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History of Office for VPF

The Ateneo de Zamboanga University
throughout these years has a formation team which is handled by the Assistant
to the President for Formation. The Director of the team reports directly to
the President.


The team is composed of Heads/ Directors of
all the units (Grade School, Junior High School, Senior High School and
Colleges) and Offices that handles the formation of the students and faculty
and staff.


Over the centuries, the Ignatian
Spirituality has given us a particular structure, being and action to the Good
News. Such particular charism or gift the first Jesuits received is also given
to us to continue the mission. Our aim in the formation is to allow our
faculty, staff and students discover their own talents and giftedness: people
are gifted to renew, re-interpret and re-vitalize our charism and mission. In
our community, we are gifted with the following:


Common story to enter – Life of St. Ignatius/ADZU History

Language to speak
Ignatian Core Values 

Group to where we belong – ADZU community

Way how to pray – Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Way of proceeding                  – Examen (Discernment)

Mission to undertake               – Frontier: Intellectual
Apostolate/Peace and Development

7)  Face of God to see.               – Preferential Option for the                     

Poor/Inter-Religious Dialogue


The role of the Formation Office in the
University is to supervise, link and integrate the different formation programs
initiated by the different departments. And in doing so, they supplement and
complement each other’s programs towards one direction and fulfill the Mission
and Vision of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University, that is, bringing peace and
development in Zamboanga, the region, and the whole nation.


In our desire to provide total formation to
our faculty, students and staff, the Formation Council and under the
supervision of the Vice President for Formation.

Ministry Office

  • Social
    Awareness and Community Service Involvement
  • College
    Guidance Office
  • Grade
    School Formation Office
  • Junior
    High School Formation Office
  • Senior
    High School Formation Office
  • Central

formation for faculty, students and staff includes the following:

  •  Spiritual
  • Psycho-Emotional
  • Socio-Political

we celebrate more than 100 years of AdZU, it is envisioned the total Formation
is the integration of the three major schools of formation:

  • School
    of the Head
  • School
    of the Heart
  • School
    of the Hand