Associated Students Organization
The Associated Students Organization (ASO) at Southwest is the governing body representing students. ASO also sponsors social activities and events, and supports its members throughout the year.
Membership in the ASO is not mandatory. However, student activities are financed by money received from student membership in ASO. Activities are in accordance with policies, rules, and regulations defined by the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District.
Business Administration Major
"Studying business administration at LASC has been critical to my success as a small business entrepreneur. Participating in campus clubs and organizations have taught me teamwork and leadership skills. In 2013 I founded the LASC Future Business Leaders Entrepreneurial Club which created the signature event The LASC Entrepreneur Expo that created a marketplace for student entrepreneurs. As ASO President I sit on committees to represent the students at LASC and make sure their voice is heard loud and clear. I’m very proud to represent the student body at LASC and hope for continued student success. Go Cougars! "
“ It’s a good life if you don’t weaken” Archie Blackburn Sr. (my grandfather)
Awarded to ASO members who model integrity and academic excellence. Deadline Extended to June 30th.
Student Representation Fee
In the 2011-12 semester, Southwest students voted to pay one dollar ($1.00) per semester (Education Code section 76060.5) to raise funds towards operations. These funds are used to sponsor events and support campus activities geared toward students.
ASO membership cards are $7.00 per semester, and $3.00 for summer session students. In case of withdrawal from the college, students will receive a refund.
ASO Constitution, Bylaws and Commissioner Application
Click here to view the ASO Constitution
Click here to view the ASO Bylaws