Center for Engineering Diversity
Eligibility & Benefits
VSI is designed for first-year Viterbi students who identify as Native American, Black, and Latinx.
However, any student who finds community within our space, regardless of racial identity, is welcome to apply.
We are an affirming space towards the LGBTQ+, undocumented, first-generation, and low-income communities. Additionally, we strive to provide a space where you can find belonging with all your identities.
Benefits of Attending VSI
- Free on-campus experience
- Build college-level learning strategies
- Participate in an introductory research experience
- Establish meaningful relationships with faculty and staff
- Build your peer support network of new incoming students and upper-class students through community-building events
- Exposure to USC and Viterbi resources
- Experience a preview of college living to ease your transition in the fall