Chartering a New ASO Club

The Club Chartering Application and Re-Chartering Application for Fall 2024 will be available at the start of Fall 2024 semester.

If chartering your club for the first time this academic year (Fall 2024 to Spring 2025) please use the Club Chartering Application link. 

If you previously chartered your club this academic year (Fall 2024) please use the Club Re-Chartering Application link. This only applies for clubs chartering during the Spring 2025 semester.

A club is a group of students that organize for a common theme, idea, or goal. In some cases, clubs promote their interests through campus activities, community service, and social events.
The advantages of becoming a chartered campus club are that the organization may:

  • Use the name of the college as part of the organization's name
  • Schedule campus events and participate in ASO sponsored campus events
  • Advertise meetings and events at campus posting locations
  • Obtain seed money to facilitate fundraising efforts
  • Apply for various ASO Funds for Club support
  • Apply for ASO Scholarships (for paid ASO members)

  1. ASO Members: A chartered club is required to have at least 6 paid ASO members.
  2. Club Roster: Your club roster will be need to be initially submitted on your club's chartering application (names, office held, student ID, email, phone). If there are any changes to your club roster, please notify your club council president (email: and Ozzy Portillo (
  3. Constitution: Each club is required to submit a PDF copy of the current Club Constitution. Please email your Club Constitution to Ozzy Portillo at by Friday, March 1, 2024. 
  4. Club Officers: Elect the club’s officers, and enter names and student IDs on the Chartering application. The Club Council Representative is required to attend all Club Council meetings. To be eligible to be an ASO Club Officer, a student must:
    • Be a paid ASO Member ($7 fee which can be paid at the business office or online on the student portal)
    • Be enrolled in at least 5 current units at LAPC for the current semester (Fall/Spring).
    • Have 80 cumulative units or less (can be appealed with over 80 unit exemption form)
    • Have at least 2.0 cumulative GPA
  5. Club Council Representatives & Meetings: Meetings are held on the Second Thursday of every month. Official chartered clubs are not allowed to miss two meetings, as this will lead to an automatic club suspension
  6. ASO Club Rush: Club Rush is an excellent opportunity to promote awareness and recruit members for all clubs on campus. Your club is strongly encouraged to participate.
  7. Notice of Charter Status: Once a club has been successfully chartered, an email will be sent to the Club President and Advisor, via the emails provided in the application. Clubs who are missing information, or those that have not been successfully chartered will be notified.
  8. Club Operations: Clubs may operate during Fall/Spring semesters. No club operations during final exams, summer, or winter terms. Chartering is open in fall/spring semesters.
  9. Chartering Process: All new and previously existing clubs are required to submit the charter to verify continuance of club and confirm changes in officers, meeting dates, or other important updated club information.
  10.  Finance & Fundraising Training: This is mandatory for a representative for each chartered club to attend. Club officers will be notified when this will take place.
  11. Club Accounts: It is the club’s responsibility to open and maintain an ASO account at the LAPC Business Office. Do not solely rely on ASO or the LAPC Business Office to keep track of the club & finances. ASO Clubs are not permitted to have outside bank accounts (LACCD Board Policy 5410). ASO Clubs are governed by LACCD Board Policies and the LAPC ASO Constitution/Bylaws.
  12.  Statement of Club Advisership: This form must be completed/signed and electronically sent to Ozzy Portillo by each club advisor. All advisors must review the Statement of Advisership and agree to the terms. The Statement of Advisership form can be found using the following link:

ASO Clubs

Attention Club Members: If you have questions about the information listed, your Club Advisor or Club President can contact the ASO Club Council President ( The following clubs were chartered during Spring 2024.

To promote, maintain, and recognize scholarship among the students of Los Angeles Pierce College; to encourage participation in student affairs; and to foster service to the chapter, the college and the community.

Advisor: Kaycea Campbell
Contact: Dia James

To spread awareness of Armenian heritage, culture, tradition, and values. Through academic and social engagement, ASA will bring together diverse backgrounds and communities by finding common ground through past, present, and future experiences. This organization is dedicated to developing student leadership opportunities and striving to unify the community through student enrollment and engagement.

Advisor: Garineh Avakian
Contact: Gregory Rzyan

To promote cultures and diversity, by aiming to foster a safe and happy environment where everyone can feel part of.

