BRIDGE: Pilipin@ Outreach & Retention was created in 1987 because of the steadily decreasing number of Pilipin@s pursuing higher education. We began as a service under UC Davis’ Mga Kapatid but became our own student organization in 1997 to pursue more services. With various other communities, we aim to empower students, transform the educational system, and validate the complexity of our personal culture in higher education.
Mga Kapatid (MK) strives to provide personal, social, cultural and academic support; to spread political awareness and consciousness on issues relevant to the Pilipino American community; to support and encourage the purposes and activities of other FilAm organizations; to promote appreciation for, and develop the significance of, the Pilipino community in UCD and in today’s society; and to always aspire to maintain an organizational atmosphere that lives up to our name, Mga Kapatid.
Filipino Association for Health Careers (FAHC) was established in 1981 by a group of Filipino students with the common goal of promoting health awareness and resources for those interested in careers in the health field. However FAHC was registered and recognized as an independent student organization by the Student Programs and Activities Center at UC Davis in 1985. FAHC aims to educate members about all the opportunities, resources and different career paths available in the health sciences.
Filipinos in Liberal Arts and Humanities (FILAH) aims to provide social, academic, cultural, and personal support to students in the various liberal arts, humanities, and social science fields. FILAH's programs adhere to this mission, allowing artistic and social outlets to its members, while contributing to the community at large with events that preserve Filipino heritage and challenge current sociopolitical issues. It is also a means for expression within the UC Davis Fil-Am community.
In 1980 the Associate Dean of the College of Engineering at UC Davis founded the Pilipino American Society of Engineers (PASE) in response to the increasing need for engineering support for minorities. As a non-profit organization within the College of Engineering, it was established to unite the small but evident Filipino American engineering population on campus. In 1997, PASE officially changed its name to Pilipino Americans in Science and Engineering to expand to the needs of FilAm students.
Chi Rho Omicron
The purpose of Chi Rho Omicron (XPO) shall be to promote the understanding, enrichment and appreciation of the Pilipino culture, history and heritage through a brotherhood/family environment; to instill the desire for self-improvement, scholastic excellence and the cultivation for civic responsibility.
Kappa Psi Epsilon was founded on the symbolism of the KA - an alibata symbol of the ancient Pilipino culture standing for resistance to oppression and the struggle for freedom. By this belief, Kappa Psi Epsilon is dedicated to studying and analyzing the Pilipino and Pilipino-American past, present, to learn from history and make connections to present and future struggles for freedom. Kappa Psi Epsilon is a unity of women that supports the need to resist oppression and struggle for freedom.
Inspired by scholar-activist, Carlos Bulosan, Project:Bulosan seeks to democratize the field of Asian American Studies through knowledge and play. Through various forms of media, we aim to make scholarship of Asian American Studies more accessible for educational and community purposes.