The Institute of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Southern California, a public research university, is launching a new initiative that aims to tackle institutional discrimination and to ensure that all students are able to succeed in higher education.
The initiative, called “Institutional Diversity and Innovation,” will focus on creating a “more diverse, equitable and equitable university experience.”
The goal is to address barriers and make sure that students have a “safe, supportive and supportive learning environment” where they feel they can thrive, according to a news release issued Tuesday.
Students can access the new “Safe Spaces” app, a website where they can report instances of discrimination on campus.
The platform is also launching a “Know Your Rights” portal, where students can report any discrimination they encounter.
The program, which will be funded by the California Department of Education, also aims to “support the integration of gender- and race-neutral student bodies and organizations” into higher education, according the news release.
It will also be used to educate administrators about how to “make diversity an integral part of campus life.”
This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.