Shared Commitment

Shared Commitment

Carol Folt with Recent Graduates

Meet the community behind the Culture Journey

The Culture Journey is a USC wide initiative supported by faculty, staff, students and administrators. In an effort to structure our efforts, the Culture Council and the Working Group on University Culture were formed, and they are supported by our Culture Network, all working together to advance positive culture initiatives for the university.


Commencement procession

Culture Council

The Culture Council is an advisory body composed of senior university leaders, governance body leaders, and rotating deans and members from different schools and business units. They provide quarterly guidance and insights, make strategic recommendations across culture focus areas, and communicate annual culture goals to our university’s senior leadership.


Working Group on University Culture

The Working Group on University Culture gathers input for culture priorities, identifies integration points for our Unifying Values, and drives community engagement. This group is our main on-the-ground support for culture transformation and is essential to moving the Culture Journey forward.

Bovard auditorium

Culture Network

Our Culture Network is made up of 100+ dedicated faculty and staff members representing most of our 22 schools and 13 administrative units across USC. If you would like to see if there is a Culture Network member already active in your school or unit, send our Culture Team an email.