Diversity at USC
In January 2009, President Harris Pastides appointed a Diversity Task Force to develop the USC System Strategic Plan for Diversity. The Diversity Task Force used the five areas of Focus Carolina to develop the Strategic Plan for Diversity: (1) teaching and learning; (2) research, scholarship, and creative achievement; (3) service excellence; (4) quality of life in the university community; and (5) recognition and visibility. The Diversity Task Force affirmed the work of the Focus Carolina Goal Committees using their work as a basis to build upon it to develop the Strategic Plan for Diversity.
The Strategic Plan for Diversity (PDF) will serve as a foundation for fostering a diverse and vibrant academic environment at the USC System campuses, where all are welcome and all can excel. In an increasingly global society where different ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious groups must live and work together, diversity of people, thought, and approach is essential to the strength and future of the USC System. The Strategic Plan for Diversity establishes an overarching strategy for increasing, celebrating, and incorporating diversity into the very fabric of our university.