The Culture Journey

USC’s Culture Journey is a university-wide initiative to explore our values, align the supportive behaviors that bring those values to life and develop opportunities to improve our systems and processes. Together we are shaping our culture.


At USC we have shaped our shared, unifying values as a community. Take a look around and explore our Unifying Values, where they come from, and what people are saying about it!

Spotlight Stories

Trojans from throughout USC share their unique experiences that reflect our Culture Journey.

Rod Yabut- Interactive Marketing Manager

Rod Yabut is the Interactive Marketing Manager for University Communications, and has been a valued member of our Culture Network. We asked him a few questions about our unifying value “Open…

In the News

Values-Based Student Commitment Introduced at Convocation

At USC’s Fall Convocation for incoming students, Interim VP for Student Affairs Dr. Monique S. Allard introduced the new Student Commitment – a set of aspirational statements designed to inspire students to put our Unifying Values into action.

USC Unifying Values

Accomplishing our mission requires that we build a culture that reinforces the ethical framework within which we make decisions. Key to establishing that culture is embracing values that guide our actions.