Benedict College

DHEC offers free HIV testing during “PrEP Awareness Week”

This week is the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s third annual “PrEP Awareness Week. “DHEC finds the pre-exposure prophylaxis pill known as PrEP to be highly effective for the prevention of contracting HIV. “If taken as prescribed either as a pill once a day or as an injectable that you receive every 2 months, PrEP can reduce your chances of acquiring HIV by up to 99 percent,” says Robinson.

FBI launches mentor program, teams up with local HBCU’s

The FBI Columbia field office is teaming up with six local HBCU’s to launch its first ever mentoring program. Mentors will provide professional guidance to their selected students by meeting with them at least once a month for the rest of the fall semester. Mentees are expected to initiate discussions with their mentor, seek feedback for areas of development, set goals, and ask for guidance regarding professional growth.

Anti-Gun Violence Walk around downtown Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – A large group of Benedict College students held an Anti-Gun Violence Walk around campus Tuesday, March 16th. A simple walk sending a loud message, reminding the community to put down the weapons and to remember those lost. “My daughter was kidnaped by people she knew and driven 46 minutes into the woods and gun down profusely,”…