Healthy Campus Initiatives
Our Mission: Encourage and support healthy lifestyles for all members of the USC community.
Our Philosophy: We take a holistic approach encompassing all dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, occupational, spiritual, financial and intellectual. As students, you are faced with many decisions regarding your health and well-being. Healthy Campus Initiatives is committed to assisting you with finding the best solutions possible that fit your interests and lifestyle.
What We Do: Healthy Campus Initiatives health educators and trained peer leaders provide programs and services specializing in stress management, sexual and reproductive health, physical activity and exercise, weight management, nutrition, disease prevention and general well-being.
We offer on-going drop-in and appointment-based individual preventive health screenings and services at several locations on campus. Services are available for FREE or low cost to students:
Presentations and Workshops
Healthy Campus Initiatives offers a variety of presentations and workshops for academic classes or your group or organization. Topics include, but are not limited to health-related issues and behaviors important to college students such as nutrition, exercise and physical activity, stress management, weight management, sleep, relationships and sexual health. If one of our existing presentations or workshops does not meet your needs, we are happy to tailor a program for your group.
Programs, Events and CampaignsHealthy Campus Initiatives encourages you to make a healthy choice every day! We do this through programs, events and campaigns. Popular events and regular campaigns include:
- Carolina BeYOUtiful
- Stress Less for Success
- Curbside Wellness Festival
- National Nutrition Month.
You’ll also find us at the Farmer’s Markets and other campus partner events. Visit the Student Health Services events website or contact Healthy Campus Initiatives for information about upcoming programs.
Changing Carolina Peer Leaders
Have a passion for health – your own and your campus community? Get involved on campus as a Have a passion for health? Want to learn to teach about health and wellness? Get involved on campus as a Changing Carolina Peer Leader! We are a diverse group of students who combine specialized training and passion for health education and wellness with a desire to make a difference on campus. Learn more about Changing Carolina Peer Leaders HERE
For more information about Healthy Campus Initiatives services and programs:
Call or Stop by one of our on-campus locations:
Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center (lower level):
Sexual Health Office:
Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center:
(lower level) - 1000 Blossom St., Columbia SC 29208
Sexual Health (suite 112)