USC Program Board
Program Board represents a diverse group of student interests and organizations. The programming committees and assemblies are student-run groups with the goal of promoting diversity and entertainment through progressive and innovative event programming. The student programming fee allows Program Board to plan multiple social, political and educational events for the USC community. These events include concerts (such as Lupe Fiasco, De La Soul, Mos Def, The Roots, and Talib Kweli), speakers (such as Barack Obama, Oliver Stone, Natalie Portman, Maya Angelou, and Spike Lee), cultural events and various other activities. Click here to learn more and to get involved.
USC Academic Culture Assembly
The Academic Culture Assembly (ACA) is a programming group, funding source and congregating forum for academic interests and student organizations. They are dedicated to issue-based inquiry and critical dialogue and plan a variety of programs that focus on things from current events to academic support. Since academics have a wide range of application, they are highly flexible and broad in scope. ACA puts on events to showcase the more interesting side to academia. To learn more or to get involved, visit their website here or email ACA at email@example.com.
National Organization for Business and Engineering (NOBE)
NOBE is a national society uniting business, management, and engineering organizations from universities coast to coast. NOBE strives to produce and refine leadership internally and develop professional skills in their members that can be translated into success in the business world.
USC Innovation Driven Entrepreneurial Association
USC IDEAs (USC Innovation Driven Entrepreneurial Association) is a university-wide student organization focused on promoting a culture of innovation at USC through collaboration among students all disciplines. The organization was founded with the belief that students from each discipline have the potential to provide a valuable and unique perception on current issues and challenges. Contact USC IDEAs for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrepreneur and Venture Management Association (EVMA)
The EVMA is a graduate student organization that provides MBA candidates and others with opportunities to learn more about entrepreneurial opportunities and careers across a variety of industries and fields. The student-led group schedules numerous talks, roundtables, and other events throughout the year – facilitating active discourse between successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, business angels, students, and other LA-area professionals in or associated with the venture management community.
The USC Entrepreneur Club (e-Club)
The USC Entrepreneur Club was resurrected in the fall of 2002 by A.J. Nagaraj and Samira Asemanfar, both undergraduate students at the Marshall School of Business. Envisioning the organization as one that would transcend disciplinary borders that traditionally prevented non-business students from experiencing entrepreneurship, the founders garnered interest throughout campus.
Association of Integrated Marketing
(AIM) is the only undergraduate marketing organization at USC. AIM promotes a better understanding of the functions and values of marketing, and stimulates marketing professionalism through education and interaction. Concentrating on activities that are marketing related, regular meetings are held that emphasize the many facets of the marketing by hosting industry speakers and workshops.
Graduate Architecture Student Association
The USC chapter of AIAS aims to provide a forum for students to interact outside of the classroom while reinforcing the education they are receiving at the School of Architecture. The chapter includes non-members in their activities to enhance the community of students as a whole. They also have a strong commitment to serving the greater community of which USC is a part. They participate in University sponsored programs as well as their own.
Undergraduate Architecture Student Council
The undergraduate Architecture Student Council is recognized as the representative body of the students. It serves as a link between students, faculty, and administration of the School of Architecture. The ASC strives to create unity throughout the undergraduate student body by conducting student events and activities. The organization also provides a forum for discussion by allowing students to have an active voice in administrative decision-making processes. Meetings are generally held on Mondays before or after studio.
USC Architecture Brigades
USC Architecture Brigades is a volunteer student-based organization dedicated to the research, design, and construction of socially responsible, environmentally sustainable architecture in the developing world. Each year the volunteers work on a different project that will create lasting change within a community by providing needed infrastructure. Building structures are cooperatively designed and construction is carried out over the course of two separate trips. Currently, the Brigades are working in a rural village in Panama building a "rancho" (meeting space, kitchen, bedroom, storage area & silo, crop solar-drying room) and wind-protection solution, to protect a communities crops from inclement weather.
AIGA:USC is a student group intended to serve as an arena for students to take advantage of present and future opportunities at USC and beyond. AIGA:USC is available to all interested students with opportunities to become involved in the greater creative community and take advantage of the resources available to student designers. Becoming a more active, educated, and skilled designer should always be at the forefront of interest for designers. This group invites you to join-in, vocalize interests and requests, and take charge of opportunities presented to further a professional designing career. Click here to visit AIGA:USC's blog.
USC Aerospace Team
A team of both graduate and undergraduate students that compete annually in many aerospace competitions nationwide, including; Design/Build/Fly a national competition sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The contest provides a real-world aircraft design experience for engineering students by giving them the opportunity to validate their analytic studies.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is the principal society and voice serving the aerospace profession. Its primary purpose is to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics and to foster and promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. Although founded and based in the United States, AIAA is a global organization with nearly 31,000 individual professional members in 66 professional sections, 5,000 student members in 145 student branches, over 50 corporate members, thousands of customers worldwide, and an active international outreach with student branches in Austraila, Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Russia, and Turkey. AIAA is the U.S. representative on the International Astronautical Federation and the International Council on the Aeronautical Sciences.
USC Competition Robotics recently underwent a complete change of leadership and put a new design philosophy in place. With the creation of SeaBee II, an autonomous underwater vehicle (SUV) USCR is using their creation as a development platform for future AUV research. With a dedicated membership and innovative ideas, USCR hopes to exceed all expectations at annual competitions.
Engineering Graduate Student Association promotes interaction among the graduate students of the Viterbi School of Engineering and other disciplines, whenever possible, to address their needs and concerns. Every Viterbi School of Engineering graduate student is a member of the EGSA. There are no forms to fill out or fees to pay - membership is automatic.
Marshall Net Impact is a chapter of Net Impact, a worldwide organization committed to using the power of business to create a better world. Marshall Net Impact's mission is to improve the world by growing and strengthening a network of new leaders who are using the power of business to make a positive social, environmental, and economic impact. MNI serves to educate and increase awareness of socially responsible business issues through building partnerships and networking with Los Angeles businesses, non-profits, students, faculty, and other organizations within the Marshall community, as well as the nationwide Net Impact network.
Los Angeles County Impact is a student run business service organization at the University of Southern California that seeks to assist not-for-profits and small businesses in the Los Angeles area with their business related challenges. LACI is a service learning organization that seeks not only to improve the Los Angeles community, but also plans to reward its student members with real world business experience and practical business skills.
FORMULA SAE Racing Team is composed of both undergraduate and graduate students and is open to any major. Currently members bridge all engineering disciplines, material science, physics, business and film. New members are always welcome.
Women of Cinematic Arts was founded at the University of Southern California in 2005. This student organization is dedicated to celebrating and encouraging the presence of women in cinema. WIC is comprised of film majors, minors, and enthusiasts alike. The aim of WIC is to provide the USC campus with "Women in Cinema"-centered events such as lectures by successful Hollywood women, screenings of work by women and about women, and other enriching activities and events that will promote the presence of women in film. To get involved, visit their website.
All registered USC organizations