USC Division of Student Affairs Mission & Goals 2017-2020
Empowering Students to Transform the World
Strengthening a culture driven by student well-being
The Division of Student Affairs is devoted to Supporting, Educating and Engaging students. We are focused on providing all students the opportunity to reach their educational, personal, and professional aspirations.
To do this we:
- SUPPORT the individual student and student communities through the development of environments, services, and policies that reinforce shared strengths.
- EDUCATE students to discover a deeper understanding of themselves and become change agents in the world.
- ENGAGE students in transformative experiences to challenge their perspectives and become global citizens.
Division Objectives & Communal Initiatives
The following Strategic Objectives support the Division’s 2017-2020 Strategic Goals:
Goal 1: ENHANCE THE CULTURE OF EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
- Collaborate with USC’s schools to create innovative, creative and artistic materials addressing equity and inclusion education for college students.
- Imbed an equity and inclusion framework throughout student affairs departments, programs and services.
- Build mastery-level skills among professional staff in cultural competency.
- Enhance space options for cultural programs and experiences.
Goal 2: CULTIVATE A CULTURE WHERE INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES THRIVE
- Launch a first-year seminar that introduces students to essential transition topics.
- Host an annual Institute on Student Well-being.
- Make mindfulness programs accessible to all USC students.
Goal 3: DISRUPT THE CULTURE OF AT RISK SUBSTANCE USE
- Increase student participation in healthy social activities.
- Ensure consistent, university-wide messages (e.g. policies, practices, procedures) regarding alcohol consumption.
- Reduce overconsumption of alcohol among students on football game days.
Goal 4: FOSTER A CULTURE OF CONSENT AND HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
- Collaborate with campus partners and national experts to provide a four-year educational module for consent and healthy relationships.
- Launch a bystander education campaign recognizable by USC students.