1) Their mascot is named Cocky. So, a lot of their college para uses the word 'Cock.'
2) They eat a LOT of chicken in their cafeteria. They have Chicken Finger Wednesdays, Chicken Wing Thursdays, and Fried Chicken Fridays EVERY WEEK.
3) USC Columbia was the only southern university to admit Black students during The Reconstruction in 1873.
4) Michael Phelps got caught smoking weed here. Pictures were taken while he was visiting his former girlfriend a few years back.
5) Their literary publication Garnet & Black is high-quality and a great read. The magazine focuses on great issues, current events, and highlights student artwork & writing.