11/8: Message from President Folt — ‘Commitment to candor’

  • The president says it is USC’s responsibility to communicate accurate information broadly, and to listen to and answer questions so that opinions and actions can be grounded in truth. 
  • It is also the university’s responsibility to correct important misinformation and inaccuracies, such as those in recent news reports and commentary about USC’s candor, progress and commitment to change, she writes.
  • She and members of her team who are closest to the facts have created an in-depth set of FAQs to correct misinformation, answer detailed questions and lay out the facts about recent events on and around the University Park Campus. It is available online, along with a recent online town hall attended by hundreds of students that included a Q&A session. This is in addition to the many documents and FAQs that have been posted on both change.usc.edu and we-are.usc.edu over the last two years.

Read her full message to the Trojan community.