We care for USC
The Office of Professionalism and Ethics maintains high standards for the university, assures response, and assists the community with access to support and resources.
USC’s Office of Professionalism and Ethics (OPE) is a specialized team that connects Trojans to university partners to provide them with reporting options, equal access to care, and resources. We support other university offices that are charged with implementing university policies and legal or regulatory obligations by providing timely information and resources.
Upon receipt, our team thoroughly reviews reports for immediate action and assures each report is routed to the appropriate USC office for response and resolution.
With careful attention to topics of a sensitive nature or in which more assistance may be needed, we connect reporting parties to supporting services.
We also serve as an educational partner for the USC community with trainings on compliance and policies relating to conduct and reporting obligations.
What to expect after a report is made
When you make a report through the USC Report & Response website, you will receive acknowledgment of your report, and you will be connected to the appropriate office to learn about available resources, support, and effective resolution options.
Your reporting options
USC is committed to creating an environment in which our community feels safe, heard, and protected.
The university is committed to maintaining the privacy of those who come forward. The university prohibits retaliation against anyone who makes a good faith report or formal complaint.
Meet the OPE team
Bringing decades of experience in assessing and resolving academic and workplace complaints, expertise across law and policy, a diversity of backgrounds, and a desire to care for the USC community, these are the people you can count on when making a report.
Support and resources
A list of confidential and supportive resources for a variety of needs that are available to our university community.