Student Support and Advocacy

The Accused Student’s Rights and Support

As always in situations involving students, you should observe appropriate confidentiality. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 protects the privacy of student education records (including disciplinary records), and allows only the individual student the right to inspect his or her records. USC expects students to be treated as independent, responsible, and adult members of the university community. They also have due process rights, which must be respected.

Student Counseling Services provides additional support and assistance to students accused of any kind of misconduct.

A student who believes that he or she has been treated improperly in the aftermath of an incident may seek assistance through established departmental, school, and university grievance procedures (as outlined in SCampus).