Healthy Carolina

What is Healthy Carolina?
Healthy Carolina is…. a way of life.  It is the pursuit of health and wellness in mind, body, and spirit. It is the individual person, the environment and the community creating a culture and atmosphere that encourages healthy choices, healthy behaviors and a healthy place to live. It is a mission and vision born out of the desire to see USC as a healthy community to help our faculty, staff and students learn to thrive in life. 

Healthy Carolina Vision
A healthy campus environment in which to live, learn, work and play.

Healthy Carolina Mission
To create a healthy campus environment that promotes the development and maintenance of a healthy body, mind and spirit through the collaborative development, promotion and assessment of  policies, programs, services and initiatives that address all dimensions of wellness for the members of the University of South Carolina campus community.

Healthy Carolina Philosophy Wellness can mean different things to different people, but at the University of South Carolina, wellness is defined as a holistic, well-balanced approach to living that involves the mind, body and spirit. The University of South Carolina supports personal wellness because of its documented, direct impact on work, academic success and quality of life. Wellness is more than being free of illness or disease. There are actually eight dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, social, occupational, intellectual, environmental, financial and spiritual. This is depicted in the wellness wheel below. If one component of this wheel is not developed, you may feel unbalanced in life.  The wellness wheel provides information and resources that can help you develop a balanced and healthy life.


Click on the Wellness Wheel below to find out more about the Eight Dimensions of Wellness as well as resources in the USC community you can use to help develop a balanced and healthy life!


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