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About Us

The OSA aligns withand commits to the vision of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University (AdZU) of a new Mindanao; of diverse communities enjoying peace – a new Mindanao at the heart of a new Philippines and its twofold mission of advancing leadership education and advocating social transformation.

Therefore, the OSA will complement with and assist the academic and non-academic organizations of AdZU in holistically developing students to be committed and responsible persons. To encourage the total formation and development of the students, the OSA will strive to maintain a caring, sensitive and supportive environment.

Specific Goals

  • To help students adjust to a life in the AdZU community
  • To encourage the development of responsible and ethical conduct among students
  • To encourage students to appreciate and respect ethnic, cultural, religious, physical and gender differences
  • To support the interpersonal and social development of students
  • To provide students with opportunities to develop skills in leadership

The Heart of OSA

The OSA is deeply rooted with the AdZU core values of:

  1. Ignatian Spirituality: “Contemplative in Action” as a way of life
  2. Respect for the dignity of the human person and care for the environment
  3. Honesty and Integrity
  4. Generous and humble service
  5. Academic excellence
  6. Love of country, especially the poor, marginalized and neglected

Jesuit Education is world-affirming, assisting in the total formation of each individual within the human community