Alcohol and Drug Education

University of South Carolina Upstate’s alcohol and drug policy follows the local, state and federal laws regarding alcohol and drugs. All students, faculty, staff and guests are viewed by USC Upstate as individually responsible and legally accountable for their actions regarding alcohol and illegal drugs. While enrolled at the University of South Carolina Upstate students are held to these standards with no regard to location. The alcohol and drug policy can be found on the policy and procedures page of the website.

USC Upstate is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

USC Upstate provides comprehensive alcohol and drug related services to all students on both the main campus and Greenville Campus. We also work to provide information to students and encourage them to address high-risk behaviors associated with heavy alcohol and/or drug use.

Some of our resources include:

  • Alcohol Education courses for incoming students
  • Educational seminars and presentations
  • Campus events 


USC Upstate recognizes alcohol and/or drug dependence as treatable illnesses. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to seek assistance for alcohol and/ or drug problems before there is an incident that would cause the University to impose sanctions.

The following resource information is provided for students, faculty and staff:

  • USC Upstate Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Local County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (out-patient drug and alcohol counseling and prevention services) 
    The Forrester Center for Behavioral Health (Spartanburg County): 864-582-7588 
    Greenville County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse: 864-467-3790
  • Local Support Groups
    Al-Anon and ACOA: 864-585-1930 
    Alcoholics Anonymous: 864-585-1930 
    Narcotics Anonymous: 1-800-828-5689
  • Toll-free Resources
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse 24-hour Helpline: 1-800-234-0420 
    Cocaine Hotline: 1-800-COCAINE 
    Drugstore Clearinghouse: 1-800-942-3425
  • Treatment Facilities (in-patient drug and alcohol treatment) 
    Addlife Addiction Services (Greenville): 864-852-8520 
    Center for Behavioral Health (Greer): 864-235-2335 
    Haven for Hope ( Spartanburg): 864-472-9083
  • USC Upstate Resources
    Health Education: 864-503-5536 
    Counseling Services: 864-503-5195 
    Dean of Students: 864-503-5107 
    Health Services: 864-503-5191