Over the past few weeks dramatic changes have occurred at the USC Marshall School of Business and Leventhal School of Accounting as a result of COVID-19—changes that none of us could have ever imagined.
All USC Marshall and USC Leventhal students are currently engaged in virtual learning in homes across the United States and around the world. Many are facing extraordinary emotional and financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. Most have been compelled to return home while the campus is closed (at great expense). Some of these students are struggling with making their rent payments or even basic needs like food. Others are experiencing technical challenges with inadequate equipment to access our now mandatory virtual classes. Still others face immediate health and safety issues or need professional help to deal with fear and worry. We have also received a dramatic uptick in students, or their families, contacting us fearing they will need to drop out of school because they can’t make a tuition payment. Our focus now must be on helping those students who face overwhelming challenges.
We have created a fund to provide much needed relief to students in the USC Marshall and USC Leventhal Schools during this unprecedented period of disruption. In addition, President Carol L. Folt has announced the creation of four university-wide funds to aid USC students, health care workers, community members and employees who are most affected by COVID-19.
Please view videoes from USC Marshall Dean Gareth James and USC Marshall Leventhal Dean William Holder and make your gift today to our schools. Your support is an essential part of our success, now more than ever.