Medical and Counseling Services

If you are a DACA student, an undocumented student, or a student with temporary protected status, and you’re looking for support, please contact Queena Hoang, quhoang@usc.edu. She is the Coordinator of the USC First Generation Plus Center and the point of contact for coordinating efforts and opportunities across campus that support immigrant and international students. Your conversations with her will be confidential. She can connect you with resources regarding financial aid, academic and housing issues, confidential advising, and legal support.

Medical and Counseling Services

The USC Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life sponsors campus programs with a moral, religious or spiritual focus. It co-sponsors events with other university units and partnerships of student religious groups. In 2017, the USC Provost appointed Associate Dean Vanessa Gomez Brake as the point person for DACA students on campus. She served in this role from 2017 – 2020, and continues to provide confidential counseling for all USC students.

Services provided to undocumented, DACAmented and TPS students:

  • Confidential counseling and spiritual care;
  • Assistance in troubleshooting university systems;
  • Referrals based on specific needs: financial aid, career center, legal advice, counseling, peer group connection, etc.;
  • Emergency fund management for undergraduate and graduate students seeking assistance with immigration-related fees;
  • Staffing and support coordination of student-led pop-up DREAM Center.

Target Population: Students.

Engemann Student Health

The Engemann Student Health Center provides medical and counseling services and promotes wellness and health. USC designated Beth Kebschull, Assistant Director for Crisis Services, as the point of contact for DACA students. Students may also seek the support of Susan Reyes, Elizabeth Reyes, or Quade Yoo Song French.

Target Population: Students.

Beth Kebshull
elizabeth.kebschull@med.usc.edu
(213) 740 7441

Center for Work and Family Life

The Center for Work and Family Life provides counseling services for faculty, staff, and dependent family members and promotes wellness.

Target Population: Faculty, Staff and their families.