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The College
College
of Charleston (also known as CofC, The College, or Charleston) is a public sea-grant and space-grant university located in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Founded in 1770 and chartered in 1785,[3] it is the oldest college in South Carolina, the 13th oldest institution of higher learning[4] in the United States, and the oldest municipal college in the country.[5] The founders of the college include three future signers[6] of the Declaration of Independence (Edward Rutledge, Arthur Middleton
Arthur Middleton
and Thomas Heyward) and three future signers[6] of the United States Constitution (John Rutledge, Charles Pinckney and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney). Founded to "encourage and institute youth in the several branches of liberal education," it is one of the oldest universities[4] in the United States.

Randolph Hall is the main academic building on the College
College
of Charleston campus and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Porters Lodge

College
College
of Charleston Complex:Randolph Hall, Towell Library and Porters Lodge

U.S. National Register of Historic Places

U.S. National Historic Landmark

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Location Glebe, George, St. Philip and Green streets, Charleston, South Carolina

Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)[7]

Built 1827

Architect Edward B. White; George E. Walker; Et al.

Architectural style Early Republic, Other

NRHP reference # 71000748

Significant dates

Added to NRHP November 11, 1971[8]

Designated NHL November 11, 1971[9]

Contents

1 Organization 2 Athletics 3 Campus 4 College
College
of Charleston and the media 5 Student life

5.1 Student media 5.2 Greek life

5.2.1 Interfraternity Council 5.2.2 Panhellenic sororities 5.2.3 National Pan-Hellenic Council

6 Notable people 7 References 8 External links

Organization[edit]

Albert Simons Center for the Arts

Communication buildings

The College
College
of Charleston consists of seven academic schools, as well as the Honors College
College
and the Graduate School of the University
University
of Charleston, S.C.

The School of the Arts hosts South Carolina’s flagship undergraduate arts program in music, studio art and theatre and also includes one of the few independent art history departments in North America, one of the nation’s only undergraduate arts management programs and a prominent undergraduate program combining historic preservation and community planning. The School of the Arts also administers the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art whose mission is to "advocate, exhibit and interpret visual art, with an emphasis on contemporary art".[10] The Halsey Institute was named in honor of William Melton Halsey
William Melton Halsey
who was the founding faculty for the studio art department and taught painting and drawing at the college from 1965-1984. The School of Business instructs undergraduate and graduate students in the essential critical-thinking, leadership and communication skills they will need to be responsible, ethical contributors to the global marketplace. The school offers seven undergraduate majors (accounting, business administration, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, marketing, and international business), an accelerated master of business administration program, a master of science in accountancy and several minors and concentrations, including finance and entrepreneurship. The School of Education, Health, and Human Performance prepares students for careers in education and health professions, such as exercise science and athletic training, through academic coursework, field experience and clinical practice. The school partners with schools and businesses in the Charleston area to provide hands-on learning experiences for students. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences cultivates writing and critical-thinking skills in students and offers a number of disciplines traditionally associated with a liberal arts and sciences education, including psychology, anthropology, communication, English, history, philosophy, political science, religious studies and sociology. The School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs includes one of the most comprehensive language programs in the Southeast, in-depth majors in classical and modern languages, overseas study programs, specialized programs for future language professionals and offerings in several less-commonly taught languages, such as Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew and Hindi. The School of Professional Studies provides greater accessibility to adult learners and non-traditional students in the Charleston region and houses the Bachelor of Professional Studies Program and the Center for Continuing and Professional Education. The School of Sciences and Mathematics is home to the state’s flagship marine biology program and extremely well regarded departments such as biology, chemistry and biochemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics and physics. The school receives generous external research support each year, giving students opportunities for independent research in addition to significant involvement in inquiry-based learning in the classroom and teaching laboratory. The Honors College
College
challenges intellectually talented students to customize and maximize their educations through team-taught Honors classes (with an interdisciplinary focus), research opportunities with top faculty members and an independent-study project that culminates in a bachelor’s essay. The Graduate School of the University
University
of Charleston, S.C. offers 19 master’s degree programs and seven certificate programs. Each is designed to take advantage of the unique opportunities provided by the people, institutions and environment of the South Carolina
South Carolina
Lowcountry and imparts specialized knowledge and training to its students.

