USC Support

USC and Related Support Systems


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.


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.


USC Sexual Assault Resource Center For more information about how to get help or help a survivor, rights, reporting options, and additional resources.

Confidential On-Campus Resource: USC Center for Women & Men: For students impacted or affected by gender-based harm, or to discuss issues of healthy relationships. The Center for Women & Men offers confidential 24-hour crisis counseling: business hours: (213) 740-4900; after hours, call the on-call counselor at (213) 321-3982

Confidential On-Campus Resource: USC Center for Work and Family Life offers confidential counseling for faculty and staff, free of charge. Services offered include: anxiety, depression, and other mental and emotional problems and disorders; family and relationship issues; substance abuse and other addictions; sexual abuse and domestic violence; social and emotional difficulties related to disability, illness, relationships. 213.821.0800


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.


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 class.


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. The phone number for DSP is (213) 740-0776. ” (213) 740-6948 (TDD only), ability@usc.edu.


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


Diversity at USC information on events, programs and training, the Diversity Task Force (including representatives for each school), chronology, participation, and various resources for students.


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 TrojanAlerts and LiveSafe App.