The Office of Student Activities recognizes and coordinates with more than 250 university-based student organizations through its General Program for Students.Student Organizations are categorized as: academic, alliance, cause-oriented, community service, dormitory association, fraternity, regional/provincial, religious, special interest, sorority, and sports and recreation. The OSA attends to the needs and concerns of international students enrolled in UP Diliman through its International Students Program specifically concerning admission, visas, study permits, and housing. OSA also keeps track of their academic progress. It also provides administrative support to the Philippine Collegian Editorial Examinations and the University Student Council Elections.
OSA serves as the central planning & coordinating body for university-wide student activities in UP-Diliman to enhance theacademic & social well-being of students. It is a merger of the previous Student Activity Center (SAC) and the International Students Program (ISP). It has two pronged programs for the general studentry and the international students.
Through its General Program for Student Organizations, the OSA:
- Processes applications for University recognition
- Processes applications for and award tambayans
- Facilitates meetings/joint activities/exchange of ideas among student organizations
- Endorses requests for funding and use of University facilities
- Approves posting of activity/promo materials
- Disseminates information on student activities, awards, contests
- Provides administrative and support to the Philippine Collegian Editorial Examinations and University Student Council Elections.
The Diliman campus has more than 230 university-based organizations and 80 college-based 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.
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).