On November 16, 2015, Provost Michael Quick released USC’s response to a national call to improve campus climate for issues of diversity and inclusion. Provost Quick emphasized, “Universities should be spaces committed to showing the promise of diversity and helping everyone recognize, appreciate, and respect differences. USC has long strived toward this goal, teaching students that part of being a member of the Trojan community is learning what it means to be a good citizen in a global context – a person appreciative of all cultures; a person committed to fairness, respect, and equality for all.” Ten action items including the Provost’s Diversity Task Force, a series of open forums, a symposium series, additional funding for Vision and Voices and student programming, and instructions to include diversity education in residential education and the strategic plan are outlined in the memorandum.
“Access and Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion,” Message to the USC Community, November 16, 2015.
“Update: Access and Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion,” Message to the USC Community, April 19, 2016.