About the Office of Community Expectations
The Office of Community Expectations will promote student accountability, community standards, and responsibility. We strive to achieve this through proactive education, preventative interventions, an individualized developmental approach, and a connection to the greater USC community and its resources.
Accountability – OCE works with students to set clear expectations and provide opportunities to take responsibility for our actions, decisions, and outcomes.
Conduct with Care – OCE engages students in a meaningful way seeking to understand, listen, respect, and demonstrate compassion for our students’ lived experiences. We empathize with students’ unique needs and work with campus partners to promote students’ individual development and well-being.
Integrity – OCE strives to hold our students to the highest standards of ethics and integrity. We aim for our practices to be consistent and to foster a process that embodies USC’s Unifying Values.
Meet the Team
Dr. Stephen Rice – Director
Kati Cadenhead-Wong – Assistant Director Jesus Chavez – Assistant Director
Cairo Briceno – Coordinator Karla Claustro – Coordinator
Sabrina Orellana – Coordinator Allison Tavarez – Coordinator
LaDonja Horn – Office Manager
The new Student Handbook, Living Our Unifying Values: The USC Student Handbook, was created in a way that makes it more accessible to our community and includes some new policies and procedures designed to emphasize the core priorities of OCE and OAI: the education and development of our student community.