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A message from our

Directors of Membership


Hi everyone! Our names are Jenna Peterson and Samara Faruqui and we are thrilled to serve as the 2023 Co-Directors of Membership.


Recruitment is one of the most memorable times of the semester for any Helene, as we get to share our love for service, spirit, and each other with all of you! We truly love getting to know all of you and watching you find your homes at USC.


As you may have noticed, we have a tradition of calling our new members Rosebuds. The semester that you are a Rosebud, or what we like to call your “Rosebud Semester,” is a time for you to engage in everything that Helenes has to offer and explore each of our four pillars: Service, Spirit, Family, and DEI. As you blossom into a Helene, you will play a part in bettering both the USC community and our surrounding communities, all while building your family away from home.


From finding some of our closest friends to experiencing USC’s spirit at its loudest, our lives at USC have absolutely been shaped by our time in Helenes. Helenes have truly been our biggest supporters and best shoulder to cry on, Helenes love has been a rock throughout our time at USC. Our hope is that you will also experience Helenes love during the recruitment process.


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about Helenes recruitment, please do not hesitate to contact us at We cannot wait to meet you all at our various recruitment events and through your application — all of which can be found here!


Helenes love and all of ours,

Jenna Peterson (she/her) and Samara Faruqui (she/her)

Co-Directors of Membership

A message from our

Director of Finance


Hello everyone! My name is Caitlin Sheetz and I have the privilege to serve as the 2023 Director of Finance.


Helenes, one of USC’s oldest service groups, engages in a variety of philanthropic activities throughout USC and the surrounding community. We host a number of exciting and impactful fundraising events, such as our Talent Auction and Vintage Merch Sale, to organize donations for local nonprofits we work closely with. Service being one of Helenes’ main pillars, we hope to increase our means of fundraising to better serve the LA community and raise profits for scholarships.


Helenes upholds inclusion as one of our most important ideals. In keeping with this ideal, Helenes offers several scholarships to cover dues to ensure that finances are not a barrier of participation for anyone! We want to support our members the best we can. If you have any questions or concerns regarding dues or scholarships, please feel free to reach out to me.


Helenes love and all of mine,

Caitlin Sheetz (she/her)

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