Strategic Initiatives

Aligned to the priorities of the university’s executive team, Student Affairs has identified the below initiatives to guide work priorities in 2022 and 2023. Student Affairs is uniquely positioned within the university to serve an important leadership role in addressing some of the most pressing student life challenges. We will continue to examine current practices and focus on ways to become a center of excellence by investing resources in four key areas: the student experience; diversity, equity, and inclusion; student accountability; and infrastructure.


Enhance and develop resources for continued student development focused on student wellbeing and sense of belonging.

Develop guidelines for protecting free speech and supporting student development related to civil discourse.

Communicate and achieve fundraising goals for Equity, Social Justice, and Student Support in collaboration with University Advancement.

Develop a multi-year Student Affairs staff culture journey roadmap and empower staff to align their practices with the unifying values.

Create a people operations model that elevates USC student life: attract, develop, and retain the best student-centered teams.


Provide leadership and guidance to the Working Group on Interfraternity Council Culture, Prevention, and Accountability.

Review the Student Code of Conduct and disciplinary process to implement change and improve policies, processes, and expertise, as well as increase student’s knowledge of community standards.

Provide support to staff and students in aligning their practices with the university’s sustainability goals in partnership with the sustainability office.


Integrate REDI Task Force recommendations into Student Affairs services, programming, and operations.

Review and update student wellbeing key performance indicators and expand high-impact student wellbeing initiatives in partnership with Student Health.

Reaffirm Student Affairs mission and vision aligned with strategic goals.

Design space to enhance, engage, and invigorate USC student life: a blueprint for a student-centered experience through virtual and physical environments.

Redesign summer and transfer orientation programs to enhance the first year student experience in collaboration with Enrollment Management.