March 27, 2017

Upcoming events

  • Dr. Rossanna Ditangco's discussion - 3/27 5PM @ Monroe 122
  • OYFA Flag Football - 3/29 6PM @ The Park
  • Barrio Fiesta!! - 4/1 3PM @ Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center

RecSec Signing Off

Helloyfa <3

It's been a crazy journey this past term. I would love to thank each and every Oyfan out there for an amazing year, and thank you to all of my fans who have supported me. You all have made this year so much more special for me! I hope you guys will continue showing support for Jaden in this upcoming year!!

I wish you all the best of luck in all of your endeavors. Remember, when life gets tough, think about happy things/summer. I will miss doing the WIOs so much and I know you will miss my WIOs too. Love u.


Board Announcements

Helloyfa <3

Board would like to thank all of you for loving OYFA this past year. Without you all, OYFA would never be the same. Thank you for making this past year the most memorable one yet! We hope that we have helped you create the best memories of your time here at UVA.

Good luck to everyone with the rest of the semester. We hope to see all of you at Barrio Fiesta, and once again, we love you all.

Best regards,


Hello OYFAmily!

Thanks for coming out to the Bake Sale and Green Dot Training! 50% of the proceeds of the Bake Sale will go to the Visayan Forum Foundation to end human trafficking in the Philippines!!

Tomorrow night at 5 pm in Monroe 122, the Nelson Lecture series has invited us to sit in on a discussion hosted by Dr. Rossanna Ditangco to discuss the current state of HIV infection in the Philippines. This is a very prevalent issue in the Philippines and would be a great learning opportunity!


Thank you all for such an amazing year! From Halo Haloween, Kamayan, Karaoke Night, Green Dot and Safe Space Training, we’ve had so much fun working with you guys learning about Filipino culture and finding out what OYFANs are passionate about and want to advocate for! Never stop learning and as always remember to take care of yourselves and to take care of each other. <3

We would like to welcome our successor one last time, Dorian Nguyen!


Word of the Week: “Durian” (der - ree - en) means “Durian!” Again, welcome, Durian Nguyen!! You and your future cochair will amount to great things as Advocacy.

Your ADVOCADOS (Melissa Lim mll3mm and Oanh Dao ond2sg)



I cannot thank you all enough for an amazing term. I hope you all are as excited for Barrio as I am!! SEE YOU ALL ON SATURDAY!!

Finally, I am so proud to introduce your culture chairs for the 2017-2018 year: Roseanna Quinanola and Sophia Williams! I have full confidence in them to make the 30th Barrio next year absolutely amazing!

Thank you all once again for an amazing year. It has been such an honor to be your culture.

For the last time,
much love <3



Hello OYFAm,

We cannot thank you enough for supporting us at our events this year. Thank you for bringing the hype to Penny Wars (~GAME CHANGERS~), getting lit with us at Lakas, ~braiding some bread~ at Challah for Hunger, and the list goes on. Remember, your service to the community is appreciated, no matter big or small. You are making an impact. You are making a difference.

It was our utmost pleasure to serve as your Community Chairs. We look forward to seeing how our successors make Community their own!

<3 COmmunity
Celine & Oliver 


Hello OYFAm!!

Thanks for having us as your Scholarship Chairs this year. We hope you guys enjoyed our past events and we appreciate all of your support for the scholarship <3 The recipient of the scholarship will be announced at Barrio!

If anyone is interested in filling the interim position, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us :)

Abigail and Carol


it was a fun year
thanks for taking pics with us
and sharing good times

               -      historic haiku

Having the opportunity to be your 2016-2017 Historic Chairs has been an amazing experience and we’re grateful for every moment of it. Thanks to everyone, this year’s been filled with good memories (whether they’re kept through pictures or not). We look forward to seeing everyone again next year with our new Historic Chairs, Jack Chang and Pia Mutia!

Aaron Aguhob & Lawrence Han



It’s your MemBoyz and it’s finally time for us to sign out.  We’d like to say thank you for all the support you have given us throughout our term and we want to thank the members for making all our hard work worthwhile.  We want to recap with you for all of our fondest MEMories: sweating and yelling during the Activities Fair, hyping up the First General Meeting, eating at IHOP all together, surprising and trolling all the littles with REVEAL, going all out for Family Week, trusting no one during Assassins, being thankful for you and the food during Potluck, sharing the holiday spirit during Secret Santa, exploring new frontiers with Spring Family Week, but most of all, we reMEMber all the faces and smiles (old and new) that inspired us to run for this position.  

To our EXTRAORDINARY class of babies, it was a pleasure meeting you all.  We hope that this organization gave you something, anything, or everything so that you know that there’s an OYFAmily that’s got your back.  We hope that you pursue your passions and have as much fun as you can in this short amount of time called college (we like to believe that this position allowed us to do just that), and remember that you can always talk to us about anything.

