American Samoa Community College

II.C.4. Co-curricular programs and athletic programs are suited to the institution’s mission and contribute to the social and cultural dimensions of the educational experience of its students.  If the institution offers co-curricular or athletic programs, they are conducted with sound educational policy and standards of integrity.  The institution has responsibility for the control of these programs, including their finances

DOSS and academic programs encourage and support students in many areas of their educational, civic and social development.  Co-curricular activities and programs, along with the learning and operations support services which contribute to a positive campus environment.  Co-curricular activities are conducted with sound educational policy and standards of integrity evidenced in the set criteria by program.


  • Fine Arts Plays (Student Performance)
  • Jazz Festival
  • Christmas Concert
  • Orchestra
  • Read Aloud (Feleti Barstow Public Library)
  • Student Association for Fa’asamoa (SAFF)
  • PTK
    • Induction
    • Tutoring Service
    • Community Service
  • BAOA Educational Trips
    • Internships
  • Science Symposium

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Student Forum
    • Author
    • Congressional
    • Gubernatorial
  • Halloween Activities
  • Intramurals
  • Club Activities

The Division of Student Services collaborates with the Academic Affairs Division on academic and social activities to support and enhance personal and professional growth and lifelong learning.  Campus student activity information is made available and is accessible to students on campus and to the community.  Student workshops such as academic/career development, leadership, communication, suicide prevention and HIV awareness are held throughout the semester to promote personal and civic responsibility of ASCC students.

Students participate in musical, literary, drama and cultural performances on campus and in the community. The Student Association for the Fa’a Samoa performs regularly at government and community functions and have performed at celebrations in the neighboring Independent Samoa.

As part of the annual Student Government Association elections, a representative to the Board of Higher Education is elected by the students. This student serves as a voting member of the Board. SGA and Peer Mentors are the voice of the students enrolled in ASCC for a variety of social and cultural activities.

The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society recognizes academic merit and excellence of the students of ASCC. PTK members as well as SGA members assist with a variety of campus and community events.

These activities and programs, along with the learning and operations support services described previously, contribute to a positive campus environment.  A comparison of the Student Activities Calendars from fall 2010 and 2013 demonstrate the movement from competitive club activities to more campus-wide enrichment programs.1  

Students led by SGA, are challenged to engage in College and community efforts to improve personal and civic responsibility.  In 2011 ASCC received grant funds from the Territorial Energy Office for an energy awareness and conservation education program.  This project was planned, developed and implemented by SGA students, with the assistance of the SGA advisor and Student Services staff.  SGA students have since taken the lead in efforts to deal with issues of diversity and bullying on campus.  The Student Association for the Fa’a Samoa has taken the lead as the College’s cultural ambassadors throughout the College and the community. 

In addition, at the beginning of each semester, the Student Government Association (SGA) budget is funded by the 30 percent ($15.00) from the registration fee per student to support the activities, clubs, student IDs, and the  in-house scholarship Saili le Atamai, SGA office supplies and other student-related activities that is planned and approved for the semester. The SGA Budget is regulated by students through the SGA after approval process from the President, VP of Academic and Student Affairs and the Dean of Student Services. For any clubs or organization to receive funding support from the SGA, they must register at the beginning of each semester.

1 - Student Government Association (SGA) Semester Calendar