Student Organizations

USC has numerous LGBTQ+ undergraduate and graduate student organizations and opportunities to get involved. LGBTQ+ inclusion on campus is in large part due to the large-scale and thought-provoking programs and events coordinated by students. Please note: because student organizations are led and run by students, not every student organization listed below may be active each academic year.

Undergraduate Student Organizations

Queer & Ally Student Assembly. The USC Queer and Ally Student Assembly is a student organization that supports the USC queer community. QuASA is an umbrella organization that oversees multiple member organizations that cater to specific interests. It is one of ten assemblies under the Undergraduate Student Government’s Program Board. QuASA puts on events that foster an LGBTQ+ community on campus that include signature events like the annual Drag Show, Second Chance Prom, Generation Queer, and more!

First-Year Advocacy Board. The First-Year Advocacy Board (FAB) is an immersion program for first year and transfer LGBT & Ally students to assist with the transition from high school or from another university to USC and to provide support through social, academic and excursion events.

Queers in Engineering, Science, and Technology (QuEST). QuEST is a network of LGBTQ+ identified students studying a STEM field.

Queer People of Color (QPOC). USC Queer People of Color is the first club to focus on the Minority Groups which lie within the LGBTQIA community.

Queer Students in Cinematic Arts (QSCA). QSCA (formerly known as Queer Cut) si the LGBTQ+ organization at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

OUTreach. OUTreach is Out to Serve in the Los Angeles LGBT and ally community! Anyone with an interest in community service is welcome to participate.

Rainbow Scholars. Residents of the Rainbow Floor participate in USC’s Rainbow Scholars, a student-run, residential organization dedicated to fostering the USC LGBT Community.

Transgender Advocacy Group (TAG). A place for trans USC students (and allies) to mingle, chill, and dismantle transphobia!

Trojan Alliance. Trojan Alliance is a pre-professional association aimed at bringing networking resources to LGBT students at the University of Southern California.

Graduate Student Organizations

Queer Graduate Alliance (QGA). The Queer Graduate Alliance provides a forum for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Ally graduate students to gather for social and professional development events, and to increase the engagement of the USC graduate student community issues of importance to LGBTQ individuals.

MedLambda. USC’s MedLambda supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and genderqueer students, faculty, and staff at USC’s Health Sciences Campus.

Marshall GALA. The USC Marshall Gay and Lesbian Association(GALA) provides professional development, social networking, and advocacy opportunities to all Marshall graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The organization serves as a forum to address the unique professional concerns of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender graduate business students.

OUTLaw. OUTLaw is an organization for students of all sexual orientations, whose primary purpose is to connect the LGBT and ally communities within the law school with the greater Los Angeles communities.

Queer Policy Caucus. The USC Queer Policy Caucus (QPC) provides a space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Ally (LGBTQIA) graduate and undergraduate students to connect and engage on the key policy issues that directly affect LGBTQI individuals and communities. All students—undergraduate and graduate, Price and non-Price—are welcome to join.

Rainbow Alliance Social Work Caucus. The Rainbow Alliance Caucus (RAC) is for LGBTQIA+ students and their allies at the USC School of Social Work. Join us!!

Society of Queers and Allies in Dentistry (SQuAD). SQuAD is dedicated to forming a community among LGBTQ+ students in the Dental Professional School.

Queer Health Initiative. The Queer Health Initiative is a writing program for LGBTQ+ undergraduate students that are aiming for health professional school. QHI offers help with applications and resumés.

Keck School of Medicine

LGBT-Thrive. A group of health care professionals, faculty, and students at USC’s Health Sciences Campus and our affiliated hospitals, focused both on impacting medical education and improving the health care we deliver to the LGBT community. The co-chairs are Lindsey Lawrence (lindsey.lawrence@med.usc.edu) and Hudson Tibbetts (htibbetts@dhs.lacounty.gov).

Keck PRIDE. Keck Pride committee helps design and implement strategies to foster a welcoming environment for LGBTQ patients, families, and employees throughout Keck Medicine of USC.​ We are comprised of staff, faculty, and students from across the medical enterprise, including Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Cancer Hospital, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, USC Ambulatory Care Clinics, Keck School of Medicine, and more. To find out more, please contact keckpride@med.usc.edu or visit the LGBTQ Health webpage.