This annual survey provides the opportunity for students to bring their campus experiences to the attention of university decision makers.

Survey opens February 20 and runs through April 12, 2024

Your participation helps to enhance campus life and improve the experience of every USC student. Data from the survey helps departments advocate for policies and resources, and plan for services and programs that encourage a healthy, safe and nondiscriminatory environment at the University of Southern California.

Check your USC email address for instructions from “

Thematic sections include the following topics:

  • Sense of Belonging
  • Fairness and Equity
  • Flourishing
  • At-risk Drinking
  • Sexual Violence
  • Upstanding Behaviors

Previous survey results have demonstrated areas of student needs and have bolstered support for first generation students, student equity and inclusion centers, sexual assault prevention efforts, and mental health expansion efforts.

Your responses matter to the university because you matter.

You do NOT have to participate in this survey. If you do participate, you may skip any question you are not comfortable answering and may exit the survey at any time.
All enrolled students and postdocs will receive an invitation link to the USC Student Well-being Index Survey (SWIS) from the email sender address “”
This survey asks about different aspects of your experience that help university leadership understand how to continually improve student well-being. These subject areas are included every year: Sense of Belonging Fairness and Equity Flourishing At-risk Drinking Sexual Violence Upstanding Behaviors Additional subject areas vary year to year, to better understand factors that may be particularly important in the current climate.
Students who complete the survey and provide us with a USC email address will enter into a drawing to win a $25 Amazon e-Gift Card. A total of 800 gift cards will be available for the draw. Winners will be notified via their USC email address.
The survey is administered by the USC Student Health Office of Health Promotion Strategy. We will use our best efforts to keep your responses as confidential as permitted by law. The survey results will be analyzed and presented in aggregate form so no individual can be identified.
We’re sorry you’re having difficulties completing the survey. Please write to USC Student Health – Office for Health Promotion Strategy ( and someone will respond within 3-4 business days.
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