Cale Residential College

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Cale Residential College has a focus on global perspectives. Engage in the complexities of the world by immersing yourself in global exploration at USC. In Cale Residential College, you will build your intercultural competency and participate in critical dialogue regarding the ever changing global landscape. Take part in partnerships with academic departments and resource centers that focus on international affairs, business, arts/culture, media, and current events. Discuss critical issues regarding the world’s refugee crisis, hunger, poverty, socio-political strife, and global citizenry. Students will emerge from this Residential College Experience as global citizens ready to make a positive impact on the world.


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Cale Residential College Staff & Faculty


Gustavo Orellana
Residential College Coordinator 
Cale & Irani Residential Colleges

Gustavo Orellana is the Residential College Coordinator for the Cale & Irani Residential Colleges. He was born and raised in Norther California. Gustavo received a B.A. in Chicano/a Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with a Masters in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from the Rossier School of Education here at USC. Gustavo was a graduate assistant in Residential Education for two years before joining the department full time in 2018. Through the previous professional experiences as an Assistant Resident Director at UCSB and a Resident Director at the Academy of Art University, Gustavo developed a passion in working with high caliber, passionate and dedicated students and cherishes the new challenges that each day brings in working with college aged students. Some of his passions outside of work include exploring different parts of Los Angeles (especially through food), sporting events, and all things Bay Area!


Ruth Gim Chung
Faculty in Residence
Cale & Irani Residential Colleges

Professor Ruth Chung is a counseling psychologist who has been teaching at USC for 25 years. She is the co-chair of the Marriage and Family Therapy master’s program in the Rossier School of Education. Her clinical and research interests are in cultural psychology and multicultural counseling, with particular emphasis on the acculturative process of Asian American youth and intergenerational conflict in immigrant families. Chung is a recipient of the Fulbright Scholar award to South Korea and regularly conducts racial and cultural sensitivity training workshops for LAPD and LA County Sheriff’s department.