The records of the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) at the College of William and Mary include the student organization's constitution and by-laws, correspondence with students and alumni, meeting minutes, fliers, programs, tickets, and other material typically produced by student groups.
Activities documented include regular meetings of the organization, FASA Culture Night, student leadership activities, and similar events. Electronic versions of some of the records were received along with print copies and will be available in the digital repository at a future date after review by staff.
Current information about FASA and its activities is available at its website:
This collection includes digital material. At least 72 hours advanced notice required for access of digital materials.
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
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The constitution of the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) at the College of William and Mary dates from December 1991. The group's activities include Welcome Dinner, Thanksgiving socials, Christmas socials, and End-of-the-Year BBQ. FASA maintains a Kuya/Ate (Big Brother/Big Sister) program, celebrates Filipino-American History Month in October, and puts on an annual Culture Night show. Held during the Spring semester in front of a sold-out audience, Culture Night is a grand production showcasing music, dance, and drama, combined with Filipino and Filipino-American culture.
FASA is also a member of the District 7 sector of the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue (FIND), a national organization that brings together Filipino collegiate groups through dialogues, conferences, and socials.
Some of FASA's presidents include:
1998-1999: Christian Jose
1999-2000: Rechelle Apolonio
2000-2001: Jeremy de Milo
2001-2002: Jeremy de Milo
2002-2003: Danielle Miranda
2003-2004: Carmela Laygo
2004-2005: Louise Lockett
2005-2006: Heather Soloria
2007-2008: Anthony Elopre and Carling Sitterley
2008-2009: Steven Enriquez
Current information about FASA is available at its website: http://web.wm.edu/so/fasa/.
Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:
Digital files read off of CD are restricted to reading room computer access only. At least 72 hours advanced notice required for access. Digital files include PDFs, Microsoft Word documents, Microsoft Powerpoints, and Microsoft Excel documents.
Some material in this collection was previously part of the Student Organizations and University Archives Publications Collection. It has been integrated with Acc. 2009.106.
Acc. 2009.106 received from Steven Enriquez and Giselle Spahr on behalf of FASA on 3/20/2009. Material which was previously collected by the University Archives and/or received was part of the Student Organizations Collections, including material received electronically from Anthony Elopre in 2/2008. Information about acquisitions received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.
Future accruals are expected.
University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 13); University Archives Audiovisual Collection (UA 58); University Archives Poster Collection (UA 12)
Acc. 2009.109 described by Amy C. Schindler, University Archivist, 3/20/2009. Acc. 2011.033 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in January 2011. Files read off media in 2019.
Filipino American Student Association Records, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/3900 Accessed January 21, 2020.