Welcome Phi Alpha Members,

I hope everyone is starting to adjust to their schedule and enjoying their classes! My name is Stephanie and I am the Philanthropy Chair for the Phi Alpha Honor Society. As you may know, members are required to complete philanthropy hours — at least four hours per semester. You can fulfill this requirement by attending a Phi Alpha sponsored philanthropy event. See options below and email phialpha@usc.edu the event you plan to attend as soon as possible with the subject "PHILANTHROPY - (Event Name)" to sign up and/or for more details. If you are unable to attend a Phi Alpha sponsored philanthropy event, you are still required to fulfill this requirement in your own time (refer to links below for other options).


***NOTE: To get credit for hours you must check-in with a Phi Alpha member on the day of the event if you are attending a Phi Alpha sponsored event. All members must also obtain a signature to complete the Hours Approval Form. This form will be sent to all active members' USC email or can be obtainied by emailing us at phialpha@usc.edu


Here are the Phi Alpha Sponsored events for this Fall semester:

1) GOOD+Foundation


  • When? Thursday, September 14th - 5:00 - 7:00pm
  • Where? 4505 W. Jefferson Blvd, Suite 105, Los Angeles 90016
  • What? Need about 7-8 volunteers to stuff invites for the upcoming Halloween Bash
**Note: This volunteer opportunity fulfills 2 hours out of the 4 hours required. We still appreciate your help!

2) Los Angeles Regional Food Bank 

  • When? Saturday, September 16th - 8:30am - 12:00pm
  • Where? 1734 E. 41st Street Los Angeles, CA 90058
  • What? Sort, inspect, and repackage donated food items from local food drives.
3) 16th Annual College and Career Convention
  • When? Saturday, October 14th - 9:00am - 1:00pm 
  • Where? 400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
  • What? Pre-event set-up, bus arrivals, greeting and ushering students
4) 2nd Annual Halloween Bash with the GOOD+Foundation 
  • When? Sunday, October 22nd - 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Where? 9336 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
  • What? Volunteer needs not finalized yet
5) Walk to End Alzheimer's 
  • When? Sunday, November 5th - 7:00am - 12:00pm (Time might change)
  • Where? 800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015
  • What? Registration and check-in, booth attendants, water and cheer stations

Other Volunteer Opportunities (Not Phi Alpha Sponsored Events)
Lastly, philanthropy hours are due by Monday, November 6th at 11:59pm. If you have any questions about events or hours, please email me at phialpha@usc.edu

Thank you for reading through this long message! 


Stephanie Alvarez
Philanthropy Chair 2017-2018
Phi Alpha Honor Society 
Omicron Epsilon Chapter