Awards and Accreditation

Jed Campus Seal for Mental Health, 2014
Jed and Clinton Health Matters Campus Program, 2014

Named one of the Top 10 Most Impressive College Farmers Markets, 2012

American College Health Association (ACHA) Best Practice Award for Healthy Carolina, 2014

Gold Star Award for Tobacco-Free, Working Well™, 2014

Bicycle Friendly Campus Bronze Medal, 2013

NASPA Excellence Award for Healthy Carolina Bronze Level, 2014

American Heart Association, Fit Friendly Worksite - Gold Award, 2013

BlueCross BlueShield LiveLifeBlue Workplace Wellness Award, 2015

Represented all Tobacco-Free colleges and universities at the 50th Anniversary Press Conference for the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, 2015

USC’s Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention received a Community Partner of the Year award from Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands.

Center of Excellence – Working Well™, 2014


Student Health Services is accredited by:
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation
American Psychological Association

Operating in accordance with national accreditation standards ensures students are provided accessible, high quality primary health care. Student Health Services has undergone rigorous self-examination and an on-site survey by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care to ensure compliance with the high standards of this nationally recognized accrediting organization.

The Laboratory in the Center of Health and Well-Being at the University of South Carolina is COLA accredited. COLA is the premier clinical laboratory education, consultation and accreditation organization. It is an independent accreditor whose practical, educational standards have a positive and immediate impact. Its services enable clinical laboratories and staff to meet CLIA and other regulatory requirements, act in accordance with Quality Systems, and provide the best possible patient care. Completing COLA's accreditation program means a clinical laboratory is in compliance with CLIA, and is recognized by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

The Laboratory is also certified at a level of moderate complexity by accreditation under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans in the U.S. through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments. In total, CLIA covers approximately 225,000 laboratory entities. The Division of Laboratory Services, within the Survey and Certification Group, under the Center for Medicaid and State Operations has the responsibility for implementing the CLIA Program. The objective of the CLIA program is to ensure quality laboratory testing.