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The Peer Leadership Consultant (PLC) Program is designed to enhance student leadership opportunities as well as provide services, programs and resources necessary for the positive growth and development of our students and their organizations.

The PLC’s are supported by the Center for Student Involvement. Throughout the year, the PLC’s will serve each of the student organizations in some capacity.

As ambassadors of the Center for Student Involvement, PLC’s:

  • Provide a variety of educational experiences and services to students, faculty/staff advisors and student organizations.
  • Serve as Student Affairs liaisons for student organizations.
  • Serve as an involvement resource for all students of the USC community.
  • Assist and coordinate the student organization recognition process.
  • Maintain a resource library of books and articles relevant to student organizations.
  • Present several leadership workshops throughout the year aimed at both students and student organization leaders.

Meet the PLCs!

Connor Corcoran
Major: Biology
Year: 2012
Involvement: Community Health Involvement Project, JEP, USC-UH volunteering, CreSCendo, and AED Pre-med Honor Society, Emerging Leaders Program
Other Responsibilities: PALM funding contact

Matt Homsy Matt Homsy
Major: Business Administration
Year: 2013
Involvement: Trojan Investing Society - Chief Financial Officer, Marshall Student Ambassador, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, JEP, Alpha Lambda Delta

Megan Lambert
Major: Psychology, Neuroscience
Year: 2013
Involvement: The Odyssey Writer, Interaxon, Sigma Alpha Lamdba-VP Membership, Nu Rho Psi-President, Panhellenic Sorority,  Emerging Leaders Program, Alpha Lambda Delta, Association of Presidential and Trustee Scholars, WYSE (Women and Youth Supporting Each Other)
Other Responsibilities: Leadership Contact

Janet Lee
Major: Health Promotions and Disease Prevention
Year: 2012
Involvement: National APAMSA, Street Dance Society, Emerging Leaders Program, Redefining Engagement in Active Leadership (REAL) Project, Students Taking Action in the Name of Diversity (STAND)
Other Responsibilities: PALM Funding Contact

Brian Leung
Major: Business Administration
Year: 2012
Involvement: LACI Director of Marketing, Captain of USC Men's Ultimate Frisbee, Marshall Student Ambassador, Peer Leadership Consultant, Marshall IEP Host
Other Responsibilities: Fall & Spring Vendor Fairs Contact
David Shu

David Shu
Major: Business Administration
Year: 2012
Involvement: Emerging Leaders Program, Los Angeles Community Impact, Men's Ultimate Frisbee
Other Responsibilities: Fall & Spring Vendor Fairs Contact and Lead PLC

Dana Horowitz

Dana Horowitz
Major: English
Year: 2013
Involvement: Colleges Against Cancer - Relay for Life Logistics Chair, Emerging Leaders Program, Palaver Literary Magazine, URSC Building Government Chair

   

Alexandra Zisser (Studying abroad but will return in the fall!)
Major: Political Science, Minor: Spanish
Year: 2013
Involvement: Parkside RCG, URSC Vice President of Advocacy, Emerging Leaders Program, after school volunteer at Richard Merkin Middle School, DOZ

SERVICES:

Individual Consultations

The Peer Leadership Consultants offer individualized consultations to help students get involved within the USC community. The consultations are geared toward students that want to get involved, but don’t know where to start. With specialized training in student involvement, PLC’s will help students find organizations, volunteer opportunities, and leadership experiences that interest the student.

‘Leader’ Notes

Peer Leadership Consultants regularly publish ‘leader’ notes that offer quick advice and tips on specified topics. If you do not find what you are looking for here, visit our office as we have many handouts and worksheets in the Center for Student Involvement.

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Leadership Workshops

The Peer Leadership Consultants present sixteen leadership workshops throughout the year on topics ranging from “How to Get Involved” to “Innovation in Leadership” to “Transitioning and Leaving Your Mark”.

These workshops can also be tailored to be presented at student organization meetings. For more information, please contact a Peer Leadership Consultant.

For a list of workshops, visit: http://sait.usc.edu/ca/usclead/programs_workshops.html

P.A.C.E-Portable Adventure Challenge Elements

Want to do something new and creative to help build a sense of community and create teamwork within your organization? P.A.C.E is a unique low ropes course designed to challenge individuals while also creating community among the participants.

The Peer Leadership Consultants are trained to coordinate P.A.C.E and present the activities to your student organization. For more information, please contact a PLC.

Student Organization Consultation

The Peer Leadership Consultants will sit down with individual students or entire executive boards to discuss organizational goals, provide institutional resources, offer involvement opportunities, or just help brainstorm ideas on a particular topic.

Peer Leadership Consultants have been trained to offer guidance on a number of issues including:

  • Successful programming and event coordination
  • Teamwork and membership motivation
  • Retreat planning and facilitation
  • Team building activities
  • Communication techniques

CONTACT US

Please visit our office in the Center for Student Involvement in Tutor Campus Center (TCC) 330. You may also call (213) 740-5341 or e-mail us at stuacts@usc.edu.