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. ACA believes that by providing cohesion for our diverse interests through dialogue, discussion, and quality programming, we can invigorate ourselves with curiosity and confront challenges with academic responsibility.
Executive Board, 2016-2017
Luis Vidalon-Suzuki, Executive Director
Natalie Nguyen, Co-Assistant Director/EdMonth Director
Kathleen Park, Co-Assistant Director
Allison Bowen, Advocacy Director
Heather Lemaster, Communications Director
Victoria Martinez, Co-EdMonth Assistant Director
Jocelyn Urrutia, Co-EdMonth Assistant Director
Connor Chapkis, Finance Director
Joanna Lee, Graphics and Media Director
Winny Huang, Co-Marketing Director
Jamie Wu, Co-Marketing Director
Julia Doherty, Membership Director
Richard Huang, Intern
Medeeha Khan, Intern
Sofia Ong, Intern
The Academic Culture Assembly encourages the pursuit of learning through interdisciplinary exploration and programming. ACA strives to remind students that learning is fun by fostering an inclusive environment that promotes curiosity and conversations beyond the classroom. ACA is an umbrella organization for academic student organizations on campus, providing a community of support, guidance, and funding for member organizations, who are encouraged to collaborate on events.
Previous programs have included our annual research banquet Beyond Books, Mental Health Awareness Month, EdMonth, Study Nights, TEDxTrousdale, and speaker events featuring phenomenal leaders such as Bill Nye, Sir Ken Robinson, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, among many more!
Meetings: Mondays 8-9pm (TCC 351)