The USC Vietnamese Student Association strives to serve both USC student body and the local Los Angeles community. Through the promotion of cultural projects and events, we hope to enrich campus life and become a significant part of the diverse college community. Our goals for the following year include:
- Expanding our membership and retaining active members from the student body and especially the Vietnamese student body
- Increase participation within the Vietnamese community within the Los Angeles area as well as the Southern California region
- Promote our Vietnamese heritage and educate those that are interested in Vietnamese culture
In 1976, a small group of Vietnamese immigrants came together to unite a culture within the diverse student body, and formed the Vietnamese Students Association of USC. Since then, it has grown into an intimate, active, and dynamic organization that aims to promote the Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American culture on campus as well as in the greater Los Angeles community. The members of USC VSA embrace their heritage as they contribute back their community. Enhancing the collegiate experience, USC VSA organizes cultural, political, social, and educational activities for students of all backgrounds, illuminating multiple aspects of the Vietnamese culture. We believe that the understanding of culture is essential for a holistic academic experience, and each year, we strive to implement community service projects to directly benefit the city of Los Angeles. USC VSA is a reflection of the Trojan family, or gia dinh, which stands for the goal of benefiting and improving the lives of everyone around them.
Come for the phở, stay for the family.