Athletics[edit] Main article: College
College
of Charleston Cougars See also: College
College
of Charleston Cougars
Charleston Cougars
men's basketball The college's 19 varsity sports teams participate in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association
Colonial Athletic Association
and are known as the Cougars. The Cougars compete at a variety of athletics facilities in the Charleston area, including the TD Arena
TD Arena
(formerly the Carolina First Arena),[11] the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Complex, Johnson Center Squash Courts, Patriots Point Athletic Complex and the Links at Stono Ferry. College of Charleston athletics are supported by the Cougar
Cougar
Club, which was established in 1974. During the 1970-71 school year, College
College
of Charleston students voted to change the school nickname from the Maroons to the Cougars, in honor of a cougar that had recently arrived at the Charles Towne Landing zoo. Clyde the Cougar
Cougar
is the college's current mascot.[12] Campus[edit] The College
College
of Charleston’s main campus in downtown Charleston includes 11 residence halls, 19 historic homes, five fraternity houses and nine sorority houses. It contains a mix of modern and historic buildings. In 1971, the college demolished four antebellum buildings at 6 Green Street (c. 1815), 14 College
College
Street (c. 1845), a kitchen house behind 10 Green Street, and a carriage house behind 10 Green Street.[13] Outside of downtown Charleston, the college campus includes the Grice Marine Lab on James Island, the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Center and the Patriots Point Athletic Complex in Mount Pleasant, the North Campus in North Charleston and the 862-acre (349 ha) Dixie Plantation on the Stono River. The College
College
of Charleston downtown campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Additionally, the Avery Institute, which is now the home to the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, and the William Blacklock House
William Blacklock House
are also listed individually on the register. The College
College
of Charleston has been noted for its beautiful campus. In 2014, it was ranked as one of the top 10 best landscaped colleges on the east coast.[14] College
College
of Charleston and the media[edit] Due to the historic look and beauty of the campus, many movies and television shows have been filmed at the College
College
of Charleston, including General Hospital, North and South, The View, Cold Mountain, The Patriot, White Squall, Wife Swap, O, The Notebook, Dear John, and Mandie. The most popular scene location is Randolph Hall. In 2008, productions shooting on campus thus far include the television show Army Wives
Army Wives
and the feature film The New Daughter, starring Kevin Costner. In 2004, the first televised debate between U.S. Senate candidates Jim DeMint and Inez Tenenbaum was filmed in Alumni Hall. ABC's The View and CNN's Crossfire also took up residence on the College
College
of Charleston Cistern Yard before the South Carolina
South Carolina
presidential primary in 2000. John Kerry officially endorsed presidential candidate Barack Obama in the Cistern Yard in 2008. "The Bully Pulpit Series: Reflections on Presidential Communication" is hosted by the College
College
of Charleston and its Department of Communication and welcomes presidential candidates from the two major political parties to the campus to discuss the importance of presidential communication. Candidates speak with students and Charleston community members on such topics as the frequency of press conferences, the candidate's relationship with journalists and the power of the president to persuade. Major candidates appearing in the 2007–2008 series included Senator John McCain, Congressman Ron Paul, President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
and Senator John Edwards. Sponsored by the Allstate Insurance Company in 2007–08, the series has drawn over 6,000 attendees and received national and international media coverage.[15] Major candidates appearing in the 2015-16 series included Senator Lindsey Graham
Lindsey Graham
and former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley.[16] In August 2017, the College
College
hosted NASA
NASA
for its live coverage of the solar eclipse. Student life[edit] Student media[edit] Student media has actively consolidated to a single network under the name CisternYard Media. Under this umbrella is a student-run newspaper called CisternYard News which is online with a quarterly print insert called The Yard. There is also a student-run radio station called Cistern Yard Radio. CisternYard Video and a literary organization called Miscellany are also included under the CisternYard Media umbrella. The English Department at the College
College
of Charleston publishes Crazyhorse, a national literary magazine. Greek life[edit] Greek life has been active on campus for 120 years. There are ten active IFC fraternities, ten active panhellenic sororities, and seven NPHC fraternities and sororities on campus. The College
College
of Charleston is home to the Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi, founded in 1904 at the college. The Alpha Chapter House is located on Coming Street adjacent to the college.[17]

