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Agoge: Becoming A Spartan



August 16-20, 2015 

Welcome to USC Upstate!

Your Spartan experience will be heightened through Agoge, our Freshman initiative designed to immerse you in a series of activities that encourage, emphasize and expand your potential.

Our Agoge approach helps you identify your individual strengths, skills and character, while reinforcing the value of the collective whole. This is a mandatory event for all freshmen.

Your quest: Attend 10 events during Agoge 

Joining the Spartan Nation is not as easy as finding the coolest Upstate t-shirt at the bookstore. Spartans must undergo rigorous intentional training to fully acclimate to the academic goal at hand. Agoge is the USC Upstate way of helping you become a Spartan, not just through enrollment, but through activities that give you a head start as classes begin. Review the top ten list below to help fill your Agoge training schedule. Please note: all designated activities are required for all freshmen. Some activities will be at the same time for everyone and a few list optional sessions you may choose from.

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August 16-20, 2015

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Laura Puckett-Boler
Dean of Students
(864) 503-5107
Campus Life Center, Rm. 302

Karen Thomas
Executive Assistant
(864) 503-5107
Campus Life Center, Rm. 303

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Spartanburg, SC 29303
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