USC Spirit Leaders

USC Student Affairs


    USC Spirit Leaders are energetic, athletic, and enthusiastic students who proudly represent the University of Southern California.


    The USC Spirit Leaders are an integral part of school spirit at all Trojan athletic events. The Spirit Leaders are a co-ed squad responsible for leading stadium wide chants and increasing crowd participation at Trojan football, basketball, volleyball, water polo, soccer, lacrosse and baseball games.

Fight On, Trojans!

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Essential Qualities of a Spirit Leader:

Spirit Leaders are able to recite, teach and/or lead the Fight Song, So-Cal Spell Out and Alma Mater on command, at any time.  Spirit Leaders are not shy and have strong, confident voices and engaging personalities.  Their primary responsibility is to lead cheers and yells by engaging the crowd. 

Are you the one constantly leading your friends in cheers? Are you the loudest in your group at USC football and basketball games?

Do you have what it takes to be a USC Spirit Leader?  Let’s find out… tryouts are held each fall.  Check the Tryout Information page for dates and application information.

Auditions are here! Prelims are January 26, 2017.  View application for more information.


To learn more about our Spirit Leaders click here!



If you appreciate the dedication and hard work of the USC Spirit Leaders, and would like to show your financial support, please consider making a pledge or a gift. While the Spirit Leaders are primarily funded by the University, donations are vital to continuing the growth of the program.

Donations have been used to help defray the rising costs of travel, uniforms, and equipment. Any gift or pledge can greatly help the Spirit Leaders maintain an enthusiastic environment at all Trojan athletic events.


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