Campus Resource Guide for Students with Autism

Provided by the USC Autism Spectrum Committee, this guide provides information for those on helpful Student Activities, Career Resources, Mental Health and Wellness Resources, and Academic Resources.

Career Services

Take advantage of the full range of services offered by the USC Career Center. Whether you are deciding on a major, seeking a job or internship, exploring career options, or want to talk with an alum who was once in your shoes, the USC Career Center has the resources to get you launched!

Counseling & Mental Health Services

Counseling and Mental Health programs include individual therapy, group therapy, crisis support, psychiatric services and specialties for gender-based harm. For students in distress, individual therapy, crisis support, and psychiatric services are available.

Disability & The Workplace Guide

Are you a student with a disability interested in career guidance? Would you like to learn more about your rights and when to disclose? In partnership with the Career Center, OSAS has created a guide to answer some of the basic questions on rights and responsibilities for those with a disability who are seeking to begin or advance their careers. Our guide also includes information on when to disclose a disability and how to receive workplace accommodations.

Financial Aid

Our full-time staff of trained professionals is available to assist you with your financial aid questions.  We work with prospective and current undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

Free Mobile Apps for College Students

Provided by Collins College, this guide includes a list of FREE assistive technology apps that students can download or use.

The Haven

The Haven at College provides Mental Health IOP Treatment and Recovery Housing for College Students. Developed in partnership with students, university and clinical experts, these programs use evidence-based practices and peer-based support to help students heal and ultimately thrive in school and life. For more information call 888.224.2836.

Health Leave of Absence

The purpose of the Voluntary Health Leave of Absence (VHLA) is to provide students time away from school for treatment of a physical or mental health condition that impairs a student’s ability to function safely and successfully as a member of our community.  The authority to grant a VHLA and permission to return from a VHLA resides with the university’s Health Leave Coordinator (HLC) in consultation with the student’s academic unit, treatment providers and relevant campus partners, as needed. The Health Leave Coordinator aims to support the student through the process, providing information about guidance about the tasks associated with a health leave and helping the student to develop and implement a plan that will facilitate their recovery and return to school.

Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC)

Through individual academic guidance, workshops, academic support groups, and the availability of quiet study spaces, the KCLC provides support to help students make successful transitions to college.

Occupational Therapy

The Lifestyle Redesign® for College Students program was created to support undergraduate and graduate students across USC’s campuses and the Los Angeles area in establishing health-promoting habits and routines customized to help them meet their personal goals.

Office of Academic Records and Registrar

The Registrar One Stop Center welcomes all students who need assistance with registration, student accounts, or transcripts. Our mission is to consolidate the business transactions of the Registration, Degree Progress, Registration-related Petitions, and Transcript offices into one location. This office processes and maintains transaction records of student registration.

Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX

The Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX is responsible for responding to reports of student harassment and student organization discrimination when the harassment or discrimination is based on a protected characteristic. The university prohibits discrimination or harassment based on the following protected characteristics: race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic which may be specified in applicable laws and governmental regulations.

Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

Office of Religious Life sponsors a variety of opportunities for exploring the spiritual dimensions of your life and learning. We can help you find a religious home base or form a new group, handle an ethical dilemma or research a paper topic. The Office sponsors campus programs with a moral, religious or spiritual focus. It co-sponsors events with other university units and partnerships of student religious groups.

Religious directors and advisors and their staff, whether clergy or lay, function as religious professionals and therefore must honor the confidentiality of students and others whom they guide and counsel. Such confidentiality governs unless specifically waived or as covered under specific legal provisions.

OSAS Tips for Online Learning

If you are a current online student, or if your program switches to remote access, OSAS understands that online learning may be a new experience for you. Here are some tips to make your online learning both positive and productive.

Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP)

Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services provides immediate therapy services for situations related to gender- and power-based harm (e.g., sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking). We are located in USC Student Health’s Engemann Student Health Center Suite 356, and all of our services are confidential.

Student Health

Health care through USC Student Health (primary care, counseling, and referrals to specialist care) and health insurance (coverage for paying health care costs) work together to ensure USC students have access to high-quality providers for all their routine needs as well as illness/injury/crisis counseling care.

Transportation Services (DART)

DART is a free service provided by USC Transportation to assist USC students, faculty and staff with temporary mobility issues in getting around campus.

USC Student Handbook

The USC Student Handbook is a centralized resource of all student-related University policies.

USC Support and Intervention

(*Support and Advocacy manages Health Leaves of Absence for students*)

USC Support & Advocacy (USCSA) is an office within Campus Wellbeing and Crisis Intervention. They are a team of professionals here to assist students, faculty, and staff in navigating complex issues. Whether you are here seeking support for yourself or someone else, team members are available to help you problem solve, understand options, and connect with resources. Please note that we are not an emergency resource and are not available 24/7.