Ways to connect

USC offers a variety of opportunities for faculty and staff to connect. Whether you’re looking to learn more about your benefits, engage in our Culture Journey, support the community, or stay in the know on your favorite topics, here are the ways you can take part, engage, or give back.


Are you an employee and a veteran or a member of the armed Services?

USC has continuously maintained close and strong bonds with the armed services, and we encourage veterans to designate their veteran status in Workday. For help, refer to the “Changing veteran status” guide under “Personal information” on the Workday Help site.

Here are some stories about colleagues who have served as radio officers, combat medics and even cooks for the Armed Forces.

Thomas Chavez

Our Trojan Veterans: Thomas Chavez

One encounter led to an entire career

Ron Rubalcaba

Our Trojan Veterans: Ron Rubalcaba

An “aha” moment in a class he wasn’t enjoying

Teresa Owens

Our Trojan Veterans: Teresa Owens

Teresa Owens is a pro at diligence. She even got a medal for it!