Standing Committees

What do we do?

The role of the Legislative Committees is to advocate for improvements in the student experience, and to ensure that the student voice is heard on-campus, especially regarding new campus initiatives and policies.

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Focuses on, but is not limited to, policies and programs pertaining to the academic experience and learning environment for undergraduate students. Past/current projects include the USC x QuASA Pronouns Pledge and DEI Question on Course Evaluations.

ACCESSIBILITY

Focuses on, but is not limited to, policies and programs pertaining to USC’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and increasing awareness of the needs of students with disabilities. Past/current projects include the ADA Non-Compliance Form and the Accessibility Scavenger Hunt.

AFFORDABILITY & BASIC NEEDS

Focuses on, but is not limited to, policies and programs pertaining to student’s financial barriers on-campus and access to basic needs. Past/current projects include the Meal Swipe Donation Program and a Work Study Alternative for Undocumented Students.

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

Focuses on, but is not limited to, policies and programs pertaining to the immediate USC surrounding community, the relationship USC maintains with Los Angeles county and local government, and other outside organizations. Past/current projects include Fryft Expansion and Counselors Not Cops.

SUSTAINABILITY & CAMPUS INFRASTRUCTURE

Focuses on, but is not limited to, policies and programs pertaining to infrastructure, safety, hospitality, and sustainable operations on campus. Past/current projects include the Elimination of Single-use Plastics and Recycling Bins on the Row.

WELLNESS AFFAIRS

Focuses on, but is not limited to, policies and programs pertaining to the promotion of student health and wellbeing. Past/current projects include the TBH Mental Health program and Transfer Welcome Week.