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Faculty and Family Health and Wellness

USC’S Family Friendly Policies

USC has established Family Friendly Polices with the overall goals of enhancing USC'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.

Healthy Campus 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.

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. USC 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.

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