USC requires faculty, staff, students, volunteers and others affiliated with the university to report suspicion of wrongdoing promptly to the proper authorities for investigation.
It is not your responsibility to determine if a situation indeed constitutes wrongdoing, but it is your personal responsibility to report those concerns. By refusing to turn a blind eye, we stay true to the requirements of the law, our ethical commitments, and the highest values of USC.
If you witness a crime in progress on or near campus, or if a member of our community is in immediate danger, call the Department of Public Service (DPS) emergency line, from all locations, at (213) 740-4321.
You may also report suspicious or criminal activity anonymously through the Trojans Care for Trojans program by text to 274637 (start the message with TC4T followed by a space) or the TC4T website; or you may report anonymously through the smartphone app TipSubmit.
Crimes Involving Minors
All USC employees, students, contractors and volunteers have a personal responsibility to report any instances of known or suspected abuse or neglect of children. Two reports must be made:
DPS must be immediately notified at (213) 740-4321 (emergencies; immediate threat of danger) or (213) 740-6000. Use this number from all locations.
The second report must be placed to the Department of Children and Family Services Child Protection Hotline at (800) 540-4000, or to the LAPD (or your local law enforcement agency if you are outside the city of Los Angeles).
Failure by any member of the university community to make these reports as soon as possible may result in discipline up to and including termination or dismissal. See the university’s Protecting Minors policy for more information.
Those members of the university community covered by California’s Mandated Reporter laws should also review the university’s Mandated Reporters policy.
Crimes Involving Elder Abuse
Those members of the university community covered by California’s Mandated Reporter laws are obligated to report; how to do so depends on where the abuse occurred. See the university’s Mandated Reporters policy for comprehensive instructions.
Crimes Involving Domestic Violence or Injury by Firearm
Those members of the university community covered by California’s Mandated Reporter laws are obligated to report to local law enforcement in the jurisdiction in which the injury occurred. See the university’s Mandated Reporters policy for comprehensive instructions.
Crimes Involving Sexual Assault
For incidents or allegations of sexual assault involving USC faculty, staff, or students, the Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX (EEO-TIX) must be notified at (213) 740-5086 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation and EEO-TIX’s website for more information.
Violence in the Workplace
USC strictly prohibits violence, threats of violence, and any other behavior that jeopardizes or harms the safety of any USC campus, facility, activity, or event, or that raises a reasonable concern for the safety or wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, patients or visitors at a University campus or related facility or during University-sponsored activities or events.
Imminent threats of violence should be reported immediately to DPS at (213) 740-4321.
Concerns that are not based upon a protected class involving USC Employees or other members of the USC community, may be reported to the Office of Professionalism and Ethics and may be reported through USC’s Report & Response or by calling (213) 740-2500. For more information, please visit the Violence-free Campus and Workplace policy.
Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
Report to the Office of Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX at (213) 740-5086. See the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation.
Title IX and Age Discrimination
Report to the Office of Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX at (213) 740-5086.
Danger to Self or Others
If you are concerned that a student may be a danger to self or others, call the Student Counseling Service at (213) 740-7711, or use the TC4T website.
If you are concerned that an employee is a danger to self or others, call the Center for Work and Family Life at (213) 821-0800.
Misappropriation of University Assets, Accounting and Auditing Matters
Reports may be submitted at the Report & Response website or by calling 213-740-2500. Reports may also be made directly to the Associate Senior Vice President, Audit Services, at (213) 740-8258. See the university’s Accounting and Auditing Complaint Reporting policy.
Reports must be submitted to the Office of Athletic Compliance at (213) 740-4577. More information is available at www.usctrojans.com/genrel/usc-recruiting-compliance.html.
Report to the Associate Senior Vice President, Human Resources, at (213) 821-8100.
Report to the Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs at (213) 740-6715.
Report to Student Affairs at (213) 740-2421.
Unsure Who to Call?
Elizabeth Garrett, Provost and Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs
Todd R. Dickey, Senior Vice President, Administration
University of Southern California