Advisor: Christine Ersig-Marcus
Contact: Tiffani Richardson

To create a safe space that encourages the improvement and growth of all the students within the Pierce College ASL community, both hearing and Deaf.

Advisor: Kale Allisun
Contact: Julia Anderson

To create a welcoming and relaxed environment for readers of all genres. We aim to inspire Pierce College Students to read more for pleasure.

Advisor: Ozzy Portillo
Contact: Alexa Romero

To fundraise for the Relay for Life event of the American Cancer Society. Our goal is to fundraise for our own Relay for Life event on campus, and educate others on cancer awareness, and celebrate the lives of those affected

Advisor: Robert Loy
Contact: Kate Decker

To create a community where like-minded students share their passion for business and economics.

Advisor: Kaycea Campbell
Contact: Mursal Mohammadi

To facilitate undergraduate interaction with the chemical sciences academically and professionally. The mission of the Organization shall be consistent with the mission of Los Angeles Pierce College. The mission, activities, and practices of the Organization shall not be in conflict with applicable local, California state, federal laws or Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) policies and procedures presently in force or hereafter enacted. This organization shall abide by all applicable rules and regulations of the College and under the privileges as granted by the Student Engagement Office. This organization shall also abide by the rules and regulations of the LACCD and the Board of Trustees. Hazing and harassment practices by the organization shall be prohibited.

Advisor: Alia Latif
Contact: Helen Zarayan

To promote individual professional development as educators and learners. In doing so, we will create an overall connection among peers to motivate one another in this career path in child development. We will endorse an active play into our college and community by volunteer services advocating a child’s development. Overall, this enables us to provide a brighter future for the children who will become the leaders of tomorrow.

Advisor: Alma Cortes
Contact: TBA

To increase awareness of environmental issues and provide environmental volunteer opportunities to Los Angeles Pierce College students.

Advisor: Gracejeet Sroya
Contact: Maya Refua

To be a supporting group of Dance enthusiastic students who promote all styles of movement. To promote creative ways to bring more Dance activities, events and raise funds in supporting Dance. The vision of the Dance Club is one of service to the students, the college, and the Pierce community.

Advisor: Jenny Ghiglia & Brian Moe
Contact: Allen Mirnyy

To promote English and literature in general on campus and in the community.

Advisor: Darren Borg
Contact: Shahan Shayesteh

To support and aid one another in taking those interests to their full potential. This is accomplished through exclusive, additional access to the Auto Shop to further gain hands-on experience in servicing, maintaining, and performance enhancement on individual or group projects.* In addition, the F.A.S.T Club also holds group study sessions, particularly to assist in obtaining valuable and nationally recognized certifications, such as ASE’s, that boost the chances of greater success.

Furthermore, The F.A.S.T. Club promotes community outreach by participating in events related to the Automotive Industry, anywhere from local events like the weekly display show, Supercar Sunday, to worldwide acclaimed innovative trade show, SEMA. These events are mutually beneficial as they serve as foundations where members develop their networking strategies and build relationships for their future endeavors in the automotive industry.

Whether you currently simply enjoy tinkering with and maintaining your vehicle or are a full-on, dedicated gearhead, the F.A.S.T. Club welcomes you.

*Certain requirements must be met for exclusive, additional shop access.

Advisor: Alex Villalta
Contact: Kevin Alcaraz

To create a fun, entertaining, but informative place for people who enjoy movies, whether it is in the sense of watching or creating them! We hold many events encouraging fervent yet enthusiastic conversations such as our Film Screenings that we have done every semester for the past few years, which have been open to the public and organized by Film Club members. Along with that, we encourage artistry by holding a Student Film Festival every Fall, doing workshops, speaker events and even making crafts along with our own pieces of media within the club. Last, but most importantly, this is the perfect place to meet like-minded creatives and network!!!

Advisor: Ken Windrum
Contact: Amali Morgan

To gather various different clubs and students on the LA Pierce College campus and talk about problems they may be facing with the goal to attempt to find a solution to make these problems go away.

Advisor: Cameron Brenner
Contact: Ryan Kossarian

To promote French language studies at Pierce College and to stimulate interest in Francophone countries and cultures.

Advisor: Dennis Pra
Contact: Ashley Bassirat

To bring new technical workshops, events, resources, and support to women and nonbinary students in the tech field. We are an Independent Pierce College-based chapter of Girls Who Code College Loops, an international nonprofit organization.

