What is CASA?
The Chinese American Student Association (CASA) at the University of Southern California (USC) has been a hub for social, cultural, and community service events in the Asian American community at USC. Now in its 15th year, CASA continues its promise to provide quality events for students of all backgrounds.
To provide new and returning students with social, cultural, and community service oriented events to enrich their college experience. CASA welcomes students from all backgrounds to learn more about Chinese American culture and become part of a strong and lasting family unit.
Why Become a Member?
By becoming a member, you are joining one of the largest and most prominent student associations at USC. Your involvement and support allow us to carry out all the fun and exciting activities we organize throughout the year. Without you, there would be no CASA!
What do I get as a Member?
- A free CASA T-shirt
- Priority access to CASA events
- Rides to CASA events
- Discounted rates to CASA’s Weekender trip, Ski Retreat, and Banquets
- Discounts at local businesses and our sponsors
How do I become a Member?
Simply come to any general meeting or event so that we can get your name and information. Membership dues are as follows: $40 for 1 year, and $50 for lifetime membership. Get a 5 DOLLAR DISCOUNT if you pay for membership by our second General Meeting! Take advantage of this special offer while it lasts If you wish to provide your information online and then pay in person, the online registration form is here.
Where do my membership dues go?
Although we constantly fundraise throughout the year, your membership dues are necessary for the general operation of CASA. Among other CASA expenses, we use some of the money for:
- CASA T-shirts
- Food and refreshments at tailgates, holiday dinners, and other events
- Supplies for posters, photocopies, and flyers
- Intramural sports fees
What are some of the events CASA does?
There are many events that CASA organizes and takes part in; here is just a SMALL list of some of the activities we do:
- Bi-weekly General Meetings
- Beach BBQ
- Annual Trips: Weekender in San Francisco, Ski Retreat at Big Bear, Cabazon
- Annual Culture Show (!)
- Chinatown Food Festival, Dim Sun, Chinese Heritage Festival
- Holiday Dinners (Thanksgiving potluck, Christmas dinner)
- Poker Tournaments, Scavenger Hunts, Tournaments
- Karaoke Nights
- …and the list goes on…