USC Office of the Ombuds

We are pleased to announce that we have launched the new USC Office of the Ombuds to provide independent, confidential, and impartial support for our university community.

Celebrating a Successful Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Week

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Renée Smith-Maddox and Camille Gear Rich, USC hosted approximately 100 trainings, workshops, screenings, discussions, performances, and other events, all aimed at helping our community learn how we can better serve our students, and each other.

Mindful USC

USC is an inspiring place to teach and learn, but amid the constant whirlwind of activity and information, it can be challenging to feel fully present in our lives and in our work.

Unexpected Monday Evening Football Game at the Coliseum

We have just learned that the L.A. Rams will host the Kansas City Chiefs at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Monday, November 19 at 5:00 p.m. This is a last-minute change from the league’s previous plans and we are contractually obligated to accommodate this need.

Support in the Wake of Another Mass Shooting

It is with a very heavy heart that I write to you yet again in the wake of another mass shooting. On behalf of our entire university, I offer my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill.

Fostering Our Diverse Community

Among the most important challenges facing higher education is addressing historic, systemic inequities as we work to build more diverse and inclusive university communities.