800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 293031-864-503-5000
Dear Upstate Students,
RU OK? Many of you may wonder what this new icon is all
about and how it affects you. Over the past few years, we have seen an increase
in the number of students who have been in crisis along with the normal stress
of their academic programs. This campaign is a way we hope to assist students
who are in need.
The Division of Student Affairs, in collaboration with
Academic Affairs, has introduced a new initiative called “Spartans Care”. The
purpose of the initiative is to instill the value of a caring community and
allow students to assist other students who may be in crisis. We hope to
promote that students can effectively help their peers identify resources
and offices that can assist them. By eliminating bystander behavior and
engaging with others, everyone has the opportunity to support success in our
If you know a fellow student who is having a hard time or
could pose a danger to him/herself or others please contact us, submit the
online report or refer them to one of our many campus resources. Spartans do
care about each other, so let’s start this new academic year by showing our personal
support and encouragement.
In Spartan Care,
Laura Puckett-BolerVice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Laura Puckett-BolerVice Chancellor of Student Affairs& Dean of Students864-503-5107Campus Life Center, Rm. 302
University of South Carolina Upstate800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 29303
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