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The Loyola Asian Student Organization is dedicated to promoting the awareness of Asian culture on Loyola’s campus, as well as within the New Orleans community. Our goal is executed through the various services that we provide to other campus organizations, the New Orleans community and to ourselves. LASO strives to unite people of all ethnic backgrounds and to bridge all cultural gaps that may inhibit diversity.

Official Name: Loyola Asian Student Organization

Official Acronym: LASO

Official Hashtag: #LASOLove

Established: 2001

University Address: Loyola University of New Orleans
6363 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

University Website:

E-Mail: or

2016 - 2017 Executive Board


President: Sandra Nguyen

Internal Vice President: Mindy Ngo

External Vice President: Abigayle Lista

Treasurer: Jenie Nguyen

Secretary: Anthony Nguyen

Historian: Calvin Tran

Past Executive Boards


Iron Chef

Gulf Coast Awards

2015 - 2016

  • Most Outstanding Member of the Year - Anthony Nguyen
  • Gulf Coast Future Award - Abigayle Lista

Recent LASO News

  • Lina Huynh

    Coming into college, I didn’t know what VSA was. I’ll admit – I wasn’t interested at all but I still gave it a chance. After… more>>

  • Tony Nguyen

    Towards the end of the Vietnam War, my family, like many others, fled their home country in hopes for better opportunities. Even in Vietnam my… more>>

  • Thanh-Thanh Pham

    When initially asked if I would be interested in running for External Vice President for UVSA Gulf Coast, I didn’t think twice. Having just served… more>>

  • Mitchell Nguyen

    Growing up, I never felt “Asian” enough. From attending private school since the first grade, to being one of three Asians in my class, I… more>>