Even though our term is up, we know Mem will be in good hands with Mikey and Dana.  Don’t forget, we’ll always be there for the members, and we hope that we made this organization as fun and fresh as we said we would.  We love you!  

Your BoyzIIMem,
Joe & Mark

D7 Representatives

Hey OYFAmilia,

Thanks to everyone who helped out with OYFA Bake Sale! The 50% that was dispersed to D7 will go towards travel expenses for
FIND CONFERENCE 2017!!!! The date for Conference has finally been announced to be on MAY 6TH 2017!!!! Conference will be held in the Metropolitan New York area, so stay in tune for what school will host this woke event.

With our term coming to an end, we would like to thank you guys for coming with us on our D7 adventures this year. We hope you enjoyed all of the fun times we had at Olympics, getting baked, or going to culture shows. As we are leaving this position, we are on a quest for our successors. We are looking forward to seeing who we can pass the torch of adventuring and networking to, so if you have a desire to explore outside of OYFA@UVA, hit us up.

Even if we aren’t your D7 Reps anymore, we will always be around to bake, play cards, travel, chill, or whatever. We’re just a message away.

Your D7 Reps,
Danielle Rodgers & John Herrick 



IMs. Anotha One.
IM Football starts this week! First game is this Wednesday, the 29th, 6:00 PM @ The Park!!! Message Alexa or Ronald if you need a ride!

Now for the sentimental stuff. In our last WIO, we would like to thank everyone who has come out to any game to play, cheer, or support. We’ve had an amazing time seeing all you have fun at all the events, so thanks for bringing the hype every time.

We leave the Sports Role in good hands as Brandon Ph and Sarah Lei take over, and know they’ll kill it as the next Sports Chairs. We lova ya faces, and hope to see all y’all at the rest of the events.

Forever yours,
Alexa & Ronald,


Hello OYFriends,

First off, we would like to thank you guys for coming to our social events this past year. It has truly been an honor serving as your cochairs for the 2016-2017 school year.  However, we must pass the torch, and our successors for the upcoming school year are Sophia Xiao and Jessica Phan!

With new social, we are collaborating our last social event.  We’ll give you a hint. It is after Barrio. That’s right. It is the
Barrio After Party!  It will be at Zip Chicken from 10pm to 2am. Be on the lookout for more details, and if you are a second or third year, please consider donating to the Barrio After Party funds to new social @phantasticjess on venmo.

If you guys ever want to gym, play super smash, rock climb, cook or anything , hit us up.  Again, thanks for the great year!

Jack and Barry


Yo Oyfa!

I would like to thank you guys so much for coming out to OYFA events this year! It’s been a blast serving on council and serving as your Webmaster!  Thank you so much for all the hype you guys brought to the new website design, and thank you so much for just being such a hype group of people.  I would like to again introduce my successor, Regina Yap, as the next Webmaster.  She’s going to take the website to a whole new level and I look forward to see what she does.

Chris -cwf5tf-
General Announcements
  • UVA alpha Kappa Delta Phi presents:
    Midterm Care Package 

    Stressed out for Midterms? Don't worry because we have some awesome care packages to get you and your loved ones through the week! These packages will include supplies, snacks, and LOVE ♥ 
    Each package is $10. You can also buy matcha cake pop(s) in addition to the midterm care package or separately! Each cake pop is $2. 
    You can order using this form until Tuesday, March 28th, at 11:59PM. Pick up location will be in the lobby of Clark on April 3rd and 4th. 
    Contact Emily Phan,, for any questions or concerns!
    Please check out our Facebook event page here.
  • Apply to the Executive Team of the Minority Rights Coalition today!

    Applications open on Thursday, March 22, and are DUE on Wednesday, April 5th, at 11:59 PM. The application can be found at the following link:
    Please visit our Facebook event for more information.
  • Colors of Islam

    The Muslim Students Association is looking for students to represent different countries for an informal, interactive diversity dialogue. The event is comprised of booths that showcase food and clothing from around the world and provides an opportunity to talk to students about how Islam has impacted their cultural identity.
    You do not need to be active in the Muslim Students Association to participate in this low-commitment event. Contact Sabreena Abedin at to learn more or get involved. 
  • Participate in political science research at UVA!

    This semester, Professor Todd Sechser's Politics Experimental Lab is conducting research on the media, political views, decision-making, and other political issues.  We are looking for interested students to participate in our experiments as part of this exciting research. Participants typically earn $20-30/hour for each study, and you may receive extra credit in selected Politics courses as well.
    Please go to to sign up. If you have any questions, please email
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