Student Government and Organizations

Student Leadership and Involvement

For those interested in getting involved, making meaningful connections, and learning about leadership, the Student Leadership, Involvement and Changemaking area (SLIC) is the place for you. Located on the 3rd floor of the Student Life Pavilion, SLIC is home to the areas of student activities, leadership development, student organizations, Welcome Week, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and the Changemaker Hub. Through the SLIC, students can get connected to over 150 Student Organizations, Associated Students, Torero Program Board, and Fraternity and Sorority Life. The SLIC also provides resources for event planning and leadership trainings on how to better lead a group and affect change. The Creative Zone and our Involvement Consultants can help with marketing, team building, event planning support and involvement opportunities. Finally, all faculty/staff/administrator advisors use the SLIC's Advisor Resources to help enhance and enrich the student leader experience.

Student Government

All undergraduate students belong to the Associated Students of USD, a self-governing student group. Officers of the Associated Students (AS) and members of its governing board are elected or appointed by the students. The AS Leadership Team serves the University of San Diego undergraduates as official representatives, who promote opportunities for growth and expression, address student issues, and enrich a diverse, inclusive, and engaged community. The Leadership Team is comprised of a president, vice president, speaker, directors and coordinators. The Student Senate is composed of a Speaker, Parliamentarian, Speaker Pro-Tem, and Senators (Academic, Residential, and Commuter). Associated Students receives funding from the Student Activity Fee and financially supports campus programming and campus services, facilitates communication between student organizations, and serves as the official student voice to administration.

Torero Program Board

The Torero Program Board (TPB) is charged with coordinating all of the events and programs sponsored by the AS. They coordinate a variety of programs including concerts, class programming, off-campus events, school spirit, special events, multicultural, and after-dark. The Torero Program Board is lead by the TPB Chair.

Student Organizations
The following is a list of registered undergraduate student organizations as of Spring 2017. New organizations are always being formed. For more information about a specific organization or to express interest in joining, contact the SLIC Involvement Consultants at; (619) 260-4802. Complete descriptions of the student organizations are available on Torero Orgs (

Academic/Professional Organizations 

Accounting Society
Alcala Chp of Mortar Brd Nat Coll Sr Honor Society
Alcala Club
Alpha Kappa Psi
Alpha Psi Omega
American Medical Students Association
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Anthropology Club
Association for Computing Machinery
Beta Alpha Psi
Collaborative Community Changemakers 
Delta Sigma Pi
Dental Club
Economics Council
Entrepreneurship Club
French Club
GIS and Mapping Club
History Club (Phi Alpha Theta) 
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers
International Business Club
Lambda Pi Eta
Law and Business Mediation Club
Math Club
Microfinance Club
Model United Nations
National Society of Black Engineers
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Net Impact
Nonprofit Leadership Student Association
Optometry Club
Order of Omega
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International
Phi Delta Epsilon
Pi Sigma Alpha
Pi Tau Sigma
Pre-Vet Club
Psychology Club
Psychology Journal Club
Real Estate Society
Sales Club
Sigma Tau Delta
Society for Collegiate Leadership and Achievement 
Society of Automotive Engineers
Society of Hispanic Prof Engrs USD Student Chapter
Society of Physics Students 
Society of Women Engineers
Sociology Honors Society
Start-Up Club
Student Alumni Association
Student Finance Association
Student International Business Council
Students of Color in STEM/M
Supply Chain Management Association
Tau Beta Pi
USD 35mm
USD 3D Printing Club
USD Biology Club
USD Chapter American Marketing Association
USD Chemistry and Biochemistry Club
USD Colony of Theta Tau
USD Consulting Group
USD Health Occupations Students of America
USD Pre-Physician Assistant Club

Multicultural Organizations

American Indian & Indigenous Student Organization
Asian Students Association
Black Student Union
Chaldean American Student Association 
Chinese Cultural and Language Association
Chinese Students and Scholars Association
Filipino Ugnayan Student Organization
Folklorico and Mariachi Association 
International Buddy Program 
International Student Organization 
Italian Culture and Language Organization
Korean Student Association
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlan
People of the Islands
Saudi Student Association
South Asian Student Alliance
USD Border Angels

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Interfraternity Council
Beta Theta Pi
Delta Tau Delta
Lambda Chi Alpha
Navigators of Academics, Culture, and Opportunity
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Phi Gamma Delta
Phi Kappa Theta
Pi Kappa Phi
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sigma Pi

Panhellenic Council 

Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Pi Sigma
Gamma Phi Beta
Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa Delta 
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Pi Beta Phi
Sigma Theta Psi

Order of Omega

Recreational and Sports Clubs

Climbing Club
Club Surf Team
Club Tennis
Club Waterski
Equestrian Team
Men's Club Soccer
Men's Club Volleyball
Men's Club Water Polo
Men's Lacrosse
Men's Rugby
Roller Hockey
Ski Club
Ultimate Frisbee
USD Boardriders Club
USD Club Baseball
USD Club Basketball
USD Dance Company
USD Golf Club
USD Running Club
Women's Club Soccer
Women's Club Volleyball
Women's Lacrosse

Religious Affiliated Organizations

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Jewish Student Union
Operation Christmas Child at USD
Students for Life

Special Interest Organizations

Active Minds at University of San Diego
Associated Students 
Basement Society
Be Blue Go Green
Campus Connections
CASA (ToreroOrgs)
Chi Gamma Sigma
Colleges Against Cancer 
Funky Bot
Global Engineering Brigades
Habitat for Humanity USD Chapter
Less Than 3 Dance Crew
Linda Vista Dollars for Scholars 
Marine Science Club
Pep Band
Photography Club
Spanish Club
Spoon University
Student Vegans United
Student Veteran Organization
Students for a Democratic Society
The Alcalá Review
The Investment Club
The Stargazing Club
Torero Dance Marathon
Torero Gaming
USD Bikes
USD College Democrats
USD College Republicans
USD Global Medical Brigades
USD Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy Club
USD Social Dance Club
USD Student Media


Active Shooter Awareness Club 
Founders Club
Gather for Girls
iSit: Mindfulness and Meditation Club
Knitting Club
Rotaract Club of the University of San Diego
Students Making Initiatives to Love Everyone
The Expansion Club
University of San Diego HOST Homeless Outreach Student Transition Program