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Health Education focuses on challenging the health attitudes, behaviors and perceptions of our community through education in order to promote the adoption of a healthy lifestyle.

The mission of Health Education is to provide a diverse range of comprehensive health educational workshops, health promotion campaigns and supplementary health education strategies in addition to assisting students in understanding health issues that will serve as a basis for personal and professional lifestyle changes.

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Upcoming Events: March/April 2015

USC Upstate UPstander Intervention Training
March 16, 17 and 18
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
HEC 2028

It’s On Us!
To RECOGNIZE that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
To IDENTIFY situations in which sexual assault may occur.
To INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
To CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

Health Education and Safe Homes Rape Crisis Coalition have teamed up to provide a three-part UPstander Intervention Training to discuss the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors surrounding Sexual Assault Prevention.  This is a FREE training that will be provided for males only. All materials will be provided as well as food and refreshments. Additionally, we will be providing Certificates of Completion for all who attend. 

To register please contact Katie Howe khowe@uscupstate.edu or 864-503-5536

USC Upstate It’s On Us Project
Thursday, April 2, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
CLC Second Floor Lobby

Join Health Education in support of Sexual Assault Awareness month and decorate your own denim to “Rock” on Denim Day, Wednesday, April 29, 2015 and take the pledge to stop Sexual Assault. 

The Hunting Ground, Dr. Lisa Johnson, Ms. Katie Howe, and Safe Homes Rape Crisis Coalition
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
3:00 -5:00 p.m.
Tukey Theater

The problem of rape as part of the university experience for far too many women is not a new topic, but there is a noticeable push right now to call for new paradigms of accountability, as a number of universities (including Coastal Carolina University) are facing Title IX investigations into the question of whether rape and other forms of sexual assault/harassment are being handled properly. Featuring a documentary that premiered at Sundance in 2014, this film screening of The Hunting Ground, cosponsored by the Women Faculty Collective, the Office of Health Education in the Division of Student Affairs, and Safe Homes Rape Crisis Coalition brings this conversation to Upstate. The film screening will be followed by a brief panel of responses and a Q&A period. For further information please contact Katie Howe (khowe@uscupstate.edu) or 864-503-5536. 

Victims’ Rights Week Day of Prayer – Engaging the Community and Empowering Survivors
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
12:00 p.m.
Spartanburg City Hall
Join Health Education and Safe Homes Rape Crisis Coalition in a moment of silence for those who have been the victim of crime.  Food and fellowship will follow at the Spartanburg Fire Department. 

USC Upstate National Denim Day 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Show your support for Sexual Assault Prevention and Rock Your Denim!

Educational Tablings - 
Sexual Assault Awareness
Thursday, April 9, 2015
CLC 1st Floor Lobby
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Mental Health and Sleep
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
CLC 1st Floor Lobby
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sexual Health, Wellness and Prevention Small Group Sessions - 
Thursday, April 9, 2015
HEC 2006
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
HEC 2006
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Healthy Cooking Lunch and Learn - FREE LUNCH TO THE FIRST 20 PEOPLE WHO REGISTER!
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
CLC Quiet Room
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Email Katie Howe (khowe@uscupstate.edu) or Megan Force (mforce@uscupstate.edu) to register

Blood Drives -
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
CLC Circle Lot
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m

Hub City Mobile Farmer's Market - 
Mondays CLC Circle Lot
April 6, 2015 - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
April 13, 2015 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
April 27, 2015 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
May 4, 2015 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
May 11, 2015 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

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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