Social Connection and Belonging

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Create an inclusive community focused on social connection and belonging


  1. Create a sense of community, connection, fun, and collaboration at USC through various channels to improve social well-being
  2. Improve sense of belonging and positive relationships
  3. Connect USC Healthy Campus to the surrounding Los Angeles community and neighborhoods


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WalkUSC is an on-campus and remote program led by volunteer faculty and staff. If you’re looking to improve your health, get outside, and connect with colleagues across campus, consider joining a weekly event to walk, roll, or move in any way you prefer with WalkUSC!


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Volunteer Opportunities

Explore our list of volunteer opportunities for USC faculty and staff. Whether you are in the L.A. area or remote, volunteering is a great way to enhance social connection and get involved in your community.

Staff Assembly ERG/Affinity Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Affinity Groups unite individuals with a common background, identity or cause, facilitating community, personal and professional development, and outreach. Find staff and faculty opportunities to join ERGs and Affinity Groups listed on this page.

Keck Asian Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association

Inclusion Resource Groups (IRG)

The mission of the IRG program is to foster and advocate for an inclusive campus community that celebrates our diversity and intentionally contributes to a sense of belonging and being valued. All staff, faculty, and learners/trainees at the Keck School of Medicine are welcome to join the groups. To learn more, visit the IRG webpage.

MeetWell Icebreakers Guide

This guide offers a list of health and well-being icebreakers and activities to consider for your team meetings.


Patrick Cates
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs,
USC Marshall School of Business

Elen Melkonian
Culture Program Lead,
Office of Culture, Ethics and Compliance- Culture Journey team


Have questions or want to get involved? Reach out to us through our Contact Us page or email