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Mission, Vision & Core Values


The Office for Residential Education fosters the holistic development of members within the USC residential community. We are committed to providing purposefully inclusive communities that create opportunities for personal and academic success in collaboration with members of the Trojan Family.


Our residential communities cultivate and enrich students by integrating learning, engagement and development. We contribute to students’ academic success by offering student-centered programs, services and environments that foster student involvement, responsibility and leadership.

Core Values


Community – We value community by developing inclusive living-learning environments that cultivate personal and academic growth and interpersonal relationships.


Inclusion – We value the individual differences of members within our community by creating opportunities for members to embrace and understand the complex backgrounds, ideas, experiences and lifestyles of others.

social responsibility

Social Responsibility – We value one’s responsibility to the common good and shared values of the Trojan Family and challenge students to be mentally conscious and actively working towards creating equality, access and opportunities for others.


Wellness – We value our students’ wellness by encouraging the adoption of behaviors that promote the recognition of physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs necessary to lead balanced and productive lives.


Integrity – We value integrity by instilling a sense of trust and moral character within the USC community.


– We value the pursuit of knowledge inside and outside the classroom by encouraging free inquiry and innovation.