We are the Philippine Student Association PSA

PSA is an RSO at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, first created in 1919

PSA: Stay Informed

Knowledge is key. We're here to help you understand and make sense of what is going on in the world. View our discussions about the Black Lives Matter Movement and the Anti-Terror Legislation in the Philippines by clicking the button below.

Our Mission

Our mission is as follows:
• To foster and maintain relationships through the education and promotion of Filipino identity, culture, and Asian American awareness
• To encourage the development of academic and leadership skills in order to positively impact the self and the community
• To impart this mission and culture to those in the organization and beyond

What does PSA do?


We support various non-profit organizations throughout the year and do fundraising to raise money and awareness for various causes that affect our greater community.

Cultural Awareness

We promote cultural awareness not just for Filipino culture, but awareness for the broader Asian and Pacific Islander community

Ates, Kuyas, & Adings Program

Through our AKA program, come find a family away from home becoming an ading (younger sibling) to a kuya or ate (older siblings). If you're looking for a mentor, and older brother you never had, or maybe even your own adings, join PSA now!

AKAs are our Friends Mentors Family

want to know more? message or email our VPI at vpinternal@psauiuc.org

AKAs are our Friends Mentors Family

Want to know more about our AKA program?

Message our Vice President Internal vpinternal@psauiuc.org for more information!

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What is PSA to you?

Find out what our members think about PSA! 

PSA is a community of diverse individuals, both Filipino and non-Filipino, who unite through the celebration of Filipino culture. Whatever it is you’re looking for - or don’t know yet - PSA is the place to be.
Caitlin Daza
PSA is an organization that helps you grow in all aspects of life. Socially, you’ll see yourself interact with all genres of people. Academically, there’s people who you can get advice and help from in homework or classwork. Physically, you’ll get more steps in from coming to our events!!
Jasmine Cuasay
After 100 strong years, PSA remains a thriving force that ushers love, support, and community into the lives Filipino and non-Filipino students. I hope our organization can continue to empower and uplift UIUC's campus for 100 years more!
Caitlin Sonica Battung
PSA is my home away from home. The community has helped me greatly improve my academic and professional skills, while also allowing me to befriend some of the most wonderful and ambitious people.
Janine Pasquali
I believe PSA is a home away from home where individuals can build a family they didn’t expect to have.
Daniella Di
When I think of PSA, I think about the people that tie me closer to my Filipino identity. Whether it be reminiscing about our similar childhoods, or teaching members that aren’t Filipino about our culture, I can freely express my Filipino heritage in a way that is uniquely my own. I’m grateful to PSA for providing that home for me.
Myka Padilla


1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801, RSO complex, Cube #15