The University of San Diego believes that what is taught in the classroom is only a part of the collegiate experience. Participating in extracurricular activities helps USD students gain a more holistic education. The more than 75 student organizations at USD allow students to learn from each other while having fun.
The academic, honor and professional organizations at USD prepare students for life after they graduate. These organizations range from professional fraternities for business and law, to national leadership societies, to the Model United Nations, a subset of the United Nations Department of Public Information.
Greek life at USD offers students the opportunity to build lifelong friendships, socialize and serve their community. Currently, USD has five fraternities and six sororities. Students are eligible for membership after completing one semester at USD (unless transferring in with 24 or more units of college credit). These organizations help sponsor events such as beach cleanups along with charity fashion shows and poker tournaments.
Special interest organizations also enhance the USD community through service, spirit and adventure. The Best Buddies program improves the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing friendships and employment. The Frontline Fan Club bolsters school spirit by cheering on the Toreros at sporting events. Members of Frontline typically get the best seat in the house and often travel to cities like Las Vegas and Los Angeles to support the Toreros.
Members of the Outdoor Club maximize their weekends and breaks by hiking the Sierra Nevadas, hitting the slopes at Big Bear Ski Resort or surfing in Malibu.
"Torero Days 2009 was the best start to a school year I have ever had. It is amazing to take part in something so crucial to students' first-year experience."
The Associated Students' leadership team serves University of San Diego undergraduates as official student representatives who promote opportunities for growth and expression, address student issues and enrich a diverse, inclusive and engaged community.