Health, Stress and Support

Posted on by asommerv

Nothing is more important than our health and well-being. We want our students to thrive inside and outside the classroom physically, mentally, and emotionally.

New and expanded initiatives and resources enhance wellness for our entire community:

  • Our campuses have been configured for safe pedestrian traffic flow, with signs prominently displayed giving guidance on safety, social distancing, and hygiene.
  • Face coverings are required on university sites.
  • A daily online symptom check is required for everyone accessing campus.
  • Testing is available on campus for faculty, staff, and students who develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or who have been exposed.
  • Mindfulness classes and resources and spiritual groups have expanded online to reduce stress and increase our ability to connect.
  • Let’s Talk, an online program for students, provides coping skills and a safe place to discuss challenges. It has increased its hours and added sessions for international students.
  • Due to state law, clinical mental health services are available only to those physically located in California, so we have a dedicated team of care coordinators for students living outside the state to help you connect with care in your area.
  • Student well-being will be the focus for the year at the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The department will partner with the broader university community to enhance support for our students so they can reach their academic and life goals.

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