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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!

Haylie Chu
Major(s): Psychology & Business Administration
Year: 2015 Involvement: Delta Sigma Pi • Global Brigades at Marshall • Mortar Board • Order of the Torch
Jordan Fowler
Major: Broadcast and Digital Journalism in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Minor: Web Technology and Applications in the Viterbi School of Engineering
Year: 2017
Involvement: Undergraduate Student Government - Director of University Affairs, Office of Campus Activities • Peer Leadership Consultant • Media Institute for Social Change •  Student Involvement Coordinator • Best Buddies • I Am That Girl • Motivate and Empower • Delta Gamma
James Freymuth
Major: Philosophy, Politics, & Law
Year: 2015
Involvement: Beta Theta Pi • Interfraternity Council • KXSC • Los Angeles Community Impact • Mortar Board • Polymathic Academy  
Pallavi Malhotra
Major: Accounting and Business
Year: 2016
Involvement: Los Angeles Community Impact (LACI) - Director of Finance • USC Club Archery - Vice President • Think Impact • Alternative Spring Breaks • JEP
Anna Silk
Major: Public Policy Planning and Development
Year: Graduation Year 2016
Involvement: Los Angeles Community Impact • Rotaract • JEP • Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study • USG Program Board • Political Science Research Assistant
Alan Swanson
Major: Philosophy, Politics, and Law
Minor: Advertising and Spanish
Year: 2015
Involvement: Troy Tones A Cappella • Delta Omicron Zeta Leadership Fraternity • Mortar Board • Alternative Spring Break (Isla Mujeres) • Emerging Leaders Program
Aly Tsui
Major: International Relations Global Business
Year: 2015
Involvement: Order of the Torch • Mortar Board • USC Chamber Ballet • USC Orientation Advisor • USC Spirit Leader • Phi Beta Kappa • Research Assistant in School of IR • Research Assistant in School of Political Science • USC International Teaching Assistant • Global Brigades • Project Los Angeles Youth • Teaching International Relations Program • Redefining Engagement in Active Leadership Program, Leadership Exchange • Delta Omicron Zeta
Eric Wang
Major: Computer Science and Business Administration
Year: 2016
Involvement: SparkSC • Special Operations Lead • Code The Change - Finance Chair • Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society - Finance Chair • Reverse Osmosis A Cappella - Business Manager • HacksC - Outreach Director


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.

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:

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


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