USC removed history professor and faculty principal of Maxcy College David Snyder on Wednesday from all on-campus activities and responsibilities, including teaching and serving as the faculty principal, following a lawsuit accusing him of sexual harassment.
According to university spokesperson Jeff Stensland, Snyder was instructed to have "no contact with students" and cannot return to campus without permission from his supervisor.
Snyder's removal will remain in effect until the lawsuit is reviewed. He will be assigned other duties during his hiatus and will remain on USC's payroll, according to Stensland.
The lawsuit was filed against USC, Snyder and University President Emeritus Harris Pastides on Tuesday by Mary Elizabeth Johns.
Johns accused Snyder of sexual harassment, grooming and abuse from 2018 to 2020.