The USC Race and Equity Center offers tools and resources to use in your learning practices to advance racial equity on campuses and in professional workplaces.


CUE Racial Equity Tools

The Center for Urban Education (CUE), founded by USC Professor Estela Mara Bensimon, merged with the USC Race and Equity Center in July 2020.

Over CUE’s 20-year lifespan, Dr. Bensimon and other center experts produced numerous high-quality tools and resources that thousands of higher education leaders and faculty members continually use to advance racial equity on campuses and in state postsecondary systems. These evidence-based tools include syllabus review rubrics, workbooks, digital shorts and other videos, and policy review protocols. Many of these resources, along with CUE’s research publications, are available on this open-access website.

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USC Race and Equity Modules

The USC Race and Equity Center offers a range of professional learning experiences for leaders, faculty members on college or university campuses, and small executive teams. These high-quality virtual learning experiences provide effective strategies to improve and advance equity, diversity, and inclusion on campuses or in workplace settings. Each session offers tools and resources to help participants dismantle practices that perpetuate racial inequality in their work.

Equity Connect

This portal is for employees of colleges and universities that are members of the USC Race and Equity Center’s alliances, equity institutes, leadership academies, and other partnerships. It includes video recordings and assets from eConvenings, as well as other downloadable racial equity resources. This portal also allows persons with authenticated profiles to form and actively participate in virtual communities of practice. Posing questions of practice, offering advice to colleagues, sharing effective practices, and fostering new collaborations are all possible in the virtual communities. Direct inquiries to

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California Community Colleges Racial Equity Resource and Research Hub

College Futures Foundation awarded USC a generous grant to advance racial equity across California’s community colleges. One key aspect of this investment entails assembling deeply experienced equity experts to author Research in Translation Reports and also a series of 3-4 page Solutions Briefs intended to be concise responses to racial equity questions submitted by community college employees. Downloadable PDFs of the briefs and reports will be uploaded to this site to allow open access to these resources.

Visit the CCC Resource and Research Hub