Rensselaer's Philippine American League (PAL) was founded in 1993 by a small group of Filipino-American students looking to promote their rich culture and traditions. For the first few years of its life, PAL existed as non-funded club and its leaders struggled to build an organizational foundation and structure in order to gain recognition from the Student Union. In 1996, PAL was officially recognized as a student organization and began to receive funding. Over the years the organization has grown through the inspiration and dedication of strong leaders and alumni. It is an active member of the FIND Inc. participant schools. The past and present executive boards have always been dedicated to promoting cultural awareness, unity, and creativity among its members and the RPI community and will continue to do so. Through participation in the many cultural activities that RPI hosts throughout the year, PAL has made a name for itself within the RPI community. As a club representing the ideals of not only the Filipino culture, but also the ideals of a multitude of ethnicities, the organization has become in itself a standard for culture, diversity and acceptance.
Today, PAL works together toward the celebration of Filipino culture as well as diversity through food, dance, and language. General body meetings welcome students of all backgrounds. Recent events added to the year include "Halo-halo"-ween and collaborative food nights with other RPI clubs.