A Community Place

Advisor: Matt Keadle
Student leader: Esther Kim

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.


Advisor: Linda Kim
Student leader: Kyujin Sohn


Advisor: Varun Soni
Student leader: Ritika Barakol

USC Heartfulness helps students reduce stress and improve focus by offering free meditation sessions to explore the unlimited resources of the heart.

Loving Heart Society

Advisor: TBA
Student leader: TBA

Native American Student Union

Advisor: Karras Wilson
Student leader: T.B.D.

USC Interfaith Council

Advisor: Associate Dean Jim Burklo (213) 740-6110
Student leader: Briana Trujillo

The Interfaith Council welcomes all students of any or no faith tradition, every Tues, 7 pm, URC 104.   USC has more student religious groups than any other university in the United States. All USC students are invited to come to any or all IFC meetings to learn and share about faith traditions from each other. The Interfaith Council sponsors interfaith events such as Multi-Faith Week, the Prayer Reading/Burning ceremony, SOULJOURN trips to visit faith communities in LA, and the CONOCIMIENTO Alternative Spring Break Trip.

The Yoga and Meditation Club at USC

Director: Rachana Rathi
Student Leader: Anil Ramakrishna

USC Yoga and Meditation 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.

Music Meditation Club

Director: Jaya Chaitanya Das
Student Leader:
Vibhanshu Sharma

The USC Music Meditation Club serves to alleviate participants from stress and anxiety by mindful breathing and musical meditation.  Our aim to make a positive impact on campus with a feeling of peace and creativity through the power of sound.  We provide classes on guided breathing, philosophy, yoga, mantra meditation, mindful eating, and vegan baking!
We meet every Monday at the University Religious Center, room 108, from 6pm – 9pm.  For further information, email