Our Chapter’s History

Established in 1975, SHPE-USC became one of the first student chapters in the nation. Since then, this organization has broken boundaries and defied stereotypes through continuously developing Latino/a student leaders who later become prominent professionals in their respective fields. SHPE-USC strives to provide an infrastructure which emphasizes chapter development, community outreach, leadership development, professional development, and academic integrity. Our members function as role models within the classroom, the USC community, and their own communities across the globe. It is our goal to motivate and inspire future generations by tackling the challenges faced by under-represented Latinos/as in STEM fields.

Our members contribute enthusiasm for the organization and embody the five pillars on which we were founded:

Academic Excellence, Professionalism, Leadership, Chapter Development, and Community Outreach.

We are proud to have been awarded the Viterbi KIUEL Social Organization of the year award and the SHPE Regional Chapter of the year in 2019.

SHPE-USC prides itself in developing individuals who are always advancing and giving back to the advancement of others.

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