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DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY DASMARIAS







STUDENT HANDBOOK

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VISION
De La Salle University Dasmarias is a Filipino Catholic University
established and managed by the De La Salle Brothers and their lay partners
in the historic province of Cavite in response to the needs of the Church and
the Nation for human and Christian education, particularly the youth at risk.
Guided by the Lasallian values of Faith, Service, and Communion, the
University participates meaningfully in the process of social transformation by
forming God-centered, people-oriented, and patriotic persons who serve as
responsible and professionally competent stewards of Gods creation.

MISSION
To realize this vision, the University shall strive to become a leading
institution nationally and globally in the integral formation of the youth by
offering relevant, responsive, and community-oriented academic programs,
research and extension services, and promoting a keen sense of history, arts
and culture.

Following in the footsteps of Saint John Baptist De La Salle, the University


shall continue transforming itself into a caring community guided by Gospel
values, with a fervent spirit of service, love for learning, and excellence
through a holistic formation of its members.

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WHO ARE THE LASALLIAN STUDENTS?

Lasallian learners are unique and gifted individuals who.

strive to integrate Gospel perspectives and values in the conduct


of their daily lives;

are committed to excellence in order to be of greater service to


GOD and country;

take progressive responsibility for their own learning and


development;

express concern and compassion for the plight of the vulnerable


and marginalized sectors of society and respond to their needs;
and

work together creatively, constructively, and enthusiastically to


support the Lasallian Mission.

Source: Lasallian Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian


nd
Family 2 Edition, Copyright April 2009

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STUDENT HANDBOOK REVISION COMMITTEE
SY 2009-2010
MEMBERS:

Dr. Cristina Dela Cruz, Dean,COE


Mr. Paulino Gatpandan, Associate Dean, COS
Arch. Antonio Gutierrez, Associate Dean, CEAT
Ms. Silfa Napicol, Associate Dean, CLA
Mr. William de Arca, Official Representative, CCJE
Mr. Eduardo Malvar, Official Representative, CBA
Ms. Irma Gatdula, Official Representative, CIHM
Ms. Evelyn Perez, Director, SDAO
Ms. Brenda Martinez, Director, SPO
Mr. Jose Ritche Bongcaron, Director, Planning Office
Ms. Chealyn Lleno, Director, SWAFO
Ms. Teresita Unabia , University Registrar
Dr. Carmelyn Antig, President, POLCA
Mr. Allan Rosarda, Official Representative, SWC
Gene Roumer Sarmiento/Enrico Montemayor, University Student Council SY 2009-2010
John Lour Flores/Sebastian Susaya, Official Representative, COESC SY 2009-2010
Roy Dexter Eulin/Mia Adrielle Muoz, Official Representative, CIHMSC SY 2009-2010
Mary Fredellise De Jesus/Gregor Christopher Viscayda, Official Representative,
CBASC SY 2009-2010
Jet Caesar Lontok/James Luther Nones, Official Representative, CCJESC SY 2009-2010
Joseph Larry Balce Jr./Kate Angelica Esguerra, Official Representative, COSSC SY 2009-2010
Liberty Joy Lumbo/Mikko Paulo Alibin, Official Representative, CLASC SY 2009-2010
Irish Joy Rodriguez, Official Representative, CEATSC SY 2009-2010
Rizza Mendoza/Thammylet Tudio, Official Representative, Heraldo Filipino
Randolf Olayvar, Official Representative, PAG
Julius Rocas, Official Representative, Auxiliary Groups
Jonel Mendoza, Official Representative, SCE
Sebedi Justin Busayong, Official Representative, CSO

CHAIR:
DR. ISABELITA C. CELESTINO
Dean, Office of Student Services

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PAGE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PAGE

De La Salle University-Dasmarias: Vision-Mission Statement.. 2


Who Are the Lasallian Students? .. 3
Section 1 - General Directives .. 7
Section 2 - Program Offerings .. 14
Section 3 - Admission to the University ... 17
Section 4 - Enrollment Matters .. 29
Section 5 - Financial Information .. 33
Section 6 - Attendance .. 36
Section 7 - Examinations .. 38
Section 8 - Grading System .. 39
Section 9 - Honors List .. 42
Section 10 - Retention Policy .. 43
Section 11 - Graduation Requirements.... 44
Section 12 - Graduation with Honors ... 45
Section 13 - Student Clearance ... 46
Section 14 - Scholarship Program for Educational Assistance
And Development .. 47
Section 15 - Student Services .. 51
Student Wellness Center 51
National Service Training Program .. 53
Sports Development Office . 53
Student Development and Activities Office . 54
Student Publications Office . 69
Student Welfare and Formation Office . 75
Section 16 - Offenses, Violations and Sanctions .. 80
Section 17 - Guidelines for Off-Campus Activities. 88
Section 18 - Student Government .. 89
Section 19 - Auxiliary Services .. 91
Section 20 - Guidelines for Faculty Consideration 96
Section 21 - Guidelines for the Conduct of Community
Extension Service .. 98
Section 22 - Student Accident Insurance .... 101
Section 23 - Grievance Procedure .. 103

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Section 24 - Accord of Understanding .... 106
Section 25 - Other Regulations
A. Rules and Regulations Implementing Anti-Sexual
Harassment Act of 1995 . . 112
B. Guidelines on Academic Honesty 120
C. Guidelines on Anti-vandalism Rule 121
D. Guidelines Governing the Entry and Stay
of Foreign Students in the Philippines .. 122
E. Anti-Hazing Law .. 128
F. Guidelines on Random Drug Testing 131
Alma Mater Hymn .. 137
Three Basic Lasallian Prayer .. 137
Centennial Prayer .. 137
Transitory Provisions 138
Prescribed School Uniform .. 139
Campus Map 142

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Section 1
GENERAL DIRECTIVES
Students of De La Salle University-Dasmarias are expected to act
as mature Christians at all times, whether on or off campus, and show
respect for proper authority, for the rights of fellow students, and for the good
name of the University. To ensure an atmosphere conducive to the formation
of Filipino Christian men and women, and to maintain an order necessary for
the common good, students are expected to adhere to the following:

1.1 Familiarize themselves with the contents of this Student Handbook,


and strictly comply with all the provisions herein.

1.2 Bear in mind that the De La Salle University-Dasmarias is a Catholic


University; therefore, all students are required to attend masses
and/or similar activities, and are mandated to complete spiritual
retreats and recollections as prerequisite for graduation.

1.3 In the performance of their obligations, all students must act in


accordance to and/or with respect for the Christian principles,
traditions and ideals of the Filipino nation, and within the framework
of the policies, rules, and regulations of the University.

1.4 The University expects its young men and women to


observe/maintain the standards of responsibility and dignity which are
part of the spirit of the school. When a student does not measure up
to these standards (e.g., when a student undertakes unscrupulous
activities; engages in premarital sexual relations; performs acts which
malign his/her personhood as well as the name of the school; and
other similar acts) s/he asked to withdraw from the University after
due process.

1.5 As a Catholic institution for learning, this university does not tolerate
sexual indiscretions. Violation of this policy merits appropriate
corrective action, including but not limited to, requiring the student to
go on leave or withdraw from the university.

1.6 It is considered unethical for any student to make any unfavorable act
towards another, including sexist remarks and actions. Areas
exclusively used by men/women that are marked accordingly (i.e.,
ladies and mens rooms) are off limits to the opposite sex.

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1.7 Persons in Authority

School administrators and faculty members exercise authority


in loco parentis in relation to all students of the University. As such,
they shall have the right and duty to accost and refer any erring
student to the Student Welfare and Formation Office (SWAFO)
director or student formatores for appropriate action.

They may also report cases of violations of University rules


and regulations committed in their presence. The SWAFO director,
student formatores, and security guards are also persons in authority
and must be accorded proper courtesy.

1.8 The wearing of prescribed uniform is compulsory unless a student


has a written permit from the dean of Student Services or in his/her
absence, the SWAFO director.

For males, the prescribed uniform is beige Santana polo


barong with the embroidered logo of the University, white sando
inside (tucked-in), and chocolate brown slacks (straight cut). They are
enjoined to wear closed black leather shoes with dark colored socks.
Maong/Denim jeans of any color, cargo pants, sandals, and rubber
shoes are not allowed.
For females, the prescribed uniform is white blouse with
school patch on the left collar, emerald green slacks (semi-straight
cut), and closed black leather shoes, if socks were to be worn, plain
black or skin-tone is acceptable.
Students are required to wear the prescribed uniform, inside
the school premises from Mondays to Fridays except on Wednesdays
and Saturdays which are washdays.
Students who have no classes but need to come to the
University on days that are not washdays must also wear their school
uniforms.
Students who come to school at 5:00 p.m. onwards are
allowed to enter the campus in decent civilian clothes but are
required to put on their IDs.
Students with National Service Training Program
(NSTP)/Physical Education (PE) subjects may wear their NSTP/PE
T-shirt the whole day on which these subjects are scheduled.
However, PE shorts are not allowed inside the campus.

Students should wear their collegiate prescribed practicum


uniform and/or corporate attire during the designated day/s.

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The following are not allowed in campus.:

a. all kinds of shorts and torn/worn out jeans


b. spaghetti straps, racerback, tube
c. blouses and dresses with plunging neckline/backless
d. midriffs, hanging blouses, off shoulder blouses and dresses
e. All kinds of slippers, worn out shoes
f. skirts more than 2 inches above the knee
g. body hugging blouses and skirts /pants/shorts/leggings
h. haltered blouses and dresses
i. see-through attires

For ladies only a pair of earrings is allowed to be worn.


However, cross-dressing (e.g., overt gays sporting make-up and
wearing female attire) on campus is not tolerated. Body piercing is
likewise not allowed.

1.9 Identification Card (ID Card)

Every student officially enrolled must have an identification


card validated in each enrollment period and must be displayed at the
middle portion of the blouse/polo while on campus. Such identification
card must bear the signatures of the University Registrar and the
student. Found ID cards must be surrendered at the SWAFO. Security
guards, student formatores, or other persons in authority have the right
to ask for the students ID cards when the need arises.
In case a student has lost his ID card, s/he should:
a. report the loss to any SWAFO officer as soon as possible.
b. present current registration form.
c. secure the Certificate of Loss Form and referral form at the
SWAFO.
d. apply for a new ID card at the Office of the University
Registrar upon referral from the SWAFO.
e. pay the necessary amount for the new identification card at
the Cashier. While the new ID card is being processed, the
SWAFO issues a temporary gate pass indicating the number
of days such gate pass will be in effect.
ID cards may only be confiscated by persons in authority when
students commit a violation of school rules and regulations inflagrante
delicto (caught in the act). Upon confiscation of the identification card,
the person in authority will submit the same to the SWAFO which
issues a temporary gate pass, good for one (1) day.

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1.10 Courtesy to Members of the Academic Community

In dealing with all the members of the community, students


are expected to observe the usual norms of politeness, etiquette, and
courtesy. School administrators, faculty members, and support staff,
in their obligation to exercise the judgment of good parents in loco
parentis, may call the attention of students who display unbecoming
behavior on campus or during officially sanctioned University
activities outside the campus.

Abusive behavior or discourtesy towards University officials,


faculty, staff, student formatores, and security guards shall be dealt
with appropriate disciplinary action.

1.11 Student groups who invite guests from outside the campus e.g.,
guest lecturers, speakers, and seminar participants are required to
inform the Office of the Dean of Student Services, the Office of the
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, and the
respective college dean at least three (3) days before the activity.

1.12 Student Representation

Students may be allowed to participate in any outside activity,


contest, play, band, choir, conference, congress, association, society,
or group as representatives of the University or any of its recognized
student organizations provided there is a written authorization from
the respective college dean (for academic-related activities) and
noted by the dean of Student Services.

1.13 Bulletin Boards

Announcements shall be posted only on designated bulletin


boards. Properly prepared posters or notices may only be posted
after being noted by the Marketing Communications Office (MCO)
and approved by the director of the Student Development and
Activities Office. When posting an announcement on any bulletin
board in any college, courtesy dictates that the college dean should
be informed.
a. Students who post announcements without prior approval of
the said office shall be penalized accordingly. Posters and
streamers from outside entities must be noted by the MCO,
and then approved by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for
Administrative Services.

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b. The standard duration of all postings is two (2) weeks. It is the
responsibility of the concerned student group to remove all
posted information materials after expiration date.
c. Students caught defacing, mutilating, or removing posters
within the validity period shall be subject to disciplinary
sanctions.

1.14 Smoking

Smoking is strictly prohibited within the premises of the


University. (100 meters from the perimeter to any point RA9211
Tobacco Regulation Act)

1.15 Boycotting

Any student who impedes, obstructs, prevents, or defeats the


right and obligation of a teacher or professor to teach his subjects or
the right of the students to attend classes shall be subject to
disciplinary action.

1.16 Littering

Meals, snacks, and drinks should be taken only in the


canteen or within its immediate vicinity. However, students who wish
to eat in other designated areas are advised to dispose of their
wrappers, food containers, tissue papers, and the like in trash cans
and not in open places. Eating inside the classroom is generally
prohibited.

1.17 Proper decorum

Propriety and prudence especially in conduct, manner, or


appearance are expected at all times inside and outside the
University.

1.18 Public Display of Affection

Wholesome interaction among students is encouraged by the


University. However, acts or gestures that tend to offend other
members of the community are not tolerated in the campus.

The following are considered offending to the members of the


Lasallian community:
a. kissing
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b. embracing
c. necking
d. petting
e. sitting on somebody elses lap
f. partners staying in dark inconspicuous places
g. partners staying in parked vehicles with lights off and
closed windows
h. arm/s on hips or waist of opposite sex

1.19 Storm Signals

DLSU-Dasmarias follows storm signals for both Metro


Manila and Southern Luzon; that is, if storm signal number three (3)
or four (4) is sounded in either area, classes in the undergraduate
and graduate levels shall be automatically suspended. Offices and
the entire campus shall be closed.

1.20 Floods, earthquakes, jeepney/bus strikes, coup detat, and other


emergency situations

Announcements by the Commission on Higher Education


(CHED) or by other government agencies that apply specifically only
to Metro Manila concerning floods, earthquakes, transport strike,
coup d etat, or other emergencies do not automatically apply to
DLSU-Dasmarias. However, should the need to suspend classes
arise, the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Academic Services
(VCFAS) shall consider the following:
a. Both the safety of students, faculty, and staff, on the one hand
and the continuation of classes to ensure academic standards, on
the other.
b. Announcements will be made as early as possible. These will be
posted at the security guard outposts in all gates and in front of
the Gregoria Montoya Hall. Whenever possible, announcements
over DZMM AM radio band will be made.
c. If no announcement was made until five oclock in the morning, it
should be assumed that classes will be held and offices will be
opened. However, announcements on suspension of classes may
be made later in the day.

1.21 Suspension of Classes

Administration officials authorized to make decisions on


suspension of classes are the Vice Chancellor for Finance and

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Administrative Services (VCFAS) and the Vice Chancellor of
Academics and Research (VCAR).

1.22 Students Compliance with Classroom Policies and Procedures

Students should follow the usual classroom policies and


procedures as well as those set by the teacher. Students who violate
such policies may be referred to the SWAFO for proper action.

1.23 Students Duty to Inform Parents/Guardians

It is the duty of the students to keep their parents/guardians


informed of their academic standing and the consequences of
excessive absences or failures. Notices that may be sent by the
University to parents/guardians are merely by way of courtesy. They
do not relieve the students of their obligation to inform their
parents/guardians of their standing in school. Therefore, the lack of
knowledge about the students status on the part of the
parents/guardians shall not be blamed on the University nor shall the
latter be held responsible for such ignorance.

1.24 Use of University Facilities

The University encourages students use of campus facilities


for meetings as well as social, cultural, and recreational activities.
Misuse or careless use of such facilities however disqualifies the
students from using the same facilities in the future. Unauthorized
use of facilities shall be charged with either a minor or a major
offense.

1.25 Change of Residence or Civil Status

Students who have transferred residence or have changed


their civil status should inform in writing the Office of the University
Registrar at the earliest possible time. Students are liable for incorrect
information on their identification card, registration forms, and other
school documents.

1.26 Campus curfew

For campus security reasons, all students, except those


residing in the school dormitories, should be out of the campus by
9:00 p.m. unless authorized by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for
Administrative Services (AVCAS).
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Section 2
PROGRAM OFFERINGS
De La Salle University-Dasmarias offers various programs under its
seven (7) colleges. These programs are as follows:

College of Business Administration


BS Accountancy
BS Business Administration major in:
Agribusiness Management
Business Management
Business and Operations Management
Business Management (Evening Class)
Economics
Entrepreneurial Management
Entrepreneurship
Human Resource Development Management
Management Accounting
Marketing Management
Marketing and Advertising Management
BS Office Administration major in Office Management
Associate in Office Administration

College of Business Administration Graduate Studies


Diploma in Business Administration
Master in Business Administration Executive Program
Master of Business Administration Techno
Master of Business Administration Regular
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration
College of Education
Bachelor of Elementary Education
Bachelor of Elementary Education with area of concentration in Early
Childhood Education
Bachelor of Elementary Education with area of concentration in Special
Education
Bachelor of Physical Education
Bachelor of Secondary Education major in:
English
Filipino
Social Studies
Biological Science
Physical Science
Mathematics
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College of Education Graduate Studies
Master of Arts in Education major in:
Educational Management
Guidance and Counseling
Religious and Values Education
Doctor of Education major in:
Counseling Psychology
Educational Management
Doctor of Philosophy major in:
Counseling Psychology with concentration in Community Counseling
Counseling with specialization in School and Community Counseling
Doctor of Philosophy in Language Education with specialization in
English

College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology


BS Architecture
BS Civil Engineering
BS Computer Engineering
BS Electrical Engineering
BS Electronics Engineering
BS Electronics and Communications Engineering
BS Graphics Design and Multimedia *to be offered 1st semester, SY 2011-2012
BS Environmental and Sanitary Engineering
BS Industrial Engineering
BS Mechanical Engineering
BS Industrial Technology
Two-Year Certificate in:
Automotive Technology
Computer Technology
Electrical Technology
Industrial Electronics major in Industrial Electronics Technology

College of International Hospitality Management


BS Hotel and Restaurant Management
BS Tourism Management

College of Criminal Justice Education


BS Criminology (semestral program)
BS Criminology (trimester program)

College of Criminal Justice Education Graduate Studies


Master of Science in Criminal Justice with specialization in Criminology

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College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism
Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Bachelor of Arts in Community Development
Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

College of Liberal Arts Graduate Studies


Master of Arts in Teaching English
Master of Arts in English as Second Language
Master of Arts in Teaching - Social Sciences
Master of Arts in Filipino

College of Science
BS Applied Mathematics
BS Biology major in Human Biology
BS Biology with Concentration in Environmental Science
BS Medical Biology (Accelerated Program)
BS Computer Science
BS Information Technology
Associate in Computer Science (2yrs.) with Certificate in:
Programming and CISCO Networking Technology
Programming and Internet Technology

College of Science Graduate Studies


Master of Arts in Mathematics
Master of Science in Mathematics (with Thesis)
Master in Mathematics (non-Thesis)
Master in Science in Biology (with Thesis)
Master in Biology (non-Thesis)
Master of Science in Biology major in Conservation Biology (with
Thesis)
Master of Science in Environmental Science (with Thesis)
Master in Environmental Studies (non-Thesis)

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Section 3
ADMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY

Admission Policies
(Filipino Applicants)

For Freshmen

Freshmen applicants for admissions in De La Salle University-


Dasmarias must:

a. have satisfactorily completed their secondary education or its


equivalent;
b. have met the stanine scores required by the program the
student wishes to enroll;
c. be of good moral character; and
d. recommended by the School Principal or Guidance Counselor.

For Transferee/Second Course Takers

A student with previous college work wishing to transfer to De La Salle


University-Dasmarias must:

a. have passed the interview and evaluation by the respective


Deans or Department Chairs;
b. have passed the qualifying exam given by the respective
departments (Accountancy, Architecture, Computer Science,
Engineering and Information Technology programs);
c. have met the stanine scores required by the program the student
wishes to enroll; and
d. be of good moral character.

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Admission Policies
(Foreign Applicants)

For Freshmen

Foreign freshmen applicants for admissions in De La Salle University-


Dasmarias must:

a. have satisfactorily completed their secondary education or its


equivalent;
b. have passed the interview by the Office of the University
Registrar;
c. have passed the English Proficiency Examination;
d. have met the stanine scores required by the program the student
wishes to enroll;
e. be of good moral character; and
f. recommended by the School Principal or Guidance Counselor.

For Transferee/Second Course Takers

A foreign student with previous college work wishing to transfer to De La


Salle University-Dasmarias must:

a. have passed the interview by the Office of the University


Registrar;
b. have passed the interview and evaluation by the respective
Deans and Department Chairs;
c. have passed the English Proficiency Examination;
d. have passed the qualifying exam given by the respective
departments (Accountancy, Architecture, Computer Science,
Engineering and Information Technology programs);
e. have met the stanine scores required by the program the student
wishes to enroll; and
f. be of good moral character.

