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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. We have developed specific programs in USC Dornsife aimed at promoting the integration of undergraduate students into the Dornsife family. Check out some of our programs below!

  • Trojan Guardians Scholars Program

    Trojans Guardian Scholars Program is committed to supporting ambitious, college-bound students exiting the foster care system. Our goal is to assist students in their goal of attaining a bachelor’s degree, career development, and self-sufficiency. We provide a comprehensive program that contributes to the quality and depth of the student’s university experience. Some of the support and services we provide include: financial aid assistance and counseling; potential year-round on-campus housing; supplemental academic and professional mentoring; referrals to appropriate on campus resources; health and counseling services; admission and enrollment assistance; and student programming, including cohort events and holiday dinners. 

  • Japan Summer Immersion Program

    Japan Summer Immersion Program increases global awareness among Norman Topping Student Aid Fund scholars and promotes study abroad for first-generation students. Every two years Vice Dean Sanchez, along with Topping Director Christina Yokoyama, takes thirteen undergraduate students to sites in Los Angeles and Japan to illustrate the cultural, social, political, and economic exchanges.

  • Partnerships with the Office of Diversity

  • Norman Topping Student Aid Fund


    Norman Topping Student Aid Fund assists students with high financial need who demonstrate an extraordinary level of community awareness in their pursuit of higher education at the University of Southern California. The Dornsife Office of Diversity and Strategic Initiatives participates in Topping scholar retreat and collaborates with Topping in the Japan summer Immersion program aimed at first-generation undergraduates.


  • Posse Scholars Program


    Posse Scholars Program is one of the most comprehensive and renowned college access and youth leadership development programs in the United States. Vice Dean Sanchez is currently serving as the first Posse cohort mentor.


  • USC SACNAS Chapter


    The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS) is focused on increasing the number of Chicanos, Native Americans and other underrepresented students pursuing graduate degrees in the sciences.