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What We Do
The Undergraduate Student Government’s Programming Branch works formally with many other student organizations on campus to coordinate activities and pool resources. It is made up of special interest committees and community-focused assemblies with the common goal of promoting diversity, education, and entertainment through on-campus events.
The Programming Branch’s 10 community-focused assemblies focus on representing the interests of students from a wide variety of backgrounds. They act as umbrella organizations for numerous member organizations, each playing an important role in event planning and sharing information at assembly meetings. Assemblies, also, serve as a source of funding and advisement for their member organizations.
Academic Culture Assembly
The Academic Culture Assembly is home to intellectually curious scholars who continuously seek new, interdisciplinary knowledge. ACA is dedicated to fostering an academic culture that enriches students’ academic experiences outside the classroom through cultivating a community that represents and connects a diverse set of interests, from the field of study to extracurriculars. We aspire to program events that inform, entertain, and engage students in dialogue and action in an effort to improve the USC academic experience for students, staff, faculty, and community members regardless of race, ethnicity, economic class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ability.
Meetings: Thursdays 6-6:30pm on Zoom
Asian Pacific American Student Assembly
The Asian Pacific American Student Assembly works to support its member organizations and sponsors cultural events to foster unity and growth within and beyond the APASA community. As the representative voice for the Asian Pacific American students on campus, we aim to serve the needs and advocate for our community on campus.
Meetings: Mondays 6pm-7pm TCC 350
Black Student Assembly
The USC Black Student Assembly develops and strengthens leaders, services their community, and provides infrastructure that fosters camaraderie amongst students of the Black culture. BSA strives toward the advancement of those of African descent and emphasizes the importance of educating the USC and neighboring community about their communal struggles and successes.
Meetings: Mondays 6pm-7pm TCC 227
Environmental Student Assembly
The Environmental Student Assembly is dedicated to programming events promoting the green culture, sustainability, and environmental advocacy at USC. Members develop both environmental and sustainable initiatives for the USC community. ESA also engages with the local LA community to bring awareness to these global issues.
Meetings: Tuesdays 8pm-9pm ZHS 252
International Student Assembly
The goal of the International Student Assembly is to voice the concerns and needs of the international student body at USC, as well as provide a platform for showcasing the diverse cultures on campus. They aim to create cultural exchange at USC, giving American students a chance to get a taste of various cultures and giving international students a chance to experience life in the United States. It is our hope to create connections between the diverse students on campus and build a stronger Trojan family at USC.
Meetings: Mondays 7pm-8pm TCC 351
Latinx Student Assembly
The primary focus of the Latinx Student Assembly is to foster pride in their incredibly diverse and nuanced culture by bringing together students of the heritage, in order to amplify and support the needs of the Latinx student population. In addition, LSA continues to educated the larger student body and are committed to reimagining the role that USC plays in its surrounding community.
Meetings: Tuesdays 5pm-6pm TCC 227
Native American Student Assembly
The mission of the Native American Student Assembly is to voice the concerns and needs of the Native American student body at USC, as well as provide Native American, American Indian, and non-native students the opportunity to connect and empower one another academically and socially. We host various types of events with the goal being the academic, pre-professional, cultural, social, and political self-realization of the University of Southern California’s Native students as individuals and as a student community.
Meetings: Wednesdays 7pm-8pm PST
Political Student Assembly
The Political Student Assembly works to foster diverse and healthy political discourse and political activism among students at USC, by promoting political awareness and discussions on campus. We host a series of debate and discussion events, bring in speakers of all political stripes, and support and partner with a wide array of political organizations on campus.
Meetings: Wednesdays 5pm-8:30pm TCC 227
Queer and Ally Student Assembly
The Queer and Ally Student Assembly provides social, educational, and cultural events for Queer students to engage with and participate in. We foster the LGBTQ+ community on campus through events like the annual Drag Show, Second Chance Prom, National Coming Out Month, and leadership retreats. We also bring speakers and other community partners to campus to cultivate an engaging and dynamic community on campus.
Meetings: Wednesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm TCC 232
Student Assembly for Gender Empowerment
The Student Assembly for Gender Empowerment strives to program events that address emerging feminist concerns of students, faculty, and staff. They work towards intersectional, collective liberation where they welcome people of all gender identities who experience some form of sexism.
Meetings: Wednesdays 7pm-8pm TCC 450
Student Assembly for Accessibility
Meetings: Thursdays 8pm-9pm on Zoom
Service Student Assembly
Service Student Assembly is the unifying body that brings together community service-oriented organizations at USC. SSA assembles the various organizations, provides a forum to discuss ideas, helps recruit volunteers, assists in marketing activities or projects, provides resources to obtain funding, organizes activities, and further incorporates community service into each member organization. SSA seeks to foster a culture of service.
Meetings: Tuesdays 5pm-6pm in TCC 352
The 5 special-interest committees focused on concerts, performing arts, guest speakers, special events, and school spirit. If you can dream it, a committee can plan it!
The Concerts Committee organizes concerts and programs to bring the hottest bands and musicians to campus! We also host individuals from the world of entertainment for our speaker series, providing our committee members with more insight to what it really means to work and thrive in the music industry. Anyone with interest in live music is encouraged to come to our meetings on Mondays at 9:00pm in TCC 450.
Meetings: Mondays 8pm-9pm TCC 227
SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE
The Special Events Committee is a truly blank canvas for event planning, and provides USC students with fun, unique, and adventurous events on and off campus. From food samplings at Taste of Downtown LA, live entertainment at the Welcome Back Comedy Show, and TV and movie pre-screenings of shows like Game of Thrones, to breaking Guinness World Records, this committee is a chance to plan any student’s dream event.
Meetings: Wednesdays 5pm-5:40pm TCC 350
PERFORMING ARTS COMMITTEE
Performing Arts Committee works to bring the best of the arts to USC, providing unique arts experiences on and off campus. From fostering collaboration between USC artists, to bringing in outside performers, Performing Arts Committee strives to immerse USC students in many different art forms, ranging from dance, music, theater, painting, photography, and so much more. If you are interested in any form of art, come to our meetings to see what more you can do with the arts community here at USC!
Meetings: Thursdays 5pm-6pm TCC 227
TROJAN PRIDE COMMITTEE
Trojan Pride is the quintessential spirit group for any USC Trojan fan. Coordinating with the athletic department to increase visibility and attendance at USC athletic events, this organization is home to the loudest, most dedicated fans. From front row seats at football and basketball games to away games across the state, the most avid Trojan fans can definitely be found in Trojan Pride.
Meetings: Mondays 8pm-9pm TCC 232
The Speakers Committee serves the USC community by bringing a range of speakers to campus every year to provide insight, education, entertainment, and the promotion of diversity through cultural awareness. Past Speakers include Barack Obama, Maya Angelou, Stan Lee, and Angela Davis. All are welcome to join!
Meetings: Mondays 8pm-8:45pm TCC 352