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3.1. Freshmen Requirements and Procedures (Filipino Applicants)

3.1.1 Requirements for application

a. filled-out application form;


b. 1 pc. 2x2 picture and 1 pc. 1x1 picture; and
c. F-138 (for those who stopped after fourth year, present
original copy)

3.1.2 Requirements for confirmation

a. form 138 (4th year high school card)


b. original certificate of good moral and recommendation letter
c. 3 pcs. 2x2 pictures / 6 pcs. 2x2 pictures (for Criminology
students only)
d. photocopy of NSO Birth Certificate
e. photocopy of Police/NBI clearance (for Criminology students
only)

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3.1.3. Procedure for application

COUNTER 17
Secure Application Form
Submit accomplished Application Form. (For those who stopped after fourth
year, please present original F-138)
Note: Incomplete requirements shall not be accepted
Claim Payment Slip

COUNTER 16
Present Payment Slip and pay the Application/Entrance Exam Fee
Note: Application/Entrance Exam Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE

COUNTER 17
Present Official Receipt and submit Payment Slip
Secure Entrance Test Permit
Check the Examination Schedule

Take the Entrance Exam as Scheduled


Present the Entrance Test Permit
Take the Test
Confirm the Schedule of Release of Test Results

COUNTER 17
Present the claim stub on the date of release of test
result

END

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3.2 Freshmen Application Requirements and Procedure (Foreign


Applicants)

3.2.1 Requirements for application


a. accomplished Interview Slip and Track Clearance Form;
b. filled-out Application Form;
c. photocopy of Good Moral Character;
d. Transcript of Records or Form 138 (4th year high school
card)

3.2.2. Requirements for confirmation


a. Form 138 (4th year high school card / official authenticated
grades)
b. original certificate of Good Moral and Recommendation
Letter
c. 3 pcs. 2x2 pictures / 6 pcs. 2x2 pictures (for Criminology
students)
d. photocopy of NSO Birth Certificate
e. photocopy of Police/NBI Clearance

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3.2.3. Procedure for application

COUNTER 17
Students Admissions Office (SAdO) Office of the University Registrar
Secure Interview Slip and Track Clearance Interview with the University Registrar
Form

COUNTER 20
COUNTER 16 Institutional Testing and Evaluation Office (ITEO)
Accounting Office Present Clearance Form signed by the University
Registrar
Pay Testing Fee
Secure Payment Slip/Test Permit

GMH 201, 2nd Floor Testing Room JFH 306B, 3rd Floor Language Learning
Present the Official Receipt and Entrance Test Center (LLC)
Permit Interview with the Director of LLC
Take the Language Test as scheduled (Result of the test shall be discussed
Confirm the Schedule of Release of Test Result here)

COUNTER 17
Student Admissions Office (SAdO) If PASSED
Present Certificate of Participation issued by Take Conversational English as
LLC scheduled
Secure Application Form
Submit accomplished Application Form If FAILED
(Or photocopy of Certificate of Good Moral) Take Intensive Language
Claim Payment Slip Proficiency Program as
scheduled

COUNTER 16 COUNTER 17
Accounting Office Student Admissions Office (SAdO)
Present Payment Slip and pay the Present the Official Receipt and submit
Application / Entrance Exam Fee ($50) Payment Slip
(Non refundable) Secure Entrance Test Permit
Check the Examination Schedule
COUNTER 17
Student Admissions Office
Present the Claim Stub on the date of the Take the Entrance Exam as Scheduled
release of test result Present the Entrance Test Permit
Take the Test
Claim Test Result
Confirm the Schedule of Release of Test
Result

Dean/Associate Dean/Chair
Present Interview Slip and Test Result
together with Transcript of
Records/F-138

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3.3 Application Requirements and Procedure for Transferees and


Second Course Takers

3.3.1 Requirements for application

a. filled-out Application Form


b. accomplished Interview slip and Referral slip
c. Curriculum Checklist
d. photocopy of Transcript of Records or Certification of
Grades
e. photocopy of Certificate of Good Moral Character

3.3.2 Requirements for confirmation

a. result of entrance exam


b. honorable dismissal
c. transcript of records
d. original certificate of good moral
e. 3 pcs. 2x2 picture
f. photocopy of NSO Birth certificate
g. photocopy of Police/NBI clearance (for criminology
students only)

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Procedure for application
COUNTER 17
Secure Interview Slip and submit accomplished Interview Slip (for Foreign
Applicants only)
Secure Referral Slip for Transferees

College Dean/Associate Dean/Chairs Office


Present Referral Slip for Transferees and Photocopy of Transcript
of Records or Certification of Grades for the interview

PASSED FAILED
COUNTER 17 Dean/Associate
Present Referral Slip Dean/Chair recommends
Secure Application you to take another course
Form Go back to Step 1

COUNTER 17
Submit accomplished Application Form together with the Referral Slip and Photocopy
of TOR
Note: Incomplete requirements shall not be accepted
Claim Payment Slip

COUNTER 16
Present Payment Slip and pay the Application/Entrance Exam
Fee
Note: Application/Entrance Exam Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE

COUNTER 17
Present the Official Receipt and submit Payment Slip
Secure Entrance Test Permit and Check the Examination Schedule

Counter 20 (GMH 201 TESTING ROOM)


Present the Entrance Test Permit and take the Test
Confirm the Schedule of Release of Test Result

COUNTER 17
Present the claim stub on the date of release of test result
Claim Test Result

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3.4 Application Requirements and Procedure for Uniters and Graduate


Studies

3.4.1. Requirements
a. filled out Application Form
b. original and photocopy of Transcript of Records with
Special Order (S.O.)
c. four (4) latest passport size pictures with white
background
d. 2 pcs. photocopy of college diploma for masteral
applicants; and both college and masters degree
diplomas for doctoral applicants
e. original and photocopy of NSO birth certificate
f. original and photocopy of NSO marriage certificate (for
married female applicants)
g. photocopy and original recommendation letters from two
individual personalities
h. original and photocopy of certificate of employment (from
present employer)
i. 2 pcs. photocopy of business permit (if self-employed)

Note: Items A-C: CTP applicants


A-I: for graduate student-applicants

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3.4.2 Procedure

Counter 17
Submit original and photocopy of requirements and
accomplished application form
Secure payment slip for academic folder
Secure referral slip for entrance exam
(for non-DLSU-D graduates under COE, CLA,
COS Graduate Studies)

Non-DLSU-D Graduates DLSU-D Graduates

Counter 20 Counter 16
Secure entrance exam payment slip Present payment slip
and pay for academic
folder

Counter 16 Counter 17
Present payment slip and pay for entrance Present official
exam fee (for Non-DLSU-D graduates receipt and claim
under COE, CLA and COS Graduate academic folder
studies Secure student
number and
enrollment permit

Counter 20
Secure entrance permit
Take entrance examination as scheduled

Graduate Studies Office


Claim entrance test result as scheduled

Counter 17
Present official receipt and claim
academic folder
Secure student number and enrollment
permit

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3.5. Application Requirements and Procedure for Re-enrollees

3.5.1 Requirements for application

a. accomplished referral slip


b. photocopy of previous registration form
c. photocopy of report of grades

3.5.2. Procedure for application

COUNTER 17
Secure Referral Slip

COUNTERS 6 and 12
Present Referral Slip

DEANS/CHAIRS OFFICE
Proceed to Deans/Chairs Office
(Present Referral Slip together with the
Registration Form and/or copy of Grades for
the interview)
& Unite

COUNTER 17
Submit accomplished Referral Slip
Claim Enrollment Permit

END

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3.6. Application Requirements and Procedure for Cross-enrollees

3.6.1 Requirements for application

a. accomplished referral slip to Registrars office


b. filled-out application form for cross-enrollees

3.6.2 Procedure for application

COUNTER 1 (Office of the University Registrar)


Secure Referral Slip for Cross-Enrollees

COUNTER 17 (Student Admissions Office)


Submit Referral Slip for Cross-Enrollees
Secure Application Form for Cross-
Enrollees
Submit accomplished Application Form

COUNTER 1
Present Student Number
Secure Enrollment Permit
Observe Enrollment Procedure

COUNTER 17
Present the original and photocopy
of the Registration Form

END

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Section 4
ENROLLMENT MATTERS

Enrollment Guidelines

A. Curriculum Flowchart
Students maintain a curriculum flowchart where they record their
grades every end of the semester and/or summer. During the
colleges Pre-Registration Period, the updated curriculum flowchart is
presented to his adviser, chair and/or associate dean to facilitate
evaluation of subjects taken and units earned, as well as the subjects
to be taken in the ensuing semester/s.

B. Pre-requisite Subject/s
Pre-requisite subjects should be strictly followed, e.g. ENGL100
ahead of all other English subjects. However, a student may be
allowed to simultaneously enroll in pre-requisite under the following
conditions:
1. when the pre-requisite is a repeated subject and when the
student is graduating at the end of the school term;
2. when it is approved by the University Registrar.

C. National Service Training Program (NSTP)


All students are required to complete six (6) units of National
Service Training Program (NSTP). NSTP subjects should be
completed at the end of first semester of the second curriculum year.

D. Physical Education (PE)


All students are required to complete eight (8) units of
Physical Education (PE) subjects. PE subjects should be completed
at the end of second semester of the second curriculum year.

E. INTRO
All freshmen and transferees are required to complete
INTR101 and INTR102 during the first and second semesters
respectively preferably on the 1st curriculum year.

F. Academic Load
Regular academic load per semester should not exceed the
number of units prescribed in the approved curriculum. During the
summer term, a student can enroll up to a maximum load of nine (9)
units only.

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G. Overload
Graduating students may be given an overload not exceeding
six (6) units, in excess of the normal load specified in the curriculum
during the regular semester and three (3) units during the summer
term.

ENROLLMENT POLICIES
General Policy

1. A student is considered officially enrolled after s/he has made full


payment or initial payment as mandated by the Accounting Office and
has his/her Certificate of Registration form cut at the Accounting
Office. The original copy of registration form will be given to the
student.
2. A student cannot make any modifications or new transactions if s/he
has not completed yet transaction one (1), which means payment of
fees.

Specific Policy

1. Students are only allowed up to third transaction to change their


schedules. In excess of this, the student shall accomplish the
Enrollment Transaction Form subject for the consideration of the
Office of the University Registrar.
2. A student with unpaid balance or old account is not allowed to enroll if
s/he is not cleared by the Accounting Office.
3. A foreign student shall be put on-hold and shall only be cleared upon
presentation of his/her certificate of eligibility.

Adding/Dropping of Subjects

1. Student secures Adding/Dropping Form 1-A.


2. Adviser checks/approves the subjects to be added/dropped and the
total number of units.
3. Adviser and Associate Dean sign the form. The signature of the
subject teacher is needed when a student drops his/her subjects,
however the Department Chair and/or the Associate Dean may sign
for the subject teacher if the student has not yet attended the 1st
session.
4. Student proceeds to Office of the University Registrar for encoding.
5. Office of the University Registrar releases the updated Certificate of
Registration.

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Cross-Enrollment (Dasma URL/Registrar)

A student is allowed to cross-enroll in another school only on the following


conditions:
1. The student is graduating during the current semester or summer
term.
2. The subject to be cross-enrolled is not offered at DLSU-Dasmarias
and has the same description and number of units as that offered in
another school.
3. The school where the students will enroll is at least at par with the
quality of education that DLSU-D is known for.

A student who wishes to cross-enroll in another school should


seek the endorsement of the college dean while the University
Registrar approves the cross-enrollment and releases the permit. The
cross-enrollment slip should be properly filled out.

Withdrawal of Enrollment/Dropping of Subjects

Students currently enrolled in DLSU-Dasmarias who wish to


withdraw their enrollment, effectively ending their status as matriculated
students must get a dropping form from the Office of the University Registrar.
An appointment should be made with the Class Adviser to have an exit
interview and to complete the required form. Claims for refunds are made
according to the memorandum from the Commission on Higher Education.
Also, refer to the Manual of Regulations for Private Schools Art. 13 Student
Admissions, Sec. 66. The student will be charged based on the total
assessment using the following rates:
10% If the student drops during the 1st week of classes
20% If the student drops during the 2nd week of classes
100% If the student drops after the 2nd week of classes

Returnee/Re-enrollee

A returnee or re-enrollee is a student who has returned after a leave of


absence. The following are the steps a student will follow should s/he re-
enroll:
1. Get a Re-enrollee form from the Student Admissions Office where the
student will also be interviewed.
2. Go to Counter 6 of the Office of the University Registrar to verify
his/her records.
3. Go to Counter 12 of the Accounting Office to check his/her financial
status.

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4. If s/he is cleared at Counters 6 and 12, the Student Admissions Office
will send the student for interview at his/her former College
Dean/Department Chair.
5. If a student passes the interview, s/he will go back to the Student
Admissions Office to get the enrollment permit.
6. The student will proceed to the College Dean/ Department Chair for
advising of subjects to be enrolled. The Dean/Chair will provide the
student with the current curriculum and advise the student to have the
subjects taken and passed be credited. S/he then proceeds to the
enrollment venue.

Shifting

A student may be allowed to change or recommended to change to


another curriculum. This is termed as shifting and this must be filed two (2)
weeks before enrollment. The student who will shift to another course should:

1. Secure and fill out the Shifting Form at Counter 1.


2. Obtain his/her grade point average from the corresponding Records
Verifier.
3. Go to his/her present Dean/Associate Dean who signifies that the
student is allowed to shift to another course.
4. Proceed to the Associate Dean of the College s/he is shifting to for
the evaluation of records and availability of slots. The Dean will sign
the shifting form upon the recommendation of the Associate Dean.
5. Go back to counter 1 for the Advising Form.

Foreign Students

Foreign students who wish to apply for admission are


required to consult with the liaison officer of the Office of the
University Registrar regarding requirements of the Bureau of
Immigration and Deportation, and the Department of Foreign Affairs.
They may also send a letter of inquiry to the Office of the University
Registrar. Permanent aliens need to present a verified Alien
Certificate of Registration. The registrar evaluates the eligibility of
student applicants who graduated from schools abroad.

A foreign student applicant who does not speak English as a


second language is required to take the proficiency test in English.
After passing the proficiency test and/or the college entrance test, the
applicant follows the procedure outlined for incoming local students.

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Section 5
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
5.1 Student Transactions

Students should transact at the transaction area at counters 11 & 12


for the following:

Assessment of fees
Request for Statement of Account
Examination permits
Request for refund of excess payments
Student clearance

5.2 Enrollment / Payment of Fees

5.2.1 Students should pay at the transaction area at counters 14, 15 &
16 only.

5.2.2 The term regular fees include tuition, laboratory, miscellaneous


(Registration fee, Library fee, Medical/Dental fee, Student
Services fee, Athletic and Developmental fee), and other fees to
be paid by the students in connection with their enrollment in the
University.

5.2.3 A student may pay in full or in installment. If payment will be


made in installment, the payment scheme will be:

40% of tuition and fees upon enrollment


30% of tuition and fees on or before the preliminary
examination
30% of tuition and fees or the balance on or before the
midterm examination

** For summer: 50% of tuition and fees upon enrollment


50% of tuition and fees on or before the
midterm examination.

5.2.4 A student is considered enrolled if he paid at least the down


payment during enrollment.

5.2.5 A student may pay in cash or in cheque. However, a student will


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bank for any reason and a penalty will be imposed for the
returned check.

5.2.6 Penalty for late enrollment starts on the first day of classes.

5.2.7 Payments through cheques for account balances will not be


accepted three (3) weeks before the final examination period.

5.2.8 Payments through cheques will not be accepted for old account
balances.

5.2.9 Payments through accredited banking facilities are accepted. The


list of accredited banks can be obtained from the Treasury Office.

5.3 Examination Permits

5.3.1 Examination permits are issued one (1) week before the
scheduled examination period. Students who have paid the
required installment amount will be given their permits.

5.3.2 Examination permits are required of all students when taking the
preliminary, midterm, and final examination. Such permits are to
be presented to the test faculty proctor before the start of each of
the examinations.

5.3.3 The final exam permit must be presented when claiming the
semestral report of grades and before enrolling for the following
semester.

5.3.4 The registration form is required when claiming the examination


permit.

5.4 Withdrawal, Leave of Absence or Dropping of Subjects with


Refund

5.4.1 Claims for refund are made according to the memorandum from
the Department of Education, Culture and Sports/Commission on
Higher Education which states that:

When a student registers in a school, it is understood that he


is enrolling for the entire school year for elementary and secondary
courses, and for the entire semester for collegiate courses. Within
two weeks after the beginning of classes, anyone who has already
paid pertinent tuition and other fees in full or for any length of time
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longer than one month maybe charged ten percent of the total
amount due for the term if he withdraws within the first week of
classes regardless of whether or not he has actually attended
classes. The student may be charged all the school fees in full if he
withdraws anytime after the second week of classes. However, if the
transfer or withdrawal is due to justifiable reasons, the student will be
charged the pertinent fees only up to and including the last month of
attendance. (Also refer to the Manual of Regulations for Private
Schools Art. 13 Student Admissions, Sec. 66)

5.4.2 The student will be charged based on the total assessment using
the following rates:

10% If the student drops during the 1st week of classes


20% If the student drops during the 2nd week of classes
100% If the student drops after the 2nd week of classes

5.4.3 The student must be cleared from all accountabilities before the
application for Leave of Absence will be processed.

5.5 Students Refund

5.5.1 Refund for excess payment for the semester will be processed
only upon request. The following are the documents to be
submitted at the student accounts counter:
- Original registration form
- Original official receipts
- Dropping Form

5.5.2 The excess amount will be credited to the account of the student
for the next semester if no request for refund was made.

Students refund should be made payable to the parents or


guardian. A valid ID of the parent or guardian and an
authorization letter should be presented if the student will be the
one to claim the cheques.

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Section 6
ATTENDANCE
6.1 The name of a student who is officially enrolled appears in the final
class list provided by the Office of the University Registrar. Prompt
and regular attendance in all classes is required of all students from
the first meeting of every course to the end of the semester.
6.2 The maximum allowable number of absences of a student per
semester is 20% of the number of class hours. For instance, 20% of
54 hours is 11 hours. A student shall be given a grade of 0.00 if s/he
incurs absences more than the allowable percentage of class hours.
A student is considered absent if s/he arrived after the:
a. first 15 minutes for a one hour class
b. first 25 minutes for a one and a half-hour class
c. first 30 minutes for a two-hour class
d. first 45 minutes for a three-hour class
6.3 A student who comes late for class receives one-third absence if s/he
arrived in class within the time schedule described above. A one-third
(1/3) absence may be added to another two-third (2/3) absence to
make a full absence.
6.4 Although members of the faculty are expected to begin their classes
promptly, sometimes, unavoidable circumstances may cause some
faculty members to be late for class. In such cases, the following
guidelines are to be observed:
a. For a one-hour class, students should leave the classroom only
after 15 minutes has passed; for a one and a half hour class,
students should leave after 25 minutes has passed; for a two-
hour class, students should leave after 30 minutes has passed;
and for a three-hour class, students should leave after 45
minutes.
b. Faculty members arriving late within the time schedule may mark
absent students who leave their classes earlier than the
prescribed time.
6.5 Students should not be marked absent during make-up classes. No
academic requirements shall be imposed upon students on make-up
class day.
6.6 Meetings missed by late enrollees ( as reflected in the Certificate of
Registration) due to valid reasons, such as sickness, accidents,
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should not be counted as absences. Checking of attendance shall be
based on the date of registration.
6.7 Approved Absences
An approved absence is an absence not credited against the student
and that no grade deduction is made. The following are considered
approved absences:
a. When a student represents his/her college in institutional or
collegiate academic activities inside the University as
recommended by the Chair or unit head and approved by the
college dean; and
b. When a student is asked to represent the University in any
activity, endorsement for approved absences must be made by
the concerned unit head or college dean and approved by the
dean of Student Services. (See Section 20 on Guidelines for
faculty consideration)
6.8 Absences due to sickness duly certified by a doctor, parent, or
guardian are not considered approved absences. However, the
faculty member should give special consideration on absences due to
sickness before giving the student a grade of 0.0.
6.9 A student is held responsible for all lessons and assignments that she
missed during his/her absence.
6.10 Leave of Absence
A student who, for any reason cannot enroll at any semester, should
file a Leave of Absence (LOA) at the office of the college dean. Such
leave of absence is good for a maximum of one year. If the student
failed to enroll after the leave expires, his/her slot will be given to a
student who wishes to be in the program.
A student may file a leave of absence (LOA) even after the deadline
for dropping a course if the absence is due to serious illness, serious
or debilitating accident, pregnancy, or serious financial losses of the
family.
A student who is officially under LOA is not allowed to enroll in any
other degree program in any school or HEI. A student may be
granted a maximum of only two (2) LOAs (CEAP Registrar Manual
2009, p. 48).

Filing of LOA will be done until the end of Prelim Period. If a student
does not file an LOA within the specified period, s/he will be
considered on Absence Without Leave (AWOL).
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Section 7
EXAMINATIONS
7.1 Major Examinations during regular semesters include the prelims,
midterms, and finals and during summer term midterms and finals.
Physical Education, National Service Training Program (NSTP), and
Laboratory examinations are administered the week before the
regular examination week.
7.2 Examination permits are required in every major examination. Such
permits are secured from the Accounting Office.
7.3 Students are expected to come on time during examination days.
Consideration maybe given to a student who arrives within the first 15
minutes provided that no other student has finished taking the exam.
7.4 In case of conflict in examination schedules, examination in General
Education (GE) subjects takes priority over major subjects.
7.5 Students who failed to take any of the three major examinations may
apply for a special examination which faculty members usually
administer during the week immediately after the last day of the
regular examination schedule. In applying for special examination,
the students are advised to adhere to the following procedures:
a. The special examination has to be taken at the most three (3)
days before the deadline for submission of grades.
b. The student requests a special examination from his/her
professor/instructor. He fills out a Request Form for Special
Examination obtained from the Office of the University Registrar.
c. The accomplished form together with the supporting documents
(medical certificate, affidavit, etc.) is submitted to the
professor/instructor concerned for notation.
d. The student then brings the form with the attached document/s to
the dean of the college where s/he belongs for approval.
e. Once approved by the college dean, s/he then proceeds to the
Cashier to settle the special examination fee.
f. The student goes back to his/her professor/instructor and submits
the accomplished form together with the official receipt.
g. The professor/instructor prepares the special examination and
administers the same on a scheduled date and time.
7.6 If the student still fails to take the special examination on time, the
professor/instructor may compute his/her grade with a 0.0 grade for
the missed examination component.

