Universitas Foundation, Inc. (UFI) or Universitas for short is a non-stock, non-profit organization duly-registered at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the Republic of the Philippines [Company Reg. No. CN201801950], following the provisions of Title XI of B.P. 68 or the Corporation Code of the Philippines.
Universitas started in the year 2003 as an organization of scholars, youth leaders and volunteers, whose officers were mainly from the University of the Philippines. Its principal aim was to foster among its members a spirit of excellence and service to society and to promote values education among the youth. On December 12, 2017, the last chairperson of the organization and its founding adviser, together with other friends, decided to begin its process of incorporation as a non-stock corporation, paving the way for its legal incorporation in 2018.
Latin for “universality”, Universitas’ name signifies the Foundation’s thrust of promoting and upholding universally-valid morals and values in society in the belief that right upbringing is crucial in forming future leaders. Universitas believes that good governance can be traced back to the formation received by leaders, with the right values planted in their hearts and minds while they are young.
A country led, directed and managed by leaders who are competent, with stable moral character and well-formed conscience.
To provide programs, projects, activities, venues, structures and institutions for the development of moral character, as a necessary and stable foundation for nation building, starting with the youth, through education, research and social welfare and outreach.