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Undergraduate Diversity


We support the full inclusion of all of our undergraduate student populations and develop programs aimed at ensuring that each student takes full advantage of opportunities to be successful at USC and beyond.  We have created specific programs to target our first generation college population and strategies to support our under-represented minority students in USC Dornsife.



 USC a Model for Graduating Latino Students


In a report coinciding with a White House summit on college accessibility, Education Trust recognizes the private research university, which has achieved consistently high graduation rates for all its students.




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Undergraduate Programs

At USC Dornsife we have a variety of initiatives and programs that are geared to supporting a diverse undergraduate student population.

Undergraduate Research

A number of opportunities are available in USC Dornsife to conduct research and obtain research skills to further your educational development.

Partnerships with USC Student Programs

Our office partners with a variety of organizations, including those aimed at first-generation and underrepresented students, to encourage and support the success of all Dornsife undergraduate scholars in their college careers and community involvement.

Summer Research Opportunities

Find the summer research experience right for you!





Upcoming Deadlines

SACNAS Abstract and Travel Scholarships

SACNAS National Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center, October 15-19, 2014

All undergraduate students, post-baccalaureates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers interested in presenting at the conference and/or being considered for travel and lodging funding are encouraged to apply!

Application period begins:       March 17, 2014 

Deadline:                              April 8, 2014, 5:00pm PST

Please follow the links below for each specific application. 


Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

Application: Closed 

Featured News

Hurricane Force

After weathering Superstorm Sandy, Brooklyn-born Luis Hernandez arrives at USC Dornsife as a freshman in the close-knit USC Posse Scholars Program.



Labors of Love for America Ferrera

As an international relations major at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Golden Globe winner America Ferrera had a worldly perspective when she recently embarked on several lengthy discussions with Helen Chávez.