“Intellect unites us more firmly to Christ.”
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Every year we host a variety of events and programs designed to educate our community not only about faith itself but also how to view issues through the lens of our Catholic faith. Past events included presentations on Pope Francis and the Environment; Islamic Theology; an Evening with Audrey Assad; Sports and Spirituality with Tommy LaSorda, and more. We offer several ongoing intellectual programs for students to join in on.

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Catholic Trojan Mentorship Program

The Mentorship Program pairs Trojans in their junior and senior years with alumni currently working in their field of interest. While there are many mentorship programs available to USC students, our program is the only one that teaches how Catholic faith plays into ethical decisions in the workplace.

Students interested in applying, you can do so online. If you have additional questions, please reach out to Rosie via email.

We welcome new mentors as well. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill out this form. If you have additional questions, don't hesitate to reach out to Brian Russell via email.

Leadership Development

USC Caruso Catholic Center student leaders serve as models for our entire Catholic Trojan Family. Students are invited to participate in ESTEEM - Engaging Students to Enliven the Ecclesial Mission. This program gives college students at 15 universities across the nation the tools they need to tap their full potential in connecting with the life of the Church. By participating in this innovative and dynamic year-long curriculum of study, prayer, community-building and service, students are given the skills, resources, and inspiration to help them live out their baptismal call. Please email Rosie Shawver to learn more.

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Study Nights

Students enjoy the fellowship of others during study nights, making the stress of studying just a little bit easier to bear.