Student Health Services (SHS) is pleased to announce the University of South Carolina (UofSC) has been named a recipient of the Campus Prevention Network (CPN) Seal of Prevention. Presented by Vector Solutions, the CPN Seal of Prevention is awarded to institutions of higher education that have demonstrated leadership in digital prevention programming focused on student safety, well-being and inclusion.
As a recipient of the CPN Seal of Prevention, UofSC has worked toward creating a safer, more inclusive campus through comprehensive, evidence-based digital prevention education on issues such as sexual assault, alcohol misuse, mental health and discrimination. The CPN Seal of Prevention establishes guidelines for discerning quality online prevention education and implementation practices, and positions prevention as central to key institutional outcomes, including recruitment, student success, retention and advancement.
“We are excited to name the University of South Carolina as a 2021 recipient of the CPN Seal of Prevention,” said Marc Scheipe, CEO of Vector Solutions. “The University of South Carolina has demonstrated a true commitment to students by investing in both their academic success inside the classroom as well as their well-being and experiences outside the classroom. We are proud to recognize the University of South Carolina for their exemplary work helping to make college and university communities safer and more inclusive.”
“UofSC is pleased to receive this award which demonstrates our commitment as a university community, students, faculty and staff to create a safe, positive, caring culture that promotes academic success and access inside and outside of the classroom,” said Marguerite O’Brien, director of wellness, prevention & advocacy services. "I express my appreciation to every individual who has invested time in our educational prevention initiatives.
“Together, we are enhancing the safe learning and working environment at the University of South Carolina."
“The CPN Seal of Prevention recognizes higher education institutions and organizations
for their commitment and investment to not only the academic success of students but
also their well-being and experience outside of the classroom - something that today’s
students are highly passionate about,” said Vector Solutions CEO Marc Scheipe. “These leading institutions and organizations provide great value to students during their time on campus and beyond and share in Vector’s commitment to help make college and university communities safer and more inclusive.”
The criteria for the CPN Seal of Prevention are based on the Principles of Effective Prevention Programs published by Nation, et al. (2003). More than one thousand campuses are evaluated on an annual basis to determine eligibility. The 2021 recipients of the CPN Seal of Prevention consist of 485 colleges, universities and Greek-letter organizations, including 19 community and technical colleges, 26 national fraternities and sororities, and most of the top 50 ranked Best Colleges in US News. A full list of the 2021 Seal recipients is available here.