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Faculty and Family Health and Wellness

UofSC’S Family Friendly Policies

UofSC has established Family Friendly Polices with the overall goals of enhancing UofSC's ability to recruit and retain excellent and diverse faculty, fostering a flexible and supportive work environment where all faculty can thrive, and promoting an academic culture that is supportive of faculty and their families. Refer to the Office of the Provost Family Friendly Policies to see how these policies may benefit you.

Bright Horizons at USC provides developmentally appropriate educational environments that empower children to be confident, successful, lifelong learners.

Managed by the Department of Pediatrics at USC’s School of Medicine and serves children with different needs and abilities. The ABC Special Needs Program offers referral services, consultation, training, and—in some cases—funding for adapted equipment.

New and expecting mothers can request to check out a key to one of the campus nursing mothers' lounges. Phone 803-777-1650.

The services provided by our family support network are free to faculty, staff, students and their spouses.

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 UofSC as a healthy community to help our faculty, staff and students learn to thrive in life.

The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market is a hub for commerce, entertainment and health at UofSC. Shop for fresh, locally-grown produce and sustainable products, or come out for live music, health education, cooking demos, free samples and more.

During our free cooking classes, you'll learn how to prepare delicious and healthy dishes. These classes are for all skill levels. No cooking experience is required.

University faculty an take advantage of several services offered by the Center for Health and Well-Being, through the State Health Plan and our Gamecocks LiveWell Preventive Services and Gamecocks LiveWell Programs. UofSC faculty enrolled in the State Health Plan have access to free State Wellness Benefits (PEBA) that include health management programs. These benefits help you to proactively monitor your health, make informed decisions that lead to healthier outcomes and address health issues early, before they become a health crisis.

The Gamecocks LiveWell Programs provide faculty and staff with comprehensive worksite wellness programs addressing all dimensions of wellness to improve their quality of life. This includes programs, services, initiatives and integrated benefits that support healthy lifestyle decisions and lead to measurable and successful outcomes for the individual and the whole workforce. A variety of wellness programs (weight management, physical activity, stress management, and nutrition) are offered throughout the year.

Outdoor Recreation offers community garden plots for UofSC students, faculty and staff in the Carolina Community Garden at Preston Green. Plots are awarded through an application process and occur for fall, spring, and summer. You must Apply as a group with a minimum of four people in each group. If your group is awarded a plot, you will be given an opportunity to renew each semester for up to one calendar year.


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