The Asian Pacific American Student Assembly (APASA) is the representative voice of over 20 member organizations and the undergraduate Asian Pacific American (APA) student body at large. Come meet our organizations!
Asian American Business Association (AABA)
AABA aims to present members career enhancement opportunities, provide practical business knowledge to prepare members for the business world and instill cultural awareness and international focus in the global economy. We accomplish this through general meetings, corporate tours, exclusive internship opportunities, alumni mixers and fun socials!
Asian American Tutorial Project (AATP)
The Asian American Tutorial Project (AATP) is comprised of over 200 tutors from USC, UCLA, and Occidental College that volunteer their time to tutor and mentor children at Castelar Elementary in Chinatown. We welcome any students interested in improving the academic and cultural awareness of Chinatown’s youth.
USC Premed APAMSA provides students with opportunities to learn more about the medical profession, become informed about health issues prevalent amongst Asian communities, as well as meet other premedical students. Members participate in various events throughout the year, including guest speakers, medical student shadowing, volunteer opportunities, social events, and more.
As USC’s only Asian Pacific American publication, Bamboo Offshoot is dedicated to reporting local and national issues that affect the APA community. Through the cooperative work of student editors, writers, and photographers, Bamboo Offshoot publishes a print magazine bi-annually (Fall and Spring issues) and serves as an online news source. The staff warmly welcomes students of all experience levels!
Beta Omega Phi (ΒΩΦ)
Founded in 1966 and chartered at USC in 1988, USC Beta Omega Phi still lives on strongly through the common bonds between us and our brother chapters from CSULA and SDSU. Based on strong brotherhood and academics, we continue to produce men of Honor, Distinction, and Integrity who live under the oath of Trust, Unity, and Friendship. Originally formed as a predominantly Asian American brotherhood, the fraternity has since grown to include members of different ethnic backgrounds proving that there is strength to be found in diversity. Having high ideals and standards, our members strive to become gentlemen in the utmost sense of the word upholding the image that USC Beta Omega Phi is revered for.
Chinese American Student Association (CASA)
Now in its 15th year, USC’s Chinese American Student Association is one of the largest, most prominent organizations on campus. CASA serves as a hub for social, cultural, and community service events for Asian American students at USC. Through our bi-weekly general meetings and other amazing events, USC students can discover home away from home.
For membership information, please contact Jennifer Huang (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Facebook Page: USC Chinese American Student Association
Facebook Group: USC Chinese American Student Association (CASA)
Delta Phi Kappa (ΔΦΚ)
Founded in 1960, Delta Phi Kappa is an Asian Interest Sorority committed to fostering sisterhood and crafting a unique blend of academic achievement, professional ambition and philanthropic dedication. Hence, we pride ourselves on the well-rounded and distinctive qualities of each of our sorority sisters. Being the one and only charter at USC, all of our sisters are held together by an extra strong bond of being in the Trojan family. Throughout the years, we have grown as individuals and together as a sorority, supporting each other’s endeavors to foster each other’s success and maintaining the strong sisterhood founded over 50 years ago! By becoming a part of our sisterhood, we hope to enhance your USC college experience. To find out more about our organization and recruitment process (rush), please visit our website or Facebook page below.
USC Drishti Indian Classical Dance Team
The vision of USC Drishti is to bring the multitude of Indian classical dance forms to USC’s campus through the students who have put in the time and energies for many years to learn these intricate styles, and then integrate the varying styles into cohesive pieces for the USC community to enjoy in performances and competitions.
More information and inspirations? Click: http://www.uscdrishti.tumblr.com
Want to join us? Email email@example.com
Gamma Epsilon Omega (ΓΕΩ)
Founded in 1963, Gamma Epsilon Omega is the first Asian-interest fraternity established at USC, and currently the second oldest in the nation. Gammas strive to facilitate the development of well-rounded individuals while enhancing college careers through a wide variety of social, philanthropic, academic, cultural, athletic, and leadership events.
For information, events, and contacts, check out our website.
Hapa Student Community (HapaSC)
The Hapa Student Community (HapaSC) is a welcoming social community for people of mixed race/cultural background and their friends: a place that we can all call home. As an intelligent social group, we serve to bring a public awareness to the hapa culture and community. HapaSC is also the only organization at USC devoted to creating a community where students can explore what it means to be mixed, and explore its growing niche in our society. We hold bi-weekly general meetings as well as off-campus social activities such as beach retreats and theme parking outings. We also organize one or two major campus-wide events every semester.
