Briefing Room

USC Statement on Free Speech

USC has long had established policies protecting the free speech rights and academic freedom of faculty and students. In both policy and practice, when USC faculty speak or write as citizens, they are free of institutional censorship or discipline. And academic freedom at USC protects all faculty. We vigorously defend these principles for faculty of every status and type of appointment.
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Supporting Students, Staff, and Faculty of All National Origins and Immigration Status

At this resource page, USC students, staff, and faculty of all national origins and immigration status can find legal aid, medical and counseling services, financial advice and assistance, and other advocacy support from offices and departments across the university. The page organizes support communities at USC and across Los Angeles in one location, and provides links to Frequently Asked Questions on U.S. government policy. USC policies and statements are included as well, including President Nikias' recent op-eds in The Hill urging Congress to find a solution to DACA.
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