Interfraternity Council[edit]

Alpha Tau Omega Delta Tau Delta Pi Kappa Alpha Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Chi Zeta Beta Tau

Panhellenic sororities[edit]

Alpha Delta Pi Chi Omega Delta Delta Delta Delta Gamma Kappa Alpha Theta Kappa Delta Phi Mu Sigma Delta Tau Sigma Kappa Zeta Tau Alpha

National Pan-Hellenic Council[edit]

Alpha Phi Alpha Omega Psi Phi Phi Beta Sigma Alpha Kappa Alpha Delta Sigma Theta Sigma Gamma Rho Zeta Phi Beta

Notable people[edit] Main article: List of College
College
of Charleston people References[edit]

^ "Investments". foundation.cofc.edu. College
College
of Charleston. Retrieved 21 February 2018.  ^ http://marcomm.cofc.edu/brandmanual/bychapter/visualidentity/colorpalette.php ^ "A Brief History of the College
College
- College
College
of Charleston". www.cofc.edu. Retrieved 2017-08-16.  ^ a b Colonial Colleges ^ Municipal college; Easterby, J.H. (1935)"Appendix I: Charters and Other Documents in A History of the College
College
of Charleston, pp. 252. USA: The Scribner Press ^ a b Library of Congress
Library of Congress
[1] ^ Staff, National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings (August 1971). " National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
Inventory-Nomination: College
College
of Charleston Complex: Main Building, Library and Gate Lodge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-06-22.  and Accompanying four photos, exterior and interior, from 1970 (1.43 MB) ^ National Park Service
National Park Service
(2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.  ^ " College
College
of Charleston". National Historic Landmark
National Historic Landmark
summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-03-19.  ^ "Mission". Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.  ^ Whetzel, Melissa (2011-08-23). "College, TD Bank Sign Naming Agreement for Arena - College
College
of Charleston News : College
College
of Charleston News". News.cofc.edu. Retrieved 2014-08-15.  ^ College
College
of Charleston To Join Colonial Athletic Association, 11/30/2012 ^ Stockton, Robert P. (February 12, 1971). "Demolition of Historic Houses Begun by College". News and Courier. Charleston, South Carolina. pp. 1B. Retrieved April 19, 2016.  ^ Farley, Ryan. "The Top 10 Best Landscaped Colleges – East Coast". Retrieved 9 October 2014.  ^ The Bully Pulpit Series at the College
College
of Charleston Archived 2008-12-04 at the Wayback Machine. ^ The Bully Pulpit Series at the College
College
of Charleston ^ [2] Archived August 29, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Media related to College
College
of Charleston at Wikimedia Commons Official website Charleston athletics website College
College
of Charleston, Charleston County (Charleston), including 19 photos, at South Carolina
South Carolina
Department of Archives and History Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. SC-175, " College
College
of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, Charleston County, SC", 7 photos, 2 data pages, 1 photo caption page, supplemental material

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College
College
of Charleston

Schools

Business and Economics

Facilities

Albert Sottile House Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture CofC Baseball
Baseball
Stadium at Patriot's Point Governor's School of South Carolina
South Carolina
at the College
College
of Charleston John Kresse Arena Marshlands Plantation House Richard Brenan House Sottile Theater TD Arena

