Here are four ways you can help now.
USC Student Basic Needs Fund
Help students with expenses related to housing, food security, job loss and other hardships caused by COVID-19.
Keck Medicine of USC COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
Support the courageous professionals playing a crucial role on the front lines of this health crisis.
USC Community Outreach Fund
USC’s neighbors need our help accessing education, food and health services, now more than ever.
USC Employee Support Fund
Help the USC faculty and staff members who are facing unanticipated expenses at this time.
If you are interested in helping us in another way, email us.
Here are some ways Trojans are working to make life better — in Los Angeles and beyond:
Multiple USC schools joined forces with the Vaccinate L.A. team to reach out to specific communities in Los Angeles via research-proven storytelling.Read More
The number of hospitalizations and deaths for patients managed with a new protocol dropped by nearly one-fifth; for those who received a new drug therapy, hospitalizations were halved and deaths were reduced to zero.Read More
Vaccine hesitancy is about more than misinformation. It's about emotions, says the director of The Vaccination Confidence Project at a talk hosted by USC.Read More
Laura Isabel Serna is committed to making sure that Latinx stories become part of the pandemic's historical record.Read More
The USC study of more than 80 counties nationwide reveals the difference more or less restrictive policies may have had on the spread of COVID-19.Read More
A USC Dornsife study finds that people who receive a COVID-19 vaccine experience a decrease in mental distress such as anxiety and depression.Read More
Annie Nguyen of the USC Roski Eye Institute answers frequently asked questions about whether our eyes are vulnerable to the coronavirus.Read More
USC physician Marc Incerpi answers questions about why getting the vaccine is so important and addresses other crucial issues for expectant moms.Read More
The rate has dropped to 0.44%, down from 3.6% at the beginning of the summer delta surge and well below the overall rate in Los Angeles County.Read More
From the gig economy to remote offices, USC business and policy experts imagine the future of work.Read More
About 40% of eligible Americans ages 12 and up remain unvaccinated for COVID-19, according to the CDC. USC researchers explain who the unvaccinated might be, as well as the challenges in persuading people to get their shots.Read More
To avoid severe COVID-19 outcomes, people with asthma should stay on top of the condition with control medication, a new USC study finds.Read More
President Carol L. Folt greets more than 44,000 students and nearly 12,000 faculty and staff, and provides an update of measures in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.Read More
People who were passed over during a vaccine's initial allocation phase are more likely to turn it down when their turn finally comes, a USC study finds.Read More
The VaccinateLA health campaign connects community organizations in South and East Los Angeles with vaccines, doctors and other resources.Read More
USC experts assess the impact of the variant on school reopenings and employee vaccination mandates as the country attempts to curb outbreaks and avoid more pandemic shutdowns.Read More
The pandemic has upended lives around the world. USC experts consider: Where do we go from here?Read More
Private sector influence plus a market demand for mandates will likely overcome state laws that have limited vaccine requirements thus far, a USC study finds.Read More
Though the study of racially diverse Medicaid patients indicated disproportionate risk among Latinos, USC researchers say it can't be explained by higher rates of poverty or underlying health factors like obesity.Read More
The effort could achieve dramatic reductions in greenhouse gases without significant disruption to the economy or people’s lifestyles, according to USC research.Read More
Trojan alumnae and former foster youth Carmen and Lucero Noyola leaned on the Trojan Guardian Scholars for guidance and support. Now they’re returning the favor.Read More
A new initiative aims to build working relationships with local diverse businesses—with social justice, opportunity and inclusion as part of the plan.Read More
A consortium of experts and students will help determine which communities would benefit the most from more trees. It’s part of a widening environmental partnership between the city and the university.Read More
They span from passionate future physicians to first-gen students who translated for Spanish-speaking patients. Hear from some of the Trojans who jumped into the race against COVID-19.Read More
Meredith Franklin of the Keck School of Medicine has developed a tool that uses satellite data to help characterize the toxins veterans are exposed to when deployed.Read More
Two new policies will make a USC undergraduate education more affordable for those who most need financial assistance.Read More
As part of President Carol L. Folt’s senior leadership team, Christopher Manning will reinforce the university’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging.Read More
Christopher Chavez and his family committed to the university’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative, a decision that transformed their future.Read More
The dedicated space for the CSI-Cancer initiative aims to get experts in physics, chemistry and biology to collaborate on cutting-edge science that benefits patients.Read More
USC’s vice president for state government relations has fought for universal broadband access for two decades.Read More
This endowed award supports the USC School of Dramatic Arts’ BFA Musical Theatre program and the school’s commitment to training more BIPOC.Read More
Staffers spend their days combing the streets of Los Angeles, building rapport with patients and providing the in-person medical care they so desperately need.Read More
USC Games Establishes the Gerald A. Lawson Endowment Fund, Supporting Black and Indigenous Students in Game Design and Engineering
Industry Leader Take-Two Interactive Helps to Found and Fund Endowment Supporting Racial Equity and Inclusion in Gaming and Tech for the #1 Game Design Program in North AmericaRead More
USC Dornsife’s Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies has a new director, and he aims to enlist the full spectrum of natural, social and behavioral sciences as well as the humanities to help ensure a more sustainable future.Read More
The initiative’s first three projects will focus on major environmental concerns in Southern California: water management, air pollution and testing for nutrients in soil.Read More
The groundbreaking retinal prosthesis developed by Mark Humayun is undergoing major enhancements, thanks to detailed models of the retina created by a university-wide team of scientists.Read More
USC’s Sook-Lei Liew, Judy Pa and James M. Finley are researching the benefits of virtual reality for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or stroke.Read More
The study examined on-screen inclusion across gender, race/ethnicity, LGBTQ+ and disability in front of and behind the camera.Read More
As the new director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, Yehuda Ben-Zion wants to advance quake forecasting to a place where we can see the “big one” coming.Read More
The Physician-Citizen-Scholar curriculum will be implemented in fall 2021 with the Class of 2025.Read More
A decade after surviving lymphoma as a child, a young woman gets critical guidance from a USC doctor about her fertility.Read More
The center, which was established following President Carol L. Folt’s diversity initiatives, supports nearly 16,000 students.