In response to COVID-19, we are restricting physical access to the Spartan Pantry to minimize direct person-to-person contact and to protect our students and staff. Instead, a student can order and pickup Pantry items.
Visit Spartan Pantry Access During COVID-19 for further information.
The Spartan Pantry is a food and basic necessities pantry at USC Upstate that is intended to assist students during financial emergencies. Items typically available the Pantry include non-perishable and frozen food items, basic personal hygiene items, and general cleaning supplies.
Who can access the Spartan Pantry?
Any currently enrolled USC Upstate student in emergency need can access the Pantry. (Students do not need to be enrolled in summer classes to access the Pantry during the summer.) The food assistance portion of the Pantry is available to students who do not currently have a meal plan. Toiletries and household supplies are available to all students. The Pantry is run on the honor system; ID’s are not required although students are asked to “sign in” with their year in school (no names) so we can track usage of the Pantry.
Who can refer a student to the Spartan Pantry?
Anyone! The Pantry is a “no questions asked”, honor system pantry. We hope that only students in need will access the pantry and that they will only take what they need to assure that there are adequate supplies for other students in need.
Where is the Spartan Pantry located and what are the hours?
Spartanburg Campus: The Office of Student Involvement on the 2nd floor of the Olin B. Sansbury, Jr. Campus Life Center. 8:30-5:00 Monday through Friday.
Greenville Campus: Room 129, back hall of the Mary Black School of Nursing Suite at the University Center. 8:30-5 Monday through Thursday, 8:30-noon Friday.
What other resources are available for students in need?
- Dean of Students Office (emergency financial assistance): 864-503-5107
- Counseling Services: 864-503-5195
- Health Services: 864-503-5191
Can I donate to the Spartan Pantry?
YES, please! We accept non-perishable food items, toiletries, and general cleaning supplies. (Frozen items, fresh produce, and expired items cannot be accepted.) Monetary donations are also appreciated and can be coordinated through Dr. Deb Kladivko (see below) or the University Advancement Office.
Who can I contact for more information?
- Spartanburg Campus: Dr. Deb Kladivko, Associate Director of Leadership & Service CLC 202; 864-503-5106
- Greenville Campus: Vicki Corn, Director of Student Services UCG Suite B-1, Rm 627; 864-552-4175