List of UP Jargon

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UP Jargon refers to words, terminologies, aliases, and acronyms pertaining to or describing the people, places, events, traditions, and ideas related to the University of the Philippines (UP). These were coined due to such diverse reasons as easy recall of names, terms of endearment, making fun of others, and for simply following the Filipino habit of associating a particular name – however remotely related – to a person, place, or event. Understandably, these UP jargon are unique to people from the university and, over time, have become part of the vocabulary of generations of UP students, professors, employees, and alumni.

Arranged in alphabetical order, the following are some of the famous words, terminologies, aliases, and acronyms that are now part of the trademark of the Philippines' premier university.


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Acad Oval

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The Acad Oval (short for Academic Oval) is a 2.2 kilometer elliptical road in the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

Agoncillo

Agoncillo refers to the thick green textbook History of the Filipino People by Teodoro A. Agoncillo. His surname has become synonymous to the book as it has become the standard textbook for Kas 1, and for many history subjects not only in UP but also in other universities.

Alumni

Alumni are the students of UP who have finished their courses. They are usually characterized as very nostalgic, often passing by the alma mater years later to reminisce their experiences, meet their friends who were delayed, greet their professors, etc.

Despite their graduated status, they still get student discounts in buying centennial yearbooks when they tag along with their younger family who also studies at UP.

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Alpha Phi Omega

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Alpha Phi Omega (commonly known as APO, but also ΑΦΩ, A-Phi-O, and A-Phi-Q) is a co-ed service fraternity organized to provide community service, leadership development, and social opportunities to college students. Chapters of the fraternity exist in the United States, Australia, and the Philippines.The purpose of the fraternity is "to assemble college students in a national service fraternity in the fellowship of principles derived from the Scout Oath and Scout Law of the Boy Scouts of America; to develop leadership, to promote friendship, and to provide service to humanity; and to further freedom that is our national, educational, and intellectual heritage".

Anthro 187

Anthro 187 (Anthropology 187- Sex and Culture) is one of the most popular subjects in UP Diliman which deals on the topics related to sex, sexuality, and gender in different cultures. It was first offered in the university in 1974. Since then, it has become a popular elective course among students.

The course title often misleads a number of student enrollees to believe that this is merely a sex education class. In fact, this is one of the reasons why they crowd in a class of limited seats. Aside from various anthropological thoughts about sex and culture, the subject is also known for its few Anthropology professors who usually offer this class on seasonal terms such as Jerome Bailen, Soledad Dalisay, and Michael Tan.

Arki

Arki is the term that University of the Philippines (UP) students use to refer to either the UP College of Architecture or the course, BS Architecture.

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