University of Southern California

USC Student Affairs and Campus Life

Residential Education

Faculty/Staff Mentor (FSM)

The Faculty/Staff Mentor (FSM) program enables faculty and administrators to play an important role in our residential colleges, residence halls, and apartments. FSMs act as mentors and programming partners for the Rresident Aadvisors. Their primary objective is to affiliate with student communities to promote academic values and foster the development of intellectual communities. This is accomplished through occasional meals, informal discussions, formal presentations, cultural outings and a variety of other activities.

For more information on mission and purpose, consult the AIM Website:

Contact: Viktor Kerney, Assistant Director for Development & Leadership,, (213) 740-2080

Resident Faculty

Live in USC residence halls, residential colleges, or apartments and experience first-hand the residential student community, embracing the Residential Education mission via programming, mentorship, academic and personal support, and collaborative efforts.

Contact: Lynette Merriman, Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs,, (213) 740-2080