Student Resources and Support

College can be a stressful time, and challenges to one’s mental health can interfere with optimal academic performance.  Seeking help and support is smart and effective.  These resources can help students manage personal concerns that threaten their emotional or academic well-being.

For those experiencing psychological distress:

Student Counseling Services (SCS) – (213) 740-7711 – 24/7 on call
Free and confidential mental health treatment for students, including short-term psychotherapy, group counseling, stress fitness workshops, and crisis intervention. https://engemannshc.usc.edu/counseling/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255
Provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days week. http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

For those experiencing stress around issues of gender or protected class (including sexual assault):

Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention Services (RSVP) – (213) 740-4900 – 24/7 on call
Free and confidential therapy services, workshops, and training for situations related to gender-based harm. https://engemannshc.usc.edu/rsvp/

Sexual Assault Resource Center
For more information about how to get help or help a survivor, rights, reporting options, and additional resources, visit the website: http://sarc.usc.edu/

Office of Equity and Diversity (OED)/Title IX Compliance – (213) 740-5086
Works with faculty, staff, visitors, applicants, and students around issues of protected class. https://equity.usc.edu

Bias Assessment Response and Support
Incidents of bias, hate crimes, and microaggressions need to be reported allowing for appropriate investigation and response. https://studentaffairs.usc.edu/bias-assessment-response-support/

Additional support services:

Student Support & Advocacy – (213) 821-4710
Assists students and families in resolving complex issues adversely affecting their success as a student
Ex: personal, financial, and academic. https://studentaffairs.usc.edu/ssa/

Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS) – (213) 740-4999
http://apass.usc.edu/

Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA) – (213) 740-8257
http://www.usc.edu/student-affairs/black_cultural_center/

El Centro Chicano – (213) 740-1480
http://sait.usc.edu/elcentro

LGBT Resource Center – (213) 740-7619
https://lgbtrc.usc.edu/about/

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