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Section 8
GRADING SYSTEM
At the end of every semester, the academic performance of the
student shall be computed using the Absolute Grading System.

Grade Point Percentage


4.00 98-100
3.75 95-97
3.50 92-94
3.25 89-91
3.00 86-88
2.75 83-85
2.50 80-82
2.25 77-79
2.00 74-76
1.75 71-73
1.50 68-70
1.25 64-67
1.00 60-63
0.00 Below 60
N.C No Credit

8.1 A student is marked officially dropped (O.D.) if s/he followed dropping


procedure prescribed by the Office of the University Registrar. A
student is given N.C. if his/her name appears in the class list but s/he
failed to show up in the class.
8.2 A grade of 0.00 (Failed) is given for the following reasons:
a. Inability to satisfy the minimum requirements of the subject/s
b. Excessive absences
c. Cheating (refer to section 16 of this handbook)
8.3 The approved form for dropping a subject should be presented by the
student to his/her professor/instructor. Otherwise, the students shall
be given a grade of 0.00.

8.4 Change of Grade


A change of grade by the teacher may be allowed only if
there was a mistake in the computation of the final grade. However,
the change must be substantiated by necessary documents namely,
the class record, the final examination paper, and other related
documents.

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8.5 Only grades in academic courses are included in the computation of
the semestral grade point average (GPA) or the overall grade point
average.

8.6 The GPA may be obtained through the following procedures:


a. Multiply the credit for each course by the corresponding grade
point to get the equivalent points.
b. Add all the equivalent points to get the total: and
c. Divide the total equivalent points by the total number of credit
units during the semester up to three decimal places, then, round
off to two decimal places.

Example:
The GPA and the overall GPA are computed up to three (3)
decimal places only. The third decimal place is automatically
dropped after rounding off. No rounding off of numbers is allowed
thereafter.

Courses Grade Points Credit Units Equivalent Points


SOCSCI106 3.25 3 9.75
MATH111 2.75 3 8.25
ENGL101 3.5 3 10.50
SOSC102 3.00 3 9.00
PHL103 2.5 3 7.50
FILI101 3.50 3 10.50
---------- -----------
18 55.50

GPA= Total Grade Points 55.50


--------------------- = ---------- = 3.08
Total Credit Units 18

8.7 All college subjects enrolled and corresponding grades obtained by the
student at DLSU-D or any post secondary school shall be reflected in
the official transcript of records. All grades shall be considered in the
computation of the overall GPA.
8.8 If a students grade is not entered in the grading sheets submitted by
the professor/instructor to the Office of the University Registrar
because the student failed to take the final examination and/or
accomplish other work/task prescribed for the course, his/her grade
automatically becomes 0.00 two (2) weeks after the last day of the final
special examination schedule.
8.9 In the computation of semestral/graduation honors and academic
scholarship, grades in INTRO and National Service Training Program
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(NSTP) are not included. However, the grades in these subjects must
all be passed.
8.10 Preliminary and midterm grades shall be distributed by the faculty
members two (2) weeks after the major examination.
8.11 Grades can be viewed through Student Portal. S/He may print the
copy of grades. This copy of grades is not official unless certified by
the Office of the University Registrar.
In case there is a discrepancy between the grade recorded on
the grading sheet and the grade reported to the student, the grade
reflected in the grading sheet shall be considered official and final.
8.12 The notation grade in progress of undergraduate students may only be
used by a faculty in any one of the following cases:
a. Thesis-Related. When a student has successfully defended
his/her thesis/paper but fails to submit the required hardbound/cd
copies.
b. Practicum Deficiency. When a student has incomplete
practicum hours.
c. Absence. When a student fails to take the final examination due
to absences as defined by 6.7 (approved absences) and
6.8(sickness duly certified by authority) of Section 6 of the
Student Handbook.
d. Academic-Related Violation. When a student allegedly
commits a violation related to academics (i.e. cheating as
stipulated in the Student Handbook) in the subject handled by
the teacher and has a pending case with SWAFO.

Duration: In cases a to d, a non-graduating student must


submit/complete the deficiency within the succeeding semester.
Further, for case d, grade may only be released upon clearance from
SWAFO. Upon completion/clearance, the teacher shall compute
his/her final grade and file a Special Report of Grade (SRG).
Otherwise, a grade of 0.0 may be given by the end of the
succeeding semester and the student will be asked to re-enroll.

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Section 9
HONORS LIST
9.1 A student with excellent grades in all academic subjects for both
degree and non-degree courses deserve recognition through being
included in the publication of the Honors List at the end of every
semester of each school year. To qualify for the Honors List, a
student should meet the following criteria:

a. A minimum academic load as prescribed in the curriculum


during the semester i.e., must not drop any subject
prescribed in the curriculum.
b. No grades lower than 3.00 in any academic subject.
c. Must have passed NSTP, YESP and INTRO subjects;
and
d. Must not have been found guilty of having committed a
major offense.

9.2 Students who get a GPA of 3.50 qualify for First Honors, and those
with GPA of 3.00-3.49 qualify for Second Honors.

9.3 The Honors List is prepared by the Office of the University Registrar
and a copy is furnished to all college deans. The list is posted at the
college.

Certificates of Recognition are sent to the respective colleges for


distribution.

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Section 10
RETENTION POLICY

The University Retention Policy is summarized as follows:

a. A student who accumulates 24 academic units of failures at the end


of the semester of any school year is considered ineligible to enroll in
the succeeding semester. However, if there were only 48 academic
units left before graduation, the student would still be allowed to enroll
provided a de-loading of three (3) academic units is made to allow for
a better academic performance during the semester.

The corresponding units of subjects retaken and then passed


with a grade of 2.00 or better shall be deducted from the accumulated
units of failures. The failing mark however will still appear in the
official transcript of records.

http://www.dasma.dlsu.edu.ph/registrar/studentlinks/retentionpolicy.asp

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Section 11
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
11.1 No student shall be recommended for graduation unless s/he has
complied with all the requirements and other prerequisites prescribed
for graduation, that is:

a. s/he has passed all the subjects specified in the curriculum of


his/her degree program; and
b. s/he has formally applied for graduation.

11.2 All candidates for graduation should pay the necessary graduation
fee before participating in the graduation ceremonies and/or before
s/he will be cleared by the Accounting Office.

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Section 12
GRADUATION WITH HONORS

12.1 Students who have maintained the required academic standards may
be recommended by the Honors and Awards Committee for
graduation with honors.
a. In order to graduate with honors, a student must not have a grade
below 3.00 or its equivalent in all academic subjects taken inside
and outside the University.
b. A student must have earned 80% of total credits in the University.
c. Grades in National Service Training Program, YESP and INTRO
subjects are not considered in the computation of the GPA but
should all be PASSED.

12.2 The GPA of a graduating student refers to the cumulative GPA. The
following cumulative GPA requirements apply to students graduating
with honors for degree courses.

Honors GPA
Summa Cum Laude 3.76 - 4.00
Magna Cum Laude 3.51 - 3.75
Cum Laude 3.26 - 3.50

For non-degree courses, graduating students who meet the


requirements are given the following honors:

Honors GPA
With Excellent Distinction 3.76 - 4.00
With Marked Distinction 3.51 - 3.75
With Distinction 3.26 - 3.50

Grades in all academic subjects in the program enrolled in the


University shall be considered in the computation of the GPA.

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Section 13
STUDENT CLEARANCE
13.1 Student clearance is a strict requirement upon filing of request for
school records at the Office of the University Registrar as proof that a
student is cleared of all his/her administrative accountabilities and
other financial obligations to the University.

13.2 Procedure

a. Student fills out the Student Clearance Form available at the


Counter 1 of the Office of the University Registrar.
b. The student proceeds to secure the signatures of the unit heads
indicated in the form.
c. Once completed, the student presents the clearance to the Office
of the University Registrar so that the amount to be paid for the
documents requested may be indicated.
d. The student goes to the cashier to settle the fees and goes back
to the Office of the University Registrar to present the official
proof of payment/receipt.
e. The clerk in-charge stamps the release date of the document
requested on the duplicate copy of the clearance.

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Section 14
Scholarship Program for Educational Assistance and
Development (SPREAD)

In fulfillment of its mission to be a resource for the Church and the


Nation, De La Salle University-Dasmarias extends financial assistance to
deserving undergraduate and graduate students. The funds that mostly
come from the general budget are supplemented by donations from agencies
or foundations that have continually supported the financial program.

14.1 Internally Funded Scholarship

14.1.1 Financial Aid Grant (FAG)


Interested students may apply for financial aid through the
In-charge, Scholarship. The amount of financial aid in the form of
tuition discounts is determined by the SPREAD Committee.
Following are the forms of tuition discounts:

14.1.1.1. 100% Tuition and Laboratory Discounts


First and second year grantees of 100%
discount on tuition and laboratory fees are required to
render a minimum of 180 service hours. Third and
fourth year students who are granted 100% discount
should complete a minimum of 100 hours.

14.1.1.2. 50% Tuition and Laboratory Discounts


First and second year grantees of 50%
discount on tuition and laboratory fees should
complete a minimum of 90 service hours. Third and
fourth year students should complete a minimum of
50 service hours.

14.1.1.3. Student Assistantship Program (SAP)


The Student Assistantship Program is another
form of financial assistance whereby grantees avail
of a full discount on tuition, laboratory, and
miscellaneous fees. A student assistants should
complete 320 service hours at any unit in DLSU-
Dasmarias.

All grantees must maintain a grade point


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subject to qualify for renewal of financial assistance
in the following semester.

14.1.2 Financial Aid for Student Trainees (FAST)


Tuition fee adjustment is given per semester to
qualified applicants of the Financial Aid for Student Trainees
(FAST). Students under this grant assist in the execution of
enrollment procedures and policies. There is no grade point
requirement for applying and granting FAST however,
students must have no failing mark in any subject to qualify
for the program. Relatives up to the second (2nd) degree of
consanguinity or affinity of any contractual, part-time, full-time
permanent and probationary employees of DLSU-D are not
allowed to apply for FAST. The number of grantees is based
on the availability of funds.

14.1.3 Tuition Discounts for Editors of Heraldo Filipino (HF), Athletes,


ROTC Officers, USC Officers, Rondalla Members, and
Performing Arts Group (PAG) Members
Up to 100% discount on tuition and laboratory fees
may be given to the editors and deserving members of the
editorial staff of Heraldo Filipino (HF), the official student
publication of DLSU-Dasmarias, the Reserved Officers
Training Corps (ROTC) officers; the University Student
Council (USC) officers; the members of the varsity team (in
certain sports as officially determined by the Sports
Development Office); the members of the Performing Arts
Group (PAG), upon recommendation of the Dean of Student
Services; and Rondalla members, upon recommendation of
the Dean of College of Education subject to the approval of
the SPREAD Committee.

14.2 Academic Scholarship

14.2.1 Entrance scholarships are extended to valedictorians and


salutatorians of all secondary schools recognized by the
Department of Education.

Valedictorians receive a full discount on tuition while


salutatorians receive 50% discount. Entrance scholarships
are extended to valedictorians and salutatorians from any
Dep-Ed recognized secondary schools who belong to a batch
of more than 24 graduates (duly certified by the principal).

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14.2.2 Scholarship may be given to upperclassmen as long as there
are available slots. They should meet the following
requirements:
No grade below 3.0 in any academic subject and a
weighted average of 3.75 or higher = 100% Tuition
fee discount
No grade below 3.0 in any academic subject and a
weighted average of 3.50-3.74 = 75% tuition discount
No grade below 3.0 in any academic subject and
weighted average of 3.25-3.49 = 50% tuition discount

Note: Section 8.9 and 9.1.b rule shall apply to academic scholarship application.

14.2.3 New scholarships may be granted to qualified applicants


depending on availability of funds.

Some sectors of the University that sponsor scholarships are


the Parents of La Salle Cavite (POLCA), DLSU-D Alumni Association,
University Student Council (USC), Heraldo Filipino (HF) and some
college student councils.

14.3 Externally Funded Scholarship


Various scholarships sponsored by organizations sourced
through the Office Vice Chancellor for Mission, External Affairs and
Development (VCMEAD) are granted to economically deprived
students subject to the approval of the SPREAD Committee.

The following are to be prepared by all applicants on top of


the requirements set by individual sponsors:

Accomplished SPREAD Application Form


Accomplished Financial Information Sheet
Letter from parent/guardian to support the need for financial
assistance
Parents latest Income Tax Return (ITR) or an affidavit of non-
filing of ITR (stating the job and estimated monthly income)
Photocopy of 4th Year high school grades (for freshmen)/
Report of Grades obtained during the previous semester (for
upperclassmen) as certified by the Registrar
Letter of recommendation for financial assistance from the
high school principal or guidance counselor (for freshmen)/
recommendation from the Dean (for upperclassmen)
Honors/awards/recognition received in high school (for
incoming freshmen)
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Latest 2x2 colored ID picture (3 copies)
Vicinity sketch of residence
DLSU-D Entrance Test Result (for incoming freshmen)
Time Record and Performance Evaluation Report (for old
financial aid grantee)
One (1) long folder with fastener (for new applicants)

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Section 15
STUDENT SERVICES
DLSU-D believes in holistic development. While innovative classes
and lectures strengthen academic excellence, the Office of Student Services
(OSS) supervises the extra-curricular activities and various student
development programs.
Under the OSS are the Student Wellness Center (SWC), National
Service Training Program (NSTP) Office (Civic Welfare Training Service
(CWTS), Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)), Sports Development
Office (SDO), Student Development and Activities Office (SDAO) (Council of
Student Organizations (CSO), Cultural Arts Office (CAO), International
Students Office (ISO), Student Commission on Election (SCE), University
Student Council (USC)), Student Publications Office (SPO) (Vicissitude,
Heraldo Filipino, University Student Council publications; and collegiate and
departmental student publications), and Students Welfare and Formation
Office (SWAFO).

Section 15-A) Student Wellness Center

The Student Wellness Center (SWC) seeks to integrate the six


dimensions of student life physical, intellectual, emotional, occupational,
social, spiritual, and environmental. It takes a more proactive stance by
facilitating the students fuller appreciation of their potentials, strengths,
resources, and sense of agency. It aims to help the students successfully go
through the different constellations of development, namely: developing
competence, managing emotions, moving through autonomy toward
interdependence, developing mature interpersonal relationships, establishing
identity, developing purpose and developing integrity. This, along the desire
to foster a university life atmosphere that enhances the students sense of
wellness.

15-A.1. Services

The SWC offers the following services to help the students achieve
holistic wellness and to face lifes challenges, stresses and opportunities to
their maximum advantage and satisfaction.
Psycho-education Services this is the preventive component of
the program. It aims to facilitate students personal empowerment
and to help promote college success through academic adjustment
and achievement, prevention activities, information generation and
sharing, advocacy, as well as wellness, life skills and interests
enhancement.

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Career Services this centers on the students career planning,
development and education. It encompasses, among other things,
the systematic assessment of their attitudes, interests, personality,
needs, values, skills, personal mission or goals, their work or career
options, as well as their decision on which career path to take.
Counseling and Therapy Services this is the responsive or
intervention component of the program. It is designed to meet the
immediate personal, social, emotional, physical or psychological
needs and concerns of individual students. Such needs may require
counseling/therapy, crisis intervention, consultation, or referrals which
may be done individually or in groups.
Testing and Inventory Services this is a built-in service which
focuses on psychological assessment/testing of students as need
arises. Complementing the other services, this aims to assist
students in understanding, monitoring, managing, and planning their
developments in terms of their goals, values, adjustments, abilities,
interests and competencies, achievements and aptitudes.
Extension Services this expresses our desire to continue in
fostering pro-social behaviors among our students and within our
ranks, which, we hope to do in partnerships with other individuals and
groups. This is also to strengthen and systematize our responses to
the calls from the margins of society. In doing so, we hope to inspire
each one to commit to causes larger than ones self.
Research, Data Management and Evaluation this is a system
support service which seeks to maintain, enhance and support the
total operation of the program. It aims to coordinate and support (if
appropriate) research activities of counselors and to manage all
relevant student information. It also facilitates the development of
appropriate evaluation tools to be used in assessing the different
dimensions of the SWC program implementation.

15-A.2. Organization/faculty

The SWC is composed of duly licensed/certified, academically-


prepared and professionally trained counselors and psychologists who
are housed in the different satellite offices. It is headed by a director who,
together with the guidance counselors and psychologists, coordinates
with the deans of the seven colleges of the university for the
implementation of the SWC program. The counselors and psychologists
are specifically assigned according to their area of specialization to
ensure the most competent delivery of services to the student clientele.

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15 B) National Service Training Program (NSTP)

The National Service Training Program is aimed at enhancing civic


consciousness and defense preparedness among students by developing the
ethics of services and patriotism while undergoing any of the two (2) program
components designed to enhance the youths active contribution to the
general welfare of the nation.
The two program components are:
Civic Welfare Training Services (CWTS) deals with activities
contributory to the general welfare and the betterment of life of
the members of the community. It also helps in the enhancement
of CWTS social services especially those devoted to improving
health, education, environment, entrepreneurship, safety,
recreation, and morale.
Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) designed to provide
military training to tertiary level students to motivate, train, and
mobilize them for national defense preparedness.

Freshmen attend NSTP orientation for them to be able to choose


which NSTP component to enroll in. Shifting from one component to another
is not allowed.
Graduates of CWTS of the NSTP belong to the National Service
Reserve Corps (NSRC) and could be tapped by the state for literacy and
civic welfare activities through the joint efforts of the Department of National
Defense (DND), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and Technical
Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in cooperation with the
Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Social
Welfare and Development (DSWD), and other concerned
agencies/association.
All incoming freshmen enrolled in any baccalaureate and in any two
(2) year technical-vocational or associate courses are required to complete
the NSTP component as a prerequisite for graduation.
A program component shall be completed for an academic period of
two (2) semesters. It shall be credited three (3) units per semester.
Graduates of the ROTC program shall be part of the National Service
Reserve Corps and the Citizen Armed Forces pursuant to RA9163, subject to
the requirements of the DND.
Students are required, as much as possible to complete their NSTP
requirement during their first curriculum year.
Section 15 C) Sports Development Office (SDO)
The Sports Development Office (SDO) is tasked with promoting
physical wellness for students by providing them with opportunities for
developing themselves physically specially in the field of sports.
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Under the SDO are different varsity groups and opportunities for
physical wellness like the Intramurals.
Following SDO and Scholarship Program for Educational Assistance
and Development (SPREAD) procedures, selected (especially recruited
athletes) members of the varsity team enjoy scholarship grants and other
privileges as provided for in Section 14 of this handbook on Scholarships.

Section 15 D) Student Development and Activities Office (SDAO)

The Student Development and Activities Office, conducts year-round


projects and activities in coordination/partnership with other
units/departments within/or outside the university. The projects seek to
provide leadership opportunities and training for student leaders and students
with leadership potentials. They aim to develop and enhance their talents,
skills, abilities and other qualities necessary for them to succeed as
individuals or as members or leaders of their own organizations.

Following are the units under the SDAO. They provide opportunities
to students for holistic development through membership and/or participation:

Student Activities Office (SAO)

The University encourages students to participate in co- curricular


and extra curricular activities as part of a well-balanced training. For this
purpose, it seeks to encourage the formation of student groups whose
activities are geared toward social, cultural, religious, literary, and
recreational aspects of student development.
15. D.1 General Policy

The establishment and operation of recognized student organizations


in the University are governed by Batas Pambansa Blg. 232
otherwise known as Education Act of 1982 specifically, on student
organizations and their activities on campuses.

15. D.2 General Provisions Governing SAO

The authority to regulate the establishment and operations of all


Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) is vested upon the
Student Development and Activities Office (SDAO) through the
Student Activities Office (SAO).

The SDAO through the SAO, with the approval of the Dean of the
Office of Student Services (OSS) has the authority to:
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a. formulate and evaluate policies and procedures for


student activities upon consultation with concerned
parties;
b. approve initiated and participated co/extra curricular
activities/ projects which may be college-wide, university-
wide, and those which involve other schools, companies,
institution, etc;
c. revoke the accreditation of a student organization to
operate, for cause, upon consultation with the Executive
Board (EB) of the Council of Student Organizations
(CSO); and
d. renew the certificate of recognition of a student
organization in consultation with the EB of CSO.

In case of conflict within an organization, or between two or more


organizations/parties involved, and when no resolution on the issue at
hand has been reached, the SAO may intervene and render a
decision appropriate.

SAO may create committees to assist the office and serve as a


training ground for potential student leaders. Such shall be
composed of bona fide members of Recognized Student
Organizations (RSO), which shall be recommended by CSO EB and
appointed by the SAO with the approval of the SDAO.

15. D.3 Activities and Services

Accreditation and Re-accreditation of Student Organizations

The Student Activities Office provides support and direction


for all Recognized Student Organizations on campus. The SAO
Coordinator meets with students who want to create new student
organizations, those who want to disband current groups on campus,
those that need help with planning events and those who are looking
for additional assistance. The Office also assists students in
understanding policies and procedures relevant to the governance
and operations of student organizations.

Assembly for Parents of Student Leaders

An annual assembly for the parents of student leaders is


being held for parents to recognize and understand the roles and
responsibilities that their children play on campus. This activity also
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highlights the opportunities and benefits that are in store for student
leaders and how parents can serve as their childrens primary source
of motivation. Furthermore, this is also a good time for the parents to
bond with their children through various activities and challenges.

Wellness Program for Lasallian Student Leaders (WISHING


W.E.L.L.)

Wishing W.E.L.L. is a program designed to track and process


the experiences of each student organizations for the past semester.
It also aims to evaluate if student leaders are coping well with the
demands of their respective positions by allowing them to discuss
concerns that they have encountered. Ultimately, this wellness
program intends to further enrich the enthusiasm and commitment of
the students to continually serve their respective organizations.

