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Cultural Centers

Building Community

Cultural affiliations help strengthen the USC student community. Join in!

Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS)
APASS seeks to educate, engage, and empower the Asian Pacific American community & the USC Trojan Family through active participation, dialogue, and community-building. Visit website.

Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA)
CBCSA is a department that works toward creating an optimal learning environment for students of African descent and the Trojan Family at large. Visit website.

El Centro Chicano
We strive to foster a community of  critically thinking, socially conscious Chicana/o and Latina/o  leaders, providing  personal, social  and academic  support through  graduation and  beyond. Visit website.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center
The LGBT Resource Center provides support, education, and advocacy for LGBT and Ally undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Southern California. Visit website.

Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services
Located in Engemann Student Health Center, RSVP provides immediate counseling services for situations related to gender and power-based harm. Visit website.

Religious Life
USC’s Office of Religious Life sponsors a variety of opportunities for exploring the spiritual dimensions of your life and learning. We can help you find a religious home base or form a new group, handle an ethical dilemma or research a paper topic. Visit website.


“The best thing about USC is its diversity. You meet new people from different places every day and this makes the college experience extremely enriching.”

—Pritika Goel. Mumbai, India


“Only at USC would you find such a caring and united community. USC does a phenomenal job of making students feel at home, even if home is miles away.”

—Jonathan Linares. Los Angeles, CA