APASS features established programs in mentoring, orientation and leadership development, a rich and complex educational vision, strong partnerships within USC and in the wider APA community, and a historic support group of alumni and friends.
AABA is a distinguished student organization that maintains a professional outlook while being culturally integrated. The organization focuses on bringing together students with similar objectives in order to expand their opportunities through professional, educational, social and community events.
AACA aims to provide creative and professional opportunities for undergraduate and graduate level students interested in any aspect of the film industry. Specifically, AACA will focus on highlighting Asian cinema and culture to create awareness and appreciation.
The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) is dedicated to promoting the interests of Asian Pacific American students at USC Law on campus and throughout the greater legal community. By representing student interests to the SBA, Deans and professors, APALSA creates an environment that encourages our community to mature and excel. By developing our connections with our alumni family, national APALSA and NAPABA (National Asian Pacific American Bar Association) organizations, APALSA extends that representation nationally. Above all, APALSA promotes equality and social progress for the Asian Pacific American legal community here at USC Gould School of Law.
APAMSA promotes the health and well-being for APIA communities and individuals. Its goals stand behind current projects of youth mentorship, health fairs, Hepatitis B community outreach, cultural events, bone marrow drives, and research opportunities.
The mission is to promote Asian Pacific Islander cultural awareness and provide social support for the students in the USC School of Social Work. It serves as a vehicle for advocacy and empowerment in the greater Los Angeles community with a focus on the Asian Pacific Islander perspective. This is accomplished through community service, solidarity, professional development, leadership and collaboration with other organizations.
The purpose of ACSE is to prepare scientists, engineers and technologists for success in the global business world, celebrate diversity on campuses and in the workplace, and to provide opportunities for members to make contributions to their local communities. ACSE membership is open to men and women of all ethnic backgrounds.
Bamboo Offshoot is USC's only Asian Pacific American student-run newspaper on campus. It is published quarterly, the paper is always looking for new writers, photographers, business people, graphic designers, layout editors to cover all topics from USC APA-related events and clubs/organizations to events currently happening in local APA communities.
Beta Omega Phi is a premiere Asian-Interest Fraternity chartered at USC. We faithfully uphold the standard image of a Gentlemen’s Fraternity and we humbly stay true to our standards of conduct. In Beta Omega Phi, we foster and develop men of Honor, Distinction, and Integrity- qualities that build men of strong character and potential for future success. Our mission is to continue our traditions of creating fine Gentlemen while proudly representing the Asian Greek Council as the only Fraternity on USC’s Famous Greek Row. We are friends, we are brothers, we are Betas. Prae Omnia Fraternitas; Brotherhood Above All.
CASA strives to promote cultural awareness, service the Chinese and Asian-American community, and encourage social activity amongst its members. A few of these functions include the Annual Chinese American Culture Show, community service events, the Annual Winter Retreat, and the numerous activities planned with neighboring universities.
The University of Southern California Chinese Student Association is a non-profit student organization aimed at helping students in both academic and social life in Southern California. USC CSA also encourages cultural interactions between different ethnic groups in the community. The USC Chinese Student Association has no political pursuit in any means.
DPK is one of the oldest Asian American interest sororities in Southern California. Deltas are individuals who have a variety of personal backgrounds, interests, skills, and accomplishments, and together, strive to achieve academic excellence, promote community service, establish Asian American awareness, and create enduring friendships.
Established in 1963 by 9 founding brothers, USC Gamma Epsilon Omega is the first Asian-interest fraternity established in Southern California, and currently the second oldest in the nation. With nearly 50 years in existence and over 500 men as alumni, Gammas have a rich history characterized by pioneering and shifting the standards for Asian Greek life. In 1982, Gammas, led by President Mitchell Lew, founded the Southern California Asian Greek Council (SoCal AGC), which has grown to become a distinguished and highly influential governing body currently consisting of 17 prominent Asian-interest fraternities and sororities from various colleges throughout the SoCal region.
GABS is committed to providing our members with networking opportunities with Asian business leaders and alumnae from all industries and functional areas. It serves as an information source for individuals interested in pursuing career opportunities in the Pacific Rims.
Graduates Studying East Asia (G-Sea) is the organization of students at the University of Southern California who work on East Asia. Affiliated with the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, it is the support and events community for graduate students. Its mission is to explore and promote academic and career issues related to the field of East Asian Studies, and to help those interested in the field to get to know one another better outside the classroom and library.
The Medical Chinese group of medical students interested in providing culturally-competent services to Chinese and Chinese-American patients. It meets regularly throughout the school year to learn basic medical terminology and how to interview a patient in Chinese. Events throughout the year include lunchtime language lessons (Mandarin, Cantonese) with food, conversation labs, and social events. Anyone is welcome, especially those with no Chinese background.
Taiwanese American Organization at the University of Southern California was founded in 1995 as a social and cultural club that welcomed all USC students of all cultures. TAO takes the role of integrating the Taiwanese culture with students of differentiated cultural backgrounds and expanding the knowledge about Taiwan and its culture.
Sigma Phi Omega Sorority, Inc., was founded at the University of Southern California in 1949 and is the oldest continuing Asian-American interest sorority. Originally established as a social organization for Asian-American females in a time when there was much anti-Asian sentiment, it has since grown into a sisterhood, bounded by love and strength, spread throughout universities in both the states of California and Texas.
The USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association connects and supports USC alumni of Asian Pacific origin/descent (encompassing ethnicities from Asia and the Pacific Rim) with the university and one another lifelong and worldwide through meaningful and relevant programs.
US-China Today is a student-driven publication of the USC U.S.-China Institute. Like the Institute, the magazine focuses on the multidimensional and evolving U.S.-China relationship and on significant trends in contemporary China. The magazine offers coverage of and commentary on a wide range of political, economic, social, and cultural issues.
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.
USC Traditional Chinese Dance is the first Chinese dance group at the University of Southern California. We hope to explore, promote, and educate the public about Chinese culture and Chinese traditional and folk dance by performing at events on and off campus in the Los Angeles area.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Lenora Chu, whose new book explores what takes place behind closed classroom doors in China's education system. Chu’s eye-opening investigation challenges assumptions and considers the true value and purpose of education.
The USC U.S.-China Institute, USC Pacific Asia Museum, and USC Shoah Foundation present a screening of the film Above the Drowning Sea, the story of the dramatic escape of European Jews from Nazi-controlled Europe to Shanghai on the eve of World War Two. Followed by a panel conversation.