The Office of Student Activities is a merger of the previous Student Activity Center (SAC) and the International Students Program (ISP). OSA's creation was approved during the 1069th Meeting of the Board of Regents held on 28 July 1993.
Through its General Program for Students, OSA recognizes and coordinates with more than 250 university-based student organizations. Student Organizations are categorized as: academic, alliance, cause-oriented, community service, dormitory association, fraternity, regional/provincial, religious, special interest, sorority, and sports and recreation. OSA serves as the central planning & coordinating body for university-wide student activities in UP-Diliman to enhance theacademic & social well-being of students.
Programs and Functions of OSA:
- To plan and organize programs and activities for students to enhance their academic and social well being (e.g. lectures/seminar-workshops on study habits, stress management, value orientation, rights and obligations of students, leadership training, sports tournaments, concerts, community projects, etc.
- To oversee and coordinate activities undertaken by university organizations, including the University Student Council elections and Philippine Collegian Editorial Exam
- To process applications for recognition filed by university-wide student oprganizations, sororities and fraternities.
- To facilitate communication between the OVCSA and student organizations, sororities and fraternities.
- To serve as liason between the University and outside groups requesting for UP student participation.
- To assist the Inter-Fraternity Council in the mediation function and projects
- To assist the Inter-Sorority Council in its projects for women.
The Diliman campus has more than 250 Organizations. These are categorized as: academic, alliance, cause-oriented, community service, dormitory association, fraternity, regional/provincial, religious, sorority, special interest and sports and recreation. Freshmen are welcome to join student organization, except fraternities and sororities, depending on their preference and needs. Student organizations from part of the informal learning process in the University, to enhance their growth as individuals and as members of the academic community.
Through its International Students Program, the OSA attends to the needs and concerns of international students enrolled in UP Diliman, specifically concerning admission, visas, study permits, and housing. OSA also keeps track of their academic progress.
The OSA also attends to the special needs of about 220 international students from 20 countries enrolled in UP Diliman through its International Students Program (ISP).