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Filipino American Student Association (FASA) records

Identifier: UA 7.038

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Scope and Contents

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, scrapbooks 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.

This collection includes digital material. At least 72 hours advanced notice required for access of digital materials.


  • Creation: 1991-2013


Conditions Governing Access:

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.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Historical Note:

The constitution of the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) at William & Mary dates from December 1991. The group's activities include a 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


5.46 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

239.2 Megabytes




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.

Custodial History:

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.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2009.106 received from Steven Enriquez and Giselle Spahr on behalf of FASA on March 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 February 2008. Information about acquisitions received after July 13, 2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.


Future accruals are expected.

Related Materials:

University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 13); University Archives Audiovisual Collection (UA 58); University Archives Poster Collection (UA 12)

Processing Information:

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.


Guide to the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) records
William & Mary Special Collections Research Center staff
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository