At the USU we’re MAD about the little things, that add up to something BIG.

We’re MAD about partnering for a purpose, and MAD for real results.

We’re MAD about supporting the supporters and MAD for the greater good.

We’re MAD one step at a time and in it for the long-run.

MAD is the USU’s new charity and fundraising program to engage a purpose driven generation in creating a culture of giving at USYD and beyond. MAD is about “Making A Difference”, by providing students with the opportunity to volunteer and participate in a range of fundraising activities across USU events, spaces and programs on campus.

The MAD program will:
         -  Raise funds for our two charity partners
         -  Provide volunteer opportunities for students.
         -  Deliver a matched giving program where the USU will match funds raised by students and staff.


The two official charity partners for MAD are:

The Gender Centre INC
The Gender Centre is committed to developing and providing services and activities, which enhance and the ability of people with gender issues to make informed choices.
MAD support will go towards running a 3 day Transtopia Youth Camp for Transgender and Gender Diverse young people in Australia – mostly for remote and rural areas.the-gender-centre.png

Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF)
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) works to provide equity of opportunity for remote Indigenous Australians to be able to realise their full potential.

MAD will provide 4,500 book to help close the gap on Indigenous literacy over 3 years


How can YOU Make a Difference? Join our biggest fundraiser yet, ‘MAD-a-thon’, hold your own fundraiser or reach out to the team to find out other ways to get involved!

Let's Make a Difference together!