USC Support

USC and Related Support Resources


USC Department of Public Safety – UPC: (213) 740-4321 – HSC: (323) 442-1000 – 24-hour emergency or to report a crime. Provides overall safety to USC community.


Confidential On-Campus Resource:

  • Student Counseling Services (SCS) – (213) 740-7711 or (213) 740-9355– 24/7 on call free and confidential mental health treatment for students, including short-term psychotherapy, group counseling, stress fitness workshops, and crisis intervention.
  • 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.
  • For Faculty and Staff: Confidential On-Campus Resource: USC Center for Work and Family Life offers confidential counseling for faculty and staff, free of charge. 213.821.0800 UPC – Figueroa Building, 3535 S Figueroa St, Suite E202


Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center is nationally recognized for its comprehensive, free treatment for sexual assault victims, including 24-hour emergency medical care. Victim advocacy services available. The Rape Treatment Center offers 24-hour help at (310) 319-4000.

Sex Assault Center within the VIP Urgent Care Center at the LAC+USC Medical Center 2010 Zonal Avenue, Los Angeles (Health Sciences Campus). Victim advocacy services available. Includes 24-hour care. (323) 226-3961.


These campus office--and USC professors and senior staff and DPS--are required to share reported information with Title IX:

  • Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex or gender stereotyping:
    • if it interferes with a student's ability to participate in or benefit from school programs or activities, regardless of the student's sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation; no matter where it occurs or whether the perpetrator is a student, an employee, or a third party,
    • Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure
  • Office of Equity and Diversity (OED)/Title IX Compliance – (213) 740-5086 Works with faculty, staff, visitors, applicants, and students around issues of protected classes.
  • Student Support and Advocacy Assists students and families in resolving complex issues adversely affecting their success as a student, e.g., personal, financial, and academic. (213) 821-4710


Other Resources

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.


Trojans Care for Trojans (TC4T), where you can anonymously and privately share concerns about a student who may be struggling. Lynette S. Merriman, Associate Vice Provost for Campus Support and Intervention, merriman@usc.edu. Please note: If you are concerned about someone who has experienced sexual/gender-based harm, please contact the confidential services at Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention Services (213-740-4900).


USC Office of the Ombuds, a safe place on both campuses for our community to turn to without fear of reprisal or judgement to explore their options for solving problems, resolving disputes, and promoting workplace wellness on campus. You can reach the University Park Campus Ombuds at (213) 821-9556 and upcombuds@usc.edu,


The Office of Disability Services and Programs provides certification for students with disabilities and helps arrange relevant accommodations. The phone number for DSP is (213) 740-0776 (213) 740-6948 (TDD only), ability@usc.edu.


Campus and Student Affairs Resources and Diversity at USC. The many groups include Asian Pacific American Students Services (APASS), the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA), USC El Centro Chicano, and the Veterans Resource Center (VRC).

LGBTQ+ students and allies can avail themselves of the LGBT Resource Center, a safe, affirming space that provides support and advocacy. And Trans Health Care at Engemann Student Health Center.


Office of Religious Life, which can offer guidance through a spiritual lens. URC 106 / Contact: Associate Dean Vanessa Gomez Brake


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. Also Campus Safety and Emergency Preparedness and TrojansAlert and LiveSafe App mobile app.


Collection of Other Resources (this info changes with some frequency and may not always be up to date.)


Bias Incident Reporting: a resource to report hate bias, incidents, and/or crimesCareer Services: Numerous resources to help with interview preparation and job fairsUndergraduate Campus Resources (including Academic Resources)Live Safe app or how to sign up for TrojansAlertDisabled Access to Road Transportation (DART): a free service for those with temporary mobility issues in getting around campus.First Generation to College: A resource guide for students, from DornsifeUSC Food and Toiletry PantryUSC Homelessness ResourcesKortschak Center for Learning and Creativity serving individuals with diverse learning needs. Online workshops Preparing for Exams, Test anxiety, DSP group for test taking anxietyOccupational Therapy at USC Faculty Practice: learn time management and organizational goals otfp@chan.usc.edu; (323) 442-3340Office of International Students (OIS) P: (213)740-2666; F: (213)740-5194; ois@usc.eduThe Haven At College: Weekly meetings disrupting addiction. Call or text: 310-822-1234 or email info@thehavenatcollege.com.Transfer Student Resources and USC Transfer Student Community: Facebook group for USC transfer studentsTriumph Foundation: a comprehensive disability resources in Southern CaliforniaTrojan Guardian Scholars: resources for students who identify as former foster youth, wards of the state, or emancipated minorsUndocumented Students Resource Guide from USG Veteran Resource Center (TCC 330) / Contact: Naddia Palacios

Last Updated July 2019