You won’t complete your college life in the Ateneo if you don’t join an organization. In the diversity of Ateneo org life, you will not only be formed as a leader and be trained in specific skills; it is also here that most active org members have found life-long friends and memories that will last a lifetime.
It is also a widely accepted fact that academic formation is meaningless without corresponding practical and extra-curricular background: and this role of organizations is so critical to Ateneo formation, that the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Mr. Rene San Andres, has dubbed it the “Laboratory of Life.” This is also the reason why most employers favor students with excellent involvement and defined leadership positions in their college organizations.
Each of the 50 accredited student organizations is a testament to the above statements. Each Ateneo organization has a particular field, sector, skill or core competency that it seeks to address and improve—all in the spirit of service and the goal of social relevance. The diversity of cultures, of people, of passions and the dynamism of this life is an excellent adventure free for every Atenean to explore.
The Council of Organizations of the Ateneo, as the confederation of the 50 accredited organizations of the Ateneo, helps protect that diversity and the general welfare of the organizations. We, through our Central Board, Executive Board and Executive Teams, give formation programs that build the skills of the Executive Board members of the organizations; help in administering the organizations through policies, information dissemination systems; organize projects such as the Recruitment Week for the organizations; and represent the organizations as liaison officers to offices and external groups and as official delegates in different LS-wide, nationwide and even international events.
And as long as you are part of an accredited organization, you are part of this COA family. To every Atenean: this is your chance to make your Ateneo life more meaningful and exciting. This is your chance to complete your Ateneo life! So join and be active in an Ateneo organization. Be an active org member!
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