USC Culture Survey – Report of Findings 

In 2019, the Trojan community came together to define six Unifying Values for our institution. Since then significant work has been done to integrate these values into systems, processes, policies, programs, communications and interactions at USC. You can read about some of our progress in our 2022 Culture Report

In early 2024, the USC Culture Survey was launched to:  

  • Assess the extent to which USC is living up to its Unifying Values.
  • Set a baseline for tracking culture change over time. 
  • Generate reliable data that will help USC develop actionable solutions to address culture issues. 
  • Engage the campus community on the Unifying Values. 

To conduct this survey of university staff, faculty and students and ensure the anonymity of respondents, USC commissioned the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI). ECI is an independent, nonprofit ethics research organization with expertise in helping universities and other institutions develop and measure the impact of their values. ECI sent the USC Culture Survey to 64,144 students, faculty and staff. It was open from January 22, 2024 through February 16, 2024. 

Approximately 24% of those invited to take the survey submitted usable responses. Survey results were collected, verified, organized and analyzed, by ECI, and are now being shared in this comprehensive report.  

Please stay tuned for registration emails sent to the USC Community about upcoming report-backs and discussion sessions, where you will have an opportunity to learn more about key takeaways from the survey and participate in action planning to help your school, administrative unit, and the university at large continue to live out its commitment to continuous improvement of its culture to be the best it can be for all Trojans. 

For more information, reference the Culture Survey FAQs