Filipino Cultural Association at the University of Maryland College Park

Our Mission

The mission of the Filipino Cultural Association is to promote awareness and education of Filipino-American culture for the University of Maryland community. We unite our members through cooperative involvement in cultural, academic, political, athletic, and social programs and activities. Through our shared experiences, we preserve, encourage, and inspire the celebration of our culture.

Our History

The Filipino Cultural Association (FCA) is a student organization at the University of Maryland, College Park designed to increase awareness of Filipino culture as well as strengthen the unity among its members through cultural, academic, athletic, and social programs. Under the leadership of Lito Sison in the 1978-1979 academic year, several Filipino students sought to unite their fellow Filipinos at the University of Maryland. Originally called “Samahang Filipino”, the organization adopted the name “Filipino Cultural Association” in 1981. It then reached its arms out to welcome friends of other nationalities interested in discovering the beauty and excitement of Filipino culture and history.

Message from the President

Kumusta! Thank you for visiting our website here at the Filipino Cultural Association! We hope that through navigating this website, you can learn more about FCA and what we do! FCA is an organization that promotes and celebrates Filipino and Filipino American cultures through many different means. We socialize and learn more through our general body meetings, we dance, we sing, we play sports, we serve our community, and much more! For any interests you have, FCA has something for you.

It has been quite some time since we last had FCA events in-person and for the 2021-2022 school year, we will be transitioning FCA back to in-person events. It will be a great time as we transition back to in-person events and I hope that you find FCA as a safe space for you to meet new people, discover your identity, and grow as a person.

That’s all for me, I hope to see you at our many events this year and I cannot wait to meet everyone that comes through to FCA!

Enzo Regala President 2021~2022

Newsletter

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