USC to Observe MLK Holiday

The 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 celebrate the rich history of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 12 p.m. and you can…

Required California State Legal Updates to Policy and Resolution Process for Sexual Misconduct

On 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, and Retaliation and Resolution Process for Sexual Misconduct have been updated to fully comply with these new California law requirements, while still complying with the federal Title IX regulations. The key purpose…

Author Urges USC Community to See Violence Against Women as Men’s Issue

Educator, 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 USC. Men have a unique opportunity for leadership on this issue because it’s typically been seen as a women’s issue that too often focuses on…

Prominent Building to be Renamed in Honor of Native American alum

The Center for International and Public Affairs will be renamed the Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow Center for International and Public Affairs at a formal ceremony in Spring 2022, President Carol L. Folt announced recently. The USC Board of Trustees approved a renaming of the building in June 2020 following attention brought to the building in the…

Transgender Awareness Week Event at USC

November 13 marks the beginning of Transgender Awareness Week and USC’s Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Services (RSVP) will present a panel of local and national speakers for the “Unpacking and Preventing Anti-Trans Violence” session on Monday, Nov. 15, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Anyone can attend the event and you can register here.

Honoring Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to recognize the rich heritage, achievements, and contributions of Native Americans and Alaska Natives.  The USC campus sits on the ancestral land of the Tongva People, the original people of Los Angeles. Along with the Tongva, we also recognize the Chumash, Tataviam, Serrano, Cahuilla, Juaneno, and Luiseno…

USC Student Health Provides Resources for Students Experiencing Trauma

USC Student Health’s Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP) is asking the public’s help in spreading the word about confidential services offered to students who experience gender- and power-based harm, including sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. RSVP offers 24/7 support from trained and confidential advocates for students who need help by calling…

Undocumented Student Week of Action Happening at USC

IDEAS at USC (Improving Dreams, Education, Access and Success) is hosting an Undocumented Student Week of Action beginning Oct. 25. The programming seeks to “advocate for our community and connect with our allies.” Please visit the IDEAS at USC Instagram page for more information about the specific activities.

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 the celebration, which will feature remarks from other members of the USC community and honor the Centennial of the Interment of the Unknown Solider from…

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. The conference is billed as a U.S. and global examination of harassment at college campuses and will include keynotes, panels, workshops and role-playing simulations with…