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Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

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Student Support

We specialize in meeting the unique needs of students from underrepresented communities and are here to make adapting to campus life as easy as possible.

Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups are small groups designed to be spaces for similarly identified folks to come together as caucuses.


BlackSpace is a community group for Black students (undergraduate, graduate, or professional) attending USC that is sponsored and facilitated by the Counseling Center.

Multicultural Assistance Peer Program

The Multicultural Assistance Peer Program (MAPP) is designed to assist first-year multicultural students transitioning to the university by providing them with a trained mentor for their critical first year. 

Black Male Initiatives

We want our students to achieve success in all aspects of life and create meaningful relationships with others. These programs exclusively serve the needs of black men. 

Queer Connections: LGBTQ+ First Year Experience

Queer Connections (QC) is a support initiative for incoming LGBTQ+ students to connect with support and resources in their first year.

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