On May 24, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) informed the University that it was opening a directed investigation into the University’s response to reports about former employee George Tyndall. The University has been working collaboratively with OCR to provide responsive information in connection with OCR’s review into the University’s response to reports about former employee George Tyndall. Please see the attached notice from OCR regarding the opportunity to meet with OCR on campus on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
The University embraces and supports OCR’s goal to maintain a campus free from harassment and discrimination. Students, faculty, staff, and third parties can contact Gretchen Dahlinger Means, the University’s Title IX Coordinator and Executive Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), to share concerns, seek information about resources, reporting options, and University policies, or make a report. The University’s Title IX policies are available online at:
- USC’s Student Sexual, Interpersonal, and Protected Class Misconduct policy
- USC’s Discrimination policy (policy applicable to staff)
- USC’s Faculty Handbook (policy applicable to faculty)
You may contact the Title IX Coordinator, Gretchen Dahlinger Means, by email, phone, mail, or in person:
Office of Equity and Diversity/Title IX
USC Credit Union Building
3720 S Flower St, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0704
Thank you for your continued commitment to these important issues.