SERVICES AND PROGRAMS
Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity
This group provides a platform for students to challenge stereotypes, to create dialogue about similarities and differences, and to promote cross-cultural awareness and understanding. If you would like to have EMPOWER visit your class or meeting, please submit a request using the Request Presentation link under Diversity Training. Please make a note in the Special Requests/Additional Comments field indicating that you would like EMPOWER to make the visit.
- Diversity Training
This service is coordinated by OMSA to provide student organizations, faculty and staff with the opportunity to select or design a presentation that meets your specific needs on diversity awareness and multicultural issues. If you are interested in this service, please select the link below where you will be directed to fill out the online request form. We will contact you within 5 business days. All requests must be received 2 weeks prior to date of presentation.
- LGBT Peer Advocates
These students are trained undergraduate students who are available to come into classrooms and groups in order to provide an opporitunty for exploration and learning as it pertains to issues and concerns in the LGBT community. Please contact us if you would like for us to come and give a presentation!
- Celebration of Excellence (Honors Night)
This program is held each spring to recognize students who have excelled academically, in leadership roles, or in campus and community service areas.
- African American Male Institute
The African American Male Institute seeks to motivate and empower African American males to assume roles of leadership and expose participants to proven strategies for creating greater professional and personal success by promoting academic excellence through mentorship, workshops/seminars, and focus groups.
- Minority Student Welcome
An annual welcome for all incoming freshmen students of color, Minority Welcome gives these students the opportunity to meet one another, to meet the leaders of multicultural student organizations, and to interact with members of the faculty and administration.
- Minority Assistance Peer Program (MAPP)
Designed to assist freshmen of color in their transition to USC by providing them with a trained peer counselor for their critical first semester, the program works diligently to establish positive networks for the student's matriculation–academically, socially, and culturally.
Sign up for MAPP