4/18 – Earth Week 2022

April 18, 2022 Dear USC community, Welcome to Earth Week 2022, Trojans! This week offers a perfect lens through which to remind us that earth’s life support systems are what sustain us and allow us to thrive. We are part of nature, and this Earth Week, we have reason to celebrate as we introduce our…

2/25- COVID-19 Masking Update for Campuses

February 25, 2022 TO:      USC Students, Faculty and University Staff FR:      Sarah Van Orman, MD, MMM, FACHA, Chief Health Officer, USC Student Health             Division Chief for College Health, Keck School of Medicine of USC             Deona Willes, MPH, CLS Executive Director, Environmental Health and Safety RE:      COVID-19 Masking Update for Campuses As COVID-19 cases…

2/4 – DPS Chief Search Community Input Sessions

Greetings! As many of you may remember, the university announced a nationwide search for its next Department of Public Safety (DPS) Chief following the retirement of Chief John Thomas last month. Over the past few weeks, we have assembled a diverse 22-person multidisciplinary search committee made up of faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders, and appointed an…

1/18- Working Group on IFC Culture, Prevention, and Accountability Update

Dear USC Community,  I am writing to provide an update on actions needed to resume Interfraternity Council (IFC) social activities. In the Fall, the Working Group on IFC Culture, Prevention, and Accountability was established and charged with: Looking at long-term strategies for improving the culture, enhancing accountability, and addressing systemic challenges within IFC chapters.  Developing short-term guidelines…

1/18- Important Title IX and OCR Resolution Agreement Updates

Dear USC Community, I write to update you on several important matters related to Title IX and the University’s commitment to maintaining an environment free from discrimination and harassment. Below, please find updates in the following areas:  Notice of Non-DiscriminationPolicy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and RetaliationCentralized Reporting DirectiveUpcoming Supervisor File ReviewNext Steps Notice of Non-Discrimination…