How to report

Safety and well-being are essential for a healthy and productive campus community. Whether you choose to do so anonymously or not, you should always report matters involving safety and security issues (non-emergency), harassment and/or discrimination in the academic or workplace setting, compliance violations, theft and/or fraud, unprofessional conduct, conflicts of interest, and breaches of the Integrity and Accountability Code.

What happens after you make a report

The Office of Professionalism and Ethics (OPE) is the beginning of the resolution and healing process.

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If you encounter a concern, make a report online through the USC Report & Response website or by phone at 213-740-2500.

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Upon receipt, the OPE team will review your concern and determine the appropriate university office to help facilitate potential resolutions.

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OPE will confirm receipt of your concern within 48 hours. You may be asked for more details and provided with next steps. Once the matter is assigned to a specialized unit for response, you will receive additional communication.

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During review, appropriate and available resources will also be provided.

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A member of the university office assigned to address your concern will reach out to discuss resolution options. Depending on the type and severity of your concern, this process may work on varying timelines.



OPE will track and monitor all reporting to identify trends and areas requiring the university’s attention. This includes any regulatory and statutory compliance obligations.

Your reporting options

USC is committed to creating an environment in which our community feels safe, heard, and protected.

The USC Report & Response website provides a simple and easy-to-use portal for reporting conduct in violation of university policies or Unifying Values. Reports may be made anonymously.

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.


USC Report & Response

Report online


Report by phone




USC Department of Public Safety

University Park Campus

Emergency 213-740-4321

Non-emergency 213-740-6000

Health Sciences Campus

Emergency 323-442-1000

Non-emergency 323-442-1200

Note: University Designated Employees are required to immediately report Prohibited Conduct to the EEO-TIX Office to ensure that the university has a comprehensive process for centralized reporting and responding appropriately to notice of sex discrimination, including sexual and gender-based harassment and violence. These reports may be made directly to EEO-TIX or via the Report & Response website.