As student group leaders, you make the Keck SOM a place to pursue our passions both in and out of medicine. The ASSM provides organizational and financial support for events and activities of recognized student organizations. We cannot overstate the importance of becoming a recognized student organization with USC Student Affairs, a process that every student organization must complete each Fall semester. Still need to be convinced? Check out our Recognition FAQ.

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Get Recognized!

Q: What do I need to do for my student organization to be recognized?


A: To become a recognized organization, every group needs to register with USC Student Affairs each Fall. Beginning August 1st, you can follow this step-by-step guide. Contact us with any questions:

2021-2022 Update

*Re-Recognition for existing organizations in good standing will begin Tuesday, September 7th.


*The next cycle for New Student Organization Applications will open Spring 2022.
More information regarding the timeline will be posted January 2022.

Please contact if you have any questions/concerns. 

Host an Event

Q: I want to host an event on campus. How can I do this?


A: You must be a recognized student organization in order to book rooms, use the event calendar and be eligible for ASSM funding. Refer to the step-by-step event planning guide and remember that you are always responsible for ensuring that your event conforms to university policies.

Resources For Group Leaders