FSA (Filipino Student Association)

"The mission of the Filipino Student Association is to be a support organization that promotes unity and empowerment through the awareness of our diverse community. It strives to be a cultural resource for the community as well as to foster open forum based in mutual respect and understanding. FSA works to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the Filipino and Filipino-American experience through meetings and events that explore our identity, history, and culture...

We invite you to give whatever input you can in FSA by participating when and where you are able. Your individual support is valuable and essential if the needs of our community are to be truly addressed and given a voice."

FSA’s representative is Arleah Aguilar (arcaguil@ucsc.edu


Arleah Aguilar


My name is Arleah Aguilar and I am one the Filipino Student Association (FSA) co-chair for the ’16-’17 academic year and the appointed FSA representative for the Student Union Assembly (SUA). My pronouns are she/her/hers. I enjoy taking naps, eating ice cream, quotes and metaphors, and DIY crafts, but most importantly I love to give back to the communities and spaces that have impacted my life. Aside from being FSA co-chair, I am one of the Alumni Engagement interns for UC Santa Cruz, I am a charter class member of new female fraternity on campus – Kappa Alpha Theta – and I am one of the co-founders and Executive Directors of the Happy Cart Project at UC Santa Cruz. Servant leadership is what I strive for as a leader and member within all my organizations. Feel free to reach out to me if you want to collaborate on events or for more information on FSA by emailing fsa.cochairs@gmail.com. Thank you! With love and respect, Arleah!