Diversity and Inclusion

At USC, we are committed to your academic, professional and artistic development, and we have developed many resources to help you throughout your journey. Although the information on this page is not exhaustive, it is designed to highlight the various ways students can be a part of diverse and inclusive communities, as well as showcase some of what makes USC such a special place.

Diversity Recruitment Leaders

Diversity Recruitment Leaders are current USC students who are excited to share their USC experience with you! They are a great resource for learning about student life at USC and more importantly, finding community on campus.

USC Diversity Recruitment Leaders , Amia.

Amia Roach-Valandra

Major: Health and Human Sciences
Minor: Public Health
Hometown: Rosebud, South Dakota
Bio: Hau. Mitakuypi Wanblí Wiyuškí Win (Happy Eagle Woman), emaciyapi ksto. Naha iyuha cante wasteya nape ciuzape ksto. My Lakota name is Happy Eagle Woman. I grew up on the Rosebud Reservation and am enrolled in the Sioux Tribe. In addition to being a Diversity Recruitment Leader, I am the Co-Director of Cultural and Community Outreach for the Native American Student Assembly.

USC Diversity Recruitment Leaders , Annmarie.

Annmarie Easy

Major: Political Science (emphasis in Cross-Regional Politics)
Minors: International Policy and Management; East Asian Languages and Cultures
Hometown: Bronx, New York
Bio: I am both a first-generation student and first-generation American (my mother is from Ghana and my father is from Jamaica). When I’m not in class, you’ll find me doing work in the Undergraduate Student Government Office as the Co-Executive Director for the Black Student Assembly.


USC Diversity Recruitment Leaders , Emily.

Emily Mojica

Majors: Computer Science; Business Administration
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Bio: I am a Campus Leader at Apple and President of the USC chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. I am also a marketing intern at USC Athletics, where I work closely with our football, soccer, volleyball, baseball and basketball teams.


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If you have any questions about student life, please email USCDRL@usc.edu and one of our DRLs will respond.

Asian Pacific American Student Services

Established in 1982, Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS) provides programs, services and resources for students who identify as Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American (APIDA). APASS facilitates APIDA student participation, dialogue, community building and empowerment, as well as serve as a source of cross-cultural educational programming for the entire campus. APASS unique learning opportunities include mentorship, leadership development, advocacy and community involvement.

Location: Student Union, STU 410
Living Learning Communities: APIDA Leaders Community in Birnkrant Residential College

Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs

Established in 1977, the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA)  provides intentional, holistic, scholarly and co-curricular programming designed to strengthen the understanding of Black Diasporic heritage. CBCSA strives to create a community that focuses on Black excellence through the following six pillars of success: Cultural Investment, Community Building and Engagement, Collaborative Partnerships, Social and Professional Development, Student Empowerment and Student Wellness.

Location: Student Union, STU 100
Living Learning Communities: Somerville Place in Pardee Tower

First Generation Plus Success Center

The First Generation Plus Success Center (FG+SC) serves as a resource hub for current first-generation, undocumented, transfer and former foster youth students as they navigate campus. FG+SC’s mission is to cultivate a sense of belonging and a culture of holistic well-being through intentional mentorship, supportive services and leadership opportunities.

Location: Tutor Campus Center, TCC 224

Latinx/Chicanx Center for Advocacy and Student Affairs (La CASA)

Established in 1972, 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 (such as Central and South America, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Puerto Rico) through programs and services that focus on intersectionality.

Location: Student Union, STU 402
Living Learning Communities: El Sol y La Luna in Pardee Tower

LGBTQ+ Student Center

The LGBTQ+ Student Center is a cultural advocacy center that provides support, education and community for all undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Southern California with an emphasis on students across the spectra of gender and sexuality. In collaboration with Student Equity and Inclusion Programs (SEIP) and other university partners, LGBTQ+SC creates programming that serves the multiple intersections of identities within the diverse LGBTQ+ community and fosters intentional identity development and leadership development for USC students.

Location: Student Union, STU 415
Living Learning Communities: Rainbow Floor in Century Apartments

Native American Student Assembly

Native American Student Assembly (NASA) is a cultural and educational organization for self-identifying American Indian students, as well as any other student or community member interested in American Indian issues and culture. NASA is dedicated to building a community among its members and to enriching the diversity of the USC campus.

Location: Student Union, STU 405

Student Basic Needs

The Student Basic Needs department fosters a culture of holistic well-being for students by helping to eliminate life barriers—such as food and housing insecurity and other economic injustices—that may jeopardize academic and personal success. Student Basic Needs connects students to campus and community resources, helps streamline communication with campus partners, and develops their own initiatives to further support students.

Veterans Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) supports the individual and academic success of veterans, service members and their families—whether by assisting with enrollment, creating intentional veteran-focused programming, connecting students to on-campus services or supporting career development.

Location: Tutor Campus Center, TCC 330