While PASU is dedicated to looking for and accepting new members, there is a need for an organized and concerted effort at the beginning of the academic year to reach out to people on campus: freshmen, first-year graduate students, or other students who are interested in getting involved.
Welcome Committee (WelComm) works closely with Social and other committees to connect new and current members and to handle different aspects of PASU's recruitment process. As a result, the whole community takes an active role in building itself. Our committee focuses on helping the frosh interns transition both into their roles as interns and to the busy life as a Stanford student.
We host events, collaborate with other committees and other API organizations, check-in on freshmen, invite the greater PASU community, etc. - all for our pamilya.
Miguel Patrick Taruc
Hey everyone! My name is Miguel Patrick Taruc (side-note: Patrick is my second first name, but just I go by Miguel), and I'm one of the Welcome Committee co-chairs. I am a junior looking to major in Computer Science, likely going down the Human-Computer Interaction track. I'm from Tracy, CA, a small town about an hour drive away. Because of my shy and reserved personality, my journey into PASU was a little late, as I finally decided to join during the end of my sophomore year. However, I found myself captivated by a pamilya full of passion and support, so much so that after 1 quarter of being in PASU, I knew I wanted to be a core member.
In addition to WelComm co-chair in PASU, I'm also a Peer Health Educator (PHE) in Serra (my old frosh dorm), and so I hope to use my health context to emphasize the importance of wellness towards the greater PASU community. My other interests include music, a little bit of dance, sports, pugs, puns, listening to the passions and stories of others, heart-to-heart conversations, playing Heads-Up, and having a blast at PASU events. Hope to see you all around! <3
Yo! I'm Mitch. I'm a sophomore majoring in Biomechanical Engineering and Welcomm cochair with Miguel. I love PASU's community and always feeling like I have a group I can trust and have fun with on campus. I'm from Dallas, Texas, and there's not a really big Filipino community there, so I sought out PASU my freshman year, and it honestly was such a huge part of my life. Fun fact: I stole a chicken from my biology class in high school.