Student Groups

Student organizations are a great way to explore sustainability topics and meet like-minded individuals. Below you will find a growing list of sustainability-oriented student groups at USC. For a searchable list of all student organizations visit EngageSC or contact Campus Activities.

USC Environmental Student Assembly (ESA)

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ESA programs events promote a culture of sustainability and environmental awareness at USC. They create sustainability initiatives and programs for the USC community through year-long advocacy campaigns and unite, represent, and empower members of the assembly and member organizations with the same purpose.

In addition to ESA, here is an alphabetical list of other organizations and opportunities to get involved (for the most up-to-datelisting, contact  Campus Activities):

AIESEC (International Association of Students in Economics and Business)
American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES)
American Lung Association Collegiate Council (ALA)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Bloom Boutique
Blueprints for Pangaea
China Entrepreneur Network (CEN at USC)
CLOVER (Conscientious Living Organization – Veganism, Environmentalism, Reduce-tarianism)
ECO JEDIS (Environmental Community Organization for Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Sustainability)
Environmental & Energy Law Society

Environmental Core (ECore)
Environmental Justice Student Interest Group
Food Recovery Network (FRN)
Los Angeles Community Impact (LACI)
MASH Magazine
Marshall Energy Club (MEC)
Marshall Outdoor Club
Nemirovsky & Bohnett Residential Colleges
Peaks and Professors
SC Outfitters
SC Solar Car Team
Science Policy Group at USC
Society for Earth Science Students/Sigma Gamma Epsilon
Society of Marine and Climate Studies (MBBO graduate students)
Surfrider Foundation – USC Chapter
The Sustainability Project
Trees by Trojans (TxT)
USC Garden Club
Wrigley Ambassadors Program

Sustainable Event Planning

The Office of Sustainability has developed a series of sustainability tips for student groups that are planning events at USC! Check out the Sustainable Event Planning Guide to learn how your organization can reduce the environmental impact of its events.

The Sustainable Event Planning Guide was originally developed for USC Undergraduate Student Government to distribute during student organizations training. This resource will expose 5,000 undergraduate students to tips on planning a sustainable event.

Other Opportunities

Interested in applying your passion for sustainability to an academic program at USC? Check out our Education and Research page to see a a snapshot of certain courses, research centers, and degree programs focused on various aspects of sustainability.