Community Engagement at USC Dornsife

The Many Faces of Buddhism
July 10, 2014

Students in Lori Meeks’ Maymester class examine Buddhism’s ancient texts and visit local Buddhist communities.

Commemorating Genocide with Kwibuka20
July 7, 2014

USC Shoah Foundation plays a leading role in the commemoration of the Rwanda genocide 20 years ago.

A Student with Experience
July 3, 2014

Ishan Shah returns to USC Dornsife in August to complete his degree in political science after becoming the youngest member…


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Diversity at USC Dornsife

Learn more about diversity at USC Dornsife
Video by Mira Zimet

The Vice Dean for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives, George Sanchez, is responsible for ensuring that the fundamental commitment to the benefits of a diverse USC Dornsife community is effectively translated into best practices throughout all departments and units of USC Dornsife. These areas include faculty recruitment, mentorship and retention, including ensuring that every USC Dornsife faculty search committee cast its net widely in search of diverse faculty candidates.

This work also includes successful recruitment, advancement, and placement of diverse Ph.D. students, such as the encouragement of innovative graduate student programs aimed at enhancing the diversity and quality of the USC Ph.D. experience. It also includes promoting the retention and academic success of USC Dornsife undergraduates form all backgrounds, especially advancing research opportunities for diverse undergraduates through a variety of established programs and encouraging successful transitions to opportunities for advanced degrees.

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