Early Findings

In 2019, our Trojan community participated in a poll to define six Unifying Values that form the basis for our ethical behaviors and decision-making. These values—Excellence; Integrity; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Well-Being; Open Communication; and Accountability—serve as the foundation upon which together we build the university culture we desire. USC is committed to making consistent progress along its Culture Journey, which involves getting regular feedback.

To this end, in early 2024 USC invited current university students, faculty and staff to participate in a Culture Survey. In this effort we were supported by ECI, a non-profit ethics research organization with expertise in helping universities and other institutions develop and measure the true impact of their values. The following information represents preliminary high-level takeaways based on the Trojan community’s survey responses.