Join the Trojan Knights
Brotherhood. Philanthropy. Spirit.
Since 1921, Trojan Knights, USC’s Official Hosts and Guardians of Tradition, have upheld these values which form the basis of our organization. As the oldest brotherhood and service organization on campus, we are leaders on campus who seek to make USC a better place for all students.
Knights are exceptionally active on campus -- you can find us body painted in the front row of the student section at football games, guarding Tommy Trojan during Conquest Week, and out volunteering in the community around USC! Our organization prides itself on consisting of young men who are highly-motivated in and out of the classroom. In fact, many Knights are among the highest achieving, most involved members of USC’s student body.
Community involvement is essential to our organization. Throughout the year, we participate in numerous service activities. We volunteer as mentors for high school students, carve pumpkins with kids at local elementary schools, organize a carnival for children living on skid row, and assist in planning and coordinating Swim with Mike, a fundraiser which raises scholarship money for physically disabled athletes.
We’re excited to meet you during our recruitment week! Be sure to come out to our exciting events, and don’t forget to submit an application before 11:59 PM on Tuesday, August 28th. If you have any questions about Trojan Knights or the recruitment process, please contact our recruitment chairs:
Fall 2018 Recruitment Schedule
- TBA - BBQ + Watch Party
- TBA - Billards
- TBA - Bubble Soccer
- TBA - Online Applications due to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59pm
- TBA - Interviews
By Invitation Only
Knights And Greeks
The Trojan Knights constitute a brotherhood similar to the fraternities of the Greek community of USC. We focus on fraternal values along with a new member candidate semester and social events, but we emphasize our commitment to spirit, traditions, and philanthropy in a different way. While a candidate for a Greek organization you may say you are “pledging” a fraternity, as a Knights candidate, you are “pledging” USC.
Becoming a Trojan Knight in no way restricts your ability to be a member of a fraternity. Many Knights are members of Greek organizations as well. Both provide their own unique benefits.
The Knights recruit both in the fall and spring, however our recruitment process is separate from that of Greek Rush.
Joining Trojan Knights
By learning University Traditions, becoming familiar with University officials and procedures, and taking part in on-campus philanthropy and spirit events, New Members to Knights will quickly find a deeper appreciation for their USC experience.
Additionally, New Members are given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with their brother Knights.
Achieving these objectives can be time consuming! Trojan Knights, like any other extracurricular activity, should be taken on only by those able to commit their time and energy.