USC Associates: Who We Are
USC Associates is the premier academic giving society of the University of Southern California. Its members—some of the university’s most loyal and enthusiastic leaders—actively support and fund students, faculty, and educational programs across the USC campuses.
The USC Associates team connects members through their shared values and steadfast commitment to academic achievement by coordinating events, facilitating individual requests, and fostering university-wide engagement opportunities.
Since its establishment in 1959, USC Associates has been at the forefront of advancing knowledge in the sciences, humanities and professions. Its mission, rooted in providing vital financial support for academic programs, faculty projects and student scholarships at USC, embodies the unwavering commitment of its members. Their passion, loyalty and leadership have contributed significantly to establishing USC as a world-class research institution, and play a pivotal role in attracting top-tier students and faculty. Since 2015, USC Associates has proudly awarded over $1 million annually in merit-based student scholarships.
Membership in the USC Associates is open to alumni, parents, and friends of the university who give philanthropically to support higher education at USC. Gifts* or pledges are payable over five years and may be designated to any school or academic program. Membership levels are:
Plus $3,000 annual contribution to the USC Associates
Plus $1,500 annual contribution to the USC Associates
Plus $500 annual contribution to the USC Associates
Plus $250 annual contribution to the USC Associates
*Gifts made within the last five years may qualify for membership consideration