USC University Relations (UR) advances the University of Southern California’s institutional commitment to strengthening the community, civic, and cultural fabric of all the communities we serve. That includes advancing USC’s academic, research and medical missions, creating a shared vision with our neighbors, providing educational and career pathways, building a strong and sustainable economy for all, championing arts and culture, and helping to solve the most pressing issues of our time. 

Building a Shared Vision with Community and Neighbors

UR supports and helps facilitate more than 100 community-serving initiatives. Our partnerships can be seen at every level of the university, encompassing our research facilities, individual schools, departments, programs, hospitals, health centers and more.

Powered by a Commitment to Community

USC is committed to community partnerships and building a shared vision with neighbors. The university is committed to supporting healthy, vibrant, and engaged communities around the University Park and Health Sciences campuses. 

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100+ Community Programs

USC University Relations helps facilitate more than 100 programs serving youth and families – job training, workforce development, and skills training.

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4,000+ LAUSD Students Served

USC’s comprehensive college access programs serve 4,000 neighborhood students annually, with expansion efforts to serve more Eastside and South Los Angeles families. 

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140 Years of Service and Beyond

Through its history, USC has dedicated itself to being a good neighbor in Los Angeles, creating and supporting programs and projects that have a lasting positive impact on surrounding neighborhoods.

USC Today

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USC welcomes reinstatement of Reggie Bush’s 2005 Heisman

Bush had a legendary career at USC and an electrifying 2005 season, scoring 18 touchdowns.


Representatives of the USC Office of Sustainability spoke with students about what’s been done, what’s in the works and what needs to happen to create a greener university.

Clinical trial will examine if chemotherapy followed by a novel surgical procedure developed by USC surgeons can improve patient outcomes.

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USC scientists find that adolescents who grapple with the bigger meaning of social situations experience greater brain growth, which predicts stronger identity development and life satisfaction years later.

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A vibrant collection of USC programs infuses arts activities into health care to soften the hospital setting, support patients’ recovery and lift their spirits.

(Illustrations/Paul Blow)