Frequently Asked Questions

What is LSA?

The Latinx Student Assembly is one of eight cultural assemblies under USC’s Undergraduate Student Government-Program Board. It serves as a funding and advocacy umbrella organization that oversees 21 Latinx-oriented member organizations that range from pre-professional to Greek. The assembly is made up of an Executive Board and representatives from each member organization.

What are Member Organizations?

Member Organizations are student-run groups on campus recognized by the Office of Campus Activities. Our assembly oversees 21 groups that range from pre-professional development to Greek organizations.

How do I apply for funding through LSA?

  • You must fill out the 2018-2019 LSA Funding Application SIX WEEKS prior to your organization’s event and submit it to Andra Astorga, Citlalin Lopez-Torres, and Cherise Cayetano — this year’s LSA Co-Executive Directors and Assistant Director — at lsausc@usc.edu. The application can be downloaded here.

A hard copy of the application including vendor quotes must be submitted to the LSA mailbox in the Program Board office (TCC 224) by 5:00pm ONE WEEK before presenting to the LSA General Body. You will also be presenting your event to our Executive Board during the E-Board meeting prior to your presentation before the assembly.

Do I have to be Latinx to be a part of LSA?

Per the Latinx Student Assembly Constitution Article II, Section 1. A., “Membership shall be granted to all students, undergraduate or graduate, currently enrolled in the University of Southern California. The Assembly shall not deny membership to any student on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, marital status or disability. Members unaffiliated with any member organization of the Assembly shall have the same rights as nonvoting members.” As long as you have an interest in learning more about and/or celebrating USC’s Chicanx, Hispanic, Latinx culture and students (as individuals and as a community), you are more than welcome to attend any/all of our events and meetings.

What kind of events does LSA put on?

LSA programs events that address current and relevant, local, national, and international issues and topics connected to the Latinx heritage and culture in some way. Events ultimately promote our purpose to encourage and facilitate the academic, pre-professional, cultural, social, and political self-realization of USC’s Latinx community. Aside from our signature events, we also collaborate with other committees and cultural assemblies under Program Board as well as with our own member organizations.

How can my student group get recognized by LSA?

Your student group must be Latinx-oriented in having membership, issues, and goals consistent with LSA’s Purpose, found in Article I of our Constitution. Your student group must be recognized by the USC Office of Campus Activities. Then, the group must undergo a Trial Period of at least one semester as a non-voting member of LSA. More details can be found under Article II. Section 1. B. of the LSA Constitution.