The Office of Student Activities (OSA) serves as the central planning and coordinating body for student activities in UP Diliman to enhance the academic and leadership development as well as the social well-being of students.
OSA Recognizes and coordinates with more than 250 university-based student organizations through its General Program for Students. Student orgs are categorized as: academic, alliance, cause-oriented, community service, dormitory association, fraternity, regional/provincial, religious, special interest, sorority, and sports and recreation. The OSA also processes applications for and awards tambayan spaces; facilitates meetings, joint activities, and exchange of ideas among student organizations; endorses requests for the use of the University facilities; endorses to particular offices the approval of the posting of activity announcements and promo materials; disseminates information on student activities, awards, contests, scholarships and the like.
Our Office attends to the legal status and residency needs of all international students enrolled in UP Diliman through its International Students Program (ISP) as well as to foreign faculty involved in exchange programs from 37 different countries. In coordination with the Office of Extension Coordination (OEC) and the Office of International Linkages (OIL), the OSA assists foreign students, researchers and faculty in securing visas and other documents and other requirements. The OSA also serves as a liaison office between foreign students, faculty and researchers and government agencies such as the Department of Justice, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation, and the Bureau of Quarantine. On the average, the ISP attends to some 220 foreign students per semester, who come from African nations including Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe; European nation including Finland, France, Germany, Russia, Poland, Spain, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom; American nations including Canada, United States of America, Bolivia, Chile and Colombia; Asian nation including Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Syria, and Vietnam; and Australasian and Oceania nations including Australia, New Zealand and Vanuatu.
Lastly, we provide administrative support to the Philippine Collegian Editorial Examinations and the University Student Council Elections.