TRADITIONS

FRATERNITY SEAL

Cardinal Red

Courage and Bravery

Old Blue

Loyalty

Gold

Excellence

WE GATHER LIGHT TO SCATTER.

FRATERNITY FLOWER

Pink Rose

When the Fraternity was founded in 1918, the pink rose was one of the rarest flowers.  It was because of this novelty that the pink rose came to be considered a very special flower.

In the same respect, the Fraternity is also very special for there is only one Upsilon Sigma Phi.

THE UPSILON CREDO

I am an Upsilonian and proud of it.

I cherish the sincere fellowship of my fraternity brothers because they consider me an upright, self-respecting man capable of growth and greater service to my fellowmen.

I appreciate the efforts of the Upsilon Sigma Phi in helping create a climate conducive to learning and progress in the University of the Philippines; to economic stability and political maturity in the Republic of the Philippines, realizing that only then can a dream of one world be attained.

I revere the fine traditions of the Upsilon Sigma Phi. Its abiding faith and loyalty to the ideals of my alma mater and my country suffuse me with courage. Its ideals of peace and freedom for all peoples give me hope and strength. Its spirit of self-negation for the greater good, of oneness in victory or in defeat of mutual aid and affection, inspires and humbles me.

May I prove myself worthy of all these that the Upsilon Sigma Phi stands for, and be a tried and true Upsilonian.

IF

By: Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, but make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, and yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream — and not make dreams your master; if you can think — and not make thoughts your aim, If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, and stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings and risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings and never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after their are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you except the will which says to them: “hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, or walk with kings — nor lose the common touch, It neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, if all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, Yours is the earth and everything that’s in it, and — which is more — you’ll be a man my son!

UPSILON SIGMA PHI VIDEOS

Upsilon Sigma Phi: Them Fellas from That Sunny Age

A tribute documentary to the Upsilon Sigma Phi Fellows who joined during the years 1930-1950. The documentary is amateur and was never used for broadcast. We do not own the music used in the video.

UNO Awards

Upsilonians Noble & Outstanding (Uno) Awards

UPSILON SIGMA PHI

90th year video tribute

Traditions

A bond tested by time.

For a century, the Upsilon Sigma Phi has been a symbol of excellence in the University of the Philippines. Our fine traditions, passed down through generations, have welded us together like true and tempered steel.

For 100 years, Upsilon has produced upright and self-respecting men capable of growth and greater service to our alma mater and country.

The years cannot break us.

Upsilon Sigma Phi 90th Anniversary

Photo of brods through the years.

Upsilon Remembers Ninoy

August 18, 2009 – A “24 Oras” news feature about Ninoy Aquino being remembered by his fraternity brothers at Upsilon Sigma Phi.

