est. 1919

Philippine Student Association

The Philippine Student Association (PSA) is a registered student organization (RSO) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. PSA is the largest Filipino-interest organization and one of the largest Asian-interest organizations on the University campus. Since its founding in 1919, PSA has been celebrating Filipino culture and identity and promoting cultural awareness for Filipino culture and the broader Asian and Pacific Islander community. Read more here.

Barkada & Battle of the Bamboo 2023

Don’t know what Battle of the Bamboo is?┬áIt is a huge midwest Philippine dance competition held at the University of Illinois at Chicago! Barkada has placed first place many times and continue to strive to showcase the best storytelling performances that we can. Want to get involved? Follow Barkada’s Instagram and join Barkada’s Facebook Group!

Watch Barkada’s performance from FACT 2022!

The Cube

What is the Cube?
The Cube is an open space in the YMCA where you can study, eat, and just hang out with your friends! Stop by at any time, and if you do, don’t forget to write in our Cube Journal!

Do All Filipinos Think the Same?

In February, we invited several PSA members to participate in “Do All Filipinos Think the Same?” We read aloud various statements relating to Filipino culture and identity to the group. Here’s what happened.
Battle of the Bamboo 2022
A video put together by 2021-2022 VPE Mark Casco in honor of the hard work Barkada put in for BOTB 2022.