Student Awards Program

This is the annual student awards program spearheaded by


the Student Activities Office. It recognizes the outstanding
performance of student leaders, artists, writers, athletes, councils and
organizations. This event also aims to provide student models of
leadership, commitment to excellence, cooperation, teamwork and
service to others.

The Student Activities Office also works to provide meaningful


venues and resources to campus advisers such as:

Campus Advisers General Assembly (CAGA)

CAGA is a welcome assembly of campus advisers. This


program aims to orient the advisers on the new and existing
guidelines of SDAO pertaining to student activities. CAGA also
serves as a venue to establish a network of Lasallian campus
advisers who deeply understand and value their role in guiding and
helping student leaders on how to deliver quality services to students.

Lasallian Campus Advisers Seminar Series (LACASS)

LACASS are learning sessions spearheaded by the Student


Activities Office for the purpose of providing advisers with trainings
that would help enhance their knowledge, attitudes and skills as
advisers. Ultimately, this program aims to further deepen the
advisers commitment to serve their respective student organizations.
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Consultation Services

The Student Activities Office, through its Coordinator,


welcomes student leaders and advisers who would like to visit SDAO
for questions/assistance related to the organizations they are
handling.

15. D.4 Nature and Status of Student Organizations

The Council of Student Organizations (CSO) is the mother organization of


all existing Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) in the
University. Its primary purpose is to monitor the RSOs and
perform its other functions stated in their constitution.

Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) refers to any organization of


students duly recognized by the Accreditation Board and the CSO,
operating in pursuant of rules and regulations set by the Student Activities
Office.

The two kinds of RSOs are as follows:

Co-curricular Organizations
These are those that support the academic development of its
members. The main thrust is based on the objectives and
nature of the academic program each organization aims to
complement.

Interest Organizations
These are those that cater to the development of its members in
a specific field of interest. Such interest shall be of significance
to the members development of ethics, skills and talents.

Classification of Status

Probationary Status
- Status of newly recognized organizations
- Status of an organization, which has not performed
satisfactorily during a semester as evaluated by the
CSO Executive Board and Student Activities Office.

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Regular Status
- Any RSO that has undergone the probationary status and
has performed satisfactorily during a semester as
evaluated by the CSO Executive Board and Student
Activities Office.

Regular Excellent Status


- Any RSO that has exceeded the regular status and has
shown exemplary performance during a semester as
evaluated by the CSO Executive Board and Student
Activities Office.

15. D.5 Recognition of New Student Organizations

New student organizations must provide the following information and


follow the process below to become recognized by the Student
Activities Office:

1. The application period for recognition shall be within fifteen (15)


working days from the start of summer classes and within fifteen
(15) working days after the last day of midterm examinations of
the first semester.
Recognition granted to organization during the summer
term is effective for the coming semester, while the one
granted during the first semester is effective for the
second semester.
The deadline for the submission of application for
recognition shall be strictly enforced. Any student group
that fails to meet the deadline will have to wait for the
application period of the succeeding semester.
All applications for recognition must be submitted to SAO through
the CSO. The following documents are required:

a. Letter of application addressed to the director of the


Student Development and Activities Office (SDAO)
through the SAO.
For co-curricular organizations, the letter of
application should be signed by the president,
noted by the adviser of the organization, and
endorsed by the college dean.
For interest organizations, the letter of
application should be signed by the president
and noted by the adviser.

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b. A copy of the constitution and by-laws of the
organization to be defended during the deliberation
period. Such constitution and by-laws must not be
contrary to the Vision-Mission of the University and
Constitution of CSO.
c. Updated roster of officers/founders with the following
information:
Position
Name
Course, Year and Section
E-mail Address
Contact Number
Name of Faculty Adviser, his/her academic rank,
and his/her College and Department and contact
number.
The above requirement should be prepared by the
president and noted by the adviser.
d. Recent Certificate of Good Moral Character of
officers/founders.
e. Advisers form (Form A) and Advisers Information
Sheet to be filled out by the faculty adviser.
f. List of proposed plan of activities to be undertaken for
the upcoming semester with the corresponding
timetable. This shall be defended during the
deliberation period.
g. Student Leader Information Sheet to be filled out by
each officer under the organization. A photocopy of
current registration form and previous semesters
individual report of grades should be attached.
h. Other requirements that may be required by the SAO.

2. The Accreditation Board shall convene immediately after the


deadline of the application. Upon submission of the application for
recognition to the SAO, the president and a member from the
executive board of the organization should be present during the
deliberation.
The members of the Accreditation Board include the following:

Chair: CSO President


Members: SDAO Director, SAO Coordinator, USC
President, Representative from the Co-
Curricular Recognized Student Organizations,
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representative from the Interest Recognized
Student Organizations, specifically an RSO
President.

3. The Accreditation Board shall be the sole body that will decide on
all matters concerning the accreditation of new student
organizations.

4. Organizations shall follow-up their application for recognition one


(1) week after the deadline of submission.

5. Changes in the organizational structure must be reported


immediately to SAO through CSO.

15. D.6 Re-accreditation of Student Organizations

All RSOs must register at the end of every semester following the
requirements set in the CSO Constitution and By-laws.

15. D.7 Revocation

The certificate of recognition of any student organization


which has been granted prior institutional recognition may be
revoked any time if it has been found to have violated its own
statement of purpose, constitution and by-laws, or has
consistently failed to comply with the policies of the University and
other circulars/memorandum of the SAO and Office of Student
Services (OSS).

Revocation of recognition may only be enforced after due process


has been observed.
An RSO obtaining a probationary status for four (4) consecutive
semesters will result in revocation of recognition.
An RSO who failed to seek recognition for two (2) consecutive
semesters will result in revocation of recognition.
Other policies on revocation are contained in Article 10 Discipline
of Student Organizations under the CSO Constitution and By-
laws.

15. D.8 Policies on Submission and Approval of Student Organization


Activities

Submission and Approval of Project Proposals

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1. Only projects/activities included in the Integrated Plan of Activities
(IPOA) shall be allowed for execution provided appropriate
proposal forms and attachments are submitted to SDAO on or
before the deadline for submission of project proposals.
2. Activities that are not included in the IPOA which may answer an
immediate need of a council or organization may be proposed
subject to the approval of SDAO for as long as it will be submitted
on or before the deadline for submission of project proposals.
3. The lead person in-charge of the project/activity must see to it
that the schedule does not conflict with other approved
projects/activities as indicated in the IPOA.
4. A letter must also be written explaining the relevance of the
project and the reason why it was not included in the IPOA.
5. Councils and organizations may follow-up their proposals three
(3) days after submission to SDAO.
6. For proposals with comments, councils or organizations
concerned are given a maximum of five (5) working days to revise
their proposals.
7. Councils and organizations who intend to modify the details of
any activity (e.g. date, time or venue) must indicate the same in
the project proposal form.
8. Cancellation of an activity should be made in writing at least one
week before the scheduled activity.
9. Minor activities that may be conducted during regular hours
(Monday-Friday) or during U-break in a vacant classroom may
not be proposed, however a letter addressed to the SAO
Coordinator must be submitted a week before the scheduled
activity for information.
10. No activity shall be approved during banned dates (one week
before and during institutional exam days) except for some valid
reasons.
11. Proposals submitted beyond the deadline will not be accepted
except for some valid reasons.

Accomplished projects or activities

1. Student organizations must submit to SDAO an accomplishment


report within two (2) weeks after every activity.

2. Non-submission of accomplishment reports would automatically


mean that the project or activity is excluded from the recognized
accomplished activities for the current school year.

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3. Special requirements for specific kind of activities (fund-raising,
invitational, contests or competitions, outreach, off-campus
activities, joint activities, sports activities) are contained in the
SDAO Guidelines for Student Activities.

4. For RSOs, other policies on student organization activities are


contained in Article 7 Student Organization Activities under the
CSO Constitution and By-laws.

15. D.9 Off-campus Activities and Overnight Activities

For the university to authorize an off-campus and overnight activity


involving student organizations, the following must be sought:

Approval of SDAO and OSS


List of participating students
Letter of conformity of accompanying faculty adviser
Duly accomplished Parental Consent Form of
participating students

All off-campus and overnight activities of student councils and


recognized student organizations shall be attended by the faculty
adviser. If the faculty adviser is unable to attend, he/she must assist
the council/organization in requesting another full-time faculty
member to accompany the group. However, the SDAO and OSS
must be informed about the replacement at least two (2) days before
the actual activity.

Ideally, there shall be one (1) faculty adviser or faculty guardian for
every 30 or less student participants per activity.

15. D.10 Faculty Adviser


The University believes in the importance of assisting and supporting
its student organizations in their co-curricular and extra-curricular
endeavors. The members of the academic community specifically the
faculty are strongly encouraged to take an active role in the total
development of the students by participating as advisers of student
organizations.

The organization shall have no more than one (1) faculty adviser and
if qualified, shall be appointed by the dean of the OSS.

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The adviser must be a full-time faculty member of the university and
has observed at least one-year residency.

For co-curricular organizations, the adviser must be


involved in the activities of the particular academic area.
For interest clubs, the adviser should be knowledgeable
in the particular field.
The adviser shall serve for one school year but may be renewed
based on the recommendation of the organization. Before the period
expires, the faculty adviser should be recommended by the
organization to the dean of the OSS to serve the remaining term.

Student Development Office (SDO)

As a unit of the Student Development and Activities Office (SDAO),


the Student Development Office is tasked with providing opportunities for
students to acquire the necessary skills, knowledge, attitude and other
qualities to be able to interact constructively with the education environment
and to take full advantage of what the school offers for their total
development.

15.D.11 Activities and Services

a. Leadership Training Seminar (LTS). This seminar, entitled


Program for Lasallian Student Leaders (PRO La Salle!) is
intended for all elected officers, particularly the Presidents and
Vice Presidents of the University Student Council (USC), College
Student Councils (CSCs), Council of Student Organizations
(CSO), Recognized Student Organizations (RSO), Performing
Arts Group (PAG), Auxiliary Student Groups and the Heraldo
Filipino. The seminar is expected to be echoed by the identified
participants to their co-officers, committee members, organization
members, as well as year and class level officers.

b. Introductory Leadership Training Seminar (ILTS). This training is


intended for a select group of sophomore students who exhibit
strong leadership potential. Specifically, it is aimed at introducing
prospective student leaders to Lasallian leadership, thus, the
program is aptly called Basic University Training in Lasallian
Leadership (BUTIL Lasalyano). Prospective participants are
recommended by the college deans and/or faculty advisers. The
recommended students shall pass through an interview to be
conducted by the SDAO Director who shall determine the official
participants for this training.
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c. Learning Experiences (LE). These learning experiences under


the University Life Advancement Program (ULAP), come in
various forms namely, skills training, enhancement sessions, fora,
lecture, exposure, integration activities, and the like. The
topics/subject matters of such activities are either part of an
annual plan based on the training needs survey conducted by the
Student Development Office at the beginning of each school year,
or determined by the SDAO Director to be pressing needs which
calls for immediate discussion/attention.

d. Organizational Diagnosis/Consultation. Any recognized student


organization in the University that has organizational concerns
may avail of this particular service. It proposes to help student
organizations manage issues and problems. Likewise, this is a
venue for consultation with student organizations before getting
their proposals approved by SDAO and OSS.

e. Training/Program Design Development. The Student


Development Office collaborates with other units/organizations to
develop training/program designs. Such designs, together with
other needed materials will be made available to student groups
for use in their respective organizations growth and development.

Types of training provided by the SDO:

1. SDO-sponsored training. This is usually conducted for a


specific group. e.g. Presidents of College Student Councils
and Secretaries of the different Interest Clubs. In some cases
however, the office also conducts training for other student
groups provided that they have to file their request for a
specific training to the SDO and the number of participants
should not exceed 15 students.

2. Co-sponsored training. This kind of training is conducted by


the SDO in collaboration with other organizations, units
and/or offices of the University. The participants for this
training come from the organization co-sponsoring the
training.

3. Organization-sponsored training. The role of the SDO in this


type of training is to provide the training
consultant/conductor/documenter/ facilitator. The participants,

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finances and logistics are all up to the sponsoring
organization.

Cultural Arts Office (CAO)

As a unit of the Student Development and Activities Office, the


Cultural Arts Office (CAO) is tasked with providing opportunities for students
to develop themselves in the area of culture promotion and the arts. Such is
realized through the institutionally recognized Performing Arts Group,
namely:

Teatro Lasalliana (TLS)

The Teatro Lasalliana is the premier student theater/dramatics group


in the campus. It was established in 1988 and is composed of talented
members from the different colleges. The group promotes awareness and
development of Theater Arts in the university. It subscribes to the belief that
Theatre Arts is a concerted, collective effort. Yearly, TLS comes up with
minor and major stage plays as well as theater festivals. The members also
visit elementary and secondary schools for outreach programs and workshop
sessions designed for potential artists.

DLSU-D Chorale

The De La Salle University Dasmarias Chorale is a pioneer


institutional performing arts organization under the Cultural Arts Office. The
group is composed of students from the different colleges who strive to
promote appreciation for choral music, uphold Filipino faith and culture and
aid its members in their personal formation towards becoming men and
women who live by the Lasallian core values of Faith, Zeal for Service and
Communion in Mission.

Under the leadership of a professional choral trainer and conductor,


the group produces musical presentations and performs in diverse
institutional functions, choral festivals, competitions and other external
events. It aims to inculcate discipline, responsibility, determination,
cooperation and humility while enhancing the potential of its members
through trainings, rehearsals, exposure activities and various workshops
conducted all throughout the year.

Filipiniana Dance Company (FDC)

The FDC, established in 1993, specializes in Creative Folk and


Ethnic Dances reflecting the historic Philippines. Among its well-applauded
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repertoire include Singkil, Salidsid, Tinikling, Sayaw sa Bangko, Pandanggo


sa Ilaw/Oasiwas, and Pansak Pagkawin. The FDC is composed of members
from various colleges, all raring and eager to know more of themselves, of
others, and of our culture through Philippine dances. A technical dance
instructor heads this group to provide members with the much needed
training to prepare them for competitive exposures and dance competitions.
Each year, FDC mounts major and minor productions in the campus.

Lasallian Pointes n Flexes Dance Company (LPNFDC)

The Lasallian Pointes N Flexes Dance Company is an accredited


institutional Performing Arts Organization under the supervision of the
Cultural Arts Office. Members of this group are trained by a professional
choreographer specializing in Jazz, Hip-hop, Ballroom, Ballet, Modern,
Contemporary and Interpretative Dance. The group also performs belly
dancing and gymnastics. LPNFDC represents the school in inter-university
activities and competitions. It renders free shows, minor and major
productions in the University.

DLSU-D Symphonic Band

The DLSU-D Symphonic Band, formerly DLSU-D Brass Band, is


composed of a dynamic group of instrumentalists and band players. Since
1994, the band blows its harmony in various institutional activities and special
functions in and off the campus. The members of the group are given free
trainings and workshops to further hone their skills in playing various musical
instruments. Just like other performing arts group, the group renders free
shows, minor and major productions within the university. It also participates
in off-campus exposures and competitions.

Lasallian Pop Band (LPB)

The Lasallian Pop Band is into OPM, Pop, R&B, disco, fiasco, and
jazz music. It used to be a unit under the DLSU-D Brass Band, thus it is
considered as the youngest member organization under the Performing Arts
Group. It was launched as an independent organization in 2002 during the
Grand Alumni Homecoming. Since then, LPB has been a constant figure in
various in/off-campus activities and events.

Visual and Performing Arts Production Unit (VPAPU)

The Visual & Performing Arts Production Unit was established in


1996. It is a multi-faceted arts organization specializing in events, production,
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stage management, lighting and set design and techniques. The group is
also into visual, graphic and digital arts. Apart from staging its own events
and projects, VPAPU manages the minor and major productions of the six
other organizations under the Performing Arts Group. By invitation, the group
also provides technical and production assistance to other recognized
student groups and office/unit within the university.

Members of the said performing arts groups are entitled to scholarship grants
as provided for in Section 14 of this handbook for scholarships.

15.D.12 Activities and Services

a. Cultural Awareness. The CAO aids in the promotion of culture and


arts not only within the University but also to underprivileged
communities. This program aims to enrich the spirits of the least, the
last and the lost in the society through the teaching of artistic skills
and production of shows for people to watch, appreciate and learn
lessons from.

b. Recruitment. The Office recruits applicants annually at the beginning


of the school year to give students the chance to be part of the
Performing Arts Group of their choice. Applicants undergo screening
and interview before they may be accepted as probationary
members of the performing arts group.

c. Artistic Direction. The Office shares its expertise in various facets of


production such as production design, technical services,
scriptwriting, direction, stage management, hosting services and
other artistic and creative innovations.

d. Scholarship Grants. The Office provides scholarship to deserving


members of the Performing Arts Group.

e. Cultural Arts Festival. The Office prepares an annual month long


celebration of Culture and Arts through cultural presentations,
competitions and exhibits inside and outside the University.

f. PAG Synergy. The Office designs an annual teambuilding activity


done outside the University. This aims to strengthen the bond among
the members of the Performing Arts Group and to bring out the
artistic talent of each member through the teambuilding activities
given to them.

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g. Cultural Presentations. The Office, through the seven performing arts


group, holds major and minor productions, concerts and cultural
shows to heighten cultural awareness and to provide venues for
exposure and appreciation of the different art forms on campus.

h. Performances. The Office grants performance requests from


units/offices/department /organizations from within and outside the
University to support their activities and projects and to showcase the
artistic talents of the seven performing arts group.

i. Exposure Trips. The Office gives each performing arts group the
opportunity to watch stage plays, concerts, exhibits, expositions and
other performances and activities conducted outside the University.
This aims to help the members of the performing arts group to better
appreciate their craft and to help them learn contemporary
approaches, skills and techniques in the performing arts which they
could eventually apply in their future activities and projects.

j. Free Workshops. The Office through the seven performing arts group
provides free trainings and workshops to reach out to children and
teens who are interested and willing to learn the various forms of art.

International Students Office (ISO)

As a unit for the Student Development and Activities Office (SDAO),


the International Students Office (ISO) is tasked to provide international
students (IS) with opportunities for healthy interaction with Filipino students
and other members of the community thus making their stay in the university
more meaningful. Likewise, it facilitates the concerns and needs of the
international students with different units/offices of the university.

15.D.13. International Students Association (ISA)

ISA is the official foreign students organization in the University. Its


main functions are:

a. To create an environment that will suit to the needs of the


international students for development and growth during their
stay at DLSUD through the conduct of special student activities
and assemblies;
b. To promote cultural orientation, camaraderie, growth and unity
among Filipino and foreign students by conducting activities that
are relevant, timely and helpful to its members;
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c. To provide assistance to foreign students from their co-foreign


members.

Who Compose the ISA?

Every international student, upon enrollment to the University is an


automatic member of ISA. ISA is headed by eight (8) Officers and
maximum of ten (10) support staff represented by all nationalities
within the University. They serve the organization for one academic
year under the advice of the ISO Coordinator, the Director of Student
Development and Activities Office (SDAO) under the Office of
Students Services (OSS).

All other rules that may apply to foreign students not stated herein
shall be within the bounds of the Student Handbook.

Section 15-E) Student Publications Office (SPO)

The Student Publications refer to printed and online materials


independently or dependently published in-campus by students for campus
circulation. They comprise broadsheets, magazines, newsletters, periodicals,
handouts, and other publications whether printed, mimeographed or
photocopied.

The Student Publications Office (SPO) commits to uphold responsible


campus journalism by conducting trainings, providing exposure for campus
writers and artists, formulating/implementing policies to warrant smooth
operation of student publications, and rendering technical/editorial assistance
to realize accurate, fair and balanced student reportage.

Furthermore, SPO thrusts to implement laws applicable to student


publications, along with the existing university policies, as well as to inculcate
the Lasallian core values of faith, zeal for service and communion in mission.

Student Publication Units under the SPO:


1. Heraldo Filipino
2. Vicissitude
3. University Student Council publication
4. Collegiate and/or departmental and organizational student
publications

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Heraldo Filipino (HF) Publications:

The HF is the official student publication of De La Salle University-


Dasmarias. It has the following publications:
Heraldo Filipino broadsheet
La Salleo feature magazine
Just Play sports magazine
Palad literary digest
Alipato art and photo folio
Halalan student elections newsletter
Funding
Heraldo Filipino uses publication fees paid by students
during the regular semesters and summer terms.
Such fees are collected by the Accounting Office, and are
considered to fall under the Heraldo Filipino Trust Fund
under the care of the University. The release of such funds
requires institutional accounting procedure. When a
necessary and urgent need arises, the provisions of RA
7079 on publication shall apply.
The signatures of the managing editor, the editor-in-chief,
the publication adviser, the SPO director and the dean of
Student Services shall validate all payment transactions.
All expenditures must be supported with official receipts.
Expenditures made are subject to institutional auditing at
the end of each semester.
All requisitions must be based on the prepared budget
approved by the signatories. Any request not included in
the approval budget is denied.

Every semester, the managing editor requests from the Accounting


Office the total fund collected to determine the publications beginning
balance.
A petty cash of at least five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) shall be
requested at the start of the semester. Replenishment of such amount shall
be made when fifty per cent (50%) of the amount has been spent. Official
receipts shall accompany all requests for replenishments.
Staff Selection of Heraldo Filipino

As act by the editorial board, students who aspire to become members


of the HF must:
a. pass the competitive examination and interview by the Editorial
board.
b. submit photocopies of their report of grades in the semester or
summer term prior to their application.
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c. have a GPA of at least 1.75 or better, with no failing mark in any


academic or nonacademic subject.
d. carry a minimum load of 15 units per semester. However, students
may be exempted from this rule if they are graduating students,
shiftees or transferees where the 15 unit-requirement is not
possible. However, such under load must be certified by the college
dean.
e. not be under any disciplinary probation, or must not have been
found guilty of any major offense as certified by the SWAFO
director.
f. not be an officer of the University Student Council (USC), Reserved
Officer Training Corps (ROTC), or other organizations in the
University.

