Welcome to USC!

As you finish unpacking and prepare for a fun-filled Welcome Week 2015, consider embracing a greater part of the USC Community by joining your Building Government.

Each USC residence hall has its own Building Government (BG), a body of students who represent their fellow residents in areas such as advocacy, funding, and programming. Each BG is comprised of six core elected positions (President, Advocacy Chair, Community Outreach Chair, Funding Chair, Programming Chair, and Honorary Chair) and multiple supporting roles (including Floor Senators, Intramural Chairs, Advertising Chairs, and more).

The six elected positions from each of the 16 Building Governments work together to form the Residential Student Government which tackles initiatives in housing and hospitality, throws on campus-wide events, and brings recognition to leaders within residence halls.

Monday, August 24th – Thursday, August 27th – Info sessions will be held at locations central to each residential area

Friday, August 28th – Statement of Intent to Run will be due

Monday, August 31st – Building Governments will hold Meet and Greet sessions

Tuesday, September 1st – Thursday, September 3rd – Elections will be held online

Thursday, September 3rd – Winners of elected positions will be notified

Friday, September 4th – Elected GB members meet to decide the BG-only positions that will be added, applications for positions sent out

Tuesday, September 8th – BG-only position applications due

Wednesday, September 9th-Thursday, September 10th – BG-only applicants interviewed

Friday, September 11th – All BG positions finalized

Friday, September 11th-Sunday, September 13th – RSG Retreat (only RSG members attend)

Wednesday, September 16th – BGLA Meeting (all RSG and BG members attend)

10 Reasons why you should join your Building Government:

  1. Meet LOTS of people
  2. Build leadership
  3. Build your resume
  4. Increase your network and social capital
  5. Put on programs for your friends/community
  6. Work with other Building Governments (BGs)
  7. Make decisions on how to spend thousands of dollars
  8. Advocate for changes in your community
  9. Recognize your peers for their hard work
  10. Have a lot of FUN

Contact your RA if you are interested in any of the positions to learn more about the elections procedure and times. We will be updating this page daily with essential information as it becomes available!

Fight on!