Civic Engagement Programs
Due to COVID-19 response, CCU will not be hosting American Red Cross Blood Drives until the fall semester.
However, the Red Cross is still in great need of blood donations, so if you are not presenting symptoms of COVID-19 and do not believe yourself to have been exposed OR have fully recovered from COVID-19, please consider donating blood at a local drive. You can find blood drives in your area by visiting redcrossblood.org.
In partnership with the American Red Cross, we co-sponsor a monthly blood drive in front of the Lib Jackson Student Union. We recommend to all potential donors to have plenty of water and a good meal prior to donating. We encourage potential donors to schedule an appointment at least 48 hours in advance of the blood drive; however, it is not a requirement. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Civic Engagement Office at 843-349-2939 or contact Meggin Heath, donor recruiter for the American Red Cross, at 843-796-1965 or Meggin.Heath@redcross.org.
We welcome community members to participate in the blood drives. Visitor parking passes are free and available to off-campus guests. You may pick up a visitors pass on the day of the blood drive at CCU's Public Safety office located at 255 University Blvd., Conway, SC 29526. You may also call ahead to Public Safety at 843-349-2177 or call the Civic Engagement office to have it ready beforehand.
Visitors may park with the visitor's pass with the exception of faculty/staff spaces or reserved spaces. There is some visitor parking available at Baxley Hall located on E. Chanticleer Blvd. across from the Lib Jackson Student Union. Our campus parking map will help you with navigating to the Lib Jackson Student Union.
If you are interested in volunteering with the blood drvies, please contact Amelia Carte, Coordinator for Civic Engagement, by email at email@example.com, or by phone at 843-349-2939.
In case of inclement weather, the check-in for blood drives will move inside the Lib Jackson Student Union.
Saturdays of Service
Certain Saturdays of every month our office tries to put together community service events for our students to participate. The events encompass many different issues faced by our community, as well as charity walks and events that are looking for help.
Community partners from previous Saturdays of Service:
- Myrtle Beach Humane Society
- Joy Prom
- Alzheimer’s Walk
- Highland Games
- Grand Strand Community Church
- Waccamaw Heart Walk
- Habitat for Humanity
- Fostering Hope
- North Myrtle Beach Humane Society
Setting the Table
Setting the Table is Coastal Carolina University's bi-annual donation held in the fall and spring semesters. Setting the Table was started by a senior capstone student in Fall 2013. In recent semesters, Civic Engagement has donated baskets from Setting the Table to Catholic Charities–Pee Dee.