Editorial Board and Staff Retention of Heraldo Filipino

Members of the editorial board and staff must:


a. maintain a GPA of 1.75 or better with no failing mark in any
academic or non-academic subject.
b. carry a minimum load of 15 units per semester. However, this may
be waived if they are graduating students, shiftees, or transferees
where a 15-unit load is not possible. However, such under load
must be certified by the college dean.
c. be able to publish at least three (3) articles a semester.
d. not be under any disciplinary probation or been found guilty of any
major offense as certified by the SWAFO director.
e. complete 250 residency hours.
f. must not be an officer of the University student (USC), Reserved
Officer Training Corps (ROTC), or other organizations, or member
of any media organization in the University.

Editorial Board Selection

Members of the editorial board are appointed by the editorial screening


board.
Editorial Screening Board

The editorial screening board shall be composed of the following:


student publication adviser, who will serve as the
chairperson (or the SPO director, in the absence of a
publication adviser);
the incumbent editor in chief, a media practitioner who is
acceptable to the Editorial board and administration;

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one past editor of the concerned publication unit, who


was chosen by the outgoing editorial board, and
the dean of the Office of Student Services.

The editorial screening board shall have the following powers and
functions:
e. determine the criteria for the selection of the editorial
board.
f. prescribe the manner and procedures for the
implementation of the Editorial board competitive
examinations.
g. evaluate the credentials and select the incoming
members of the Editorial board based on the approved
criteria.

Printing
The HF and Vicissitude and all other collegiate,
department and organizational student publications are
printed by commercial printers chosen through the
University bidding process.

Campus Journalism Criteria

All publication units are enjoined to observe the following campus


journalism criteria:
1. The Lasallian Core Values
All recognized in-campus publication materials by students shall be
guided by the Lasallian core values of Faith, Zeal in service, and
Communion in mission.
2. Accuracy
The Editorial Board, together with the publication adviser shall ensure
accuracy of information and language use.
3. Journalists Code of Ethics
As befits responsible campus journalists, the Editorial Board, together
with the publication adviser shall observe the Filipino Journalists Code
of Ethics.

Selection of a Publication Adviser


To guarantee optimum development of campus journalists, all student
publication units shall see to it that faculty members recommended for the
publication advisership must possess the following:
1. Lasallian Core Values

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2. high degree of accuracy and fluency in the Filipino and English


language
3. extensive experience in advising campus paper and/or background
in journalism
4. not holding any administrative position, special institutional
assignment.
5. must satisfy the requirements provided by RA 7079 and any other
applicable laws
The members of the Editorial board of each of the student publication
units recommended faculty members for the members for the advisership
post. Each publication unit shall forward a list containing three (3) to five (5)
names of faculty members to the dean of the Student Services who then
recommends to the Vice Chancellor for Academics and Research (VCAR) for
final approval. If approved, the VCAR informs the chosen recommendee
through a correspondence, hence, secondary recipients, the OSS Dean and
the SPO Director also receive a copy. Whenever necessary, another list may
be requested.
Editorial Policies

All publications are required to have their set of editorial policies. No


student publication shall be allowed to operate without a set of editorial
policies.
Creation of a Student Publication

Any student organization/unit that plans to create a new student publication


must submit a concept paper, endorsed by the adviser and immediate heads
(chair and dean), to SPO prior to operation.

Selection of Editorial Board and Staff of a newly created student publication


must be done through a screening process facilitated by an ad hoc
committee convened and chaired by the SPO Director.

Vicissitude
Vicissitude is DLSU-Ds official yearbook. The recognized Vicissitude
Editorial Board, under the supervision of the SPO director, is generally
concerned with the preparation and production of the official yearbook. It
attends to the various phases of the production of the yearbook such as
editing, laying out, proofreading, choosing the artwork, etc.

Vicissitude envisions itself as an invaluable Lasallian partner in


preserving and upholding Lasallian pride, heritage and identity by producing
high-quality DLSU-D yearbooks that are worth-keeping for generations.
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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

Each member of the Vicissitude Editorial Staff must be a bona fide student of
De La Salle University- Dasmarias who is committed to the values of
responsibility, creativity and service. A student who aspires to become a
member of Vicissitude must submit the following documents on the deadline
set:
An accomplished application form
Copy of grades earned (most recent semester)
Certificate of Registration (current semester)
The applicant must also pass the interview and examination
given.

EDITORIAL BOARD

The Vicissitude Editorial Board is a group of students empowered and


equipped to take responsibility for the timely production (conceptualizing to
printing) of the yearbook, with supervision of the SPO Director.

The Vicissitude Editorial Board is composed of seven (7) members: a. Editor-


in-Chief; b. Associate Editor; c. Managing Director; d. Director for Publicity
and Information; e. Creative Director; f. Director for Photography, and; g.
Content Director.

BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES

Deserving Editorial Board/Staff members may be given any or all of the


following benefits and privileges:

Free in-campus/off-campus trainings on leadership, writing and


editing, photography, graphics and layouting, and other fields relevant
to yearbook production.
Free pictorial by Vicissitudes official photographer/photo studio.
Free yearbook copy (for Editorial Board/Staff members)
Tuition discounts

Bases for the granting of any or all of the abovementioned benefits and
privileges are as follows:

Seniority
Performance evaluation (60% by the SPO Director and Layout Artist
and 40% by the EB) at least Satisfactory.
Academic performance (No failing grades)
Availability of funds
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Secion 15 F) Student Welfare and Formation Office (SWAFO)

It is very important for students to maintain a clean discipline record to


be assured of their continued stay in the University. This section aims to
orient them with the policies, rules and regulations, as well as structures,
procedure and practices.
It is the duty of the student to inform his/her parents or guardians when
s/he encounters administrative cases.

1. The Student Welfare and Formation Office (SWAFO) is in charge of


the enforcement of student discipline policies, rules and regulations
as stipulated in this Handbook. It is headed by a director who:
a. implements school policies and regulations regarding discipline;
b. maintains a record of all offenses or violations of students;
c. coordinates with the Chief of Security in the implementation of the
school policies rules and regulations;
d. attends hearing and prosecutes cases of violations submitted and
appealed to the Discipline Board;
e. decides and recommends to the Dean of the Office of Student
Services appropriate penalties for offenses committed;
f. supervises student formatores and staff; and
g. Issues clearances, which are submitted to the Office of the
Student Services for issuance of Certificate of Good Moral
Character.

The SWAFO director is assisted by student formatores whose main functions


are to:
a. maintain and promote peace and order in the campus;
b. monitor activities of students and student groups on campus;
c. accost students caught or suspected violating rules and
regulations, and demand the presentation/confiscation for the
student ID for the purpose;
d. conduct investigation of students who violate school rules and
regulations, always mindful of their rights;
e. prepare and submit required investigation report of discipline
cases to the SWAFO director;
f. invite students during their free time to the SWAFO when
necessary;
g. network with other offices and units of the University regarding
student discipline and behavior; and
h. act as custodian of all surrendered lost and found items

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2. Discipline Procedure
The SWAFO director through the investigation section conducts an
investigation on the cases filed in his office.
a. Upon receipt of the written report on misconduct of any student,
the SWAFO investigator(s) shall conduct a preliminary
investigation of the charge filed against a student for prima facie
evidence.
b. Formal charges shall be filed against the student, if there is a
prima facie evidence.
c. A notice shall be sent to the student informing him of the charges
and requiring the student to answer the charge and/or appear for
questioning before the SWAFO investigator within 72 hours from
the receipt of notice.
d. Except in meritorious cases as determined by the SWAFO
investigator, the failure of the student to answer the charge and/or
appear during the investigation as required shall be construed as
a waiver.
e. If an investigation has been carried out and the SWAFO
investigator has found sufficient evidence or if the accused has
admitted his guilt, the SWAFO director shall impose the penalties
stated in the Student Handbook. He shall submit a copy of his
decision to the Dean of the Office of Student Services for
notation.
f. If the decision is accepted by the student, the same shall be final
and executory. If it is not acceptable, the decision is appealed to
the University Discipline Board within five (5) days from the
receipt of the decision.

Grounds for the consideration of appeals to the Discipline Board:


a. Abuse of authority on the part of the SWAFO Director.
b. The absence of due process.

3. The University Discipline Board (UDB)

The University Discipline Board may be convened to hear, deliberate,


and decide cases on appeals submitted by student, and on cases
referred by the SWAFO director, which need the decision of the board.

The University Discipline Board is composed of the:


1. Dean of the Office of Student Services as Chair. In his absence,
the other members of the Board may elect from themselves a
temporary or acting chair
2. collegiate dean who will represent the administration
3. University Student Council (USC) president or his representative
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4. Faculty Association (FA) president or his representative


5. Parents Organization La Salle Cavite (POLCA) president or his
representative
6. Director of the University Lasallian Family Office (ULFO) or his
representative
7. Council of Student Organization (CSO) president or
representative

Procedure for Appeal


a. An Appeal shall be perfected within five (5) school days after
receipt of the decision. Seven (7) copies of appeal must be filed
with the Office of Student Services. The appeal shall contain a
concise statement of the issues involved and the grounds relied
on for the appeal. It should be accompanied with a true copy of
the decision of the appeal.
b. A true copy of such documentary evidences shall be kept in the
SWAFO. The documentary exhibits to be forwarded to the
Discipline Board shall be certified true copy of the documents.
c. The dean of the Office of Student Services, who chairs the
board, convenes the board to hear the appeal. The appellant
and his parents or his guardian are notified of the date of
hearing. If the parents or guardian cannot come, the appellant
shall inform the Board in writing.
d. In the event of the appellants failure to appear, the Board shall
proceed ex-parte without prejudice to the appellants
appearance in subsequent hearings.
e. The Discipline Board may dismiss the petition on the ground that
the appeal is without merit, or the questions raised therein are
too insubstantial to require consideration. Likewise, the Board
may commute, reverse or affirm the decision of the SWAFO
based on the documents presented even without hearings.
f. If hearing of witnesses of the appeal is indispensable, the Board
may hear witnesses, in the absence of the appellant. However,
the presence of the appellant is a must unless such right is
waived in writing. The presence of the SWAFO director acting
as a prosecutor shall also be indispensable.
g. Evidence, whether testimonial or documentary, shall be limited
to the allegations contained in the result of the investigation
submitted by the SWAFO director; new evidences may be
accepted through a motion, subject to the decision of the Board.
h. As far as practicable, hearing on any appeal shall not last
beyond one (1) calendar month from the date of the initial
hearing. Postponements shall only be allowed due to highly
justifiable reasons as decided by the Board.
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Each party shall only be allowed one postponement. Parties who


wish to request for postponement of hearing should be reminded of the
following:
a. Request for postponement shall only be in writing.
b. Written request on postponement must be filed with the dean of
Student Services at least two (2) days before the scheduled
date of hearing.
c. The requesting party shall be notified in writing of the action
taken at least one (1) day prior to the scheduled date of the
hearing.
d. Notice to the parent or guardian on record shall be deemed
sufficient notice for the purpose.
e. Written request of the postponement filed beyond the prescribed
period shall be denied, and the parties shall be required to be
present at the scheduled hearing.
f. The record of the entire proceeding shall be filed. The
proceedings may likewise be tape-recorded by the Board. All
records of the proceedings shall be submitted to the
chairperson, who shall have custody of such records and tapes.
The parties may be furnished a copy of the minutes.
g. The board shall render a decision within ten (10) days from the
date of the last hearing whether or not the parties submit their
respective memoranda. The decision shall be in writing and
shall state the reasons relied upon in arriving at such decisions.
Copies thereof shall be sent to all parties and submitted to the
Vice Chancellor for Academics and Research (VCAR), college
dean/s concerned, department chair/s concerned, the Office of
the University Registrar, and SWAFO.
h. Decision of the Discipline Board shall be final and executory
within fifteen (15) school days after the promulgation of the
decision unless a motion for reconsideration is submitted to the
Board within five (5) days after the decision was released. Such
motion for reconsideration shall be on the ground that new
evidence has been discovered which was not presented before,
a copy of which shall be furnished the complainant and the
appellant.

4. Formation Program

The formation program is a program for students who committed a


major offense. Its goal is to improve the individual by correcting faults and
owned weaknesses and strengthening good qualities. This is in recognition
that students are growing up.
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THE FOUR STAGES OF THE FORMATION PROGRAM


1. Monitoring and Updates Involved: SWAFO/SWC
2. Seminar Involved: FORMATION PROGRAM
COMMITTEE (FPC)SWC/ULFO
3. Assessment and Evaluation Involved: FPC/SWAFO Director
4. Presentation and Approval Involved: SWAFO/OSS

1. MECHANICS
a. The FORMATION PROGRAM COMMITTEE (FPC) will secure
a copy of the names of students who committed major offense.
They will be classified as graduating and non-graduating.
b. Information will be disseminated regarding the implementation
of the program.
c. Application Form will be obtained from the SWAFO Clerk.
d. Screening of the participants will be handled by the FPC.
e. Students who will respond positively to the invitation will have a
meeting with the FPC.
f. The seminar will be tentatively scheduled on the first month of
implementation handled by the FPC. The formation program
runs for approximately five (5) months.
g. With all the necessary requirements (attendance in the
seminar, monitoring and evaluation papers), the committee
decides who would pass the program.
h. Upon the recommendation of the SWAFO Director, a list of
students who passed the said program will be presented to the
Office of the Dean of Student Services. A Certificate of
Completion will be issued to those who will finish the program
which guarantees the issuance of Certificate of Good Moral.

Any minor or major offense committed by an individual after already


completing the Formation Program automatically loses his/her chance to
secure a Certificate of Good Moral.

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SECTION 16
OFFENSES, VIOLATIONS AND SANCTIONS
Offenses are classified into minor and major offenses.

A minor offense merits a verbal warning/admonition from the SWAFO


director and/or the dean of the Office of Student Services. Commission of
minor offense for the second time merits a notice to parents. If a third minor
offense is committed the said act renders it a major offense.

16.1 Minor Offenses:

The following sanctions will be imposed to those who violate the


following rules and regulations:

1st offense - Verbal Warning/Admonition


2nd offense - Written Warning
3rd offense - Major Offense

The following acts are considered minor offenses:

1. Behaviors considered unbecoming of a young Christian adult


include but not limited to:
a. disturbing classes without valid reasons
b. unnecessary shouting and loitering inside the school
premises
c. unauthorized use of electronic gadgets during classes
d. sitting on the table, stairs and railings
e. Sliding on handrails of stairs
f. wearing of cap inside the classroom
g. improper use of university facilities and equipment
(elevator, aircon, lcd projectors, laboratory equipment, etc.)
2. Entering a class or breaking into any University function without
the permission of those concerned.
3. Unauthorized use of chalk/white board marker and board
4. Proselytizing
5. Eating inside classroom without the permission of faculty
6. Playing cards
7. Entering the campus not in uniform
8. Non/improper wearing of ID
9. Violation of dress code during wash days
10. Defacing, mutilating, or removing posters within valid period of
posting.

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11. Violation of usual classroom policies and procedures as well as


those set by the faculty.
12. Posting of announcements without prior approval of the Assistant
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services (AVCAS), for
announcements from outside, and of the Student Development
and Activities Office, for those coming from the academic
community
13. Unauthorized use of school facilities by non-recognized
organizations or groups.
14. Postings of announcements by non-recognized organizations,
groups or individual without approval of AVCAS.

16.2 Major Offenses:

A major offense is classified as misconduct, dishonesty and violent


acts. It warrants the imposition of the penalty of probation, suspension,
non-readmission, exclusion or expulsion. The seriousness of the offense
committed, taking into account the mitigating and aggravating
circumstances which are present, shall determine the gravity of penalty or
sanction to be imposed. The penalty ranges from a minimum of 1
(probation) to a maximum of 5 (expulsion).

Definition of terms:

Probation - is an alternative to suspension or expulsion.


In this way the student is warned that future
misconduct will not be tolerated, but is
permitted to continue his/her education, as
long as the misconduct stops.
Suspension - a penalty that allows the higher education
institution to deprive or deny the erring student
from attending classes for a period not
exceeding twenty percent of the prescribed
total class days.
Non-Readmission - a penalty that allows the institution to deny
admission or enrollment of an erring student
for the school term immediately following the
term when the resolution or decision finding
the student guilty of the offense charged and
imposing the penalty of non-readmission was
promulgated.
Exclusion - a penalty that allows the institution to exclude
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the roll of students immediately upon


resolution for exclusion was promulgated.
Expulsion - a penalty wherein the institution declares an
erring student disqualified for admission to
any public or private higher education
institution in the Philippines.
Reference: Manual of Regulations for Private Higher Education of 2008

Table of Major Offenses and Sanctions


Legend:
1 - Under probation for one year
2 - Suspension of three (3) days to five (5) class days
3 - Suspension of six (6) to ten (10) class days
4 - Suspension for:
4.a one(1) semester
4.b two (2) semesters
4.c one(1) school year
5 - Non-readmission, Exclusion or Expulsion

NATURE OF OFFENSE SANCTION


1. Misconduct
a. Commission of a third minor offense 1
b. Unjust vexations 2 3 4 (a-c) 5
c. Unofficial use of download and chat tools or 2 3 4(a-c) 5
instant messages.
d. Playing of web-based, PC and network games
in any of the computer resource facility inside 1
the university.
e. Sending of unofficial mass e-mail that causes
complaints or sending large quantities of 1
unwanted e-mails to any DLSU-D mailing list.
f. Littering 1
g. Acts of gross disrespect, in words or in deeds,
which tend to insult or subject to public ridicule
or to contempt any member of the faculty, 2
administration, support staff, other students,
and visitors.
h. Defaming in words/deeds any university
officials, faculty, staff and students within the 2 3 4 (a-c) 5
university and during official off-campus
activities.
i. Posting person-to-person damnation/cursing, or
ill-wishing a persons present physical state 1 2 3 4 (a-c) 5
j. Gambling in any form within the campus and

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during off-campus activities 2 3 4 (a-c)


k. Smoking within the University premises or
approved off campus activities (100 meters 1 2 3
from the perimeter to any point RA-9211)
l. Unauthorized possession of liquor or alcoholic
beverages within the campus and its
immediate premises, or entering or being in the
University premises, or approved off-campus
activities, entering in or being in the University
premises while in a state of intoxication, driving 2 3 4a
under the influence of liquor
m. Acts that malign the good name and reputation
of the school and its duly constituted
authorities such as the malicious imputation of
a crime, vice or defect whether real or
imaginary or of any act, omission, condition 2 3 4 (a-c) 5
status or circumstances tending to discredit or
cause dishonor and contempt to the good
name or reputation of the University.
n. Violation of conditions of being under probation
and/or commission of another major offense 3 4 (a-c) 5
after undergoing the formation program
o. Discrimination against any student, personnel,
staff, and faculty by reason of religion,
handicap, physical attribute, political beliefs or 1 2 3
the like.
p. Sending of obscene, profane or pornographic
materials; visiting of pornographic sites 2 3 4 (a-c) 5
q. Sending of messages or posting of information
which are knowingly false, abusive, vulgar,
hateful, harassing, obscene, threatening to
fellow users or invasive of persons privacy 2 3 4 (a-c) 5
r. Posting copyrighted materials without the
written consent of the author or without proper
citation 3 4 (a-c)
s. Using bad and offending language in posting
messages 1 2 3 4 (a-c) 5
t. Unauthorized collection of money, checks or
other instruments used as equivalents of
money, in connection with any matter, property 4 (a-c) 5
or transaction pertaining to University
u. Habitual disregard or repeated violations of
established policies and regulations set by the 4 (a-c)
University
v. Drug addiction and/or illegal possession or use
of prohibited drugs or chemicals, such as
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marijuana, shabu, LSD, heroine, ecstasy, pill,


and hallucinogenic drugs or substances in any
form, or possession of any regulated drugs or
substances such as barbiturates, sedatives, or 4 (a-c) 5
cough syrups without the proper prescription,
or inhalants such as rugby, acetone or thinner,
without valid justification, within the premises
of the University
w. Offering anything of value to any school
official, faculty, staff and security personnel in
exchange for any undue personal gain or as a 1 2 3 4 (a-c) 5
favor for the benefit of another.
x. Final conviction before any court of any
criminal offense involving moral turpitude. 5
y. Commission of the 2nd major offense Offense will merit the next
higher possible sanctions
2. Dishonesty
2. a. Intellectual
2.a.1 Cheating 1 2 3 4 (a-c) 5
- Copying, providing the means to copy
or accessing means to copy exam
answers, project, term papers,
laboratory exams and other school
requirements
- Possession of notes, books and or use
of cheat devices during an exam
- Allowing another person to take an
exam in ones name, and/or
impersonating another student or
allowing someone to impersonate
oneself in any academic activity
- Manipulating an exam paper
during/after correction, deliberately
talking to another student in the room
without permission from
proctor/professor in-charge during an
exam
2.a.2 Plagiarism (refer to Intellectual Property Rights)
2.b. Other Forms
2.b.1 Using or lending someone elses ID
card, registration form or examination
permit and intentional lending of user 1 2 3
accounts.
2.b.2 Stealing money, property 3 4 (a-c) 5
2.b.3 Forging or falsifying and/or tampering
with academic or official records. 5
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3. Violent Acts
3.a. Against Persons
3.a.1 Deliberate disruption of the academic
function or any University activity or any
other intentional act which tends to
create disorders, tumult, breach of peace
or any serious disturbance although not 2 3 4 (a-c) 5
connected with any academic function
or school activity
3.a.2 Forming fraternities and/or sororities
and/or persisting to be members of the
said formed fraternities and/or sororities 5
3.a.3 Physically attacking or assaulting any
person inside the campus, within the
vicinity of the University and during
official 0ff-campus activities, whether or 3 4 (a-c) 5
not the same resulted in physical injuries
of the victim/s.
3.a.4 Threatening to attack or assault a person
or his honor inside the campus or within
the immediate vicinity of the university. 1 2 3
3.a.5 Engaging in any of the acts prohibited in
RA 8049. (Anti-Hazing Law) 5
3.b. Against Property
3.b.1 Vandalism in any form and/or destruction
of University property belonging to any
member of the faculty, administration,
support staff or visitors, including the act 1 2 3 4 (a-c) 5
of writing on chairs, desks, tables and
walls.
3.b.2 Threatening to attack or inflict damage to
a persons property within the campus or
immediate vicinity of the university and 1 2 3
during approved off-campus school
activities
4. Any similar or analogous acts to any major 1 2 3 4 (a-c) 5
offense.

