Welcome to USC’s Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX (EEO-TIX)

An Office of USC Human Resources, Equity & Compliance

Welcome to USC’s Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX (EEO-TIX)

An Office of USC Human Resources, Equity & Compliance

Policy Update

On April 19, 2024, the U.S. Department of Education announced new Title IX regulatory requirements. The university is reviewing and will revise its Policy and Resolution Processes in accordance with any new federal or state requirements.


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.

Keck Medicine Building

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.


Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

USC staff, faculty, and students are governed by this University-wide policy describing how the University will respond to reports of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

USC Responds Report

For important information about the university’s commitment to fostering an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of protected characteristics, refer to the inaugural USC Responds report.

Get Help and Report Concerns

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.

Confidential and Private Resources

Please review an array of confidential and private resources available on and off campus to students, faculty, and staff.

USC staff, faculty, and students are governed by this University-wide policy describing how the University will respond to reports of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

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.

Please review an array of confidential and private resources available on and off campus to students, faculty, and staff.

Feedback Welcomed

The EEO-TIX Office conducts regular reviews of the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation and the associated Resolution Processes for Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation. 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 or visit Report.USC.edu.]

News and Announcements

  • Juneteenth Commemoration
    USC will be commemorating Juneteenth with a hybrid in-person and virtual event on Wednesday, June 19 at 12:30 p.m. The event will feature remarks from President Carol Folt, along with…
  • USC Celebrates Pride Month
    USC is celebrating Pride Month with a variety of activities starting June 1. Faculty and staff are invited to USC’s virtual Pride Month kickoff celebration at 12 p.m. on Monday, June 3,…
  • Leadership Transition in EEO-TIX
    We are excited to have Linda Hoos as our new Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX and Title IX Coordinator, a role she stepped into on April…

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.