Healthy Relationships

Healthy Relationships aims to provide the campus community with information surrounding relationships and the resources to learn the basics of dating as well as how to prevent/avoid abuse.   

Relationships can be classified as:

  • Social: Family, friends, student organizations, community organizations
  • Intimate: Close friendship, long-term relationship, same-sex relationship, monogamy, marriage, family
  • Professional: Employer-employee relationship, student-faculty relationship

Be aware that:

  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men have experienced rape, attempted rape or sexual assault throughout college.
  • Less than 1 in 20 cases are reported.
  • Females between 16-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of intimate partner violence.
  • Approximately 1/3 of college students report physically assaulting a dating partner in the previous 12 months.
  • Approximately 90% of victims of sexual assault on college campuses know their attacker. 


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Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Campus Life Center, Suite 220 

Contact Us
Katie Howe
Health Educator  

USC Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303