Aloha! The mission of the USC Hawai’i Club is to spread the aloha spirit to USC and L.A., as well as to bring together and support students from Hawai’i and those interested in the Hawaiian culture. Our goal is to strengthen the organization by hosting weekly activities, increasing active participation among members, and connecting with alumni. We also host an annual lu’au!
Kazan Taiko is a performing group that explores the increasingly popular, dynamic art of ensemble Taiko drumming. Born from a blend of discipline and plain, old fun that identifies its distinct character, Kazan’s performances are infused with both traditional and modern influences of dance, music, and culture through rhythm and movement.
Korean Student Association (KSA)
The University of Southern California Korean Student Association exists to establish and maintain a community that promotes Korean and Korean-american awareness through academic, political, and social activities by interacting with the surrounding communities both on and off campus. We are open to all and our organization’s strength lies in professional and social networking.
Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the well-being of North Korean refugees suffering from the systematic violation of human rights by the North Korean government. LiNK’s approach to this mission is twofold: raising awareness of the humanitarian crisis in an effort to initiate a movement, and fundraising to assist underground teams (coordinated by LiNK headquarters) in the resettlement of actual North Korean refugeesto asylum.
USC Nikkei Association
USC Nikkei serves as a meeting place for both Japanese American Trojans and those interested in Japanese American culture. From adventures in Little Tokyo to our annual Culture Night to activities with other universities’ Nikkei groups, we aim to raise consciousness and bring together students with a shared sense of Japanese American culture and community.
South Asian Rural Student Aid (SARSA)
Student Coalition for Asian Pacific Empowerment (SCAPE)
The Student Coalition for Asian Pacific Empowerment, also known as SCAPE, is a student organization at the University of Southern California that advocates for the Asian Pacific American community within and outside the university. SCAPE is dedicated to educating ourselves and other USC students about Asian Pacific American issues through community involvement and advocacy.
Facebook: Student Coalition for Asian Pacific Empowerment (SCAPE)
Southern California Indo-Americans (SCIA)
Southern California Indo-Americans (SCIA) is the premier South Asian organization at the University of Southern California. Through various cultural and social events, SCIA strives to unify the South Asian population here at USC into a tight-knit unit while fostering long-lasting bonds and encouraging networking within the community.
Sigma Phi Omega (ΣΦΩ)
Sigma Phi Omega was founded in 1949, and is the oldest Asian-interest sorority at USC and the third oldest in the US. With nine chapters that span the nation, the sisters of Sigma Phi Omega celebrate diversity, uphold tradition, promote both professional and personal growth, and provide endless support to their sisters during and after college. Sigmas have a distinguished history of over 60 years of sisterhood, philanthropy, leadership, and academic achievement. Sigma Phi Omega supports its members in all endeavors, whether it be leadership positions in other organizations or professional success through an extensive alumni network. Sigmas hold many social and philanthropic events throughout the year that will give members the chance to interact with people from all over California. The sorority consists of young women with varying interests, who come from different ethnicities and backgrounds. Together, they form a sorority that is considered to be one of the premier organizations in Southern California.
Rush Dates: 8/24, 8/27, 8/31
USC Taiwanese American Organization (TAO)
Come join us on our latest adventures! TAO prides itself in building a diverse, tight-knit community as well as providing resources to support each and every member in their aspirations. Our programs include fun social events, community service, career forums, as well as a family structure in which close friendships are built. Join USC TAO, and be part of USC’s largest Taiwanese-American and multi-cultural family!
USC Traditional Chinese Dance (TCD)
As USC’s first and only traditional Chinese dance team, TCD is committed to raising awareness about and promoting the appreciation of the Chinese culture through dance by performing at venues both on- and off-campus. Every year, TCD puts on an annual showcase allowing audiences to experience dances from all regions of China. The team holds auditions once a year at the beginning of Fall Semester, so if you’re interested please come to try-outs!
USC Troy Philippines (Troy Phi)
USC Troy Philippines is the Filipino-American cultural organization on the University Park Campus. Troy Philippines aims to celebrate cultural heritage, to provide public service, and to instill development for its members, all the while sharing the enriched Filipino-American culture to USC students and faculty, the community, and beyond.
USC Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)
The Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) is a dynamic organization at the University of Southern California with a three-fold mission to provide a social and support network for students from all ethnicity, promote the Vietnamese and Vietnamese American culture and heritage and to actively participate in community events and give back to the local community. We are a group of unique individuals from all nationalities and backgrounds that share a common interest in the Vietnamese culture. Many of our members are first generation Vietnamese American students, looking for a social and support network where they can explore the Vietnamese culture & heritage.
Zeta Phi Rho (ZΦP)
Zeta Phi Rho