Recruiting Participants for Self-Assessments for Student Success (SASS)


The SASS is a self-assessment, developed by occupational therapists, that aims to measure strengths and challenges impacting areas of student success in college students ages 18 and older. The tool measures domains such as resilience, stress management, social supports, quality of life, and study skills. The SASS aims to help students identify individual areas of need […]

Peer Mentorship Program


Office of Student Accessibility Services (OSAS) would like to present their Peer Mentorship Program: Balancing LIFE. Balancing LIFE (Learning, Independence, Friendship, Empowerment) is a peer mentorship program housed under the USC Office of Student Accessibility Services (OSAS; formerly known as DSP) aimed at enhancing the social experience, academic success, and sense of community among students […]

Mentee Information


Thank you for your interest in being a peer mentee in OSAS’s Balancing LIFE peer mentorship program! Peer mentees will be given the opportunity to learn more about campus resources, make connections academically, socially, and personally at USC, and receive direct support from other students registered with the OSAS. Mentee commitment involves: Participation in both […]

Mentor Information


Balancing LIFE is currently seeking committed student worker mentors to participate in our peer mentorship program! Peer mentors will be given the opportunity to participate in leadership-training, collaborate with OSAS staff, and make a positive impact on student peers with disabilities. This amazing paid opportunity to gain knowledge and transferable skills while mentoring would be […]

Peer Mentorship


Balancing LIFE Balancing LIFE (Learning, Independence, Friendship, Empowerment) is a peer mentorship program housed under the USC Office of Student Accessibility Services (OSAS) aimed at enhancing the social experience, academic success, and sense of community among students registered with OSAS. Balancing LIFE starts every fall semester (August) and runs until the end of spring semester […]

Global Accessibility Awareness Day


Shine a light on digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities.  May 20 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day . Digital accessibility means that people with disabilities are empowered, can be independent, and will not be frustrated by something that is poorly designed or implemented. Take one or all of these simple steps to create more accessible […]

Disability Youth Advocacy Training


The Disability Community Resource Center (DCRC) invites you to their inaugural Youth & Disability Advocacy Training: Celebrating Disability Pride. The purpose of the event is to seize the moment to organize students to create meaningful change and develop self-advocacy skills. DCRC is a nonprofit source of local community and statewide advocacy and social services provision serving […]

DSP Drop-in Sessions


Drop-In Sessions In light of the numerous attacks against the APIDA community in San Francisco, Atlanta, and across the US, the Disability Services and Programs (DSP) office would like to offer an open space to check-in and community support to our students via zoom. Monday, March 29 at 11am https://bit.ly/31bSWGy Meeting ID: 956 7197 8289 […]

Trojans for Neurodiversity Club – Join today!


Trojans for Neurodiversity Club What is Neurodiversity? Neurodiversity is the concept that humans don’t come in a one-size-fit-all neurologically “normal” package. The diversity of human neurocognition is on a spectrum that should be celebrated and supported. What we do? Our purpose to provide support and a safe space for neurodiverse students, such as those on […]

Upcoming Career Events & Jobs for DSP Students


Virtual Federal Career and Hiring Fair The San Francisco Federal Executive Board is hosting a Multi-Federal Government Agency Virtual Federal Career and Hiring Fair on Thursday, March 18 from 9am-2pm PST with additional presentations for interested applicants on March 16 and 17. Meet representatives, talk to employees, and explore a career in the federal government […]