“Kababayan at UCI promotes awareness and enrichment of the Pilipino(a) culture, tradition, and heritage. As a student organization, Kababayan emphasizes the social, cultural, academic, political and community aspects of the Pilipino experience.”
Kababayan is one of the largest collegiate Pilipino-American organizations in California, making it one of the largest in the nation. In past years, we’ve reached over 600 members. Intimidating as it may seem, each Kaba member is recognized for his/her special talents and personality. True to its name, we are members of a large extended family, making our lives here at UCI more involved, educational, supportive, exciting, and most of all, more fun. Kababayan IS its members. Although not everyone may be the best of friends, the common bond that they are all “kababayan” truly captures the meaning of family and friendship within our club. That’s what Kaba is all about.
Kababayan is here for you. It is here to nurture you as a leader, present you with valuable friendships, introduce you to all facets of the real world, and provide you with a second family away from home. Do not be afraid to take the initiative to come to the meetings and claim yourself as “kababayan.” We were all in your shoes at one point in time. So on that note, we welcome you to our organization, our home, and our family.
Kababayan is a member of Alyansa Ng Mga Kababayan (Kababayan Aliance) an umbrella organization at the UCI Cross-Cultural Center. For more info, contact any Executive Board member.