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Wellness Program

The goal of the school's wellness program is to provide free wellness-related activities and information to the faculty and staff of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Some current projects include walking groups, yoga and pilates group classes, a Wellness Newsletter, a participation incentive program, healthy snack baskets and potlucks, USC Lyon Recreation Center discounts and much more.

Wellness Initiatives

2018 Smoothie Challenge

Join the 21 Day Smoothie Challenge!
Download the Smoothie Guide for recipes and to learn more.

Virtual Book Club

Won't you join us?
The Virtual Book Club meets in the VAC Faculty Lounge roughly every six weeks, to informally discuss the selected novel. We focus on women authors and stories of cultural interest, and generally limit the page count to about 300 pages. We're all about coming together for fun, to build our community, and to share the joy of reading!

Join the Virtual Book Club Listserve!
Email June Wiley and she'll add your name to the Virtual Book Club listserve. You'll receive all the current information on what we're reading and when we will be meeting. All are welcome!

2017 Tour de Cure, Los Angeles

For the past six years, faculty, staff, students, alumni, family members and friends have participated in the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure charity bike ride. This year the group of 20 raised more than $6,000 for research, education and advocacy for individuals with diabetes.
Our team of runners and riders raised over $6000 on this years ride.

2017 Tour de Cure school team

See more photos from this event on Facebook

Participation Incentive Program
For each school-sponsored or self-directed wellness activity you participate in, you can submit one entry to the wellness raffle. One winner is randomly selected on 1st and 16th. To participate in the raffle enter your name, email and wellness activity using our online Wellness Raffle form.

View photos from some of our recent wellness activities.

Wellness email list
Join our wellness email list to receive program announcements and wellness events. Read about wellness tips, stories and wellness events, programs and wellness-related information both on and off campus.

Yoga Group Classes
Classes are currently held at City Center. Please subscribe to the Wellness email list for dates and times.

Healthy Snack Baskets
Healthy snack options are available at UPC and City Center. There are baskets in MRF 201, SWC 217 and T300 and 14th floor reception area at City Center. The baskets provide a variety of fresh whole fruit. These baskets are replenished the first Monday of each month. Learn more about why fruit is vital to a healthy diet.

Wellness you can Touch
Some of our outreach includes wellness related promotional items such as squeezable stress balls, computer cleaning pads, writing pens, and pedometers.

USC Lyon Recreation Center Discounts
Discount only valid for the early part of the fall semester, up to September 30 2017
Please email to receive the current USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Wellness discount code.

The School has negotiated a 20% discount for UPC Lyon Recreation Center and HSC Fitness Center basic memberships and related services for all USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work staff and faculty. This discount is in addition to the 40% discount that all USC faculty and staff already receive.

Daily Wellness Tips Email Archive

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Wellness Resources

General Wellness

  • USC Healthy Trojans
    Programs and resources related to physical wellness, emotional and social well-being, spirituality.
  • USC Center for Work and Family Life
    Helping faculty, staff and their families find a healthy balance between work and personal life.
  • Wellness at Work Infographic
    Informative facts and tips on wellness in the workplace created by the Public Health Institute and the American Public Health Association.

Healthy USC Dining options

Music and Events

Wellness around the Web
Why Fostering a Culture of Companionate Love in the Workplace Matters