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Section 1 – Department of Public Safety
Please visit dps.usc.edu for a complete list of services, safety tips and training, alerts and statistics, and information about DPS staff.
Section 2 – Mandatory Federal Reporting and Campus Crime Statistics
I. Clery Act
The Clery Act requires the university to disclose campus crime statistics and security information. The requirements of the Clery Act are complex and require significant coordination and organization among campus officials, but can be condensed into three primary categories:
a. Policy Disclosure Statements. The
RECOGNIZED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Section 1 – Recognition of Student Organizations
Recognized student organizations provide opportunities for students and other members of the university community to explore their academic, professional, political, social, recreational, artistic, cultural, spiritual or community service interests. In addition, student organizations provide a laboratory for the development of interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills in the members and officers. Such organizations exist to promote the educational mission of the university.
The existence of student organizations at the university is sanctioned by the
OTHER UNIVERSITY POLICIES
Section 1 – Computing
Because the use of computers and computing facilities is central to the learning experience at USC, it is important for all students to understand the policies governing the use of computing resources and appropriate behaviors in an electronic community. To that end, the university has developed a set of computing policies for members of the university community, regarding electronic communications, the use of computing resources at USC, compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
FREE EXPRESSION AND DISSENT
Section 1 – Policy
The University of Southern California is committed to fostering a learning environment where free inquiry and expression are encouraged and celebrated and for which all its members share responsibility. Dissent (defined as disagreement, a difference of opinion, or thinking differently from others) is an integral aspect of expression in higher education, whether it manifests itself in a new and differing theory in quantum mechanics, a personal disagreement with a current foreign policy, opposition to
Section 1 – Class Notes Policy
Notes or recordings made by students based on a university class or lecture may only be made for purposes of individual or group study, or for other usual non-commercial purposes that reasonably arise from the student’s membership in the class or attendance at the university. This restriction also applies to any information distributed, disseminated or in any way displayed for use in relationship to the class, whether obtained in class, via email or otherwise
STUDENT CONDUCT CODE
Section 10 – General Disciplinary Practices
Students are expected to make themselves aware of and abide by the University community’s standards of behavior as articulated in the Student Conduct Code, University’s Policy and Procedures on Student Sexual, Interpersonal, and Protect Class Misconduct, and in related policy statements. Students accept the rights and responsibilities of membership in the USC community when they are admitted to the university. In the university, as elsewhere, ignorance is not an acceptable justification for violating
GENERAL POLICY STATEMENTS
Section 1 – University Governance
As a private corporation, USC is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board is a self-perpetuating body, electing one-fifth of its members each year for a five-year term of office. The trustees delegate certain powers to the administration of the university and serve as the ultimate decision-making body.
The President is the chief executive officer of USC. The President carries out policies established by the trustees and, in doing so, has the power to
All employees are eligible. Up-to-date certification from a qualified healthcare provider documenting the need for a medical leave is required. USC reserves the right to modify this policy and/or related practices to conform to applicable state and federal laws that may change at any time. In the event of a difference between this policy and a collective bargaining agreement, the terms of the collective bargaining agreement govern. In the event of a difference between this policy and the Faculty Handbook,
Employees must report to work dressed appropriately and according to the requirements of the position and department; good grooming and personal hygiene are expected. Employees should also avoid the overuse of fragrance or scented products that could be bothersome to colleagues. Managers should discuss department policy on these issues with employees.
Employees in violation of this policy may be sent home to change; non-exempt staff will have the time charged to vacation accruals, or as leave without pay. Continued disregard of
Causes for discipline
Any action by a USC staff employee contrary to the university’s mission, operations or policy may trigger disciplinary action. Employment and compensation are at-will and therefore can be terminated, with or without cause, at any time without prior notice, by the university or the employee. In the event of a difference between this policy and a collective bargaining agreement, the terms of the collective bargaining agreement govern.
Human Resources Administration (HRA) is available to advise departments when staff employee