Note:
The student may request upon the advise of the SWAFO Director, to
render the equivalent number of hours for alternative sanctions*.

If the respondent has graduated but has neither served his sanction nor
paid for the penalty, withholding of diploma, transcript of record and other
school records/credentials for a period of one (1) year shall be imposed.
The same rule applies if a student fails to serve his sanction or pay the
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fine whichever applies, and thereafter requests for the above school
documents for transfer/application to other schools/university/other
learning institution.

* details of alternative sanctions shall be discussed by the SWAFO director


during the promulgation

Preventive suspension a student under investigation may be


preventively suspended from entering the school premises and from
attending classes, when the evidence of guilt is strong, and the
responsible school official is morally convinced that the continued stay of
the student pending investigation would cause sufficient distraction to the
normal operations of the institution, or would pose real or imminent threat
or danger to persons and property inside the institutions premises.
(MORPHE)

Special consideration will be given to student who is put under preventive


suspension. The number of days preventively suspended shall be
counted as part of the possible sanction.

16.4 Traffic Violations

Following are guidelines on traffic rules and regulations. The Campus


Security Office implements and monitors these policies in proper coordination
with the SWAFO.
1. Only vehicles with the current school years vehicle sticker are
allowed to enter the campus.
1. The guard on duty is authorized to inspect the vehicle compartments.
2. Drivers should park the vehicles at the designated parking areas only.
3. Family drivers should stay in designated drivers lounge only.
Bodyguards are not allowed to enter the campus. The family drivers
should also follow school policies and guidelines such as: no
loitering, no smoking, no gambling, no drinking of liquors, no littering,
no playing cards and no peddling.
4. Road signs should be strictly followed.
5. Vehicles should observe the speed limit of 10 kph.
6. The following are prohibited inside the campus:
* blowing of horns
* loud music
* obstruction of traffic and disregarding road signs
*driving under the influence of liquor or drugs
* heavily tinted vehicles
* loud muffler
* smoke belching
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* movable car sticker


* driving without license
* illegal parking
* overspeeding
* reckless driving
* practice driving
* driving without seatbelt
* texting while driving

Minor Traffic Violations

Illegal Parking, Traffic Obstruction and Disregarding Road Signs,


Overspeeding, Loud Music, Blowing of Horns, Loud Muffler, Heavily Tinted
Vehicles and Smoke Belching, Driving without Seatbelt, Driving while Texting

Sanctions:

1st offense - Warning + Php200 fine


2nd offense - Minor Offense + Php300 fine
3rd offense - Cancellation at anytime and non-issuance of vehicle
sticker for one (1) school year + Php500 fine

Major Traffic Violations

Driving without License, Reckless Driving, Practice Driving, Driving under the
Influence of Liquor or Drugs and Movable Car Sticker

Sanctions:

- Cancellation at anytime and non-issuance of vehicle sticker for


one (1) school year + Php500.00 fine
- Administrative sanction as stipulated in Section 16.2 Major
Offenses

Note:

1. Implementing body
- Enforcement Campus Security Office
- Decision/Resolution Student Welfare and Formation Office
- Payment of Fine Accounting Office

2. Fines and cost of stickers are subject to change.

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Section 17
Guidelines for Off Campus Activities
17.1 Guidelines/Policies
a. The organizer shall send a letter/proposal regarding the
planned activity, its objective/s and nature, place, attendees,
and other related information to the VCAR (academic related
activities) or dean of the Office of Student Services(extra
curricular activities).
b. The approved letter/proposal must be submitted to the OSS not
later than two (2) weeks before the date of the activity in
securing Parental Consent Form (PCF).
c. The PCF should be secured or claimed by a representative of
the organization/department/unit and should be disseminated to
the participants to be signed by either parent/guardian. The
accomplished PCF must be submitted to the Office of the Dean
of the Student Services at least two (2) days before the actual
date of the activity.
d. Any student who fails to submit an accomplished PCF within
the indicated time shall not be allowed to join the off-campus
activity.
e. The ratio of faculty to student participants should be 1:30.
f. No off-campus activities are allowed one week before and
during examination week. Likewise, no such activities are
allowed after final examination except for externally organized
activities subject to approval by the VCAR and dean of the
OSS.
g. No private vehicles will be allowed as official transportation
unless authorized by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for
Administrative Services (AVCAS) as endorsed by the OSS
dean. All reservations for transportation must be done at the
Reservation Office.

17.2 All money matters related to the activity should be coursed through
the Accounting Office.
17.3 Financial report on the activity subject to audit by the internal
auditor must be submitted to the Accounting Office copy furnished
the OSS dean and the college dean two weeks, at most, after the
activity.

Should there be cases of noncompliance with the guidelines


mentioned above, a committee chaired by the OSS dean shall be
created to deliberate on the matter and render decisions.

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Section 18
Student Government
18.1 The University Student Council (USC) is the highest student
governing body in the University.

a. It is the official representative of the students of De La Salle


University Dasmarias in all activities held within and outside
the University.
b. It serves as a mediator between the student body and any
sector of the Lasallian community where there are cases of
differences.
c. It is an active agent in promoting national awareness and
consciousness among the students of the university.
d. It believes that College Student Councils (CSC), Heraldo
Filipino (HF), Council of Student Organizations (CSO),
Performing Arts Group (PAG), Student Commission on
Elections (SCE), collegiate and/or departmental organizations
and publications, and other recognized student groups are
significant partners in serving, empowering, and protecting the
rights of the students.
e. It fosters an atmosphere where critical thinking prevails.
f. It enjoins the students to act as one in advancing their rights
and welfare.
g. It regularly conducts consultation with students to be guided by
their sentiments.

18.2 Composition, Election, and term of office of USC Officers

18.2.1 The USC shall be composed of


a. Executive Board:
President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Auditor
Business Manager
Public Relations Officer (2)
b. Legislative Board
Presidents of all College Student Councils (CSC)

18.2.2 The members of the Executive Board shall be elected at large


by bona fide students of De La Salle University
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Dasmarias. On the other hand, the members of the


legislative board shall be elected by bona fide students of
their respective colleges.
18.2.3 The term of office of all officers of the USC shall commence
on the first day of May and end on the last day of April of the
following year.
18.2.4 All qualified officers are entitled for reelection.

18.3 Qualifications of Officers of the USC and the CSC:


18.3.1 Students who wish to become officers of the USC and the
CSC must meet the following qualifications:
bona fide student of the University
carry a minimum load of 15 units. If the load for the
semester is lower than 15 units, an appeal may be made
to the Student Commission on Election, certified by the
college dean
have at least one year residency in the University upon
assumption of office
not have been found guilty of any major offense
must not have a failing grade in any of the subjects
enrolled in during the semester immediately preceding the
election.

18.4 College Student Councils (CSC)


The CSC is the student government in every college. The college
Student Council is composed of the president, vice president,
secretary, treasurer, auditor, business manager, and public relations
officer (2).

The CSC is officially represented in the USC by its President. He


serves as a member of the impeachment committee of USC officers
and that of CSC officers.

18.5 Disqualifications of Officers of USC and CSCs. The officers of the USC
and College Student Council are disqualified to continue holding office
on any of the following grounds:

A failing grade in any subject enrolled during the


semester before his term
A failing grade during his term of office
Commission of a major offense
Failure to enroll during his term
Permanent physiological/psychological incapacity

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Section 19
Auxiliary Services
19.1 Health Services
All new students are required to undergo a preadmission health
examination scheduled at the start of the school year by the Student
Admissions Office and the Institutional Testing and Evaluation Office.

Three Clinics are found in the campus: one at the East Campus
JFH 108, West Campus - GMH 114 and the other at the Ugnayang La
Salle (ULS).

a. Functions of the University Clinic


The University Clinic provides optimal medical care to the students
of De La Salle University Dasmarias. Under the supervision of
its University Physician, the University Clinic provides the personnel
and facilities necessary in the successful delivery of its medical
services. It provides a program of privileges and services for its
clientele. The clinic also acts as a referral facility if more
specialized care is needed.

b. Referral System
All students of the university are entitled to free consultation at the
University Clinic during office hours.
The University Clinic requires the university nurse to inquire into the
nature of the patients ailment and to inform the University
Physician about it.

The University Physician examines, diagnoses, and prescribes


appropriate management of all primary cases observed. If the
patients condition would require the use of a specialized diagnostic
facility or equipment, s/he is then referred to appropriate clinic,
laboratory, or specialist for further evaluation and/or management.
Only the University Physician can refer patients to De La Salle
University Medical Center.

19.2 Campus Ministry Office

The Campus Ministry Office (CMO) is called to animate and


accompany the DLSU-D community towards an experience of
ECCLESIA, i.e., being a church in our campus. To respond to this
calling, CMO offers you the following Ministries:

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1. Worship (Leitourgia) Ministry The Worship Ministry aims to


provide meaningful, relevant, inculturated, and dynamic liturgical
celebrations especially the Holy Eucharist. Working by the common
framework for Lasallian formation, it seeks to discover Gods active
presence in His word, in men and women, in the poor, in nation, in
history, and in ourselves. An authentic Lasallian education is
essentially free and willing collaboration with God in building truly
human communities that reflect the values of Gods Kingdom as
expressed in the Gospel.

Students are given opportunities to serve and actively


participate in Church life as:

Liturgical Ministers: Lector, Commentator, Prayer


Leader, Altar Server, Music Minister (choir), Mass
Usher/Usherette, Mass Collector, Liturgical Artist.

2. The Research and Communication (Kerygma) Ministry The


Ministry for Research and Communication Ministry Proclaims the
message of Christ to the community for a new evangelization.

Students are given opportunities to serve and become


involved in the Church life of DLSU-D by sharing their expertise
especially in the field of communication as: Writers/Contributors
in the official newsletter publication of the CMO, the Church
WAVES.

3. The Fellowship (Koinonia) Ministry The Fellowship Ministry


invites, empowers, and enables the members of the community to
participate in the life of the Church through community building and
faith sharing in order to experience being Church in campus in the
spirit of Faith, Zeal for service and Communion in mission.

Students are enabled to grow and mature in their faith


through character building, living the Gospel values, becoming
rooted in their culture and developing a Christian lifestyle in the
spirit of faith, zeal and communion through discipleship sessions
and recollection as:
Campus Peer Ministers, the community of student
volunteers formed through a discipleship program offered
by the office.

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4. Vocation Promotion Ministry The Vocation Ministry aims to


accompany the members of the community to discern their
vocation.
Students are given the opportunity to promote vocations as
one of the:
Friends of St. Benilde, the community of prayer partners
for the promotion of vocation.

5. Retreat and Recollection Ministry Every Retreat and


Recollection is a Spiritual Encounter with God, meant to be a venue
for silence, prayer, reflection and renewal.

The Retreat and Recollection Ministry provides all students


with spiritual formation through retreats and recollections as
required activities. Its Retreat and Recollection programs respond
to the goal of holistic formation and developmental growth of the
students. Moments of prayer, reflection and sharing are provided so
that the students may better understand who they are and find
Gods presence in their experiences.

Students are given the following Retreat and Recollection


modules:
Ugnayan: for second year students
Damayan: for third year students
Tipanan: for fourth year students

19.3 Dormitory Facilities

Housing facilities inside the campus cater to both male and


female students.

The school has 11 dormitory buildings. The four-story building


with 56 air condition rooms can accommodate 270 female students.
Each room is provided with private toilet and bath, beds with
mattresses, closet, orbit fans, refrigerator, and study tables. Common
reception, kitchen and dining hall are also provided.

The three other dormitory buildings, divided into left and right
wings have 36 rooms. Six of these rooms can accommodate two (2)
persons per room. The other thirty (30) rooms can accommodate four
(4) persons per room. The dormitory rooms are provided with
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Seven condominium units with 63 rooms can accommodate three


(3) persons per room. Each room has a private toilet and bath, three
beds with mattresses, three chairs, one refrigerator, cloth cabinet, study
table and a bookshelf.

19.4 Food Services

Inside the campus are several food service areas that cater to the
needs of the school community. These food services encourage the
community to practice clean as you go (CLAYGO).

19.5 Recreation
The Ugnayang La Salle (ULS) provides facilities for basketball,
volleyball, and table tennis for the students recreational needs.
An Olympic size swimming pool adjacent to the Ugnayang La
Salle is available for the use of all students, faculty members, and
support staff.
The track oval football field has been developed to meet the
increasing need for sports/athletics facilities.

19.6 Bookstore
The bookstore located at the East Campus services the
requirements of the members of the community for office supplies,
textbooks, and other items at reasonable prices. It is open from 8:00
am to 6:00 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays.

19.7 Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo (AEA)

The architectural design of the Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo is a


replica of the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite the home of the first
Philippine President General Emilio Aguinaldo. Its facade is a bigger
version of the Aguinaldo shrine which contributes to the historical aura
of the Museum complex and to the cultural zone envisioned by the late
Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC.
The Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo is a central source of information
throughout the academic community. It thus provides resources,
services and facilities necessary to meet the learning and information
needs of the academic community. It strives to become a creative
partner in the achievement of DLSU-Ds goal in teaching, learning and
research. It envisions itself as the foremost academic library in Region
IV in terms of collection, innovative services, and facilities.

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To fulfill this vision, AEA has set specific areas geared towards
the increased development and improvement of its collection, services
and facilities. These are:

a) collection development concentrated on acquisition, organization and


maintenance
b) marketing communication focused on the promotion of services,
collection and customer relationship
c) education of user aimed to familiarize users with the services,
facilities and existing collection of the library
d) human resource development centered on the continuing education
of library personnel
e) information technology geared towards a more efficient library
services, and an easier retrieval of all library documents
f) extension of services to the community intended to offer assistance to
other community libraries in the organization of their resources; to
continue the accommodation of DLSU-D alumni seeking to use the
different library facilities; and to strengthen and forge relationship with
other academic libraries
g) research undertakings focused on services and collection
improvement
The AEA occupies 4,000 sq. meters in floor area with a seating
capacity of 1,000 students at one time. It is fully air-conditioned that
makes more conducive for study and research. The custom-designed
pieces of furniture such as tables and chairs, are placed in different
section and reading areas to suit the requirement for academic libraries.
It is open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m Monday to Friday. and 7:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m Saturday during regular semesters.
The AEA has five (5) major units: the Readers Services, the
Technical Services, the Educational Media Services (EMS), Archives and
Special Collection and the Electronic Resource Services.
In addition to its major services, the AEA has an Online Public
Access Catalog (OPAC) which serves as the indices of the library
collection like books, periodical articles, CD-ROM, theses, dissertation,
vertical file and EMS materials. The Catalog also has a web version
where students, professors and researchers from the University as well
as outsiders may be informed of the collection available from the AEA.
Multimedia, Internet, and online resources/databases like Emerald,
EBSCOHost Academic Source Complete and Business Source Complete
and Science Direct are accessible thru AEA Homepage. Aside from
making the homepage interactive through a live chat with the librarian,
the homepage also allows the researchers to have direct access to other
libraries and information resources throughout the world.
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Section 20
Guidelines for Faculty Considerations
A meaningful education requires that educational institutions, such as
the De La Salle University- Dasmarias, perform the task of developing the
students as well-rounded persons. This means providing them every possible
opportunity for their physical, mental, social, cultural, and political
development. The members of the academic community particularly the
administrators and faculty members are called upon to work together towards
the attainment of this goal.

Specifically, administrators and faculty members are enjoined to


manifest their understanding/cooperation/consideration when their students,
regardless of their year level and/or affiliation with any of the accredited
clubs/organizations/student councils are designated as official student
representatives to;
a. compete and/or participate in any academic, athletic, cultural
contests/presentations within the University such as during
intramurals, Lasallian Week, theatrical productions, and
b. compete and/or participate in any academic, athletic and cultural
contests outside the campus to represent their college, in
particular and the University in general, whether in local, regional,
national or international competitions, congress, conventions or
conferences.

Manifestations of support, understanding, cooperation or considerations shall


come in the form of the following:
a. When attendance or participation is warranted before the actual
competition or presentation and a quiz or long examination has
been scheduled, the faculty member concerned must give special
quiz/special examination on a day convenient to both of them.
b. Faculty members must consider as approved absences not only
the days of actual competition or presentation but also
rehearsal/training/practice days upon receipt of a letter of request
from the dean of the college, and when necessary, upon
recommendation of the dean of Student Services.
c. Deadlines for submission of reaction papers, projects, research
papers, and other requirements must be extended when they fall
close to or during the dates of actual competition or
presentations. Seatworks done in their absence may be
substituted by other requirements.

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d. All other special considerations that the dean and/or faculty


members may deem appropriate.

Students are considered official representatives when they are


endorsed by the college dean and/or the dean of Student Services. However,
students concerned should not abuse the considerations extended to them.
They are strongly encouraged to see their teachers during consultation hours
to discuss academic concerns and course requirements made during their
absence.

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Section 21
Guidelines on How to Conduct an Outreach
Program/s
These guidelines were formalized by the Lasallian Community
Development (LCDC), community extension arm of the University, to have a
systematic and effective conduct of any outreach activities set forth by the
different sectors in the academic community.

In order to facilitate the implementation of community service


programs and/or activities, as part of academic (data gathering, service to
communities, research, etc.) or extra-curricular requirements, the following
guidelines shall be observed by the concerned sector/s:

A. For Student Organizations (Student Councils, Program Councils,


Interest Organization and other groups):

1. Requesting group/s shall confer with Lasallian Community


Development Center a month before the date of
implementation of their proposed outreach activity/ies.
2. Requesting group/s shall submit necessary documents for
LCDCs perusal:
Project Proposal for Outreach Program (SDAO
format)
MOA for tie-up activities
List of Members
Program
Budget
Conformity Form (for adviser/ substitute professor)
Duly accomplished Parental Consent Form for
participating students
Others as requested by LCDC

3. LCDC shall validate and approve submitted documents


before endorsing it to SDAO for final approval.
4. Requesting group/s shall provide LCDC a copy of the SDAO
approved documents a week before the date of
implementation.
5. The concerned individual/s or group/s shall ensure the
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entire period of implementation. This shall include, but may


not be limited to food, monetary allowance, office supplies,
first aid kit, etc.
6. The concerned individual/s or group/s shall undergo an
Orientation Seminar (OS) set forth by LCDC three (3) days
before the intended date of implementation or exposure.
7. The concerned individual/s or group/s shall submit an After
Activity Report (AAR) using LCDC format.
7.1. For one day activity, submission will be three (3) days
after the date of implementation.
7.2. For Long-term/Series/Continued activities, a Monthly
report (AAR) with individual reflections of the members
involved will be submitted.
8. Only then will LCDC issue a certificate of involvement in
community extension service.
9. Any sector/group who wishes to continue its community
outreach program for the next semester or year may not be
given a chance to implement such request if it has precedent
pending documents.

B. For new partnership and linkages with other communities and


institutions, concerned sector/ group initiating the partnership must
coordinate first with LCDC, prior to entering into formal agreement
with concerned community/ institution.

1. Initial dialogue with the new target community/ institution may


be done by the requesting group.
2. During consultation with LCDC, requesting group must submit
necessary details about the new target community/ institution
and LCDC will do the follow up on the requested activity.

C. Cancellation of Activity

1. Cancellation of activities because of foreseen events may be


done by requesting individual/s or group/s a week before the
date of implementation. The concerned party shall advise
LCDC in writing. In turn, LCDC shall inform the partner
institution or community regarding the cancellation.
2. Cancellation of activities because of unforeseen events like
typhoon, suspension of classes, etc. may be done by LCDC.
3. Failure to comply with all the requirements needed for the
outreach program, i.e. submission of documents, non
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attendance in the orientation seminar, and unavailability of


the adviser or a substitute during the day of the outreach will
mean cancellation of the requested activity.

D. Any individual or group may not be allowed to do community outreach


activities if:

1. The requesting party failed to submit necessary and other


pertinent documents on time.
2. There is no proper coordination with LCDC for changes made
in the activity prior to its implementation.
3. The adviser or his/her faculty representative did not assist
and accompany the requesting party during the
implementation of activity.

Written information shall be forwarded by LCDC to OSS SDAO


regarding the above mentioned concerns.

E. As part of the academic requirements (research or data gathering in a


particular subject):

1. A letter of request, duly signed by the adviser indicating the


purpose or objective of the said activity, must be submitted to
the LCDC Director a month before the intended date of
activity. Requesting group/s must leave important information
(e.g. name/s and contact number/s) along with the letter.
2. A consultation with the Director or the concerned Project
Officer of the office follows after the submission of the request
letter.
3. When the request is approved, the requesting party shall
submit other pertinent documents (e.g. concept paper,
research proposal, etc.) to LCDC.
4. Upon submission of pertinent documents, LCDC shall be
responsible in the initial coordination with the institution or
community regarding the said request activity.
5. Requesting party will be responsible in the implementation of
their activity and must submit necessary updates and reports
(particularly the After Activity Report) to LCDC (with furnished
copy for the community/ institution).
6. After the research or data gathering, the concerned party
should furnish LCDC and the organization/community a hard
copy of the accomplished research/study.

