UPLB Office of the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs (OVCCA) is one of the executive offices of the UPLB central administration that is tasked to create an enabling environment for creativity and innovation among the University’s constituents.

It oversees four university administrative offices, namely the University Police Force (UPF), University Health Service (UHS), UPLB Housing Office (UHO), UPLB-Gender Center (UPLB-GC), and one university committee, which is the Occupational Health and Safety Standards Committee (OHSSC)

It is also in charge of building and nurturing good relations among UPLB’s internal and external communities and maintaining strong community networks among partner institutions, the Los Baños community and local government, and communities in the CALABARZON region.


OVCCA is envisioned to be a model in the effective and efficient management of quality services that are responsive to the needs of the UPLB community, and to be a leader in the sustainable development and conservation of the University’s endowed natural resources.


As a model of quality service management and a leader in sustainable natural resource management, OVCCA seeks to be visible, dependable, transparent, credible and enterprising.


OVCCA strives for UPLB to be a safe, secure, clean, green, healthy, livable, and sustainable campus.

To fulfill its mandate, the OVCCA supervises the following UPLB units:

It also supervises the following committees:

Functions of OVCCA