The UPAA, Arizona Chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been accredited by the University of the Philippines Alumni Association since 2017. In 2020, the organization was accredited as the charter chapter of the UP Alumni Association in America, Inc. (UPAAA, Inc.).
Membership to UPAA-AZ is open to all UP Alumni who are residing in the beautiful state of Arizona. Holders of any diploma, title or certificate, or who were former regular students of any University of the Philippines campus, having earned at least sixty academic units, and not having been dismissed for misconduct or scholastic deficiency may join the association.
UPAA-AZ engages in fund-generating activities to finance its scholarship projects, partnerships, and other activities in pursuit of its objectives:
- To organize the members’ collective efforts in assisting their Alma Mater in the fulfillment of its academic mission as a world-class institution for tertiary education;
- To help strengthen the University to play its vital role in the development of Philippine society and of the Filipino nation;
- To help establish an efficient placement bureau to assist University of the Philippines alumni in seeking gainful employment where their professional competence is most suited;
- To foster camaraderie and spirit of the Filipino “bayanihan” in the midst of fulfilling the organization’s mission.