Tyler Hoog describes coming to USC as the best experience of his life so far, thanks in large part to the Swim With Mike community. (USC Photo/Eric Lindberg)

Swim With Mike helps standout athlete move forward after tragic accident

Instant familiarity is a built-in benefit of Swim With Mike, the USC scholarship program that supports student-athletes with physical disabilities. Now in its 39th year, the scholarship initiative started as a swim-a-thon fundraiser for All-American USC swimmer Mike Nyeholt after he was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident. 


USC MESH Academy and Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health Collaborate

The USC MESH (Medicine, Engineering, Science, Humanities) Academy at the USC Keck School of Medicine announced today a collaborative agreement with Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health, L.P., a Pasadena-based venture capital firm investing in healthcare startups.  The goal of this collaboration is to accelerate the pace of innovation in health and life sciences, expand the portfolio of external investment at USC, and …

Four up-and-coming classical musicians study at USC, perform with a premier orchestra and mentor diverse members of a local youth orchestra

To diversify America’s orchestras, USC collaborates on new strings fellowship

Fewer than two or three of every 100 musicians in professional orchestras are African-American or Latino. With that lack of diversity among performers, classical music may feel foreign and out of reach to many. But a new fellowship based at USC, in partnership with the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, aims to change that.

Excellence in Teaching

USC’s first priority is the education of our students. As we continue our momentous ascent and assume the responsibilities of the most influential private research university of the 21st century serving the public good, we must reaffirm our commitment to our core academic principles, equipping our students to face contemporary global challenges, helping them acquire wisdom, insight, and a love …