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.
On August 14, 2020, USC, due to a change in federal regulations on Title IX, implemented a new, 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.
Links to available confidential and private resources available on and off campus to students, faculty, and staff.
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 following 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
- USC to Observe MLK HolidayThe University is planning a special online event featuring President Carol L. Folt, the Black Staff and Faculty Caucus, and the Center for Black Student and Cultural Affairs to honor and…
- Required California State Legal Updates to Policy and Resolution Process for Sexual MisconductOn January 1, 2022, California State Bill 493 (SB 493) went into effect, putting into law state requirements related to sex equity in education. The University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment,…
- Author Urges USC Community to See Violence Against Women as Men’s IssueEducator, author and filmmaker Jackson Katz encouraged men to step up and share ownership of the issue of violence against women at a lecture on November 17 in Bovard Auditorium at…
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.