ashley Byrd-White
Career Coach
byrdac@mailbox.sc.edu

Marissa Wynn
Leadership and Service Center Graduate Assistant
mwynn@mailbox.sc.edu

Assignment Contact

Eddie Thomson
Assignment Coordinator
803-777-4283
housing@sc.edu