The University of Southern California (USC) has signed on as Posse’s newest partner institution and will recruit the first class of Posse Scholars from New York City this fall.
Additionally, The University of Wisconsin-Madison—which already recruits Posses from Chicago, Los Angleles and D.C.—has expanded the program further to recruit specialized Science Posses from New York City, making it Posse’s first quad-city partner institution. Also recruiting Science Posses from New York City, Brandeis University will now admit liberal arts Posses from Atlanta as well.
The University of Southern California
Located in Los Angeles, California, USC is one of the world’s leading private research institutions and the oldest on the West Coast. It is among the top 1 percent of the most selective colleges and universities in the country and is a global leader in the fields of communication, multimedia technologies and the life sciences.
With an undergraduate student body of 17,000, 12 percent of whom are first-generation college students, USC enrolls more international students than any other university in the country and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. The university also fosters a vibrant culture of public service and has received national recognition for its commitment to community involvement and service-learning programs.
“USC said from the start that the leadership aspect of Posse was what most attracted them,” says Posse President and Founder Deborah Bial. “USC’s commitment to public service and their awareness of the importance of developing global leaders from diverse backgrounds, makes them an ideal partner. We very much look forward to the collaboration and know the USC Posse Scholars will have a wonderful experience.”