Culture forms the basis of our organization; after all, what is Filipino Students Association without Filipino culture? FSA strives to keep our roots alive and educate our community, whether that be through showcases such as Filipino Culture Night, or simply having a conversation about the Filipino identity. Culture is what ties all of what we do – community service, sports, dance, and more – together.
One of the many beautiful values of the Filipino culture is the genuine spirit of serving others. FSA raises money for Bantay Bata, a social welfare program in the Philippines that aims to protect disadvantaged Filipino youth from child abuse, exploitation, and neglect. FSA also fundraises money in order to send scholarships to underprivileged students in the Philippines with the SingSing Scholarship, started by one of our past presidents, Melissa SingSing.
Historically, organized sports were introduced to the Philippines by Americans in the early 20th century. Today, sports remain a popular and important aspect of the Filipino culture. FSA participates in several sports throughout the year in Intramural (IM) Leagues and at Goodphil. These sports include: basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and softball. Don't play sports? Consider joining the FSA Hype Squad!
FSA uses dance to create a stronger bond between its members and the Filipino culture. FSA fosters and promotes the growth of all kinds of dancers through summer dance workshops (Twerkshops), Unity, Goodphil Modern, Goodphil Spirit, and various cultural dances (such as Tinikling, Malong Malong, and Maglalitik). Texas Flips is proud to welcome dancers of all levels – from those who have danced their entire life, to those who have little experience.