USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity
The mission of the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) is to apply and engage in research and training to serve individuals with diverse learning needs and to empower students to reach their full academic and creative potential.
KCLC offers outreach, programming, drop-in hours for all students and individual coaching services to USC undergraduates and departments to promote a campus-wide understanding of learning differences and their potential to facilitate creativity and academic excellence.
Disability Services and Programs
Federal law defines a disability as a “substantial limitation in one or more major life activities.” (ADAAA, 2008). Disability Services and Programs (DSP) is the unit at USC responsible for ensuring equal access for students with disabilities in compliance with state and federal law. The DSP team is committed to serving the USC community through: ensuring equal access, removing disability-related obstacles, supporting civil rights, and increasing education and awareness on behalf of students with disabilities.
DSP engages in an interactive review process to determine appropriate accommodations for each student, factoring in the student’s request, the nature of the student’s disability, functional limitations of the disability, the supporting documentation, and the fundamental requirements of courses, programs of study, and the University. DSP is part of the Division of Student Affairs, and while we are a separate department from other support, advocacy and counseling departments, we work closely with these and other resources on campus to best support student needs.