How USC is structured

USC’s organization is explained on the university’s Senior Administration page.

The ideas that drive the university are explained on the Policies and Core Documents page, including USC’s role and mission, and code of ethics. We expect each and every employee to abide by the highest ethical standards. In addition, in both policy and practice we ensure compliance with all laws, regulations, and university policy. To support the highest level of ethics, integrity, and compliance, USC’s Office of Professionalism and Ethics provides information and a hotline to direct questions or concerns. See their website for details.

All university policy is housed on the official USC policy website – that is the only place where official policy is posted. All employees are expected to familiarize themselves with – and adhere to – all policies. Policies address:

  • university organization
  • administrative and business practices
  • health and safety
  • finance and budget
  • expenditures and procurement
  • facilities and equipment
  • information technology
  • employment including time off/leaves
  • faculty and staff workplace issues
  • student issues

In addition to official university policy, other offices across USC have established guidelines, processes and procedures to help enhance the student or employee experience. A few links you may find helpful in relation to policies, guidelines, processes and procedures:

Equal opportunity, affirmative action and non-discrimination policy

Office of Equity and Diversity

Title IX Office

Disability Services

Faculty/Staff Visa Services

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Student employee information

Required legal notices