We write to share the exciting news that our colleague, Christopher Manning, Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CIDO), will be leaving USC on February 2, 2024, to serve as Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity at San Diego State University.
We would like to direct you to our website on freedom of expression. We designed this site to help everyone better understand free speech at USC.
On November 16, USC Pharmacies will be running the Fall Drug Take Back Day, where students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to drop off unused drugs that they no longer intend to use.
USC is committed to promoting a healthy, safe, and comfortable environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. This includes having a smoke-free campus and making our community aware of the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 16, 2023.
These partnerships are made possible by the generosity of our exceptional staff and faculty, who live the goodwill that defines USC every single day. Today, I invite you to continue this great legacy and contribute once again to the Good Neighbors Campaign.
I write today to share that Kelvin J. A. Davies will be stepping down from his post as Executive Vice Provost effective December 31, 2023. He will stay on as Special Advisor to the Provost through the end of February 2024 to assist with the transition of the role, at which time he will return to his well-earned retirement.
Over the past three weeks, we’ve been in conversation with many faculty, students, staff, alumni, and parents who have been personally and profoundly impacted by the violence in Israel and Gaza.
Yesterday, the federal government announced new actions to address antisemitism and Islamophobia on college campuses.
In recognition of your hard work, we are pleased to announce that USC will be offering an extended Winter Recess for all eligible employees, to begin on Thursday, December 21, 2023, and end on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. We will return to the office on January 3, 2024.
Implementing cybersecurity practices is how we protect our professional and personal networks, devices, and data from unauthorized access or criminal use.
Following up to the previous campus message on Sept. 28 regarding the recommendations for the flu and COVID-19 vaccines, we are sharing this update on coverage for the 2023 COVID-19 vaccine for employees.