KAMP is a student initiated and student led retention program that targets, but not exclusive to, the Pilipinx community.
“Pilipinx” is an identity term that is meant to be gender expansive, acknowledging that there are multiple gender identities within our community. Our program is housed under the Filipino Student Association (FSA) and Engaging Education (E²). KAMP consists of academic, social, and cultural programming as well as a big brother/big sister mentorship program. By implementing smaller communities through a family system of mentorship, we allow for people to connect on different levels in hopes of individuals finding other individuals that remind them of comfort and of home, which can encourage them to stay in school. All of our programming is based on our members’ needs and interests as we aim to create a strong communal atmosphere that provides students with the outlets that they need to maintain through the college experience.
KAMP Study Jams
Midterms and Finals season, week long including weekends
KAMP reserves various study rooms during these peak study/work times in the quarter in order to provide the community with spaces to stay retained. These rooms are usually in both Science and Engineering Library and Mchenry Library as well as in other venues throughout campus.
KAMP Meet N’ Greet
November 16, 2016
This event is where community members meet their families and kapatids (siblings) for the rest of the year that was put together based on the responses from the needs and interests survey distributed by KAMP. The theme of the year was revealed to be “kuwentohan tayo” which translates to “let’s share stories” in order to encourage the community that because we hold so much diversity in our culture, everyone’s voices are important and we should be open in creating dialogue. Families also have the opportunity to pick a name to call their family which is based on the theme name of this year of ‘mythical creatures’ because folklore embodies moral values and lessons of a culture that we encourage the community to embody throughout the year.
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