2/18 – COVID-19 Update for Campuses

February 18, 2022 TO:      USC Students, Faculty and University Staff FR:       Sarah Van Orman, Chief Health Officer, USC Student Health             Division Chief for College Health, Keck School of Medicine of USC RE:       COVID-19 Update for Campuses The spring 2022 current outlook on COVID-19 transmission has greatly improved at USC and in LA County since the peak…

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…

1/27- Reminder of COVID-19 Booster Deadline—January 30

 January 27, 2022  TO: USC Students, Faculty and University Staff  RE: Reminder of COVID-19 Booster Deadline—January 30  Please be reminded that the university deadline to receive COVID-19 boosters is Sunday, January 30.  All students in on-campus programs, all faculty, and all university staff are required to receive a COVID-19 booster (if in the eligible timeframe).…

1/21 – For Faculty: In-Person Learning and Continuity of Education

January 21, 2022 Dear Colleagues, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of our policy of providing students with “continuity of education” as we continue to navigate the ongoing realities of COVID-19. On Monday, we return to campus for in-person instruction with the expectation that student attendance will fluctuate, either because of illness…

1/19- Updated COVID-19 Testing Requirements for (Non-boosted) Faculty and Staff

DT:      January 19, 2022 TO:      USC Faculty and University Staff FR:       Felicia A. Washington             Senior Vice President, Human Resources Sarah Van Orman, MD, MMM, FACHA, Chief Health Officer, USC Student Health             Division Chief for College Health, Keck School of Medicine of USC RE:       Updated COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Faculty and Staff In…

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…