The Office for Residential Education works in collaboration with many other offices and organizations at the University of Southern California to create a welcoming and supportive residential experience for our students. These other offices and organizations provide many wonderful additional opportunities and resources to students which you can read further about below.
Student Support & Advocacy (SSA)
Student Support and Advocacy assists students and families in resolving complex issues which adversely affect a student’s academic success and/or collegiate experience. Whether the issues are personal, academic, or financial, they evaluate and present options to students, and facilitate communication and connections with university departments.
Student Judicial Affairs & Community Standards (SJACS)
SJACS, a part of the Division of Student Affairs, manages all incidents of potential violations of student code of conduct, which includes non-academic and academic based misconduct. Residential Education and SJACS staff work to resolve incidents that include potential violations of residence hall policies.
Housing is responsible for managing the our residential facilities at USC and is one of Residential Education’s closest partners. Housing is responsible for room selection, room moves, facility maintenance, managing residential Customer Service Centers and more.
LGBT Resource Center
The LGBT Resource Center provides support, education and advocacy for LGBTQ+ and ally undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Southern California. they also provide referrals, such as information about neighboring LGBTQ+ support services, to students and staff. The LGBT Resource Center also partners with Residential Education to support the Rainbow Floor, a special interest living community in our residence halls for LGBTQ+ and ally students.
The Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA)
CBCSA is a department that works toward creating an optimal learning environment for students of African descent and the Trojan family at large. CBCSA also partners with Residential Education to support Somerville Place, and African American themed special interest living community, which aims to foster an understanding of and respect for Black culture, while cultivating a sense of family and community.
El Centro Chicano
El Centro Chicano strives to foster a community of critically thinking, socially conscious Chicana/o and Latina/o leaders: providing personal, social and academic support through graduation and beyond. El Centro also partners with Residential Education to support the El Soy y La Luna special interest living community, which to create and promote a positive, supportive atmosphere that eases the transition of freshmen Latino students into USC life.
Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS)
APASS provides programs, services, and resources for students who identify as Asian Pacific American and educational opportunities for the entire campus. APASS is available to all whether they are a current student (undergraduate or graduate), an incoming student (freshmen, transfer, or spring admit), an alum, staff, faculty, or community member.