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. Created on 23 October 1997, during the Board of Regents’ 1113th meeting, OVCCA is tasked to manage and coordinate the community affairs programs and services of UPLB.  OVCCA fulfills its mandate by maintaining an academic community that is safe, secure, healthy, environment-friendly, and inspiring for the creativity and innovation of the UPLB community.

It oversees four University administrative offices, namely the University Health Service (UHS), UPLB Gender Center (UPLB GC), UPLB Housing Office (UHO), and UPLB Security and Safety Office (SSO).

Aligned with the University’s public service function, OVCCA is also in charge of nurturing strong relations among UPLB’s internal and external communities, including partner institutions, local government units, the Los Baños community, and other neighboring localities.


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To lead in caring, protecting, and securing the health, safety, and welfare needs of the UPLB community.

It also supervises the following committees:

Functions of OVCCA