From an official communication from Provost Michael Quick: “The challenges of diversity, inclusion and equity traverse our national history and every sector of society, including higher education. They strike at heart of our sense of justice and equal opportunity, and our sense of who we are – our national and global identity. Every generation grapples with these challenges in their own social and historical contexts. The struggle for change and social justice is ongoing. It predates and will continue beyond our lifetimes. Recognizing this is not pessimism, it is optimism writ large – a recognition that the future is in our hands. USC will not shy from this calling. We stand ready to grapple.”
Among the initiatives created to meet these challenges include new instructional, programmatic, and representative structures to diversify the viewpoints at the decision-making level, and create better opportunities for all throughout our organization.