The Epsilon Chi Fraternity, based in the College of Engineering of the University of the Philippines (UP), turned over a health and fitness facility to UP, in an inauguration ceremony held on October 2, 2018. Named the “Epsilon Chi Center”, or EC Center, this new building is the fraternity’s legacy gift to UP “in gratitude and appreciation for the top-notch education that the university had provided” and is said to be the first ever building that an organization has donated to UP Diliman.
The EC Center features a basketball court that can also be used for other sports activities and events, such as volleyball, badminton and table tennis. The center also has a gym and several commercial stalls that offer the UP community a holistic environment.
UP System officials, together with the fraternity council, attended the mass and blessing, and officiated the ribbon-cutting and unveiling of the center’s marker. Department of Science and Technology (DoST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña, UP President Danilo Concepcion, UP Diliman Chancellor Michael L. Tan, and UP Epsilon Chi Fraternity Alumni, Inc. Radian Governor Eugenio G. Ong delivered messages during the inauguration.
The EC Center now serves as the training facility of the UP Fighting Maroons. (Fred Dabu, UP MPRO)
For more information about the EC Center, read “A Physical High from Epsilon Chi”.