What Does “Fight On!” Mean?
“Fight On” is the official fight song of the University of Southern California and battle cry for USC fans. It was composed in 1922 by USC dental student, Milo Sweet, for a student spirit competition. The song is played at all USC sports competitions, as well as many other USC related events, by the Spirit of Troy, the USC Marching Band.
During World War II, the song was used to inspire combat-bound troops in the Aleutians Campaign. According to legend, it was played off the deck of a transport carrying American soldiers onto the beach of a Japanese-held island; the troops let out a roar when they heard the song and eventually captured the island.
So what does the song sounds like? Listen to the Spirit of Troy Fight On! in the video below.
USC Price Students On A Mission
Each year, the USC Price School trains more than 2,100 top graduate, doctoral and undergraduate students from across the country and around the globe.
Students choose USC Price because they want to use their degree to change the world. Visit the Students On a Mission page to see how students are using their degrees and what they have to say about their program experiences.
History of Price School
With a history spanning more than 90 years, the USC Price has earned a distinct reputation for excellence in creating scholarship that serves the global public good. Learn more about our history.