Office of Student Affairs


UP Cebu students who are innovative, inspired and supported
to lead, influence, and contribute to the betterment of society.


The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) is committed to the academic, personal and professional growth of each student.

In collaboration with faculty, staff, and families, we provide opportunities for students in the areas of student life, wellness, leadership, service, and diversity.

We challenge and enable our students to become compassionate and responsible citizens and leaders by fostering an accessible, inclusive, and diverse learning campus environment.

Core Values

Our work will be guided and informed by our commitment to:

  • Integrity – honesty, congruency of words and actions, credibility
  • Diversity – respect for people, committed to equality, compassionate and sensitive to the needs of others
  • Quality Service – action-oriented, helpful, committed to a culture of teamwork and collaboration
Nature and Scope

The area of responsibility of the Office of Student Affairs shall include all programs and activities pertaining to student development, welfare and discipline. It shall:

  • coordinate and supervise student counselling and testing services and the conduct of research in support thereof;
  • participate in the formulation of policies pertaining to student discipline, welfare and interest;
  • develop suitable mechanisms designed to promote closer relations between the faculty and other university personnel on the one hand and the students on the other; and
  • perform such other functions and activities as pertain to student development, welfare and discipline.
Functions and Services

The Office of Student Affairs shall be directly responsible for coordinating and monitoring students’ activities, promulgating rules and regulations on student conduct, as well as overseeing matters pertaining to student welfare. The following services are offered:

  1. Guidance and Counseling
    Students are guided in making decisions about personal, vocational, spiritual and educational concerns with the help of a licensed professional counselor. The Guidance Services Specialists shall administer programs and activities towards assisting students in their adjustment to college life and preparing them to assume mature roles in society.
  2. Testing
    Administers and interprets tests for the well-rounded development of the students, as well as providing testing support for external clientele.
  3. Job Placement
    Provides job placement information and facilitates students’ transition from school to work.
  4. Student Inventory
    Updates academic/ scholastic records and co-curricular activities of students.
  5. Socialized Tuition System & Other Scholarships
    Assists students in availing of financial assistance and other grants/scholarships. Takes care of the Socialized Tuition System, student scholarships, assistantships and student loans.
  6. Student Organizations
    Coordinates all student organizations including Student Council & Tug-ani. Oversees recognized campus-based student organizations in relation to (a) approving applications for recognition, (b) facilitating meetings and joint activities among organizations, (c) endorsing requests for the use of campus facilities, and (d) disseminating information on student activities awards and contests.
  7. Information
    Makes accessible to the students information relevant to their curricular and co-curricular activities.
  8. Dormitory
    Oversees the campus dormitory, and in the selection of residents to be accepted.

For more information, please visit the OSA website at