Programming

What is the Programming Branch?

The Programming Branch of Undergraduate Student Government is the umbrella organization for many other student organizations on campus. It is made up of 5 special-interest committees and 10 community-focused assemblies all united with the common goal of promoting diversity, education, and entertainment through events on campus.

Assemblies

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.

Committees

The programming branch’s 5 special-interest committees focus on concerts, performing arts, guest speakers, special events, and school spirit. If you can dream it, a committee can plan it!

Programming Assemblies

ACADEMIC CULTURE ASSEMBLY

The Academic Culture Assembly is a programming group, funding source, and congregating forum for academic interests and student organizations. We are dedicated to creating and fostering an academic culture at USC that reflects the caliber of its students and their passion for the intricacies of the world around them.

Meetings: Thursdays 6pm-7pm TCC 350

Contact: uscaca@usc.edu

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDENT ASSEMBLY

The Environmental Student Assembly is dedicated to programming events promoting the green culture, sustainability, and environmental advocacy at USC. Members develop environmental and sustainable initiatives for USC. ESA represents, funds, and serves as a resource to member student organizations with the same purpose. ESA also engages with the local LA community to bring awareness to these global issues.

Meetings: Tuesdays 8pm-9pm TCC 450

Contact: uscesa@usc.edu

POLITICAL STUDENT ASSEMBLY

The Political Student Assembly works to foster diverse and healthy political discourse and political activism among students at USC. 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

Contact: uscpsa@usc.edu

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. It is a forum and resource for service organizations to collaborate in their shared vision of community empowerment.

Meetings: Tuesdays 5pm-6pm in TCC 352
Contact: usgssa@usc.edu

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN STUDENT ASSEMBLY

The Asian Pacific American Student Assembly acts a support network for our 23 different cultural, social, and professional member organizations as well as for the greater APA community at USC. 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. As a programming group, we create social and educational events that work to build and strengthen our community while celebrating our heritage and addressing our diverse needs.

Meetings: Mondays 6pm-7pm TCC 350

Contact: apasa@usc.edu

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSEMBLY

The International Student Assembly is entrusted to express and promote international student’s concerns and interests, while providing diverse cultural and educational experiences and showcasing social treasures of the international community on campus. ISA’s signature events include Global Culture Month, Holi and iVoice, and we also provide resources such as football and drivers ed workshops.

Meetings: Mondays 7pm-8pm TCC 351

Contact: isa@usc.edu

QUEER & ALLY STUDENT ASSEMBLY

QuASA provides social, educational, and cultural events for Queer students to engage with and participate in the USC Queer Community. Our signature events include National Coming Out Month, the Drag Show, leadership retreats, and Second Chance Prom. In addition to these programs, 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

Contact: quasa@usc.edu

BLACK STUDENT ASSEMBLY

The USC Black Student Assembly develops and strengthens leaders, services our community, and provides infrastructure that fosters camaraderie amongst students of the Black culture, including all of those within the larger African Diaspora. We strive toward the advancement of those persons of African descent; educating the USC and neighboring community about our communal struggles and successes; enlightening, inspiring, and encouraging those who come after us, as was done by those who came before.

Meetings: Mondays 6pm-7pm TCC 227

Contact: bsausc@usc.edu

LATINX STUDENT ASSEMBLY

The Latinx Student Assembly is one of nine cultural assemblies under USC’s Undergraduate Student Government – Programming Branch. It serves as a funding and advocacy umbrella organization that oversees 22 Latino-oriented member organizations that range from pre-professional to Greek. LSA’s purpose is to encourage, facilitate, and promote the academic, pre-professional, cultural, social, and political self-realization of USC’s Latina/o students as individuals and as community.

Meetings: Tuesdays 5pm-6pm tCC 350/351 

Contact: lsausc@usc.edu

STUDENT ASSEMBLY FOR GENDER EMPOWERMENT

The mission of the Student Assembly for Gender Empowerment is to program events to address emerging feminist concerns of students, faculty, and staff. With a network of diverse organizations and programs like Take Back the Night, Body Love Week, and Fem Fest, SAGE seeks to uplift all voices oppressed by the patriarchy in dynamic, critical ways. We are a queer and trans inclusive organization working towards intersectional, collective liberation. We were called the Women’s Student Assembly because that is the name that it was founded upon. However we welcome people of all gender identities who experience some form of sexism.

Meetings: Wednesdays 7pm-8pm TCC 450

Contact: uscsage@usc.edu

Programming Committees

CONCERTS COMMITTEE

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

Contact: sconcert@usc.edu

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

Contact: scevent@usc.edu

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

Contact: perfarts@usc.edu

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 

Contact: scpride@usc.edu

SPEAKERS COMMITTEE

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

Contact: speakers@usc.edu