CULTURE

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. Whether you are part of the Filipino diaspora, consider yourself Filipino at heart, or simply interested in the Filipino culture, we encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in the beautiful culture that the Philippines has to offer.

GOODPHIL CULTURE

2019 Best Choreography

2016 Most Authentic

 

 

SPORTS

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!

FALL 2019

Co-Ed Soccer IM Semifinals 

Flag Football IM Playoffs

SPRING 2020

Co-Ed Soccer IM Semifinals 

Flag Football IM Playoffs

 

COMMUNITY

One of the many beautiful values of the Filipino culture is the genuine spirit of serving others. FSA serves the local community in what is known as "UT's largest day of service", or The Project. This event is hosted annually and is an opportunity for various UT organizations and individuals to give back to the Austin community. This past semester (Spring 2020), FSA was able to help refurbish the exterior of Northeast High School here in Austin.

 

Additionally, 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.

Lastly, our current 2020 presidents have started the first annual Bayanihan Change for Justice Initiative to help aid the Black Lives Matter movement and the Black community in their efforts to fight a long history of racial inequality and justice.

 

DANCE

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. Catch FSA performing at various showcases, such as Filipino Culture Night, as well as competitions such as Omega Phi Gamma's annual Unity talent show and the highly anticipated annual Goodphil Games.

UNITY 

GOODPHIL SPIRIT

2019 1st Place

2018 1st Place

2017 1st Place

2016 2nd Place

2015 1st Place

2014 1st Place

2013 2nd Place

2017 1st Place

2016 3rd Place

GOODPHIL MODERN

2019 1st Place

2018 3rd Place

2017 3rd Place

2016 1st Place

2015 2nd Place

2014 1st Place

GOODPHIL CULTURE

2019 Best Choreography

2016 Most Authentic

 

 

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