Program Expansion for Students

Expanded hours for counseling, new advocates for survivors of sexual assault, opioid awareness programs, telehealth options, and more are available to keep our communities safe, healthy, and thriving.

Update on Travel Entry Restrictions

2/5/20—From Chief Health Officer Dr. Sarah Van Orman. Federal and local health agencies have expanded precautionary measures to reduce the risk transmission of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the U.S. The university stands ready to support our faculty, staff, and students who are affected by these new entry restrictions. As of 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 2, 2020, travelers from China are being evaluated by local public health authorities upon arrival to the U.S. and may be subject to a variety of movement restrictions and monitoring requirements based on their level of risk. Review the updated FAQ page for information.

Expanding Support for Sexual Assault Survivors

A new trauma-informed program at USC Student Health offers personalized support for USC students. “We’re on call 24/7. We’ll go to the hospital with you; go to court with you; help if you need help navigating social services or seeking financial assistance,” says Katt Morales. “We are 100% confidential and we are survivor-centered.” Morales, one of five new advocates, recently moved into this role after having served as a Student Health call center responder. “Everything we assist with is based on the decisions the survivor makes. We are here to help them with the healing process.” The program is the latest in a series of enhancements to USC Student Health services in the last few years, including a systemwide transition to trauma-informed care and leading-edge prevention efforts such as affirmative consent workshops required for all new undergraduate students. Read more at USC News.

Health Alert: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

USC Student Health advises persons who recently traveled from Wuhan (in the past 14 days) or have had close contact with some suspected of having an infection with the novel coronavirus to watch for flu-like symptoms (fever, muscle or body aches, sore throat and cough, fatigue, headaches); and if experiencing symptoms, use a face mask, and call 213-740-9355 (WELL) to come in and see a medical provider. If you are asymptomatic (not experiencing symptoms) you do not have to be seen by a provider.


Health alert: Flu Activity

Health alert: 1/10/2020 Flu activity is currently elevated and is increasing throughout Los Angeles County. Flu shots will be available at the USC Student Health booth at the Farmer’s Market every Wednesday through the end of February. Ask about arrangements for “house calls” for group flu shots at student residential/dining locations around the UPC campus; email or call 213-740-9355 to arrange immunizations.

Opioids & Naloxone

Did you know? On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Drugs in this category include the prescription medications oxycodone, percocet, vicodin, morphine, fentanyl, among others, as well as heroin. Naloxone (nasal spray Narcan) can reverse the effects of an accidental overdose. Get involved, learn more about opioid overdose intervention that may help save a life, contact to learn more about trainings.

Campus Climate Report: 2019 AAU Survey Results

Today (October 15, 2019) we are sharing the results of a national survey designed to better understand campus climate around sexual assault and sexual misconduct at universities across the country. The full release of data can be found on the AAU Campus Climate Survey Data website; the condensed findings are summarized in the Data Spotlight. The survey results clearly show the need for ongoing work to strengthen the prevention and intervention efforts already underway, and to provide additional support for those impacted. Over the past years, the university has increased efforts in these areas. We value your input and will continue to work vigilantly to improve the climate on our campuses.