USC Office of the Ombuds
If you are experiencing a university-related concern, conflict, or challenging situation, please feel free to contact the Office of the Ombuds. This office is open to all members of the USC community with a campus related issue.
USC Student Affairs Home
USC’s Division of Student Affairs is devoted to creating an integrated learning experience that helps students reach their educational, personal and professional aspirations. Here are some of the supports available to you as a USC and USC Rossier student.
USC Office of the Provost
Stay informed on issues in higher education that impact your time at USC by reading the announcements from the Office of the Provost, including campus safety, diversity and inclusion, and DACA.
Student Counseling Services (SCS) – (213) 740-7711 – 24/7 on call
Free and confidential mental health treatment for students, including short-term psychotherapy, group counseling, stress fitness workshops and crisis intervention.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255
Provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Services (RSVP) – (213) 740-4900 – 24/7 on call
Free and confidential therapy services, workshops, and training for situations related to gender-based harm.
Sexual Assault Resource Center
For more information about how to get help or help a survivor, rights, reporting options, and additional resources, visit the website:
Bias Assessment Response and Support
Incidents of bias, hate crimes and microaggressions need to be reported allowing for appropriate investigation and response.
The Office of Disability Services and Programs
Provides certification for students with disabilities and helps arrange relevant accommodations.
Campus Support and Intervention (213) 740-0411
CSI connects with members of the USC community when they need support in achieving their academic, professional, and/or personal goals. We can provide consultation, in person or over the phone, to learn more about your individual situation so we can provide guidance and help you connect with relevant campus and community resources.
Office of Professionalism and Ethics (213) 740-5755
When OPE receives a complaint, the staff reviews the information provided and assigns it to the appropriate investigative office (such as the Office of Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, Human Resources and Faculty Affairs), ensuring a timely resolution is reached in accordance with established procedures.
Report complaints directly to OPE through by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (213) 740-5755.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at USC
Information on events, programs and training, the Diversity Task Force (including representatives for each school), chronology, participation and various resources for students.
Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
For online meditation, mindfulness classes, spiritual care and pastoral counseling, visit the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life: orsl.usc.edu
USC Emergency Information
Provides safety and other updates, including ways in which instruction will be continued if an officially declared emergency makes travel to campus infeasible.
USC Department of Public Safety – 213-740-4321 (UPC) and 323-442-1000 (HSC) for 24-hour emergency assistance or to report a crime
Provides overall safety to USC community.
Additional Resources and Supports
- Emergency Preparedness
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
- The Graduate School
- Office of Campus Wellness and Crisis Intervention
- Office of International Services
- USC Rossier School of Education Academic Appeals Request
- SCampus Student Guidebook
- USC Catalogue
- USC’s Principles of Community
- USC’s Student Misconduct policy
- Food Insecurity Resources