Belong: Our Community

Reflecting the diversity of our backgrounds, more than 100 campus organizations and communities bring together students to explore politics, culture, spirituality and academic or professional interests. Popular clubs range from African Americans in Health, to the USC chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, to the Association of Indian Students.

A Place to Be You

Our vibrant campus represents all 50 U.S. states and more than 135 countries and comprises one of the most ethnically diverse student populations in the country. Bold and curious, USC students are not content to simply sit back or play it safe. You will find student athletes participating in student film festivals, engineering students taking art classes and business students joining a rock band.

Our Student Equity and Inclusion Programs offer support services and nurture a sense of well-being and belonging, while acknowledging the diversity of our student population. Student Equity and Inclusion Programs include Asian Pacific American Student Services, Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, First Generation Plus Success Center, Latinx/Chicanx Center for Advocacy and Student Affairs, LGBTQ+ Student Center, Student Basic Needs and the Veterans Resource Center.   

Roughly half of all undergraduates participate in community service programs.

USC maintains a long tradition of celebrating and supporting the visual and performing arts. Students will find numerous free film screenings, exhibitions and gallery showings, and hundreds of theatre performances — all without leaving campus.

The Visions and Voices arts and humanities series brings the world’s best writers, musicians, performers, thinkers and speakers to the community each year.

Although non-sectarian, USC is home to a vibrant multi-faith community of more than 90 student religious groups, representing most of the world’s major denominations, as well as comprising a strong Interfaith Council. Whatever your spiritual affiliation or interest, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at USC helps provide the means for you to observe your faith and learn about others.

The scholar-athlete tradition is strong at USC. More than 80 percent of our undergraduates participate in one sport or another, from football to foosball. If USC were a country, we would rank 14th in the world for the number of Olympic medals won. USC students have also achieved exceptional records in our 21 men’s and women’s NCAA Division I sports.

Please read more about USC’s commitment to building a strong diverse community in the Diversity Matters website.

How will you participate in the USC community?

1,000+ Clubs and Organizations

100+ Cultural Organizations & Communities
90+ Student Religious Organizations
50+ Active Club Sports

“Only at USC would you find so many different people with diverse interests, backgrounds, passions and skill sets. I’ve expanded my knowledge in ways that I never would’ve imagined...”

Dennis Woo. San Francisco, California