Office of Multicultural Student Success

Filipino American History Month

Planning committees are open to all UT students, faculty, and staff. If you are interested in serving on the planning committee for Filipino Heritage Month, please email

Purpose: Filipino American History Month acknowledges the first recorded presence of Filipinos in the United States, which occurred on October 18, 1587, and commemorates the contributions Filipinos have made to American history that is not taught in school or found in history books.  

Filipino American History Month Kickoff

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 11:00AM - 2:00pm
Student Union Steps

Join us in celebrating the start of Filipino American History Month! Enjoy Filipino food, lumpia, participate in the traditional dance Tinikling, learn about the art of henna and meet the Filipino American Association (FAA) executive board! Rain location in the Student Union near South dining. 

Filipino American Association (FAA) Meeting

Thursday, October 3, 2019 7:00 - 8:30PM
Location TBD


Food Workshop

Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Student Union 2582/84

Come and learn how to make halo halo (ice cream) the traditional dessert of the Philippines.

Philippine Culture Night (PCN)

Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:00pm
Student Union Auditorium

Enjoy a night of culture…. Tickets are $8 for UT students and $10 for others. They can be purchased by contacting an eboard member or they can also be purchased at the door.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2019 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Come join FAA for a fun dodgeball competition!

Language Workshop

Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:00 - 8:30PM
Student Union 2584

A member of the Filipino American Association will teach students the basics of the ancient writing system, baybayin.

Social Media Campaign

Throughout Filipino American Heritage Month the Office of Multicultural Student Success will be posting content about Filipino historical figures, celebrities and FAA members. Follow OMSS on Twitter at @UT_OMSS, Instagram at omss_ut and on Facebook at Omss UToledo.

Last Updated: 7/17/19