STUDENT Organizations

Student Government Organization

The Student Government Association serves the students of ASCC by encouraging them to explore activities that provide opportunities for personal growth in individual and group settings. This is fostered through diverse programs and leadership experiences that complement the American Samoa Community College academic programs. To this end, students have opportunities to acquire the necessary tools that will assist them to achieve personal and professional success in their chosen field.

The activities consist of ASCC Clubs, Student Clubs, and the Student Government Association.

Every student of the American Samoa Community College shall become a regular member of the SGA upon payment of the student activity fee, which takes effect during the fall and spring semesters only. Because there is no activity fee payment during the summer term, all activities are excluded during this time.

To serve in the Student Government Association (SGA) as a student leader, one must be enrolled at ASCC as a full time student. Positions available are executive officers, sophomore representatives, and freshmen representatives. Interested students must complete an application form and submit it to the SGA office. The student body will select the members through voting. SGA openings begin in the fall semesters only. Applications can be obtained from the SGA office from 8:00am – 3:30pm. For more information on student activities, visit the SGA office.

Location: The SGA office is located in the Multi Purpose Center.
Contact Phone: (684) 699-9155
Email: sga@amsamoa.edu

International Student Organization

The International Student Organization provides support and a nurturing environment for the diverse student population at ASCC. The goal of the organization is to unite students through diversity on campus as well as in the community. In promoting unity, activities include but are not limited to sharing students’ cultures and values. Participants are encouraged to contribute and participate in college extracurricular activities.

Journalism Club/The 411 Newsletters

ASCC students can stay updated with campus news and announcements through the 411 Newsletter published by the Journalism Club. Students can find information on scholarships, internship opportunities, important deadlines, campus events and activities, and special announcements in the 411. To keep students interested, the 411 Newsletter features a “Chief of the Week” and other student sections like “Campus Talk” and “Student Reviews.” These sections are collected by the ASCC Journalism Club under the Division of Student Services. This newsletter is distributed biweekly; it is handed out to students or can be picked up at several sites around campus. Students can also access the 411 here. Any questions, suggestions, or submissions by students can be sent to 411newsletter@amsamoa.edu.

Phi Theta Kappa Society

The Alpha Epsilon Mu Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international community/junior college honor society, is open to all ASCC continuing and transfer students. Students who have completed twelve (12) or more credits of have a 3.5 cumulative GPA, and passed ENG 150 and ENG 151 and MAT 90 are eligible for membership. PTK members are eligible for special scholarships.

Student Veterans Organization

The mission of the ASCC Student Veteran Organization (SVO) is to unite and promote pride and interaction among VA students, dependents, and friends. The SVO provides resources, support and advocacy that are needed to succeed in higher education and post-graduation.

The purpose of the SVO is to provide assistance and direction to veteran students and dependents in obtaining all entitled benefits. SVO also strives to provide a fun and supportive group with which all members can be involved and be actively engaged while cultivating respect and patriotism for those who have served in the armed forces.