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Student Affairs and Academic Support

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Health and Well-Being

A safe, healthy campus is an environment that fosters success. The Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support develops and offers programs, resources and services that encourage healthy behaviors and promote a lifetime of living well.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation provides all Gamecocks with programs and services that promote fitness and quality of life, including adventure and outdoor recreation, aquatics, club sports, fitness and intramurals.

Carolina Community Coalition

Members of the coalition include USC students and employees, local residents, law enforcement officers, business owners and others who employ environmental prevention strategies to reduce the negative consequences of high-risk drinking and other substance use.

Counseling and Psychiatry

Professional counselors, social workers and psychiatrists serve students' mental health needs by offering individual and group support, medication monitoring and crisis intervention for students.

Gamecock CommUnity Shop

The CommUnity Shop's mission is to increase accessibility and provide holistic support to individuals experiencing basic needs insecurities. Students, faculty, and staff can access free food, clothing and supplies with a valid CarolinaCard.

Healthy Campus Initiatives

Healthy Campus Initiatives offers programs and services to help students, faculty and staff live healthy lifestyles, specializing in stress management, sexual health, physical activity, balanced eating and disease prevention. Staff members offer wellness coaching, nutrition counseling with registered dietitians and a variety of presentations, workshops and classes tailored to meet the needs of our campus.

Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Support

Trained advocates offer resources and support to survivors of interpersonal violence and teach members of the Carolina community how to be active bystanders. Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention is a confidential resource.

Mental Health Resources

An array of online, in-person and self-care resources help students improve their mental health by identifying and managing contributing factors from sleep and substance use to academic concerns and stress to grief and loss. 

Student Care and Outreach Team

The Student Care and Outreach Team is an interdisciplinary group representing law enforcement, student conduct, counseling, residence life and other departments. Members work collaboratively to help keep the campus safe when students display behavior that could cause harm to themselves or others.

Student Health

Student Health aims to be students’ “medical home” by providing an array of coordinated services, including general medicine, women’s care, pharmacy and lab services and physical therapy.

Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

Online education modules, individual interventions, event registrations and group education are a few of the methods USC uses to help students make smart choices when it comes to alcohol and other substances.



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