Campus Safety at HSC

Campus Cruiser

If you are one of the many individuals who work, study or take classes at night, you don’t have to walk to your car or home alone. The USC Campus Cruiser Service offers either a walking or vehicle escort to your destination. To arrange for a pick up call (323) 442-2100, hours are between 5pm-10pm. If you need a ride after hours or outside of Campus Cruiser boundaries, call Yellowcab. They accept USC cards, call (800) USC-TAXI for assistance.

Diversity and Safe Spaces

  • APAMSA: The Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine seeks to promote health and well-being for East Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander communities and individuals, as well as other populations of color, through community involvement and medical student education. The diversity of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Los Angeles necessitates raising awareness of and addressing unmet health needs specific to each community. These goals stand behind current projects of youth mentorship, health fairs, Hepatitis B community outreach, cultural events, bone marrow registration drives, and research opportunities.
  • Black Graduate Student Network(BGSN): The Black Graduate Student Network (BGSN) was founded in 2001 by a group of Black graduate students with the purpose of creating a professional social network for Black students of the various graduate and post-graduate student programs at USC. BGSN’s main events are established to provide student socials and networking opportunities for graduate students. BGSN looks forward to organizing undergraduate mentorship and Black alumni networking events. BGSN membership and events are open to all professional graduate and post-graduate students at USC. Fight on!!! For more information about Black Graduate Student Network, please email bgsn@usc.edu.
  • Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA): The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) is a network of students, alumni, and health professionals whose mission is to promote the development of Latino students through educational, volunteer, professional and networking opportunities to foster diversity, higher education, and the improvement of the Latino community. LMSA at USC is one of twelve chapters that make up the larger LMSA regional organization on the West coast. We are a group of diverse students from different ethnicities and backgrounds that is dedicated to improving the outside community through outreach, mentorship, and service.
  • Medical Gay and Lesbian Organization (medGLO): MedGLO, the Medical Gay and Lesbian Organization for LGBTQI life at the USC Health Sciences Campus, supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and genderqueer students, faculty, and staff at USC’s Health Sciences Campus. Through its student-organized confidential email list, social events, activism, and programming, MedGLO strives to:
  • Improve the educational environment for LGBTQI Providers-in-Training
  • Educate the student body about cultural competency in LGBTQI
  • Improve the quality of and access to health care for LGBTQI patients
  • Allies are an integral part of our community and are welcomed at all events.

MedGLO is also not just for medical students; anyone in the health sciences is welcome!

  • Native American Student Organization: The Native American Student Association at Keck School of Medicine, USC, sponsored by the Office of Diversity was established in 2008. The purpose is to provide a support and resource network for all Native Americans currently enrolled in the various allied health professions schools. To increase the number of Native American students in medicine and other health professions. To support and encourage organizations that are working to improve health conditions of Native Americans and are enhancing the availability of careers for Native Americans in health fields.