Student Organizations

There are many student organizations open to students interested in global health and public health. Please contact the groups directly to find out if they are still active and for more information about getting involved. To inquire about getting your group listed on this page, please email


IIGH Student Advisory Council

Beginning in January of 2019, the IIGH Student Advisory Council—comprising student voices from across the university—are serving as valued advisors to the Institute with unique access and impact on Institute programming and opportunities for students, now and in the future. The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (IIGH) has brought together a multidisciplinary group of student leaders to serve as the Institute’s Student Advisory Council (SAC). SAC members are responsible for actively informing, shaping and improving student engagement and programming, and will gain valuable experience as well as access to a network of researchers, policymakers and advocates addressing inequalities in global health worldwide.

USC Global Health Student Interest Group

GHSIG hopes to spread awareness of issues in global health for students and faculty of the Keck School Of Medicine through lecture series, service and collaboration.


GlobeMed at USC

GlobeMed is a national student-led organization with a mission to improve the health and lives of the impoverished around the world. The USC chapter is currently partnering with Spark MicroGrants in Mbale, Uganda.

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STEM Community Outreach for Graduate Students

SCOGS is a group of USC graduate students who have made a commitment to bettering our community. This program focuses on providing resources to students from underrepresented minority populations who are interested in STEM fields. Join them in promoting STEM careers.

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WorldMed is a student run organization that aims to bring together a powerful and diverse community of undergraduate, graduate, and medical students with physicians and faculty members of the Keck School of Medicine of USC to understand, discuss and tackle the critical issues in global medicine.

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Additional Organizations

African Americans in Health

African Americans in Health is a student-run campus organization centered on the goals of supporting African Americans in their pursuit of careers in the health industry. This includes the fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or public health. The organization provides academic support as well as opportunities to receive guidance from professionals working in different health fields.

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Chicanos/Latinos for Health Education

The USC chapter of Chicanos/Latinos for Health Education is a volunteer and professional organization open to all who share in their vision to reduce health disparities both at home and abroad. They engage in community outreach; coordinate peer mentoring programs with local high school and middle school students interested in the health profession; and organize programs to help students get into medical and dental schools.

Community Health Involvement Project (C.H.I.P.)

The Community Health Involvement Club is a group of USC students who have a passion for spreading health awareness to the community. Through specialized trainings they educate themselves to pass on the information to others. By establishing long-lasting relationships with community centers such as recreational centers, afterschool programs, churches and health fairs, they aim to be an integrated part of the community’s public health programs.

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Health Care Business Club

The USC Health Care Business Club organizes professional, academic and social activities for USC students who are interested in exploring opportunities in the health care and life science industries to enable them to learn about the business of health care and the life sciences, interact with other interested students, meet with leaders and other health care and life science decision makers and become better prepared for a career in these industries.

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Health Law Society

The Health Law Society aims to raise awareness of what this area of the law encompasses as well as to facilitate discussion and exploration of trending legal issues in the health care field. The group provides students with the opportunity to connect with industry leaders through panels, mixers and a mentorship program with health care attorneys. It also promotes on-campus mental and physical health through initiatives such as outdoor yoga sessions, volunteer opportunities and study breaks.


InterHealth Council

The InterHealth Council’s mission is to bring together students interested in health-related issues and careers by fostering communication and ongoing partnership between student organizations, acting as a liaison between undergraduates, advisors, faculty, and the administration, and supporting and advocating for the interests of the health-related student community.

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Keck Human Rights Clinic

The Keck Human Rights Clinic (KHRC) is a student run clinic dedicated to providing forensic medical and psychological evaluations to survivors of human rights abuses seeking asylum in the United States. KHRC was founded in 2017 by USC-Keck medical students and the Department of Family Medicine at Keck School of Medicine of USC.  The clinic is the first of its kind on the West Coast and works in collaboration with Physicians for Human Rights (PHR).

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Master of Public Health Student Association

MaPHSA promotes awareness of career and academic issues related to the field of public health by serving as a voice to the faculty and administration. Throughout the academic year, MaPHSA sponsors and participates in networking activities by hosting social and educational events, encouraging interaction between students, faculty, and the administration to foster the sharing of ideas and concerns on ways to improve the program and graduate student life at the USC. MaPHSA is dedicated to providing support to all MPH students at the USC academically, professionally, and socially. The MPH students at the USC strive to improve the surrounding community on issues related to public health and human service through MaPHSA sponsored community service events. It is through the development of partnerships, research and service that MaPHSA can improve the health and well being of the USC and its surrounding community.

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Model United Nations of Southern California

Model UN not only gives newfound knowledge on global affairs, but it improves critical thinking, writing, communication, public speaking, and diplomacy skills. Aside from traveling to conferences, MUNSC members are instantly welcomed into the family with events like bonding retreats, mixers, and social events. MUNSC is filled with some of the most innovative, intelligent, and passionate students you’ll ever meet – it’s a choice you will never regret.

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Public Health Brigades

Public Health Brigades is an international network of college students and professionals who volunteer to design and implement public health solutions in the developing world. In collaboration with Medical and Water Brigades, this program empowers volunteers to build relationships with rural communities and create integrated projects to combat the threat of disease and the challenge of limited resources.

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Student Health Council

The USC Student Health Council aims to provide  students with the academic, professional and social skills critical for success in the healthcare industry, while acting as a bridge between students and alumni. USCSHC also serves as a liaison between the Graduate Student Association of USC, the USC Health Administration Alumni Association, affiliate undergraduate majors, and faculty and staff of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.

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