12/24- Spring Semester Update

Dear Trojan Community, We hope you are recharging and savoring time with family and friends during this winter recess. Given the current spread of the Omicron variant of COVID, many of you have questions about USC’s plans for return in January and we wanted to provide specifics as soon as possible.  For students, our residence…

12/2 – Integrity and Accountability Code

Greetings Trojan Community, We are pleased to share with you USC’s new Integrity and Accountability Code which updates our Code of Ethics. The Code was developed with extensive input from our community and is guided by our six Unifying Values: integrity; excellence; well-being; diversity, equity, and inclusion; open communication; and accountability. It applies to all of us…

11/17 – Transition at USC Student Affairs

To: USC Community   From: Charles F. Zukoski, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs   Date: November 17, 2021    Subject:   Transition at USC Student Affairs Today we share that Winston B. Crisp is resigning from his position as Vice President for Student Affairs for health reasons. We are grateful for all that Mr. Crisp has…

11/11 – New Working Group on Interfraternity Council Culture, Prevention, and Accountability

November 11, 2021 Content warning: This message mentions sexual assault. Dear USC Community, Recent allegations of sexual violence and misconduct have hit our campus hard. We are committed to ensuring the safety of our students and building a compassionate community. As part of that effort, we are establishing a Working Group on Interfraternity Council Culture,…

10/28- Academic Support During Stressful Times

October 28, 2021 Dear Students, As we have returned to in-person learning and living, you have done an incredible job of supporting each other and our community. We appreciate your cooperation and concern. The first semester back on campus has presented challenges for many of you. The pandemic is still very much with us and…

10/1 – Mandatory Harassment Prevention Training

Dear Colleagues, As part of USC’s ongoing commitments to fostering a positive environment and ensuring the university is in compliance with federal and state legal requirements, all faculty and staff – including in academic- and healthcare-specific roles – are required to take the online course “Preventing Harassment and Discrimination” when they begin employment and then…

8/20- Fall 2021 semester update

 August 20, 2021  Dear USC students,  The start of the 2021 academic year is upon us, and our campuses are bustling. It’s been thrilling to see so many of you reconnecting with each other in person. Yesterday’s convocation ceremony, where we formally welcomed more than 8,000 new Trojans onto campus, was an incredible display of…

8/17 – Provost Fall 2021 Welcome

August 17, 2021 Dear Colleagues, Welcome to Fall 2021. As we begin another semester – one that will pose some unique challenges as we return to in-person teaching and learning – I want to share some initial guidance and resources as we support each other and our students with patience and compassion. Once again, I…