The Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA) is here to welcome you to the Trojan family at the University of Southern California. CBCSA is a department that works toward creating an optimal learning environment for students of African descent and the Trojan family at large.
Career Planning and Placement Center
The USC Career Planning & Placement Center (CPPC) provides information and advising to help students explore career options including internships, full-time employment and networking opportunities. The CPPC offers assistance in resume writing, interviewing techniques and sponsors programs such as Career Fair, Internship Week, numerous “diversity in the workplace” events and the Trojan Network. In addition, the center offers comprehensive career assessments. The CPPC is located on the first floor of the Student Union Building, Room 110, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Center for Academic Support
The Center for Academic Support, located in STU 301, is the central resource and referral agency for learning enrichment at USC. Upper division students, graduate students, faculty, staff and volunteers at USC coordinate a program of mentoring and academic enrichment in a university-wide effort to address student needs. Academic Support contributes a collaborative approach to learning within the academic community. We offer learning assistance and tutoring in various subjects for USC students at selected locations on campus including residential sites. Academic success seminars and workshops are scheduled throughout the academic year.
Center for Engineering Diversity
The Center for Engineering Diversity, is an academic support and student development program which exists to recruit, retain and successfully graduate historically under-represented (African-American, Native American, Latino, and women) engineering and computer science students. The Center for Engineering Diversity offers a full scope of services such as academic and career counseling, academic and professional development workshops, scholarships, an accelerated summer program to acclimate freshman students to the rigors of college life and a study center equipped with computers. For more information please contact (213)740-1999.
Center for Women and Men
The USC Center for Women and Men focuses on gender-related topics such as feminism, dating, and sexual violence. It offers counseling, advocacy and referrals for faculty, staff and students who are survivors of sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment, intimate-partner violence or stalking. Emergency crisis counseling also is available by telephone 24 hours a day. A support group for survivors of sexual assault meets weekly in the center as well as a separate discussion group for friends and loved ones of survivors. The USC men’s leadership-development and sexual-assault prevention program, Men CARE, also operates out of the Center for Women and Men. Men CARE offers peer-lead workshops to fraternities, athletic teams, residential halls and other men’s groups about how to intervene in social situations to prevent sexual violence. Other educational workshops offered by the Center explore college dating, body image and feminism. For more information, call (213) 740-4900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counseling Services are available at the Counseling Center in the YWCA Building. Services are provided to enhance student’s skills and attitudes in adapting to college life, creativity handling stresses and challenges, relate to new and different people and making their USC experience satisfying and productive. Eligible students may be seen in a group, as a couple or individually, and all personal information discussed in counseling is kept confidential. For assistance, please call (213) 740-7711.