BRIDGE was created in 1987 because of the steadily decreasing number of Filipinxs pursuing higher education on a yearly basis. We began as a service under UC Davis’ Mga Kapatid. However, in 1997 we became our own student organization in order to pursue more services. In 1999, the Filipinx community became an influential part of the original Recruitment and Retention Organizing Committee (RROC) and continue to work with many other communities to form a student-initiated and student-run center.
Our goal is to empower students to transform this educational system and validate the complexity of the Filipinx culture through our services, which include:
- High School Outreach: provide resources and mentorship to encourage students to pursue higher education
- Academic & Personal Support: offer resources to students to support them achieve the goal of graduation and to increase the recruitment and retention rate of Filipinx students at all levels of education
- Cultural & Community Awareness: promote awareness of various issues in the Filipinx community, including LGBTQIA support and women empowerment
Why the "X"?
In efforts to make the community more inclusive, we changed the “o” in “Filipino” to an “x” to remain gender neutral and recognize all genders that exist in the Filipinx community.
Filipinx Community Resources
BRIDGE: Filipinx Outreach & Retention Program is part of a larger Fil-Am community at UC Davis. Please check out these other resources available to you: