Undergraduate Student Government (USG)

Mission statement: To provide students with a valuable college experience and the ability to improve campus life.

Description of organization: The Undergraduate Student Government, the official governing body of the undergraduate student population at the University of Southern California, serves as a marketplace of sorts for the university. Its three branches--Executive, Legislative and Program Board--each overlook different aspects of student life at the University. With a budget of $1.8 million, its members and programs connect the student body with each other--as well as with faculty, staff, and administrators--and provide opportunities both inside and outside the school.

Current eco-initiatives: Presently, USG is reviewing the status of recycling bins in USC Housing and advocating for additional bins if needed. They have also received confirmation on the design for their sustainability mug, which will be sold to students, staff, and faculty and can be taken into any of the USC Libraries. Perks also include 10% off on drinks in USC Hospitality venues.

Past eco-accomplishments: In spring 2010, USG worked with the Office of Sustainability to launch USC's first Community Garden.

Eco-Goals for the future: USG will be advocating for permanent USC Sustainability Office with professional and student workers as well as solidifying new sustainability course with Marshall School of Business and Viterbi School of Engineering.

URL (if available): www.usg.usc.edu

Location and Time of Meetings: TCC 224, Thursday 6-7 PM

Current organization leaders (emails and class year):

Tim Sae Koo (2012)- saekoo@usc.edu

Nick Brown (2013)- brownn@usc.edu

Elise Fabbro (J2012)- Elisefabbrousc@gmail.com

# Of members: 35

What are the obligations of members?: Members are expected to collaborate with USG to implement and execute projects planned for the year.