Interfaith/Spiritual/Dialogue

A Community Place

Advisor: Matt Keadle
Student leader: Lilly Taing

A Community Place student organization serves the homeless, working poor, seniors and children in the neighborhood by providing healthy bag lunches, bus tokens and taxi vouchers for appointments, referrals to jobs, health centers, shelters and food or clothing distributors. The student group packs lunches in room 103 of the University Religious Center on campus each Thursday from 5 – 6 pm. Hours ACP is open (in the patio of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church directly across from Gate 6 on Vermont) are determined by the student team each year.

Shanti Multi-Faith Choir

Advisor: Rev. Jim Burklo

All students are invited to sing the sacred music of the world’s faith traditions. SHANTI performs on campus for special events such as Baccalaureate, and also at other venues in S. California. This group is currently not active.

USC Interfaith Council

Advisor: Associate Dean Jim Burklo (213) 740-6110
Student leader: Joe Russ

The Interfaith Council is a group of 20 students who are chosen (by their peers to represent many traditions of spiritual belief and practice that have groups functioning at USC. They take leadership in campus-wide interfaith programming and in representing student religious organizations to Student Senate and other administrative bodies.

USC Meditation Yoga & Service Club

Director: Rachana Rathi
Student Leader: Anil Ramakrishna

USC Yoga and Service Club is the student outreach of the Art of Living Foundation, and offers programs on and off campus designed to assist students of any religious background to enhance their spiritual, emotional, and physical wellbeing through meditation and other spiritual practices as taught by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder.