Serving as a resource hub for current USC students as they navigate the campus and provide support in building community.
The First Generation Plus Success Center aims to create a culture of belonging and inclusion that will facilitate the transition of first-generation USC students into college life.
Our mission is to foster a sense of belonging and a culture of holistic well-being through intentional mentorship, supportive services, and leadership opportunities.
USC defines first-generation college students as students where neither parents attended or completed college. The First Generation Plus Success Center seeks to provide resources and opportunities to first-generation Trojans to make certain their academic journey is a fruitful one.
USC’s Trojan Guardian Scholars Program is committed to supporting current and former foster youth exiting the foster care system. We are excited to offer a program that invites this exceptional group of students to not only attend classes at USC, but to develop a personal connection with USC staff and faculty, as well as other students.
From scholarships to legal assistance, The First Generation Plus Success Center staff seeks to provide access to resources to undocumented students to make certain every student’s needs are met regardless of income, cultural background, or residency.
As a first-generation college student myself, what helped make me successful and thrive in college came from an unyielding determination to benefit my family, a belief that I really could do what I set my mind to if I really worked as hard as I could, and finally learning to let go of fear and pride and seek help from people.Winston B. Crisp, Vice President for Student Affairs