Do you have to be Filipino or of Pilipino descent to participate in P-Grad?
Absolutely not. Anybody can take part of P-Grad whether or not you are Filipino. P-Grad is a celebration of Filipino-American culture that is open to anyone willing to participate.
Do you have to join any type of organization to participate?
No. P-grad is an event and no membership to any organization is needed. We do have some organizations that volunteer to help put on the event however it is not run by an organization.
Who runs P-grad?
P-grad was started by a group of students and continues to be run by students. The event is coordinated by “P-Grad Committee” along with the advisement of one of the coordinators on CSUF’s MultiCultural Leadership staff.
Does it cost anything to participate in the ceremony?
Yes. P-grad requires a registration fee that will allow each graduate participant to receive a Certificate and Graduation Stole at the night of the ceremony. Please see Registration for information.
How is P-Grad funded?
The majority of the funds are graciously provided by the Vice President of Student Affairs and the Multicultural Leadership Center. The P-Grad Committee also holds a series of fundraiser events inviting everyone on campus and in the community to join in the efforts of continuing P-Grad at Cal State Fullerton. Many sponsors and local businesses also assist in the funding of P-Grad allowing the committee to make the ceremony a memorable experience for the participant.
What are the other Cultural Recognition Ceremonies at Cal State Fullerton?
Pan-African Student Recognition Ceremony
Sunday, May 5, 2013 (12-2pm) -- TSU Pavilions ABC
Asian and Pacific Islander Graduate Recognition Ceremony
Saturday, May 11, 2013 (2-4pm) -- TSU Pavilions ABC
LGBT Pride Recognition Ceremony
Thursday, May 16, 2013 (7-9pm) -- TSU Pavilion A
Chicano/Latino and Native American Graduation Celebration
Saturday, May 18, 2013 (5:30pm) -- TSU Pavilions ABC
For more information on the above ceremonies, you can visit the Multicultural Leadership Center's (MLC) Cultural Recognition Ceremonies page at www.fullerton.edu/commencement/graduates/cultural.asp, stop by the MLC in TSU 234 or contact them at (657) 278-7366 or email@example.com.