Pilipinx Academic Student Services is an entirely student-run organization formed in 1985 to address the educational concerns of Pilipinx students in pursuit of higher education. PASS attempts to remedy the lack of representation among the University's student population with respect to the growing Pilipinx population of California. The organization focuses primarily on increasing the educational opportunities available to these students through the implementation of various informational resources, support, and referral services. We provide programs targeted specifically toward the recruitment of high school and community college students, as well as programs for the retention of the University's registered students. PASS endeavors to maintain its commitment to the surrounding communities and to the University through efforts to preserve educational interest.
Getting underrepresented Pilipinx students into higher education.
Making sure those students are successful once they get there.
Handling all the essential organizational & financial support.
Internal Affairs Director
External Relations Coordinator
Public Relations Coordinator
Gender & Sexuality Awareness Coordinator
Transfer Retention Coordinator
Youth Mentorship Coordinator
Transfer Recruitment Coordinator
As an undergraduate student, you can get involved by signing up for our Internship Program for an in-depth shadowing experience underneath our staff. If you would like to be involved on a event-by-event basis, sign up to be a General Volunteer for the semester!
Our Internship Program starts at the beginning of every semester! Please email our Internal Affairs Director, Jillian Kristen Perez for more info.
We frequently have high school students visit our campus to learn about what it's like to attend college here at UC Berkeley and how to apply to college. Please email our SHADOW Coordinator, Abigael Tabora for more info.
If you would like PASS to visit your high school and give a presentation college & the application process, please email our Outreach Coordinator, Joyce Talavera for more info.
We have both on-campus and off-campus programs for students looking to transfer. Please email our Transfer Recruitment Coordinator, Marc Escobar, or our Transfer Retention Coordinator, Leanne Velasco, for more info.