Cougar PAWS

Parents & Alumni Working with Students


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.

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 PAWS. To become a member, email your information to

Getting Started

Resources for Current Volunteers