The Fellowship of the Light

Upsilon Sigma Phi short film by Mike Sandejas ’91

UPSILON SIGMA PHI SONGS

  • #
    Title
    Artist
    Album
    Time
    ID
  • 01.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/02-Upsilon-March.mp3
    Upsilon March
    Dick Zamora
    The Music of Dick Zamora
    1:19
    s51
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 02.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/01-Ama-Namin.mp3
    Ama Namin
    Dick Zamora
    The Music of Dick Zamora
    2:17
    s31
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 03.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/03-Aloyan_s-Lullaby.mp3
    Aloyan's Lullaby
    Dick Zamora
    The Music of Dick Zamora
    3:19
    s33
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 04.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/04-Once-Upon-a-Dream.mp3
    Once Upon a Dream
    Dick Zamora
    The Music of Dick Zamora
    3:38
    s34
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 05.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/06-When-You_re-Away.mp3
    When You're Away
    Dick Zamora
    The Music of Dick Zamora
    3:49
    s36
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 06.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/07-When-You_re-Away-UPSA.mp3
    When You're Away (UPSA)
    Dick Zamora
    The Music of Dick Zamora
    3:33
    s37
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 07.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/08-Sa-Mga-Pangarap-Giliw.mp3
    Sa Mga Pangarap Giliw
    Dick Zamora
    The Music of Dick Zamora
    4:16
    s38
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 08.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/09-Tunay-Na-Pag-ibig.mp3
    Tunay Na Pag-ibig
    Dick Zamora
    The Music of Dick Zamora
    2:56
    s39
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 09.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/10-Pag-ibig-Ba_y-Ganito_.mp3
    Pag-ibig Ba'y Ganito?
    Dick Zamora
    The Music of Dick Zamora
    2:26
    s40
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 10.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/11-Moon-and-the-Music.mp3
    Moon and the Music
    Dick Zamora
    The Music of Dick Zamora
    2:26
    s41
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 11.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/12-Soñe.mp3
    Soñe
    Dick Zamora
    The Music of Dick Zamora
    2:28
    s42
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 12.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/13-Que-Mas_.mp3
    Que Mas?
    Dick Zamora
    The Music of Dick Zamora
    3:27
    s43
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 13.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/14-Dream-With-Me.mp3
    Dream With Me
    Dick Zamora
    The Music of Dick Zamora
    2:00
    s44
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 14.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/15-In-the-Hastening-Evening.mp3
    In the Hastening Evening
    Dick Zamora
    The Music of Dick Zamora
    4:08
    s45
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 15.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/16-Walis-ni-Tenteng.mp3
    Walis ni Tenteng
    Dick Zamora
    The Music of Dick Zamora
    2:41
    s46
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 16.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/17-Bakit-Ganito-ang-Damdamin-Ko_.mp3
    Bakit Ganito ang Damdamin Ko?
    Dick Zamora
    The Music of Dick Zamora
    2:46
    s47
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 17.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/18-Paalam-sa-Kahapon.mp3
    Paalam sa Kahapon
    Dick Zamora
    The Music of Dick Zamora
    2:58
    s48
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 18.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/19-Could-This-Be-Love_.mp3
    Could This Be Love?
    Dick Zamora
    The Music of Dick Zamora
    3:01
    s49
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 19.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/20-Could-This-Be-Love_-UPSA.mp3
    Could This Be Love? (UPSA)
    Dick Zamora
    The Music of Dick Zamora
    3:51
    s50
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 20.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/01-Overture.mp3
    Overture
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    5:40
    s3
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 21.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/02-Intro.mp3
    Intro
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    3:44
    s4
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 22.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/03-Sad-Time.mp3
    Sad Time
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    5:32
    s5
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 23.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/04-Hello-World.mp3
    Hello World
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    2:44
    s6
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 24.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/05-Dialogue.mp3
    Dialogue
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    2:41
    s7
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 25.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/06-Time-Will-Tell.mp3
    Time Will Tell
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    4:25
    s8
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 26.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/07-Tango-Segue.mp3
    Tango Segue
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    2:13
    s9
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 27.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/08-Our-Guiding-Light.mp3
    Our Guiding Light
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    2:41
    s10
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 28.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/09-Epidemic-Segue.mp3
    Epidemic Segue
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    3:24
    s11
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 29.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/10-Dialogue.mp3
    Dialogue
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    5:42
    s12
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 30.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/11-When-Problems.mp3
    When Problems
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    4:53
    s13
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 31.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/13-Dialogue.mp3
    Dialogue
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    2:25
    s15
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 32.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/14-Could-It-Be.mp3
    Could It Be
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    7:16
    s16
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 33.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/15-Ay-Ay-song.mp3
    Ay-Ay song
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    3:58
    s17
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 34.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/16-Bagbagtu.mp3
    Bagbagtu
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    2:40
    s18
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 35.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/17-Bagbagtu-2.mp3
    Bagbagtu 2
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    4:21
    s19
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 36.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/18-Gong-Dance.mp3
    Gong Dance
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    3:38
    s20
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 37.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/19-Aloyan.mp3
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    3:20
    s21
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 38.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/21-Intermission.mp3
    Intermission
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    1:27
    s23
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 39.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/22-This-and-That.mp3
    This and That
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    2:38
    s24
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 40.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/23-True-to-Myself.mp3
    True to Myself
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    4:56
    s25
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 41.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/24-Duel.mp3
    Duel
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    2:24
    s26
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 42.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/25-Kyrie.mp3
    Kyrie
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    5:18
    s27
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 43.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/26-Finale.mp3
    Finale
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    5:15
    s28
    audio/mpeg
    100
  • 44.
    http://upsilon.com/wp-content/uploads/27-Curtains.mp3
    Curtains
    Aloyan
    Aloyan
    2:21
    s29
    audio/mpeg
    100

FRATERNITY MARCH

“Upsilon March Song”
Music by Fellow Ricardo Vicente S. Zamora’49
Lyrics by Fellow Manuel M. Martell ‘47

We’re Upsilonians,
O this title we proudly bear,
Through tears and laughter,
We are one everytime, everywhere
The years cannot break us,
But will only seal
Weld us together,
Like true and tempered steel.

Oh hail to thee,
Our glorious fraternity
In victory and through defeat,
Loyal we shall be
Hail to thee,
Whatever might befall
We’re ever ready at thy call,
Upsilon Sigma Phi

FRATERNITY LOVE SONG

“When You’re Away”
Music by Fellow Ricardo Vicente S. Zamora ’49
Lyrics by Fellow Manuel M. Martell ‘47
Composed in 1950 as part of the Upsilon cavalcade “Aloyan,” the first full-length English play written by a Filipino

Love has a way of remem’bring
A million and one yesterdays
And love has a way of reliving
The mem’ries no joy can replace

When you’re away
There is no night or day
I long for you
The whole while through

I miss you so
My days have lost the magic glow
I knew when life was you

Ah love that song within my heart lives on
T’will be forever as the sun
And when all other loves have ceased and gone
T’will still be you my ever one

My heart will pray
For you in every rise and set of day
When you’re away

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The modern history of the Philippines is deeply tied to that of its state university, the University of the Philippines; and the history of the University is intricately entwined with that of its oldest and most prestigious student organization: the Upsilon Sigma Phi.

No complete story of my country can be written without touching on the crucial roles that the University of the Philippines and the Upsilon Sigma Phi have played in shaping the Philippines – for both the University of the Philippines and the Upsilon Sigma Phi were committed to using the gift of knowledge to serve and transform society.

Born from just a few years apart, they were there when the Filipino people strove to build the key pillars of a sovereign nation. They helped draft the fundamental document that enshrined our deepest values and hopes for the future as a democratic country.

Today they stand boldly on the vast frontiers of a profoundly changed world, of a deeply transformed nation. And I am sure they will do the university and the fraternity proud.

Ponciano G.A. Mathay ’48
Upsilon Sigma Phi
Illustrious Fellow, 1952

WE GATHER LIGHT TO SCATTER