Awards Recognitions Timeline

2006

Advocate College Guide

  • The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students named USC among the Top 20 Best of the Best LGBT-Friendly Colleges And Universities.
  • The Gender Equality National Index for Universities and Schools (GENIUS) highlighted USC as a diversity leader for inclusive non-discrimination.
  • The GLBT Student Assembly received the USC Campus Activities Tommy Award for Student Organization of the Year.
  • The Division of Student Affairs honored the LGBT Resource Center with an Outstanding Program Award for the LGBT Staff & Faculty Allies Program, which aims to educate supportive faculty and staff Allies about current issues affecting the LGBT Community.

    2007

    Campus Climate IndexUSC was recognized with a five-star rating by the Campus Climate Index for its support of LGBT students.

    2008

    Achievement Award

  • The GLBT Student Assembly received the USC Campus Activities Tommy Award for Student Organization of the Year.
  • The Los Angeles City Pride Heritage Month Celebration, the USC LGBT Community was honored with an Achievement Award by the City of Los Angeles for our strong commitment to LGBT programs and services.
  • The Division of Student Affairs honored the LGBT Resource Center with an Outstanding Collaboration Award for OutReach and the work this program initiates with community partners including local high school Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs), USC Admissions, USC Volunteer Center and many more.
  • The Division of Student Affairs honored the LGBT Peer Mentor Coordinator, Christina Law, with an Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

    2009

  • The Division of Student Affairs honored the LGBT Resource Center with an Outstanding Collaboration Award for MUSCLEBOUND, an event co-sponsored with USC Athletics that dealt with gay and straight body image issues for men.

    2010

  • The Division of Student Affairs honored the LGBT Resource Center with an Outstanding Assessment Award for the center’s annual program performance reports that collects data through focus groups to create program improvements for the following academic school year.
  • The Division of Student Affairs honored the LGBT Peer Mentor Coordinator, Marissa Borjon, with an Outstanding Graduate Student Award.
  • The GLBT Student Assembly received the USC Campus Activities Tommy Award for Best Cultural Organization.
  • The GLBT Student Assembly Executive Director, Genevieve Flores, received the USC Campus Activities Peer Achievement Award for Diversity Programming.
  • LGBT Peer Mentor Program received a $1000 Assessment Grant Award from NASPA Region VI.

    2011

  • The Queer & Ally Student Assembly received the USC Campus Activities Tommy Award for Best Cultural Organization.
  • The Queer & Ally Student Assembly Executive Director, Emily April Allen, received the USC Campus Activities Peer Achievement Award for Diversity Programming.

    2012

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  • The Division of Student Affairs honored the LGBT Resource Center with an Outstanding Department Award.
  • The Queer & Ally Student Assembly (QuASA) Executive Director, Angela Ross, received the USC Campus Activities Peer Achievement Award for Diversity Programming.
  • The Rainbow Floor Resident Advisor, Riss Emond, received the USC Residential Education Arif Iqbal Resident Advisor of the Year Award.
  • The Graduate Student Government (GSG) LGBT Concerns Committee Chair, Ed Ng, received the GSG Student Leader of the Year Award.
  • The School of Social Work Rainbow Alliance Caucus was honored with the GSG Student Organization of the Year Award.
  • The Jewish Alliance for GLBTs and Straights received a USC Campus Activities Peer Achievement Award for Best Religious Organization highlighting their sponsorship of the Sexuality and Spirituality retreat.
  • QuASA Executive Board member, Andrew Castro, received a USC Stevens Institute Award for Innovation for his “Caught Queer-Handed” event.

    2013

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  • The Division of Student Affairs honored the LGBT Resource Center with an Outstanding Collaboration (Department) for Project ReMIX, a new Student Symposium with other cultural centers.
  • The Division of Student Affairs honored the LGBT Resource Center with an Outstanding Collaboration for a Transgender Healthcare event with the Engemann Health Center.
  • The Queer & Ally Student Assembly (QuASA) Executive Director, Mellissa Linton, received the USC Program Board Director of the Year.