Filipino Intercollegiate Network Dialogue
FCA is a part of the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue (FIND), Inc. This is a student-led organization dedicated to promoting unity and cooperation amongst Filipino and Filipino-American students.
Based in the East Coast, FIND, Inc. currently serves over 1,000 students studying in East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools. FIND, Inc.‘s primary member institutions are located from the Northeastern seaboard through the state of Virginia. These member schools are divided into eight districts according to their geographic proximity. (FCA is a part of District VI)
FIND, Inc. was founded in 1992 when it was apparent that there was a need for a vehicle for East Coast Filipino and Filipino-American students to get together to talk about and celebrate the Filipino heritage. FIND, Inc. was created to unify Filipino student organizations in the East Coast in order for groups to cooperate and successfully create dialogue amongst one another.
Through electronic mail, FIND, Inc. has reached students in Canada, California, Michigan, Illinois, and Florida.
On June 30, 2000, FIND Inc. established itself as a corporation within the state of Pennsylvania and is recognized officially as the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue (FIND), Inc. Today, the National Directors (NDs) are currently working on obtaining 501(c)(3) non-profit status.
FCA has many events throughout the year in conjunction with FIND, Inc, both on the national and district level.
The purpose of FIND, Inc. shall be to promote unity and cooperation of Filipino students at colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools, or any other institutions of higher education.
In achieving this purpose FIND, Inc. has four goals:
- To offer channel for dialogue and action
- To promote and preserve the Filipino culture
- To further awareness of issues pertinent to the Filipino community
- To act as a catalyst to pool the efforts of Filipino organizations
Of the eight districts in FIND, FCA is a part of District VI.
District VI is a collection of multiple academic institutions in the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia (DMV) area. Currently, District VI consists of the following schools:
- Catholic University of America
- George Mason University
- George Washington University
- Towson University
- University of Maryland, Baltimore County
- University of Maryland, College Park
- United States Naval Academy
If you have any questions about D6, contact our D6 Representative, Laura Reus.