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

Welcome to the Filipino Cultural Association at the University of Maryland, College Park website! My name is Andrea Cagurangan (she/her) and I am FCA’s 2022-2023 president!

To new friends: I hope this website gives you a little insight into this amazing organization! One thing I love about FCA is that we have something for everyone. Whether you like to dance, play sports, learn more about Filipino culture, or find a new group of friends, FCA is the place for you! Take a look around the website and see everything FCA has to offer! Like many others, FCA has helped me to find my passions, build lifelong friendships, and become the person I am today & I hope FCA will help you do that as well!

To returning friends: Welcome back! I hope you get to reminisce on some of the amazing memories you have made during your time in FCA Make sure to stay updated with everything we have going on! Who knows? Maybe you will find new subgroups, events, or activities to love! <3

Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon!

Andrea Cagurangan President 2022~2023


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