Employee resource groups
Employee resource groups (ERGs) bring together those who share common interests. Led by faculty and staff, ERGs are a great way to find your place in the USC community, build your personal and professional network, and help to promote a deeper awareness of cultural and social topics. Here are the faculty- and staff-led groups contributing to campus life and helping make USC a better place for all.
The Academic Senate is a voice for faculty and strives to further the academic mission and integrity of the university as a community of scholars, artists, and professionals dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge.
Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT)
CERT members complete intensive training in disaster fire suppression, search and rescue, disaster triage and first aid, and disaster management, and serve as first responders to the campus community and assist with emergency response.
LGBTQ Faculty & Staff Alliance at USC
The LGBTQ Alliance aims to provide a network that explores, promotes and supports the personal and professional issues related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer employees at USC.
Office of Religious Life
Offering a wide variety of programs and activities for people of all faiths.
The USC Staff Assembly is an officially recognized branch of the university governance system that promotes the growth and welfare of all USC staff members.
The University Staff Club is dedicated to serving the university community as they work with administration to recognize staff, provide scholarships to graduate students, and put together social functions to enhance work life.
The University Chorus is open to any USC student, faculty, or staff member as well as the larger university community who loves to sing.
USC Asian Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association
The USC Asian Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association (APIFSA) aims to create a safe space and a strong voice to advocate for API faculty and staff across the USC community.
USC Black Staff & Faculty Caucus
The USC Black Staff and Faculty Caucus/BSFC aims to accomplish a positive working relationship between the university’s Black staff, faculty, and students; to assure constructive institutional change as it relates to Black staff and faculty development; to develop expertise in the area of affirmative action as it relates to hiring, retention and promotion of Black staff and faculty; and to contribute toward the development of harmony and good will among and between the diverse elements and groups within the University.
USC Culture Network
The Culture Network is a group of faculty and staff who are committed to strengthening USC culture through our six Unifying Values. Its mission is to equip members with resources that promote our values, share stories, best practices and ideas that move culture forward, and connect with colleagues from across USC that share a passion for culture.
USC Latino Forum
The USC Latino Frum gathers several times a semester for events that celebrate and stimulate conversations around what it means to be Latino at USC, in Los Angeles, and in the United States.
Women in Management (WIM)
WIM members are dynamic and progressive individuals employed in a diversity of positions, departments, and schools at USC, covering a broad spectrum of roles: advisors, administrative staff, department directors, managers, faculty, associate vice presidents, and deans.
Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)
WiSE administers a variety of grant programs that have been developed to encourage women to select USC as an institution in which to study, conduct research, and develop successful careers.