University Priorities

University Priorities

The university has identified our most immediate priorities, based on our greatest needs and reflecting the areas where USC can create the most progress in the world. The support of alumni, parents, friends, corporations, and foundations makes a real difference to the university but, more important, to the lives of the people we serve. Below, you’ll find several areas where your philanthropic support can advance our most critical priorities.

Scholarships and Student Support

Increasing financial support for USC students at all levels and reducing their debt burden is essential to expanding access and opportunity.

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Stimulating the growth of advanced computing in Los Angeles with the ultimate goal of dramatically expanding its impact on our region and the world.


The university’s faculty are pursuing advances in every field and quickly bringing their research innovations to those who need them most.

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The university’s faculty form a campus-wide ecosystem of expertise, collaborating in real-time to solve urgent challenges in our community and around the world.

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USC is leading the charge in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease with greater precision and compassion.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

USC has an important role in addressing inequities in education, healthcare, housing, food security and more.

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USC experts are finding new ways to reduce carbon, water, and waste footprints at USC and in the world.


Through six schools and many programs across campus, USC nurtures artists and helps them focus their passion and hone their talents.

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