Welcome to USC's New

Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX

An Office of USC Human Resources, Equity & Compliance

The newly-created Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX (EEO-TIX Office) combines resources to centralize the reporting, investigation, and resolution procedures.

This Office works to eliminate harassment and discrimination, advance equal opportunity and inclusion, and execute anti-discrimination enforcement and compliance functions related to sex, race, color, nationality and ethnic origin, disability, age, religion, and other protected classes. The EEO-TIX Office also supports and centralizes ongoing prevention, education, and training efforts across the University.

Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

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Any person may make a report to the EEO-TIX Office to request supportive measures, file a formal complaint, explore procedural options, or ask questions about University policy.

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Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX Leadership

Catherine Spear

Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX/Title IX Coordinator

Catherine Spear joined USC at the end of August 2020 to serve in the new role of Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity & Title IX. She is responsible for managing the University’s response to all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as leading related proactive education and outreach programs that promote a safe and inclusive environment for all University community members. Prior to her position at USC, Spear served in a similar role as Associate Vice President for the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights at the University of Virginia and was Stanford University’s first full-time Title IX Coordinator. Spear worked for 19 years at the Cleveland office for the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, the last five years as the OCR Cleveland Director. Spear brings her experience and leadership to provide the foundation as the University centralizes its civil rights offices into the newly-created Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX.