Welcome to USC’s Office for Equity, Equal
Opportunity, and Title IX (EEO-TIX)
An Office of USC Human Resources, Equity &
The Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX (EEO-TIX) centralizes resources for civil rights education, reporting, and resolution procedures.
EEO-TIX’s mission is to:
- Promptly and appropriately address reports of discrimination and harassment based on protected characteristics and related retaliation;
- Provide supportive measures, such as reasonably available academic and workplace accommodations, with or without the filing of a formal complaint;
- Advance equity, equal opportunity, and inclusion in University programs and activities, such as admissions and employment; and
- Provide prevention, education, and training programs to promote and protect the civil rights of all University community members.
EEO-TIX manages the University’s response to reports of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation involving community members at all of its locations, including Keck Medicine of USC departments, institutes, and satellite operations.
Due to a change in federal regulations on Title IX, USC has issued a new, university-wide policy describing how the university will respond to reports.
Anyone may make a report of Prohibited Conduct regardless of affiliation with the University. This includes students, faculty and staff, as well as patients and visitors.
Training materials and helpful EEO-TIX resources.
The EEO-TIX Office is currently conducting its annual review of the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation and the associated Resolution Processes for Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation, which first went into effect on August 14, 2020. As we conduct this review and approach EEO-TIX’s one year anniversary, we welcome and encourage community feedback regarding the Policy and Resolution Processes, as well as our EEO-TIX services. What do you think we are doing well? Where can we improve?
News and Announcements
- Federal Agencies Step Up Response to Harassment ViolationsEEO-TIX applauds the recent news that 75 principal investigators have been removed from grants due to sexual harassment and other hostile workplace violations in the last three years by the National Institutes…
- USC Policy Website UpdatesThe USC Policy website, which lists all university policies that apply to students, staff, and faculty, has been updated to be more user friendly and ADA compliant. The new website makes…
- Office for Civil Rights clarifies position on sexual orientation and gender identity discriminationThe University of Southern California includes sexual orientation and gender identity and expression as protected characteristics in its Notice of Non-Discrimination statement and Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation.…
Honoring Native Lands
We acknowledge that we are on the traditional land of the Tongva people. For thousands of years, the Tongva people lived on this land we occupy today, and were considered the most powerful indigenous peoples to inhabit the Los Angeles basin. Along with the Tongva, we also recognize the Chumash, Tataviam, Serrano, Cahuilla, Juaneno, and Luiseno People, for the land that USC also occupies around Southern California. We pay respects to their elders past and present. Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement that bring us here today. And please join us in uncovering such truths at any and all events.