A message from our President
My name is Sabrina Lopez, and I am very honored and excited to be the USC Helenes President! For the past 100 years, Helenes has been a home to Trojans dedicated to serving the USC community and the greater Los Angeles community. For the past 3 years, I have been lucky enough to call Helenes my home on campus, where I have met some of the most inspiring and passionate people that are also my best friends. Helenes come from a variety of different majors, hometowns, and interests, but we share a common love for our university and for serving our local community.
Some of my favorite USC memories have been with fellow Helenes, from meeting new members at our Open House to hanging out with Helenes in the Coliseum during Gatecall, or just seeing friends at the Helenes Bench (located in front of Doheny Library). In all that we do, Helenes is a supportive community, committed to service, spirit, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and family. I hope that in learning more about the USC Helenes, you get to meet some of our amazing members and hear about their favorite memories and traditions. If you have any questions about the application process or what it is like to be a Helene, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email! I would love to hear from you.
Helenes love and all of mine,
Sabrina Lopez (she/her)
A message from our Vice President
My name is Valia Oliva, and I am so grateful and excited to be the 2022 Vice President of the USC Helenes! As a transfer student, one of my biggest fears coming into USC was feeling like an imposter or as if I didn't connect to the school, and in all honesty, during my first fall semester, I struggled to feel this level of unity with the school. This all changed when I joined Helenes my spring semester. I have never been around so many people who not only care for this school with such a vivacious passion but also have just the most wholesome love for one another, and in this environment, I finally felt like I belonged.
From my time in this organization, I have seen what wonderful things we can do for our school along with our surrounding community. From our amazing spirit at football games to spending time making blankets for premature babies, every event serves as a moment to not only bond with our fellow members but feel as if we are contributing to something much larger. As VP, I am tasked with organizing events such as Open House, Welcome Night, and Installation Tea. This position also prides itself on being "the cool aunt," meaning we push for all of our members to feel united with one another and the organization as a whole by hosting get-togethers like meetings at Helene's bench.
Once again, I am so excited to be serving as Vice President for such an amazing organization, and I hope to connect with every one of you! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
Helenes love and all of mine,
Valia Oliva (she/her)