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 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

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.

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Support and resources

A list of confidential and supportive resources for a variety of needs that are available to our university community.

Related offices

The following offices are under the umbrella of Professionalism and Ethics and report directly to the Vice President for Professionalism and Ethics, Mike Blanton. For more information on their services and teams, please refer to their pages.