Office of Counseling and Guidance
The Office of Counseling and Guidance (OCG) is committed to the holistic development of students for them to realize their potential to acquire skills and values that will enable them to become socially responsible and well-rounded leaders of a global society. It:
- Offers counseling services rendered by professionally trained guidance services specialists;
- Runs programs and services on career development, leadership training, life-skill workshop, stress management, wellness program, psychological testing and job placement; and
- Helps students develop self-awareness and self-realization to increase their capacity for achievement and for finding solutions to various problem situations.
The programs and services of the OCG are open to all UP students free of charge and with a reasonable fee for non-UP individuals or groups. Regular counseling hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Psychological testing and group activities are scheduled Monday to Friday during office hours and, upon special request, on Saturdays. Although an appointment for counseling is desirable, students with pressing concerns may walk in during office hours. Counseling sessions are confidential.