Philippine United Students Organization (PUSO)

Philippine United Students Organization Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to PUSO's most commonly asked questions.

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How does one become a PUSO member?

Students who are currently enrolled in at least one credit at TMCC, may be a member without exclusion or preference to race, color, age, ideology, socio-economic status, gender and handicap (PUSO Constitution and By-Laws). A membership fee of $5.00 can be paid annually or semiannually depending upon the enrollment of the member, payable to the elected treasurer.

How does PUSO serve the student body?

Since the Filipino population is increasing every semester, there will be many students who will benefit from this organization. We are willing to help students through tutoring, academic counseling, student employment, financial aid application and positive peer network.

How many officers and members does PUSO have?

Currently, PUSO has more than 50 members. There are four elected officers in this organization, including a president, a vice-president, a secretary and a treasurer.

What is PUSO?

PUSO (Philippine United Students Organization) is one of the student clubs and organizations at Truckee Meadows Community College. Puso literally means heart in Filipino. One of our goals is to develop and maintain a college organization that will promote Filipino cultural awareness at TMCC and in Reno/Sparks. We want to emphasize the communication and interaction between students of Filipino descent, the college and the community and help them to feel more comfortable at TMCC.

When are PUSO meetings held?

Meetings of PUSO are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. in Vista 206 depending upon our objectives, projects and activities for the semester. General assemblies shall be announced every time there is a business item that needs to be taken up with the members.