Religious life at USC is immeasurably enriched by the presence of a large group of religious directors. The religious directors are professionals, some ordained as clergy within their respective faith traditions, who advise many of the student religious organizations on campus. They represent and are supported by their own denominations or religious movements. All religious directors are available to any members of the university community for conversation and counsel. Faculty or staff advisors, and/or other clergy or community leaders, advise student religious groups for which no religious director yet exists. The Dean of Religious Life calls the Religious Directors Association together for monthly meetings at the University Religious Center.