Taft College Associated Student Organization (ASO)

Associated Student Organization (ASO) logo

The Taft College Associated Student Organization (ASO) offers you the opportunity to take part in student-centered governance. The ASO is the official governing organization of students enrolled at Taft College. Students are encouraged to support this student organization by purchasing a current ASO sticker for just $30. 

Benefits of your ASO Sticker

By purchasing a sticker, you have access to the gaming area in the Student Center, are able to take advantage of the book rental program, can participate in all ASO events, are eligible to win ASO prizes, and can receive discounts on ASO field trips.  With the ASO sticker and your student ID, you can also receive discounts at some local businesses. See the chart for a list of discounts by businesses, from foods to automotive benefits.

Local Business Discounts with Your ASO Sticker

ASO Mission

The purpose of the Taft College ASO is to provide students with the opportunity to take part in student-centered governance. This association allows students to effectively communicate, create, and maintain community, as well as provide and support co-curricular learning through group meetings, seminars, and events.  

It provides a means for responsible and effective participation in the governance of the campus; it gives an official voice through which students’ opinions may be expressed; and, it offers opportunities for all members of the college community to establish memorable experiences and life-long relationships.  

Students will unite for a common purpose of equality, fairness, and respect creating an inclusive environment that will support all groups.

For more information, contact the ASO office at 661-763-7887, or send an email to mcutrona@taftcollege.edu.

Close-up overview of the formation made of nine students' fists touching in the center in a team exercise.

Student Clubs and Student Organizations

Whether you're into sports, games, or just hanging out with good people, Taft College has the club or organization to fit your interests.

See all clubs and organizations.  

ASO Scholarships

See the scholarships sponsored by the Taft College ASO. These are in addition to the scholarships listed in Financial Aid and Scholarships.

ASO Executive Board and Committee

The ASO Executive Board is composed of a president, vice president, interclub commissioner, secretary/treasurer, and social media and publicity officer. Members of the Board are chosen by the student body every year in the spring ASO Elections, which are held either the last week of April or the first week in May.  

To be eligible for a Board position or to become a member of the ASO Committee, students must be enrolled in a minimum of five units with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

At the beginning of the fall semester, if ASO positions are vacant, the Advisor will hold a special election to fill the vacancies within the first three weeks of school. Once the Board is filled, the members can appoint student members of the committee to an ASO director position. The number of directors appointed each year is dependent on the needs of the Board.

The ASO executive board, directors, and other club leaders now have an office space in the new student center: office #306. This space is dedicated to students who are committed to bringing student life to their peers through club involvement and events. Student leaders will be identified and verified by the club advisor before receiving access to the office. Once the names of the club leaders are submitted to the ASO Advisor, their names will be added to the student leaders’ office list. Students must show their Taft College student ID with an ASO sticker on the back to access the dedicated office space. The space can be used to host club meetings, do club-related work, and to collaborate on ideas with other club leaders

If you are interested in becoming a director, becoming a committee member, or learning more about ASO, send an email to aso@taftcollege.edu.

Executive Board

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Director of Legislative Affairs
  • Social Media & Publicity Officer
  • Interclub Commissioner
  • Secretary/Treasurer

Calendar and Upcoming Meetings

  • ASO Meeting: Date TBD