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Section 22
STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
22.1 All students are required to pay their respective insurance premiums
per semester.

22.2 This insurance covers accident or injuries only and does not cover
illness.

22.3 The principal sum covers death, loss of two limbs, loss of both hands
or all fingers and both hands, loss of feet, loss of one hand and one
foot, and loss of sight of both eyes.
A student is entitled to a medical reimbursement when, by reason of
injury, the injured shall require a treatment by a legally qualified
physician or surgeon, confinement in a hospital or the employment of
a licensed or graduate nurse. The insurance company will pay the
actual expenses incurred within the first fifty-two (52) weeks from the
date of the accident for such treatment, hospital charges and nurses
fees but not to exceed the amount stipulated in the insurance policy
as the result of any one accident.
The students or their representatives should file their insurance
claims within one (1) year from the date of accident.

22.4 Other Provisions


Students who pay the insurance premium during the 2nd
semester are also insured during the summer term, even if they are
not enrolled. Thus, the payment of insurance premium for the two
semesters entitles a student to a 12-month coverage.

22.5 A student who meets an accident or sustains an injury should prepare


the following:
a. medical certificate and hospital abstract or hospital records.
b. original official receipts of expenses, such as medicines and
hospital bills
c. statement of account
d. certificate of enrollment from the Office of the University
Registrar
e. photocopy of his registration card
f. photocopy of police report, in case of vehicular accident

Additional requirements for death claims:


g. photocopy of death certificate
h. photocopy of birth certificate

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He should submit all the requirements and fill out the accident
report at the School Clinic.

22.6 Students are advised to follow up the status of their insurance


claims at the Accounting Office.

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Section 23
Grievance Procedures
As befitting members of a Christian academic community, grievances
against any member of such community should be initially settled through
sincere dialogue and discussion.
It is only when such initial discussion fails that one should resort to
the formal procedures for settling such grievances. However procedural due
process must be observed. This can be done through proper communication.
A grievance may either be expressed verbally or in writing. When it is in
writing and duly signed, it becomes a formal complaint needing a formal
procedure. When it is made orally, it is informal and must be settled
informally.
The complaint, answer, memorandum, recommendation and
eventually the decision must all be in writing. Excerpts of all proceedings
shall be in writing and shall be signed by all parties concerned. All original
records of proceedings shall be kept in the possession of the Office of the
Dean of Student Services.

23.1 Guidelines
a. Student grievances may be against a
Fellow student
Faculty member
Administrator
Trainor, coach
Support staff
Outsourced personnel
Parent

b. Student grievances shall be handled on the level-by-level basis


following the order or hierarchy of the administration as follows:
Class adviser
Department chair/associate dean
College dean
Dean of Student Services
Vice Chancellor for Academics and Research
c. There shall be a Student Grievance Board (SGB) which shall be
composed of the following:
Dean of the Office of Student Services as chair and presiding
officer
College dean of the student complainant
College dean of the student/faculty respondent
Representative of the University Student Council.
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Representative of the Faculty Association


Representative of POLCA
Representative of KABALIKAT/ASP (if complaint is against a
support staff or ASP).
AVCAS (for outsourced personnel)

Note: At no time shall 3 members of the SGB come from the


same college as that of the complainant/respondent.

d. Grievance Procedure:
The procedures for filing and settling a complaint by level are as
follow:
1. The student files his written complaint with his faculty adviser
within 72 hours (3 school days) immediately after the incident
otherwise the student waives his/her right to complain. In case
the student is incapacitated to file the complaint the
parent/guardian may do so.
2. The Faculty adviser conducts a one-on-one conference with the
student/faculty/staff respondent, the purpose of which is to settle
the matters amicably within 5 school days from filing of formal
complain. If the faculty adviser fails to resolve the case, he refers
it to the department chair.
3. Failure of the department chair to resolve the case within 5 school
days, he refers it to the dean of the college, who then creates an
ad hoc committee to deliberate on and resolve the conflict within
5 school days.
4. If the decision on the case by the department chair/college dean
is not satisfactory to the student complainant, he may elevate the
case to the Student Grievance Board, chaired by the dean of
Student Services.
5. The dean of the Office of Student Services convenes the SGB,
which then deliberates and decides on the case within 7 school
days.

e. Procedural Requirements/Guidelines During Hearing/Deliberation

1. The dean of the Office of Student Services acts as the chair and
presiding officer during the hearing. S/he shall start the
proceedings by reading the complaint and reply/ies filed before
the Board.
2. Once a decision is made by the Board, copies of the decision are
furnished to all parties concerned. In case the complainant is not
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reconsideration of the case with the Board within 48 hours after


receipt of the decision.
3. If the complainant fails to file an appeal for reconsideration within
48 hours after receipt thereof, the decision becomes final and
executory.

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Section 24
ACCORD OF UNDERSTANDING
The ACCORD of UNDERSTANDING entered into by the De La Salle
University-Dasmarias and its students is hereby incorporated to form part and
parcel of the Student Handbook.

ACCORD OF UNDERSTANDING
Desirous of harmonizing the distinct view on the duties and
responsibilities of all parties as regards the exercise of the fundamental rights to
free expression and to peaceful assembly for the redress of legitimate
grievances, and cognizant that these rights must be freely exercised by all
citizens, particularly the students, in all campuses with utmost government and
school authorities tolerance, understanding and guarantee from any of unlawful
interference and intrusion when done within the bounds and limits of the law.

DO HEREBY ESTABLISH AND STIPULATE

Article I Purpose and Coverage


Given the reality of the school campus in many schools as providing
for the proper venue and suitable climate for the expression of the concerns and
aspirations of all students on issues of national interest, this Accord seeks to
protect students from any form of unlawful interference and intrusion in their
activities particularly those conducted inside school campuses.

1. The purpose of this Accord is to harmonize the views of the Commission


on Human Rights, Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the
Department of National Defense, and Students National Organization,
under the umbrella of and as herein represented by the National Union of
Students of the Philippines (NUSP), on the duties and responsibilities of
the students in the free exercise of their rights to free expression and to
peaceably assemble for redress of legitimate grievances.
2. This Accord shall encompass all bona fide students in all school campuses
throughout the country who seek to exercise the democratic rights to free
expression and to peaceful assembly, and other related rights. It likewise
defines the concurrent duties and responsibilities of the respective parties
hereto, as regards the exercise of these rights.

Article II Definition of Terms


Unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms shall be
defined as follows:

1. Student Assembly shall refer to any gathering, rally, demonstration,


parade or other forms of mass action conducted by bona fide students in a
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place or thoroughfare for the purpose of presenting/articulating a


legitimate, lawful concern or grievance.
2. Peaceful Assembly means that the assembly is peaceful when no
actual criminal acts and/or organized acts of disorder or violence are
committed by the demonstrators to indicate an intention on their part to
sow public disorder, or defy public authority.
3. Detachment an organization unit of duly constituted authorities, whether
military or police, assigned in a fixed place, for the enforcement of the law
or the discharge of their duties in the maintenance of peace and order
within a designated area of authority.
4. Military refers to the regular members of any of the major branches of
service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, namely: Philippine Army,
Philippine Air Force, and Philippine Navy, who are responsible for the
internal and external security of the Nation.
5. Police refers to members of local police authorities charged with the
enforcement of the laws and the maintenance of public order.
6. Student refers to any person officially enrolled in any recognized
educational institution in formal or non-formal education classes in
secondary, collegiate, graduate, and postgraduate courses.
7. Student Organization refers to any organization of students, duly
organized pursuant to law, rules or regulations in the educational institution
where it maintains membership.
8. Permit means any approved application for permission or authority from
the school administration, or the local government authorities, as the case
may require, to sponsor, hold or undertake an assembly, rally gathering or
mass action of students in any place as authorized.
9. School Campus shall mean the principal place of operation of an
educational institution and all the contiguous areas and buildings, facilities
and the perimeter structures erected thereon, and the premises thereof
designated by the school authorities in appropriate school rules and
regulations.

Article III Declaration of Basic Rights


The basic constitutional rights of citizens, particularly students,
included but not limited to the following are hereby restated and affirmed.

1. Students have the right to peaceful assembly for the redress of legitimate
grievances and to petition the school administration for the redress of
legitimate student grievances.
2. Students have the right to due process, fair play in disciplinary
proceedings, and to freedom from self-incrimination.
3. Students have the right to freedom from unwarranted or unlawful
interference and intrusion while inside school campuses in the pursuit of
their academic freedom.
4. Students have the right to freedom from any form of harassment or
unreasonable restraint by teachers and school authorities.

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Article IV Duties and Responsibilities of Students


In the exercise of the rights to peaceful assembly, student should see
to it that the following duties and responsibilities are complied with:
1. Student shall conduct mass actions peacefully and in an orderly manner
and shall be responsible for maintaining order and discipline within their
ranks.
2. Student leaders, organizers and participants should police their own
ranks, and assure the lawful activities of the assembly.
3. Student leaders and organizers should take positive measures so that
the assembly will not molest any person or unduly interfere with the
rights of others who are participating in the public assembly.
4. Student leaders and organizers should respect the rights of others,
particularly students, who decide not to participate in student assemblies.
5. Student leaders, organizers and participants in student assemblies shall
refrain from committing acts which unduly disrupt and prevent the
holding of regular classes.

Article V Implementing Guidelines


In implementing the provisions hereof, the following basic guidelines
shall be followed:

A. As regards permit and notification

1. Student shall be required to apply, three (3) working days in


advance, for the use of school facilities such as but no limited to
the auditorium, gymnasium and conference room, including the
use of open spaces within the campus, provided that no action is
taken within the three-day period or in case of disapproval, an
appeal may be taken to the Secretary of Commission on Higher
Education.

B. As regards hearing of student cases arising from public assembly

1. Any student shall be informed of the charge/s filed against him and
be offered the opportunity to answer the same within a period of
not less than five (5) working days from receipt of the charge/s. All
formal investigations shall be conducted after due notice to the
parties who shall be heard and may present evidence in their
behalf, if any, and may avail of the assistance of counsel.
2. Any student shall have the right to be heard by an impartial body
composed of three (3) members of the academic community to be
selected by the school administration; another to be selected by as
follows: one to be selected by school administration; another to be
selected by the student party in interest; and the third to be
appointed by the CHED. The dean of Student Services shall not be
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a member of the said tribunal but shall convene the tribunal which
shall elect its Chairperson from among the members. No case
shall be allowed to drag to the prejudice of any party in litigation.
3. Either party shall have the right to appeal. The students shall have
the right to appeal to the School Head or Board of Trustees within
five (5) working days from receipt of the decision of the tribunal.
Either party shall have the final appeal to the CHED with ten (10)
working days. Otherwise, the decision shall be deemed final and
executory.

C. As regards detachment/military personnel

1. Law enforcement detachments of any type or form shall not be


installed anywhere inside the school campuses. Within a
reasonable period of time as may be determined by the monitoring
body, existing ones currently located within the school campuses
shall be retained to enforce law and order and to protect members
of the educational community and school property against criminal
elements.
2. Only properly uniformed police enforcers shall be allowed entry
into school campuses to perform law enforcement functions.
However, detectives following up suspects of common crimes may
be allowed entry only upon prior coordination with school
authorities and when armed with specific mission orders and
notice, thereof given to duly authorized student representatives.
3. Any military or police personnel enrolled as regular students shall
comply strictly with pertinent existing rules and regulations
especially with respect to the possession and carrying of firearms.

D. As regards campus arrests

1. No police authorities shall enter the school premises, whether on


patrol or otherwise. Such police authorities shall not interfere with
peaceful and orderly student protest actions inside school
campuses; except in cases of hot pursuit, or in dealing with
common crimes actually being committed or about to be
committed, or upon the written request of duly authorized student
representative/s and school authorities.

E. As regards searches and custodial investigations

1. Searches or arrest of students shall be made in accordance with


law. School authorities and duly authorized student representatives
shall be notified of all lawful arrests and any student officer or
school official may accompany an arrested student to the place of
investigation/detention.

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2. Only accredited school security guards, properly uniformed, are to


be employed or assigned to school campuses. As a general rule,
security guards are not vested with police powers, and therefore
are not allowed to detain or interrogate students nor to disperse
student assemblies. Upon effecting a citizens arrest on a student
for an offense, security guards shall forthwith immediately inform
the duly authorized student representatives and school officials
before turning over such student to the police authorities. Upon
receipt of the information, the student representatives and/or
school officials concerned shall have the right to accompany the
arrested student to the place of detention and investigation.
3. No student shall be subjected to custodial investigation or any form
of investigation without having received prior notice except in
cases of citizen arrest or in flagrante delicto and no such
investigation shall take place except in the presence of a counsel
of students choice, or counsel appointed by the official student
council, union or student government.
4. In cases of school-related activities where students perform guard
duties as part of their CMT requirements, only students of the
same school shall be allowed to perform guard duties.
5. School security guards or police authorities shall exercise
maximum tolerance in handling student protest actions.
6. Only properly identified law enforcers with names, ranks and
respective units conspicuously displayed on their uniforms, shall
be employed to deal with public assemblies.
7. The organizers of the assemblies shall exercise their right to make
citizens arrest of agent provocateurs or anybody inflicting injuries
on participants or committing any other criminal or disruptive acts.

Article VI Disciplinary Sanctions

1. Any law enforcer who violates the terms and conditions of this
Accord shall be subjected to criminal/administrative prosecution &
sanctions in accordance with law.
2. Any student who violates the terms and conditions of this Accord
shall likewise be subjected to disciplinary action by the school
authorities or the Department of Education, Culture and Sports, or
the Commission on Higher Education, and if warranted, to criminal
prosecution.

Article VII National Accord Review Board

There is hereby created a National Accord Review Board (NARB) to be


composed of the Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights and
signatories herein or their authorized representatives or their successors to office
with the following functions:

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1. To promulgate the implementing guidelines of this Accord;


2. To ensure faithful compliance with the provisions of this Accord;
3. To set-up a monitoring and reporting system;
4. To take cognizance of such cases as shall be brought to their
attention arising from this Accord.

NCR and regional units are also hereby created to assist NARB in the
performance of its functions, to be composed of the duly authorized
representatives in the regions of the Commission on Human Rights, Commission
on Higher Education, Department of National Defense, and National Union of
Students of the Philippines.
The Chairperson of NARB shall be the Chairperson of the Commission
on Human Rights.
The Regional Field Officers of the Commission on Human Rights are
hereby designated as the Chairmen at the Regional level.

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Section 25
OTHER REGULATIONS
Other rules and regulations pertaining to student conduct may be
formulated by the Administration from time to time. Likewise, memoranda from
the Commission on Higher Education apply and take effect after full and proper
dissemination.

A. RULES AND REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING THE ANTI-


SEXUAL HARASSMENT ACT OF 1995
PART I
Preliminary Matters

Section 1.Title This body of rules and regulations shall be known as the rules
and regulations for the implementation of the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of
1995 at De La Salle University-Dasmarias or rules for short.

Section 2. Coverage These rules shall govern incidents of sexual harassment


inside the campus of De La Salle University-Dasmarias, as well as incidents
outside the campus premises and/or during the semestral or summer vacation, if
such incidents adversely affect the good name or reputation of the institution.

Rule 1
Policies

Section 1. State Policy- The state shall value the dignity of every individual,
enhance the development of its human resources, guarantee full respect for
human rights, and uphold the dignity of all members and elements of the
educational community, other workers, applicants for employment, those
undergoing training, instruction or education. Toward this end, all forms of sexual
harassment in the employment, education or training environment are hereby
declared unlawful.
It is therefore, the duty of the employer or the head of the work-
related, educational or training environment or institution to prescribe the
guidelines in the workplace and educational or training institutions to prevent or
deter the commission of acts of sexual harassment, and to provide the
procedures for the resolution settlement or prosecution of said acts.

Section 2. School Policies and Objectives- The mission of this institution is to


foster an open learning and working environment. The ethical obligation to
provide an environment that is free from sexual harassment and from fear that it
may occur is implicit. The entire educational community suffers when sexual
harassment is an unacceptable behavior and a violation of the law and shall not
be tolerated, condoned.
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Violation of this policy shall result in disciplinary action up to and


including expulsion or termination as the case may be.
All members of the educational community affected by a sexual
harassment incident shall be treated with respect and given full opportunity to
present their side of the incident.
PART II
Sexual Harassment
Rule 1
Preliminary Provisions

Section 1. Work, Education or Training-Related Sexual Harassment Defined


Work, education or training-related sexual harassment is committed by an
employer, employee, manager, supervisor, agent of the employer, teacher,
instructor, professor, coach, trainer, or any other person who, having authority,
influence or moral ascendancy over another in a work or training or education
environment, demands, requests or otherwise requires any sexual favor from the
other, regardless of whether or not the demand, request or requirement for
submission is accepted by the object of said act.
a. In a work-related or employment environment, sexual harassment is
committed when:
1.) The sexual favor is made as condition in the hiring or the employment,
re-employment or continued employment of said individual or in granting
said, individual, favorable compensation, terms conditions, promotions or
privileges, or the refusal to grant the sexual favor results in limiting,
segregating or classifying the employee which in any way would
discriminate, deprive or diminish employment opportunities or otherwise
adversely affect said employee;
2.) The above would result in an intimidating, hostile or offensive
environment for the employee;
3.) The above acts would impair the employees rights or privileges under
existing labor laws.
b. In an education or training environment, sexual harassment is committed:
1.) Against one who is under the care, custody or supervision of the
offender;
2.) Against one whose education, training, apprenticeship or tutorship is
entrusted to the offender;
3.) When sexual favor is made a condition to the giving of a passing grade,
or the granting of honors and scholarships, or the payment of a stipend,
allowance or other benefits, privileges, or considerations; or
4.) When the sexual advances result in an intimidating, hostile or offensive
environment for the student, trainee or apprentice.

Sexual harassment can be verbal, visual, or physical. It can be overt, as


in the suggestion that a person could get higher or raise by submission to sexual
advances.

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Section 2. Forms of Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment may consist of the


following:
a. Persistent, unwanted attempts to change a professional or educational
relationship to a personal one.
b. Unwelcome sexual flirtations and inappropriate put-downs of individual
persons or classes of people. Examples include, but are not limited to the
following:
(1) Unwelcome sexual advances;
(2) Repeated sexual-oriented kidding, teasing, or flirting;
(3) Verbal abuse of a sexual nature;
(4) Graphic commentary about an individuals body, sexual prowess, or
sexual deficiencies;
(5) Derogatory or demeaning comments about women in general, whether
sexual or not;
(6) Leering, whistling, touching, pinching, or brushing against anothers
body;
(7) Offensive crude language; and
(8) Displaying objects or pictures which are sexual in nature that would
create an offensive work or living environment.

Section 3. Other Persons Liable Any person who directs or induces another to
commit any act of sexual harassment as herein defined, or who cooperates in the
commission thereof by another without which it would not have been committed,
shall also be liable under these rules.

Section 4. Basic Types of Sexual Harassment The following are considered


basic types of sexual harassment.
a. quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when submission to or rejection
of unwelcome sexual advances, requests to engage in sexual conduct, and
other physical and expressive behavior of a sexual nature is used as the
basis for employment decisions, giving of passing grades, granting of honors
and scholarship, or the payment of a stipend allowance or other benefits,
privileges, or considerations. Quid pro quo sexual harassment cases are
hereby classified as grave.
b. Hostile or offensive sexual harassment occurs when an unwelcome
sexual conduct unreasonably interferes with a individuals job performance or
creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment, even in the
absence of tangible or economic job consequences.
Hostile or offensive sexual harassment cases are hereby classified as grave,
less grave or light, depending on a reasonable man/woman standards
adopted by the Committee.

Section 5. Sanctions The following administrative sanctions shall be imposed


on sexual harassment cases:
a. For work-related incidents of sexual harassment:
(1) Suspension

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(2) Dismissal
b. For education or training-related acts of sexual harassment:
(1) Suspension
(2) Exclusion
(3) Expulsion

Sexual harassment offenses shall be classified as grave, less grave and


light. Grave sexual harassment cases are those to which these rules attach the
penalty of dismissal, or exclusion, or expulsion. Less grave sexual harassment
cases are those to which these rules attach the penalty of suspension. Light
sexual harassment cases are those to which these rules attach the penalty of
reprimand and warning.

Section 6. Sanctions Not a Bar to Court Action. Administrative sanction shall not
be a bar to prosecution in the proper courts of unlawful acts of sexual
harassment.

PART III
Grievance Procedure
Rule 1
Committee on Investigation

Section 1. Committee on Investigation A committee on Investigation is hereby


created. The Committee shall conduct meetings with, as the case may be,
officers and employees, teachers, instructors, professors, coaches, trainors, and
students or trainees to increase understanding and prevent incidents of sexual
harassment. It shall also conduct the investigation of alleged cases constituting
sexual harassment.

Section 2. Composition of Committee on Investigation The Committee on


Investigation shall be composed of the following:
(1) In case where the aggrieved party is a student and the offender is a faculty:
(a) The dean of Student Services shall act and preside as chairperson.
(b) The Student Welfare and Formation Office director shall act as the chair
of the Investigating committee.
(c) The dean of the college to which the aggrieved student and the offender
faculty belong
(d) A Faculty Association representative
(e) University Student Council president or authorized representative
(f) Parents Organization La Salle Cavite (POLCA) president or
representative
(2) In case where the aggrieved party is a staff and the offender is a faculty
member:
(a) Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administrative Services (VCFAS) shall
act and preside as chairperson

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(b) Human Resource Management Office director/head of the department to


which the staff belongs
(c) KABALIKAT ng DLSU-D president
(d) A Faculty Association representative
(e) Dean of College/Department chair to which the offender faculty belongs
(3) In cases where the aggrieved party is a faculty/support staff and the offender
is an administrator:
Chair: A. President (if the respondent is VCAR/AVCAR/other heads directly
under the office of the President.
Members:
a. Vice Chancellor for Academics and Research
b. FA representative
c. Dean of the Faculty/head of the unit
d. Senior faculty/senior staff acceptable to both parties

Chair: B. Vice Chancellor for Academics and Research/Assistant Vice


Chancellor for Academics and Research (if the respondent is the
dean/chair/coordinator/director/ academic head/administrative
heads).
Members:
a. FA representative
b. Senior dean/head/senior staff acceptable to both parties.

