The Carolina Undergraduate Social Science Symposium
(CUSSS) operates under the auspices of the South Carolina Sociological Association (SCSA). The Symposium provides undergraduate students the opportunity to present their research at a professional meeting with the support of faculty. Presentations should be based on research that students have created in or because of one of their upper-level social science courses.
The CUSSS 2023 symposium will hosted by Lander University in Greenwood, SC on Friday, April 21, 2023. Additional details are available on the official Call for Participation.
Research and poster presentations in any area of social science are welcome. “Social science” includes but is not limited to Sociology, Applied Sociology, Anthropology, Communication, Criminology, Economics, Geography, History, Media Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Race/Ethnic Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Policy Studies, and Global/International Studies.
“Research” is broadly defined. However, posters, papers, and presentations must be based on data generated by some method of student inquiry.
We look forward to honoring student presenters with awards!
All presenters will receive Certificates of Participation. The two best papers; the two best presentations; and the two best posters will each receive a Certificate for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and a cash prize.
Students should upload their abstract by Friday, April 7, 2023.
To do so, click on the link below to complete a conference participation form, which will ask for the following information:
Faculty sponsors are encouraged to help students submit abstracts and guide them with their posters and papers. Students who wish to compete for the Best Paper prize need to submit a completed paper to Dr. Rubin by Friday, April 14, 2023.
Students entering the Best Research Presentation and Best Poster competitions should bring these with them to the symposium.
Undergraduate research papers, presentations, and posters with multiple authors may be presented. However, to be considered for each competition, they must be single authored. Students must be present to win.
Have any questions about CUSSS? Contact Dr. Zach Rubin at email@example.com.