Advisor: Farahnaz A. Nezhad & Elizabeth Cheung
Contact: Nayhan Noor

To create an active community for goal-driven and academically motivated students in the community college transfer process.

Advisor: Erin Hayes
Contact: Betty Borsari

To promote cultures and diversity, by aiming to foster a safe and happy environment that everyone can feel a part of.

Advisor: Abby Watson & Donna Covarrubias
Contact: Betty Borsari

To create a fun and interactive environment, to learn, practice, and appreciate Japanese culture. It also aspires to create opportunities for students to take part in Japanese cultural events.

Advisor: Yoshiko Takase
Contact: Thomas Holloway


To bring the Pierce College community together brick by brick.

Advisor: Alma Cortes
Contact: Jenna Rodriguez


To support, enhance, and advocate for the musical education and journey of students at Pierce College. We place emphasis on providing musical opportunities and a welcoming community that always strives to create life changing experiences through the love of music, for all.

Advisor: Garineh Avakian
Contact: Hasti Alamansi

To share and engage in social, religious, and community activities that promote education and unity. In addition, to facilitate an environment in which students of all faiths can come together to learn about the religion of islam, to practice our faith as best we can, and to bond over what we all share. Furthermore, we intend to dismantle the stigma behind what Islam is and build a path to understanding. 

Advisor: Yeprem Davoodian
Contact: Mariam Mohtadi

To help student veterans lead healthier and more fulfilling lives that are well adjusted to education culture. We will be one of the top clubs and a model for students to follow by setting and identifying values to achieve success. We will strive to help members achieve their personal goals and commitment to continuously improvement.

Advisor: Charles Johnson
Contact: Katie Hirshoka

To promote a safe space for students interested in the various studies of physics. We will engage students with friendly competitions, offer research opportunities, and collaborate with guest speakers.

Advisor: Lee Loveridge
Contact: Emmanuel Paz

To evoke student engagement and awareness of the Democratic Party on the state, federal, and domestic levels in a safe and positive environment for students of all, but not limited to, Democratic disciplines. As a society, we encourage the reverence and growth of each and every student in the community with knowledge and empowerment, through debate, community outreach, and university transfer assistance, while studying the scopes of the Democratic Party and its principles.

Advisor: Denise Robb
Contact: Marcelo Cabrera

To increase awareness of environmental issues and provide environmental volunteer opportunities to Pierce students

Advisor: Crystal Ng
Contact: Maya Refua

To provide students opportunity to learn more about different careers that law has to offer, such as inspiring paralegals, lawyers, judges, and politicians; and providing a safe place where all students can come and ask questions about their civil and constitutional rights.

Advisor: Cameron Brenner
Contact: Mehran Ensan

To connect students to greater opportunities in Psychology: including, but not limited to, opportunities in research! The National Honors Society in Psychology for Community Colleges.

Advisor: Maria Perser
Contact: Sara Tabakh

To help students in exploring the interesting field of psychology!

Advisor: Maria Perser
Contact: Sara Tabakh

To unite South Asian students and celebrate diversity, amplify voices, and empower cultural expression.

Advisor: Jose Abara
Contact: Zarina Sheikh

To empower our community through mutual aid and collective liberation. Grounded in Marxist ideological principles, we engage in diverse forms of community action, supporting those in need and advocating for social and political change. We stand in solidarity with marginalized groups, embodying communist praxis in our pursuit of justice and equality.

Advisor: Thomas Klein
Contact: Wyatt Waters

To embrace people with a passion for technology, whether you're a tech enthusiast or a curious novice. To foster a vibrant community that transcends traditional computer science education. We aspire to empower our members to transform their tech passion into tangible, meaningful accomplishments. Together, we explore the limitless possibilities of technology, pushing the boundaries of innovation and creativity.

Advisor: Joseph Murphy
Contact: Yasir White

To offer a safe space and resources to bridge students on campus to our Dream Resource Center.

Advisor: D'arcy Corwin
Contact: Tanveer Sandal

To meet others who have the same interests, learn more about veterinary medicine, learn about the veterinary process, and gain some animal experience. Do you have an interest in animals, veterinary medicine, or want to join a club? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then you should consider joining the Pierce College Veterinary Sciences Club! You do not have to be a Pre-Vet or RVT student or have any previous animal experience to join. We would love to meet you and help you grow and learn more about animals and the veterinary field of medicine!

Advisor: Lu Dao
Contact: Julia Golberg

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