Student Network MemberSpotlight: Piyal Patel

Meet Garnet Circle member, Piyal Patel! Piyal is a freshman finance and pre-business major from Conway, South Carolina. She decided to attend the University of South Carolina because of the Darla Moore business program and the many opportunities on campus.


“Being a first-generation student, UofSC offers so many opportunities for students that change many lives. I love the community that I have built, and the connections made at UofSC that I would have not made at home.”


On campus, Piyal is involved with the Big Event, a nationwide service day for the University to show appreciation by giving back to surrounding communities. She is also a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha and Garnet Circle. Piyal joined Garnet Circle to help better connect students and alumni.


Being on Garnet Circle allows Piyal and others to govern the Student Network, the University of South Carolina’s largest student organization. The Student Network serves to build connections and members can also enjoy exclusive Gamecock gear and access to member-only events.


“My favorite part would be celebrating the students who are receiving their rings and showing that although they may have completed college, the Gamecock community still lives within them. Being a member, I'm able to help build those connections between the alumni and students on campus.”