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Cougar PAWWS

Parents and Alumni Working With Students

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Welcome! This site is intended to serve as a resource for admissions volunteers at the College of Charleston and seeks to reconnect and engage alumni, College of Charleston parents, and friends of the college with meaningful opportunities.

College of Charleston strives to attract the best and brightest students from all over the world. With your assistance, we are better able to personalize the admissions experience for a larger number of prospective students and build a more competitive, geographically diverse institution. Like our students, our 500 volunteers reside across the U.S. and beyond.

In accordance with College of Charleston policy 9.1.14 Protection of Minors Policy, College of Charleston volunteers are not permitted to meet one-on-one (alone) with students.  Only individuals who have successfully passed a formal background check and completed the required training are permitted to do so. 

Working under the guidance of the Office of Admissions, there are many volunteer opportunities available, including:

  • Assisting admissions staff at college fairs
  • Representing the College of Charleston at college fairs and school visits
  • Attending or hosting receptions (learn more)
  • Calls to accepted students and/or their families
  • Presenting at high school awards assemblies

We welcome your participation in Cougar PAWWS. To become a member, email your information to

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