The University’s singular focus must continue to be the students, patients, and community we serve. They are the center of our academic and medical mission, and we owe them our very best. Our shared commitment must be to ensure that all of our students step onto campus feeling energized, motivated, safe, and confident about their USC experience. Our dedicated faculty and staff work constantly and tirelessly towards this goal.

A member of the faculty, addressing the very purpose of a University, remarked that “we are the light of the human mind.” Our light has dimmed recently. By working together, with passion and commitment, we will restore trust and heal our community. It is because of that Trojan passion and commitment that USC will light the human mind more luminously than ever before.


DPS Community Advisory Board Report

Dear Trojan Community,
Since announcing our Call to Action last June, the Trojan community has come together in a number of important efforts to advance belonging and equity on our campuses. Over the past year… (Read more)

Joint Statement about the California State Court Global Settlement

USC and the 710 women who filed civil cases in Los Angeles Superior Court involving George Tyndall have reached a global agreement that is fair and reasonable. The $852 million settlement will end this litigation in state court. The USC Board of Trustees has ratified the settlement. (Read more)

Letter to the Trojan Community from President Carol L. Folt

Dear USC Community,
I am writing to let you know that the remaining litigation against USC, arising from the abuse of patients by former Student Health physician George Tyndall, has been resolved. I am deeply sorry for the pain experienced by the women who trusted him as a physician and appreciate the courage of all who came forward. (Read more)

Letter to the Trojan Community from Board of Trustees Chair Rick Caruso

Dear USC Community,
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am writing to underscore the significance of today’s settlement agreement for the victims of George Tyndall and to assure you that critical steps have been taken to prevent such horrific acts from ever happening again at USC. (Read more)

USC announces first chief inclusion and diversity officer

Christopher Manning, an experienced leader and advocate for diversity in higher education, has been named USC’s first chief inclusion and diversity officer. As part of President Folt’s senior leadership team, Manning will have the support and the resources to build a framework for strategies, programs and initiatives that reinforce USC’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging and to address ongoing challenges of discrimination and bias. His experience will be especially helpful to USC’s Culture Journey.

An update from President Folt about USC’s Culture Journey

In a letter addressed to the USC community, President Folt shared the six unifying values that emerged from the USC Culture Values Poll and the subsequent conversations during the town halls and discussion sessions that the university had regarding the poll results.

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