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.
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Jasmine TorresVideo by Mira Zimet
America in Japan
USC Dornsife students travel to Japan as part of the Norman Topping student program.Video by Mira Zimet
Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF)
Dornsife students talk about how they used their SURF funds to conduct their various research projects. Video by: Mira ZimetVideo by Mira Zimet
Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR)
Dornsife students describe how they use their SOAR (Student Opportunities for Academic Research) funds to assist faculty research or to support their own research project.Video by Mira Zimet
Freshmen and transfer students talk about their experiences in the First-Year Investigations program.Video by Mira Zimet
Students Mentoring Students
USC Students mentor local high school students as part of the partnership between the Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) and JEP.Video by Mira Zimet
The Writer in the Community
Professors Aimee Bender and Cecilia Woloch in the English department teach a "Writer in the Community' course where undergrads go into community schools to teach students poetry and fiction.Video by Mira Zimet
Joint Educational Project
Each year JEP places approximately 2000 students from Dornsife courses into the neighborhood as mentors, mini-course instructors, translators, and assistants to teachers and other…Video by Mira Zimet
At USC Dornsife we have a variety of initiatives and programs that are geared to supporting a diverse undergraduate student population.
A number of opportunities are available in USC Dornsife to conduct research and obtain research skills to further your educational development.
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.
Find the summer research experience right for you!
USC McNair/Gateway Scholars Program
The USC McNair/Gateway Scholars Program is recruiting students for the 2014-2015 Cohort. Students selected for the program become eligible for competitive stipends/scholarships. McNair/Gateway prepares students for graduate school, research experiences, faculty mentorships, scholarly symposiums, and publishing opportunities. The program provides professional development and invaluable networking experiences. Below and attached you’ll find the program flyer. Several information sessions will be taking place over the next few weeks. The Due Date to submit application materials is November 10, 2014, 12:00 p.m. Learn more about the program here: http://mcnair.usc.edu/prospective/
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.
After weathering Superstorm Sandy, Brooklyn-born Luis Hernandez arrives at USC Dornsife as a freshman in the close-knit USC Posse Scholars Program.
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.