News & Announcements

Federal Agencies Step Up Response to Harassment Violations

EEO-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 of Health. The National Academy of Sciences also reported that it removed two members due to sexual misconduct during the same timeframe. Both agencies had not…

USC Policy Website Updates

The 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 it easier to search for policies using key words, topics, and target audiences. It also provides a variety of resources for drafting policies, procedures, guidelines,…

Office for Civil Rights clarifies position on sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination

The 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. We highly value our LGBTQIA+ community members. We are gratified that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education has issued a new ruling…

USC Celebrates Pride Month

Gay Pride rainbow banners line Trousdale Parkway on USC's campus, June 1s, 2019. (Photo/Gus Ruelas)

President Folt will usher in Pride Month on June 1 with a special Zoom event featuring faculty, staff, students and community members. The kickoff event is hosted by the Office of Cultural Relations and University Events on June 1 at 12 pm and is the first of several Pride Month events being hosted by various…

USC Community Reflects on Lessons Learned One Year After Floyd Murder

USC’s Student Health Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee marked the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent anti-racism movement it galvanized with a program for students, faculty, and staff that was designed to provide resources and motivate participants to engage in or continue anti-racism work.  The program commemorated the life of Floyd, who was killed while in police…