Student Affairs Support

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.

Student Affairs Support

The USC Student Affairs, Student Equity and Inclusion Programs (SEIP)

USC Student Equity and Inclusion Programs 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. SEIP facilitates dialogue, community-building and leads campus-wide equity and inclusion initiatives that impact the student experience.

Student Equity and Inclusion Programs consists of:

●     Asian Pacific American Student Services

●     Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs

●     Latinx/Chicanx Center for Advocacy and Student Affairs

●     LGBT Resource Center

●     Veterans Resource Center

The Trojan Food Pantry is a collaborative effort involving various campus partners spearheaded by Student Governments (USG & GSG), USC Hospitality and Student Affairs. The day-to-day operations are led by student volunteers and workers under the consultation and guidance of the St. Francis Center.

Communities of Support at USC

IDEAS at USC: Improving Dreams, Education, Access & Success

IDEAS Movement at USC was founded in the Spring of 2011 in order to create a safe space and positive dialogue among undocumented students (DREAMers) and allies.  The founders’ mission for the organization is that undocumented students receive the support and information required to undergo and complete their education at USC. The organization welcomes students from all majors, race/ethnicities, sexual identification, backgrounds and citizenship statuses, especially those who support equal access for all students in higher education.

Department of American Studies & Ethnicity: Pop-Up Dream Center

The pop-up dream center is an initiative by the department of the American Studies and Ethnicity (ASE) but has recently relocated temporarily to the Student Union building due to construction. The Pop-Up Dream Center provides a safe space for undocumented students to meet with each other and with ally faculty and staff to discuss their concerns, needs and more.