Athletics

Baseball Men's basketball Women's basketball

Related

List of College
College
of Charleston people

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Colleges and universities in South Carolina

Public institutions

The Citadel Clemson Coastal Carolina College
College
of Charleston Francis Marion Lander South Carolina
South Carolina
State USC Aiken USC Beaufort USC Columbia USC Lancaster USC Salkehatchie USC Sumter USC Union USC Upstate Winthrop

Private institutions

Allen Anderson Benedict Bob Jones Charleston Southern Claflin Columbia Columbia International Coker Converse Erskine Furman Limestone Morris Newberry North Greenville Presbyterian Sherman Southern Wesleyan Spartanburg Methodist Voorhees Wofford

Technical colleges

Aiken TC Central Carolina TC Denmark TC Florence-Darlington TC Greenville TC Horry-Georgetown TC Midlands TC Northeastern TC Orangeburg-Calhoun TC Piedmont TC Spartanburg CC TC of the Lowcountry Tri-County TC Trident TC Williamsburg TC York TC

Seminaries, graduate, and professional institutions

Charleston School of Law Erskine Theological Seminary Geneva Reformed Seminary Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary Medical University
University
of South Carolina USC School of Law

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Colonial Athletic Association

Full members

Charleston Cougars Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens Drexel Dragons Elon Phoenix Hofstra Pride James Madison Dukes Northeastern Huskies Towson Tigers UNC Wilmington Seahawks William & Mary Tribe

Football-only members

Albany Great Danes Maine Black Bears New Hampshire Wildcats Rhode Island Rams Richmond Spiders Stony Brook Seawolves Villanova Wildcats

Lacrosse-only members

Fairfield Stags Massachusetts Minutemen

Other associate members

Eastern Michigan Eagles
Eastern Michigan Eagles
(women's rowing) Villanova Wildcats
Villanova Wildcats
(football and women's rowing)

History

2010–13 Colonial Athletic Association
Colonial Athletic Association
realignment

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Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges

Alberta Augustana Eastern Connecticut State Evergreen State Fort Lewis Georgia College
College
& State University Henderson State Johnson State Keene State Mansfield University
University
of Pennsylvania MCLA Midwestern State New College
College
of Florida Ramapo Shepherd University Sonoma State Southern Oregon Southern Utah St. Mary's (Maryland) SUNY Geneseo Truman State Illinois Springfield UMaine Farmington Mary Washington Minnesota Morris Montevallo UNC Asheville University
University
of Science and Arts of Oklahoma USC Aiken UVA–Wise UW–Superior

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Sports teams based in South Carolina

Baseball

CL

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

SAL

Augusta GreenJackets Charleston RiverDogs Columbia Fireflies Greenville Drive

CPL

Florence RedWolves Lexington County Blowfish

Basketball

ECBL

Carolina Crusaders PrimeTime Players South Carolina
South Carolina
All-Stars South Carolina
South Carolina
Upstate Redhawks

ABA

Charleston City Lions Greenville Galaxy Carolina Cougars

Football

AAL

Upstate Dragons

Hockey

ECHL

Greenville Swamp Rabbits South Carolina
South Carolina
Stingrays

Roller derby

WFTDA

Columbia Quadsquad Greenville Derby Dames Lowcountry Highrollers

Rugby union

USA Rugby

Charleston Outlaws Columbia Olde Grey

Soccer

USL

Charleston Battery

NPSL

Greenville FC

PDL

Myrtle Beach Mutiny SC United Bantams

College
College
athletics (NCAA Division I)

Charleston Cougars Charleston Southern Buccaneers The Citadel Bulldogs Clemson Tigers Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Furman Paladins Presbyterian Blue Hose South Carolina
South Carolina
Gamecocks South Carolina
South Carolina
State Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs USC Upstate Spartans Winthrop Eagles Wofford Terriers

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