Student organizations are student-initiated clubs that engage in activities aimed at your intellectual, cultural, and professional formation.
While academics are the main thrust of university education, education does not occur solely within the four walls of the classroom. Your education is incomplete without your involvement in student organizations which are a venue for more thorough personal formation. These organizations give you the opportunity to manage projects, meet and work with different kinds of people, apply things learned in the classroom, and gain friends. The University, therefore, encourages you to join at least one extra-curricular activity.
You may hesitate to join extra-curricular activities because of a perceived lack of time. Although your primary purpose for being in the University is to study, you should also recognize the proper value of non-academic activities. Often, the solution is good time management. If you know how to handle your time properly, then you can do well in school and still be active in student organizations. Joining student organizations is an excellent way of putting into practice what you have learned and having fun doing it.
There are various student organizations in the University.
- Business Economics Association (BEA)
- Dulaang ROC (formerly ROC Opera Company)
- Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR)
- Management Association of UA&P
Given that these organizations have their own objectives, goals, and projects, you are sure to find a club that suits your interests. Check the bulletin boards for announcements on org recruitment.