Beneath thy banner bright,
We dedicate our youth and strength
To battle for the right.
We give our lives with glad intent
To die for God and thee,
To serve, to suffer and be spent
To set out brothers free,
O lead us on to right,
With thee our guide our way is bright
To face the word aright.
We trust God for the grace to win
The high victorious goal,
Where purity shall conquer sin
In Christ-like self control.
We envision God’s reign through a Christian institution of learning inspired by
Methodist traditions for the transformation of society
Participate in the transformation of society through academic excellence and service sustained by Christian values.
To this end, Wesleyan University-Philippines undergirds scholarship, character and service with a lively faith in God.
The seal of Wesleyan University-Philippines is composed of an open book and a lighted torch superimposed on a triangle. On the three sides of the triangle are inscribed the major emphases of the University: SCHOLARSHIP, SERVICE and CHARACTER.
The book represents a fountain of knowledge open to all students who seek admission into this Institution. The torch symbolizes the burning desire to serve God, country and fellow human beings, the unending passion to improve character, and the quest for excellence through scholarship.
The emblem of the United Methodist Church lies on the top of the triangle to signify the church-relatedness of the institution.
Wesleyan University-Philippines (WUP) is a non-stock, non-profit, nonsectarian, co-educational institution of higher learning in Cabanatuan City.
Starting as Philippine Wesleyan College, it was founded on July 1, 1946 and incorporated on April 28, 1948. It was conceived by a group of Filipino and American Methodists as part of the realization of their ecclesiastic mission in Central Luzon in general, and in Cabanatuan in particular.
The Institution attained university status on April 24, 1978 and has since carried the name Wesleyan University-Philippines. Since its elevation to university status, it has grown in terms of academic programs, student enrolment, physical plant and facilities, faculty and staff and other support services, and research and extension. It has also expanded its operations to two campuses -- the Cushman Campus in Cabanatuan City and Maria Aurora.
The University’s growth can be attributed to the commitment of its past and present administrators:
- Dr. Dionisio D. Alejandro (1946-1947)
- Rev. Carlos Mañacop Sr. (1947-1952)
- Dr. Roxy Lefforge (1952-1954)
- Dr. Asuncion A. Perez (1954-1967)
- Dr. Fidel P. Galang (1967-1970)
- Dr. Gloria D. Lacson (1970-1993)
- Dr. Emmanuel G. Cleto (1993-1999)
- Dr. Dominador Z. Cabasal (OIC, December 1999 – May 2000)
- Dr. Zenaida P. Lumba (2000-2004)
- Atty. Guillermo T. Maglaya (OIC, June 16, 2004 – May 10, 2005; President, May 11, 2005 to April 27, 2009)
- Prof. Manuel G. Palomo (April 27, 2009 to May 31, 2011)
- Mr. Pacifico B. Aniag (OIC/Acting President, June 1, 2011 to May 31, 2012; President, June 1, 2012 to present)
Since its founding, the Wesleyan academic community has strived towards the realization of its institutional philosophy, vision and mission. Consequently, it has set a number of records:
· It is the only Methodist university in the Philippines;
· It was the first private university in Nueva Ecija;
· The big majority of academic degree offerings of WUP are accredited. Seven of those programs enjoy Level III status: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Accountancy, Education, Nursing, High School and Elementary;
· It enjoys a five-year autonomous status from March 11, 2009 to March 31, 2014, upgraded from the de-regulated status granted by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) from October 27, 2003 to October 26, 2008;
· Its Graduate School was the first accredited graduate school in the region;
· It was the first university in the region to top the board examination for Certified Public Accountants (1985) and for Electronics and Communications Engineers (2002);
· It was the first university in Nueva Ecija to operate a campus radio station;
· It was rated “Excellent” in the management assessment conducted by the Institutional Development Program of the Fund for Assistance to Private Education (FAPE) in 1987;
· It was chosen as one of the Top 21 Universities in the country through a 1995 assessment done by CHED;
· It has close and strong linkages with various national and foreign agencies;
· It is the only university in Nueva Ecija with a legitimate labor organization.