The USC Black Alumni Association Young Professionals Council (YPC) is a collective of the next generation of Black Trojan leaders. YPC is open to alumni, corporate, and commmunity partners 35 years of age or younger. YPC strives to create a supportive environment that encourages self-discovery, teaches collaboration and promotes Black Trojan excellence.
The network also seeks to build strong ties between current students, alumni, and the Black Alumni Council (BAC). Members share professional advice and experience through the YPC LinkedIn group, volunteer their time and talents at meet-ups or service projects, and fundraise for BAA scholarships to stregthen the Black Trojan legacy.
Members share professional advice and experience through BAAYP’s LinkedIn group; volunteer their time and talents at meet-ups or service projects; and fundraise for BAA scholarships.
Joining the Council
Types of Membership
- Representative Members: The role of Representative Members is to build and enrich the Trojan Family by: (1) serving as ambassadors of the Representative’s school, college group or entity; (2) connecting alumni of the represented community to each other and the University as a whole through communication, programs and events; and (3) coordinating the diverse interests, talents and backgrounds of the represented constituency with those of the Association and University in a manner that promotes the greater good of each organization.
- At-Large Members: The role of At-Large Members is to build and enrich the Trojan Family by: (1) serving as advisors to the President, Executive Director, and staff of the Association for all programs and initiatives; (2) providing advice and volunteer services necessary to achieve all programs and initiatives; and (3) acting as general ambassadors of the Association at all alumni and community events.
- Corporate and Community Advisors: The role of Corporate and Community Advisors is to build and enrich the Trojan Family by: (1) serving as advisors to the President, Executive Director, and staff of the Association for all programs and initiatives; (2) providing advice and volunteer services necessary to achieve all programs and initiatives; and (3) acting as general ambassadors of the Association at all alumni and community events. They may or not be alumni of the University.
- Member of the USC Alumni Association (degreed alumnus)
- University knowledge, involvement and demonstrated commitment
- Leadership experience
- Personal, professional, and community accomplishments
- Business, professional, social and alumni networks
- Reputation as a person of integrity
- With the exception of Representative Members, advisory council members may not be USC employees
Member Roles and Responsibilities
- Remain informed of current University issues and events, as well as the USC Alumni Association’s programs and opportunities, in order to facilitate alumni interest and create and maintain engaged and active alumni lifelong and worldwide.
- Attend 75% of all regular and special meetings (11 meetings/year), as well as the Black Alumni Association Scholarship Benefit
- Serve on a committee or participate in a program of the USCBAA Advisory Council and fully participate in the meetings and activities of the committee or program.
- Provide annual philanthropic support to the University, including to any of its schools, colleges, departments, programs, or organizations, or organizations and initiatives of the USC Black Alumni Association, in the amount greater than or equal to the concurrent cost of one unit of undergraduate tuition. The minimum for young alumni (age 35 or lower) members is one- fourth the current value of one unit of undergraduate tuition, and the student representatives are exempt from the financial support requirement.
Core Values and Principles
We are compassionate and fair, serving an underserved and underrepresented population. We identify and support the capabilities of Black USC alumni and students, and reflect their concerns, perspectives and experiences.
We work in collaboration with the academic, alumni, corporate and civic communities to identify, engage and provide development opportunities that foster the mission of the BAA.
We are accountable to our partners, encouraging the growth and sustainability of the organization.
We are judicial stewards of all resources entrusted to advance the mission of the BAA.
We are committed to providing leadership in order to fulfill the goals and objectives of the BAA.