Resources and services to help students thrive at USC. Click the links below for more information.
For immediate crisis assistance, call the Department of Public Safety (DPS) emergency number or dial 911.
For medical, counseling or sexual assault survivor assistance, call Student Health at (213) 740-9355. If calling after hours, follow the recorded instructions to be connected with an on-call provider.
For all other crises, contact Campus Support & Intervention (CSI).
The Ask Ari is a private and confidential USC app that gives students 24/7 access to self-reflection activities on wellbeing issues and offers referrals for local, online or campus resources. Students can talk to Ask Ari about habits, stress, sleep, mood, healthy communication, thriving, productivity, unhealthy thinking, relationships, goals, and much more. Chat with Ask Ari at askari.usc.edu or download the Ask Ari app to a mobile device.
Campus Support & Intervention (CSI) is an office within Campus Wellbeing and Crisis Intervention, and is comprised of a team of professionals to assist students, faculty, and staff in navigating complex issues. CSI services include resource referrals and recommendations, critical incident response, professor notifications, DPS incident follow-up, Health Leaves of Absence, and Trojans Care for Trojans (TC4T) outreach.
Financial literacy is a key component to the overall well-being of student success. Through resources provided by the USC Career Center, students can gain understanding on how to manage their personal finances before, during, and after college.
The USC Civic Engagement Housing Law Clinic provides free professional legal services for USC students living in off-campus housing in the areas of housing discrimination, local affordable housing issues, and landlord/tenant dispute resolution.
The Kortschak Center provides support to help students make successful transitions to college through individual academic guidance, workshops, academic support groups, on-campus resource referrals, and through the availability of quiet study spaces.
The USC LGBTQ+ Student Center provides support, education, advocacy, and connection to community for undergraduate and graduate students from across the gender and sexual identity spectra, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, queer, transgender, and gender non-conforming students. The LGBTQ+SC provides resources, referrals, and programming for all campus members.
Mindful USC is a service from the Provost’s Office to help the USC Community build a culture of mindfulness and compassion through training, practice groups and special events such as guided meditations. Stay connected with the free Mindful USC mobile app.
The Lifestyle Redesign® Program for College Students provides support for USC undergraduate and graduate students in establishing health-promoting habits and routines customized to help them meet their personal goals.
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life sponsors a number of programs with moral, religious, or spiritual focus and provides opportunities for exploring the spiritual dimensions of life and learning. They have also compiled a list of places for reflection and worship on the USC campus.
OSAS provides support services and accommodations necessary to enable students with disabilities to develop their maximum academic potential by making their education accessible, while having the dignity to work independently.
Through Recreational Sports (also known as Rec Sports), students can pursue a balanced, healthy lifestyle and enhance personal wellness through physical fitness and participation in recreational activities. In addition to free gym memberships for currently enrolled USC students, Recreational Sports offers group fitness classes, intramural sports, and club sports.
RSVP at USC provides immediate therapy services for situations related to gender and power-based harm (e.g., sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking).
It can be difficult to focus on academics and other educational endeavors when a student is struggling with basic needs (i.e. acclimation/adjustment, financial issues, legal aid, housing, food insecurity). Should you find yourself struggling with basic needs and would like to speak with a SEIP staff member about your specific circumstances, please email email@example.com.
USC Counseling and Mental Health Services offers confidential services such as individual therapy, crisis support, psychiatric services, consultations, group counseling, and workshops.
At USC Student Health, students can schedule appointments for primary care as well as specialty care and services. In addition, Student Health can also help with emergencies, after-hours care, and referrals.
Students can schedule an appointment with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who can help students develop an individualized plan and address challenges they may have with finding their personal healthy eating style.
Substance Abuse & Addiction
Students struggling with substance abuse can schedule an appointment with Student Health, Counseling and Mental Health Services, or contact an advisor from Campus Support & Intervention (CSI) for additional guidance and resources. Students who are concerned about a fellow Trojan’s alcohol and/or drug use issues may submit a TC4T request to help connect their peer with resources they may need.
The Haven is a non-USC organization with a location on campus dedicated to helping students who struggle with substance use and addiction. The Haven offers screenings and interviews to assist students with examining their alcohol and/or drug use, in addition to other programs and resources.
Trojans Care for Trojans (TC4T) is a private and anonymous request form that anyone can submit to connect a member of the Trojan family with the help they need. Each TC4T submission will be reviewed and responded to by a staff member from USC Campus Support & Intervention (CSI) within the Office of Campus Wellness and Crisis Intervention.
The Trojan Food Pantry provides access to food for any USC student experiencing a food emergency or food insecurity.