Report updates USC’s Culture Journey, an ongoing examination of the university’s values

Tens of thousands of Trojans have taken part in the continuing effort.

December 06, 2022 USC News staff

USC leadership on Tuesday released an update on the university’s Culture Journey, a multiyear examination of the institution’s values and priorities.

“The 2022 Culture Report I am sharing today demonstrates progress in key priority areas and reflects your commitment to advancing our values and holding ourselves accountable,” USC President Carol L. Folt said in the report. “Most importantly, the critical work highlighted here is brought to life by you — passionate individuals dedicated to making positive changes at USC.”

For three years, tens of thousands of students, faculty, staff and administrators have contributed to Culture Journey discussions and surveys. The result was the creation of USC’s Unifying Values — accountability; integrity; excellence; open communication; well-being; and diversity, equity and inclusion — and a commitment to an ongoing process of collective self-examination, improvement and renewal.

“Our culture shapes our future,” Folt said. “Each day, there are countless meaningful conversations and advancements happening in every corner of our university and medical system. Listening to the community, learning from our collective experiences and centering our Unifying Values are fundamental tenets to building our culture together.”

The report can be read online.