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Student Support Orginizations

Student Equity and Inclusion Programs

  • USC Student Equity and Inclusion Programs (SEIP) is a cluster of student development centers and initiatives within the Division of Student Affairs that offer student support services and programs that focus on intersectionality, sense of belonging and well-being.

Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS)

  • "Founded in 1982, APASS seeks to educate, engage, and empower the Asian Pacific American community & the USC Trojan Family through active participation, dialogue, and community-building.APASS advocates for all members of the Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American community."

Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA)

  • The mission of the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA) is to create an Afrocentric, holistic learning environment, for academic, social and professional development, and civic engagement for all members of the USC community.


  • "Established in 1972, Latinx Chicanx Center for Advocacy and Student Affairs (La CASA) provides empowerment through cultural identity, leadership and social consciousness development, as well as community building for undergraduate and graduate students at USC. La CASA strives to educate the campus about Latinx issues and the ethnic diversity represented within the community (i.e. Central & South America, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Puerto Rico), by offering programs and services that focus on intersectionality."

LGBT Resource Center (LGBTRC)

  • "The LGBT Resource Center (LGBTRC) (est. 2005) is a cultural advocacy center within the Student Equity & Inclusion Programs (SEIP) that provides support, education, advocacy, and connection to community for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Southern California. The LGBTRC welcomes students from across the gender and sexual identity spectra. We are dedicated to providing support and programming for all the intersectionality of identities within the university’s diverse community."

Veterans Resource Center (VRC)

  • "The VRC enhances the individual and academic success of veterans, service members, and their family members. The Veterans Resource Center is committed in supporting the veteran community in the areas of higher education, GI Bill benefits, academic success, graduation, well-being, and career development. The center offers opportunities to excel academically through services like a study space and computer stations."

Undocumented Students

Resources for Undocumented Trojans

  • Courtesy of La Casa. Includes links to a variety of resources at USC and in Los Angeles.

Resources to Assist DACA Students

  • Compiled by the USC Price School of Public Policy.

First Generation Students

First Generation College Students Resource Guide

  • Created by the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences Office for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives.

Transfer Students

  • Resources include information on academic programs, housing information, and other support services.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Library Guide

  • Resources compiled by librarians at USC.