Did you know that from 1909 to Sept. 24 2010, the U.P. System has a total of 273,783 alumni, 3,112 of which are from the U.P. Open University? The UPOU has produced this much since its inaugural in 1995. (Source: UP OAR)
The University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) has identified the following benefits for an accredited chapter of the University of the Philippines (U.P.), like the UPOU Alumni Foundation, Inc.:
Members of a chapter are accorded the same privileges as members of the UPAA mother unit in Diliman.
The Chapter will receive copies of Carillon (courtesy of UP/OAR).
Chapter activities submitted to UPAA will be published in the UPAA Yearbook.
Chapter officers are entitled to participate in UPAA Council Meetings and take part in setting policy for the Association.
Chapter Presidents become ex-officio members of the UPAA Board of Directors and are entitled to attend Board meetings.
(Source: UPAA website)
Here and abroad, there are 303 alumni chapters in the U.P. system:
209 local chapters are based in the provinces, schools, and colleges, including those of fraternities and sororities;
94 foreign chapters have been established in Asia, Australia, Canada, Middle East, Europe, and the U.S. (Source: UP OAR, 2011)