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. 

The University encourages the prompt reporting of concerns about discrimination and harassment based on protected characteristics—including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking—involving students, staff, and faculty, and related retaliation. Title IX and the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation prohibit retaliation against any individual who makes a good faith report or formal complaint, testifies, assists, or participates in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under the Policy.  The University will take prompt action to respond to or investigate concerns about retaliation under the Policy.

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.

Annual Review

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? [PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FORM IS NOT INTENDED FOR MAKING A REPORT OF PROHIBITED DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, OR RETALIATION; TO MAKE A REPORT, PLEASE EMAIL EEOTIX@USC.EDU.]

News and Announcements

  • Veteran’s Day Event Planned
    USC is planning a Veteran’s Day event to honor and remember veterans who have served their country on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 12 p.m. President Carol L. Folt is leading…
  • Sexual Harassment in Education Conference Planned
    The UC Berkeley School of Law is hosting a two-day conference on Sexual Harassment in Education on Thursday, October 28, and Friday, October 29 online and open to interested parties.…
  • Events to Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence Planned
    As part of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Student Health’s Relationship Violence Prevention and Services is planning several events to raise awareness of domestic violence and intimate partner violence. Event…

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.

Cardinal and gold graphic with Fight On hand symbol and text that states: Fight on For Civil Rights. If you observe or experience discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, contact USC’s Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX (EEO-TIX) for help: eeotix@usc.edu or (213) 740-5086. (M-F 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM). For 24-hour reports (with the option to be anonymous), contact USC’s Help & Hotline at: (213) 740-2500 or (800) 348-7454 or report.usc.edu.