(4) In cases where the aggrieved party is the student and the offender is a
faculty member/support staff:
Chair: Dean of Student Services
Members:
1. Dean/Head of the respondent
2. University Student Council representative
3. Faculty Association representative/KABALIKAT Representative
4. Student Welfare and Formation Office director
5. POLCA representative
(5) In cases where the aggrieved party is the student and the offender is the
administrator:
Chair:
1. President (if the respondent is VCAR/AVCAR/other heads under the
President)
Members:
a. VCAR/AVCAR
b. Dean of Student Services
c. USC Representative
d. College dean of the student

2. VCAR/AVCAR (if the respondent is academic head/administrative


head).

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Members:
a. Dean of Student Services
b. USC Representative
c. College dean of the student
(6) In cases where the aggrieved party is an employee and the offender is the
Vice Chancellor:

Chair: President
Members:
1. VCAR/AVCAR (if s/he is not the complainant)
2. Faculty Association/KABALIKAT/USC representative
3. Head to which the complainant belongs
4. Senior faculty/Staff/Student Welfare and Formation Office director.

Rule 2
Due Process

Section 1. Right to Due Process No disciplinary shall be applied upon any


erring member of the educational community except for cause and after due
process shall have been observed.
In sexual harassment cases, the alleged offender must be afforded due
process and as much confidentiality during the process.

Section 2. Procedural Due Process Standards. The following procedural due


process standards must be met in sexual harassment cases:
a. There must be an impartial body or investigation committee that shall acquire
jurisdiction over the person of the alleged offender.
b. The alleged offender must be informed in writing of the nature and cause of
accusation against him and furnish him an affidavit of the complaint under
oath.
c. The alleged offender must be given the opportunity to defend himself.
d. Decision must be rendered only upon lawful hearing.

Rule 3
Complaint and Reporting System

Section 1. Complaint Defined Complaint is a sworn written statement under


oath charging a person with a violation of sexual harassment as subscribed
before the proper authority.

Section 2. Who May File Any student or employee of the school may file a
complaint of sexual harassment.

Section 3. Where to File A complaint may be filed in the office of the


chairperson where he belongs.

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Section 4. Sufficiency of Complaint A complaint is sufficient if it states the


name(s) and address(es) of the respondent, the acts or commission of the
offense, and the place where the offense was committed and the name(s) of any
witnesses, if any.

Section 5. Proceedings for Investigation Upon receipt of the written complaint


signed under oath by the offended party or by any person having direct
knowledge of the commission of the act complained, the chairperson shall
conduct a preliminary inquiry about the charge filed against the alleged offender.
If after preliminary inquiry or examination, the chairperson believes that there is
reasonable ground and prima facie case has been established, s/he shall
immediately furnish the respondent a copy of the complaint together with other
necessary documents. The respondent is given 48 hours to file an answer from
the date of receipt hereof. In case the respondent fails or refuses to answer, the
case may be pushed through under summary proceedings.

Section 6. Resolution of the Case Judgment in the case will be made


immediately after the deliberation and the parties will be informed within two (2)
days. The chairperson shall forward it to the Office of the President who will
receive for affirmation, reversal of modification of the decision.

Section 7. Appeal to the President Any party involved not satisfied with the
decision rendered by the committee may appeal to the Office of the President
stating the grounds therefore, within 48 hours from receipt of the decision. If
neither party appeals the decision in the manner and within the period herein
above prescribed, the President makes the final decision and promulgates the
same within two (2) days after receipt of the decision which is final and
executory. In case the President fails to make a final decision whether to affirm,
modify or reverse, the decision shall become final and executory.

Section 8. Liability of the Employer, Head of the Office of the Educational or


Training Institution The employer or head of office of the educational or training
institution, if informed of such acts by the offended party and no immediate action
is taken therein, shall be solidarily liable for damages arising from the acts of
sexual harassment committed in the employment or training institution.

PART IV
Miscellaneous Provisions
Rule 1
Preventive Suspension

Section 1. Preventive Suspension of Accused in Sexual Harassment Cases- Any


member of the educational community may be placed immediately under
preventive suspension during the pendency if the case of the evidence of his guilt
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accused during the period of investigation constitutes a destruction to the normal


operations of the other members of the educational community. The chair shall
make or submit recommendation to the dean/head of the Department to which
the respondent belongs and shall inform the VCAR or VCFAS of the suspension.
The concerned office shall be furnished a copy.

Section 2. Preventive Suspension of Student- The preventive suspension of a


student exceeding twenty percent (20%) of the total number of class hours shall
be submitted to the Office of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for
those in the tertiary level, the Department of Education (DepEd) for those in the
elementary or secondary level, or the Technical education and Skills
Development Authority (TESDA), as the case may be.

Rule 2
Independent Action for Damages and Prescription

Section 1. Independent Action for Damages Nothing in the Act or in these rules
shall preclude the victim of work, education or training-related sexual harassment
from instituting a separate and independent action for damages and other
affirmative relief.

Section 2. Prescription Period Any action arising from the violation of the
provisions of the Act and these shall prescribe in three (3) years whether the
student, faculty or employee is no longer enrolled or employed.

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B. GUIDELINES ON ACADEMIC HONESTY


All submitted assignments, papers, examinations, and projects are
expected to be the students own work. Students should always take great care
to distinguish their own ideas and knowledge from information derived from
sources. The term sources includes not only published (printed and online)
primary and secondary materials, but also information and opinions gained
directly from other people. The responsibility for learning the proper forms of
citation lies with the individual student. Quotations must be properly placed within
quotation marks and must be completely acknowledged. Whenever ideas or facts
are derived from students reading and research, the sources must be indicated.

A student who reiterates or draws ideas or facts used in another paper


that s/he is writing, or has written, must cite that other paper as a source.

A computer program written to satisfy a course requirement is, like a


paper, expected to be original work of the student submitting it. Copying a
program from another student or any other source is a form of academic
dishonesty, as is deriving a program substantially from the work of another.

A students paper and other works are expected to be submitted to only


one course. If the same or similar work is to be submitted to any other course,
the prior written permission of the instructor/s must be obtained.

(Adopted with the permission from DLSU-CSB 2000-2001 Student Handbook)

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C. IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES ON THE ANTI-VANDALISM RULE

I. Definition
Vandalism refers to willful or malicious damage/destruction to
anything that ought to be preserved. It is considered a major offense
as stipulated in the student handbook, Sec 16.2.1
II. Procedure
1. Any member of the Lasallian community has the authority to
apprehend anybody caught in the act of vandalizing.
2. He should confiscate the ID and immediately report the case to the
Student Formatore.
3. The Student Formatore records the offense and reports the case to
the Student Welfare and Formation Office (SWAFO) director who
records the offense, applies the due process, and imposes the
appropriate sanctions.
4. The SWAFO Director refers the offender to the Student Wellness
Center for evaluation and counseling purposes.
III. Sanctions
1st Offense a fine equivalent to the current value of the
damaged or of the property destroyed but in no case more
than twice its values; or the cleaning of the entire room or
a wall or part thereof, free from all marks and writing at his
personal expense.

2nd offense 1st offense sanction applies plus ten (10) service
hours at any Office of Student Services units as
determined by the SWAFO director.

3rd offense 1st offense sanction applies plus twenty (20) service
hours at any Office of Student Services units as
determined by the SWAFO director.

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/D. GUIDELINES GOVERNING THE ENTRY AND STAY OF


FOREIGN STUDENTS IN THE PHILIPPINES
MALACAANG
Manila
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 285

AMENDING THE GUIDELINES GOVERNING THE ENTRY AND STAY OF


FOREIGN STUDENTS IN THE PHILIPPINES AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF
AN INTER-AGENCY COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN STUDENTS FOR THE
PURPOSE

WHEREAS, it is the policy of the government to continuously promote the


Philippines as a center for education in the Asia Pacific Region by (i) encouraging foreign
students to study in the country, (ii) developing awareness of the Philippine educational
system among neighboring countries, and (iii) allowing duly accepted foreign students to
avail of the facilities of the Philippine Educational System;
WHEREAS, an increasing number of foreign students has expressed the desire
to enter and study in the Philippines, and graduate from the Philippine schools, colleges
and universities;
WHEREAS, the Philippine government recognizes the importance of openness
and vigilance in determining bona-fide foreign students who wish to avail themselves of
education and training in the Philippine educational institutions and benefit from an
enriched exchange of culture, ideas and goodwill among nations in the region;
WHEREAS, studying in the Philippines will afford foreign students of Filipino
descent excellent means and opportunity to appreciate and understand their roots and
rich cultural heritage;
WHEREAS, the government policy of attraction for foreign students to come to
the country will help boost the nations prospects to improve its economic environment;
WHEREAS, there is a need to liberalize the procedures and requirements in the
entry of foreign students without compromising national security by providing a systematic
method in the processing and approval of their documents.
NOW, THEREFORE, I JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA, President of the
Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order
the following:

Section 1. Basic Policies and Procedures. The following policies and procedures shall be
observed by all entries concerned:

A. Coverage
Only aliens who seek temporary stay in the Philippines solely for the purpose of
taking up a course higher than high school at a university, seminary, college, academy, or
duly authorized to admit foreign students who are at least 18 years of age at the time of
enrollment and have the means sufficient for their education and support of study are
covered under this order.

B. Acceptance
Only schools with programs accredited by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies
of the Philippines (FAAP) or with the equivalent accreditation by the Commission on
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Higher Education (CHED) and the Bureau of Immigration (BI) shall be authorized by the
Commission to admit foreign students. The CHED shall prepare, at regular intervals, an
updated list of such schools, in consultation with the BI, taking into account their
respective mandates under existing laws and regulations. Copies of the list shall be
furnished the BI, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the National Bureau of
Investigation (NBI), the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) and the schools
authorized to admit foreign students. All schools so authorized shall establish a foreign
student unit within their organization. To maintain their authority, the schools, through their
foreign students unit, shall submit the following reports to the BI, copy furnished the CHED
and NICA:
a. An enrollment report on foreign students 45 days after the commencement
of classes every semester. The names of those who have been accepted
but failed to enroll, either for the first time or subsequent terms, should be
included in the said report.
b. A monthly status report, as may be deemed necessary, with emphasis on
whoever is missing, has transferred, dropped from the rolls or with
derogatory records.
c. Report on promotions with inclusions of those who failed to take the final
examinations and those with deficiencies.

Failure to comply with the above-required reports shall be a ground for


cancellation by the CHED of the authority to admit foreign students.
The Certificate of Eligibility for Admission (CEA) addressed to the accepting
school shall be cleared by the CHED only in cases where restrictions exist on enrollment
in medicine and dentistry.
The CHED and the Department of Education Culture and Sports (DECS) shall
provide assistance to schools in regard to issues on comparative equivalences between
foreign educational systems and those of the Philippines.
Accreditation of advanced credits earned in college or earned credits in Science,
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English, and Mathematics in the 11 and 12 year levels of secondary education in
foreign countries shall be limited only to the authorized number fixed by the CHED. Grants
of credits in excess of the authorized number of advanced credits for degree course shall
be subjected to validating examinations to be administered by the accepting educational
institutions subject to information of the CHED.
Enrollment in any level shall require completion of the lower particular level, e.g.,
an applicant for the tertiary or collegiate level must be a graduate of high school or its
equivalent.
The individual school may launch information campaigns to solicit and receive
applications directly from prospective foreign students. The schools, for these purposes,
may seek the assistance of the DFA and the Department of Tourism.
The processing of documents shall be between the school and the government
agency concerned.
The foreign students shall communicate directly with the school and comply with
the schools requirements, which shall include the submission of the following documents:
a. Five (5) copies of the Students Personal History Statement (PHS) duly
signed by him, both in English and in his national alphabet accompanied by
his personal seal, if any, and containing among others, his left and right
thumbprints and a 2x2 inch photograph on plain white background taken not
more than six months prior to submission.
b. A notarized affidavit of support including bank statement or notarized notice
of grant for institutional scholars to cover expenses for the students

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accommodation and subsistence, as well as schools dues and other


incidental expenses.
c. Scholastic records duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post
located in the student applicants country of origin or legal residence.
d. Photocopy of date page of the students passport showing date and place of
birth, and birth certificate or its equivalent duly authenticated by the
Philippine Foreign Service Post.

The school, satisfied with the students compliance with its requirement shall
issue a Notice of Acceptance (NOA) to the student and submit a duplicate copy thereof to
the DFA, together with a certified true copy of the CHEDs CEA, when necessary, and the
above-cited documents of section 1-B-7 a to d. These documents shall be handcarried to
the DFA by the schools designated liaison officer under a cover letter on the schools
official stationery signed by the school registrar and stamped with the schools dry seal
requesting that a student visa be issued to the person named therein.
The DFA shall endorse the documents in the Philippine Service Post located in
the students country of origin or legal residence for the issuance of the student visa after
ascertaining the students identity and admissibility under existing DFA regulations.

C. Issuance of Visas
Foreign students, whose applications for student visa are approved, are required
to secure their visa from the Philippine Foreign Services Post in their country of origin or
legal residence, regardless of where they are at the time of application.
The Philippine Foreign Service Post shall notify in writing the student of the
receipt of the documents and require him to appear in person before a Consular Officer for
interview and compliance with consular requirements.

In addition to the documents transmitted to the post of the DFA, the following
requirements shall be submitted by the student to the Consular Office.
a. Original copy of the schools NOA containing a clear impression of the
schools dry seal;
b. Police clearance issued by the national police authorities in the students
country of origin or legal residence, authenticated by the Philippine Foreign
Service Post having consular jurisdiction over the place; and
c. Medical health certificate issued by an authorized physician including but not
limited standard size x-ray, HIV, Hepatitis B clearance. The consular office
shall not assume the task of determining the students scholastic fitness for
the program applied for and shall issue the student visa as soon as all the
requirements are accomplished. A notice of visa issuance shall be furnished
by the DFA to the school, the CHED, BI, and NBI and the NICA as soon as it
receives a report to this effect from the issuing post.

D. Arrival and Stay in the Philippines


Upon arrival in the Philippines, the student, as part of the requirements for
processing his entry, shall report immediately to the BI Student Desk for registration and
to the accepting school and shall enroll in which issued his NOA. The school shall
reassess the students competency level and establish his scholastic comparative
equivalency when necessary.
The school, through its foreign student unit, shall assist the student in obtaining
the necessary Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) And Certificate of Residence for
Temporary Students (CRTS) from the BI. The students authorized period of stay shall be
consistent with the length of the course study to which he has been accepted by a
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Philippine school. The initial period is one year, then, is renewed by the BI Student Desk
every semester and for cause, may be approved by one year.
A foreign student who wishes to pursue another degree program higher than the
original course completed shall submit all appropriate clearances/endorsement to include
Personal History Statement from duly accomplished, notarized affidavit of support, official
transcript of record, NBI clearance and NOA from his admitting school and other
concerned agencies to the BI for approval and subsequent processing of student visa
extension.
Shifting of course or change of school shall require prior CHED/DECS
clearances.
Authorization for conversion from tourists visa category to that of a student visa
or issuance of Special Study Permit is hereby restored.
The concerned school and the Inter-Agency members shall provide assistance to
the foreigners who are already in the country under ant valid visa arrangement and who
apply/petition for the conversion of their status to 9f student visa (reference: Philippine
Immigration Act) or for the issuance of a Special Study Permit provided all relevant pre
requisites are complied with, and provided further, that safeguards to national security
concerns/interest are adequately and appropriately undertaken by all concerned agencies.
The BI shall establish a Foreign Student Desk which shall have the following
functions:
a. To handle and screen all applications/petitions of foreigners for conversion
from any valid category admission to student visa or for the issuance of
Special Study Permit and recommend appropriate course of action to the BI
Commissioner;
b. To process and act on 9f student visa extension application and to approve
the same per semester or for a cause, per year;
c. To accredit Higher Education Institution (HEIs) to accept foreign students in
coordination with CHED.
d. To implement approved conversion and downgrading from 9f and to 9a
(Philippine Immigration Act);
e. To issue BI clearance to student visa applicants;
f. To monitor the activities of foreign students.

E. Monitoring
Within a month and a half after the start of classes the school, through its foreign
students unit, shall submit to the BI, copy furnished CHED, NICA, and NBI, an enrollment
report on all foreign students with inclusion on names of foreign students who have been
accepted but failed to enroll, either for the first time or for subsequent terms. Further, it
shall submit a monthly status report to the BI, as may be deemed necessary, on whoever
are missing, have transferred, dropped from the rolls and with derogatory record. Finally,
at the end of each term, the school shall also report to the BI those foreign students who
have failed to take the final examinations for the term and those who have completed their
courses. The report on promotions shall be submitted to BI for appropriate action on
request for student visa extension. Non-compliance by school to submit the reports shall
be a ground for the cancellation by the CHED of their authority to accept foreign students.
The NICA and the BI shall check, whenever necessary, the activities of foreign
students brought to their attention which appear to be inimical to the security if the State.
Criminal complaints filed against foreign students shall be referred to the NBI for
investigation and appropriate action. These agencies shall undertake steps necessary to
safeguard the due process of valid application, visa issuance, and entry of foreign student
in the country.

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The BI shall investigate, apprehend and prosecute, if necessary, foreign students


who are not complying with the Philippine Immigration laws and regulations. Violation of
immigration laws and regulations shall be aground for the cancellation of a student visa
and deportation of the student concerned.

F. Exemption
The following shall be exempted from the coverage of this Executive Order:
1. Tertiary enrollment in the Philippine schools of the spouses and unmarried
dependent children below 21 years old of the following categories of aliens
shall not be required to secure a student visa and the BI special study
permit:
a. A permanent foreign resident;
b. Aliens with valid working permits under Section 9(d), 9(g) and 47(a)(2)
of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940, as amended;
c. Personnel of foreign diplomatic and consular missions residing in the
Philippines;
d. Personnel of duly accredited international organizations residing in the
Philippines;
e. Holder of Special Investors Resident Visa (SIRV) and Special Retirees
Resident Visa (SRRV); and
f. Foreign students coming in the Philippines with 47(a)(2) visa issued
pursuant to existing laws, e.g. PD 2021
This privilege is also extended to the principals who may wish to take advantage
of the educational facilities on the country.
2. The children of the above-mentioned admission categories who are already
enrolled before their marriage and/or before reaching the age of 21 years
shall be allowed to finish their studies and convert their admission category
to that of student visa under Section 9(f) of the Philippine Immigration Act of
1940, as amended, for as long as their principals remain in the country.
3. Spouses and children of personnel of foreign diplomatic and consular
missions and duly accredited international organizations located in the
Philippines who desire to remain in the Philippines to enroll for the first time
or finish their studies higher than high school and qualify under prescribed
regulations, shall be allowed to convert their admission category to that of a
student visa under section 9(f) of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940, as
amended, in accordance with the applicable procedure, in the event their
principals lose their admission category as Foreign Government Official
under Section 9(e) of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940,as amended.
The privilege is also extended to the principals who may wish to take
advantage of the educational facilities of the country.

Section 2. Establishment and Composition of the Committee on Foreign Students.


There is hereby created an Inter-Agency Committee on Foreign Students herein referred
to as the Committee, which shall have the following membership:
a. Commission on Higher Education - Chairman
b. Department of Foreign Affairs - Co-Chairman
c. Department of Education - Member
d. Bureau of Immigration - Member
e. National Bureau of Investigation - Member
f. National Intelligence Coordinating Agency - Member

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Section 3. Duties and Responsibilities of the Committee. The Committee shall have the
following duties and responsibilities:
a. Promulgate simplified procedures and implementing guidelines governing
the entry and stay of foreign students in the Philippines, as well as the
rules and regulations limiting school transfer and course shifting of foreign
students in accordance with the provision of the Executive Order within
sixty (60) days from the effectivity thereof;
b. Monitor and coordinate the implementation of this Executive Order with
the department and agencies concerned.
c. Meet regularly to assess the progress of the whole program to ensure that
the promotion of the Philippines as a center for education in the region is
effectively encouraged and undertaken;
d. Submit a semi-annual report to the Office of the President, through the
Office of the Executive Secretary, on the status of the foreign students in
the country. The report shall be submitted before the end of September
and February of the first and second semester, respectively of each
school year.

The CHED shall provide the secretariat to support the Committee.

Section 4. Penalty Clause. Any school found, after due investigation, by the CHED and/or
the BI to have violated any provision on compliance shall suffer cancellation of the
authority to admit foreign students.

Section 5. Repealing Provisions. All executive issuances, regulations, or any part thereof,
which are inconsistent with the provisions of the Executive order are hereby repealed or
modified accordingly.

Section 6. Separability Clause. If, for any reason, any part or provision of the Executive
order shall be held unconstitutional or declared contrary to the law, other parts or
provisions hereof which are not affected thereby shall continue to be in full force and
effect.

Section 7. Effectivity. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.


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DONE in the City of Manila, this 4 day of September, in the year of our Lord, two
thousand.

(SGD.) JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA


By the President:

(SGD.) RONALDO ZAMORA


Executive Secretary

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E. THE ANTI-HAZING LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE


PHILIPPINES

REPUBLIC ACT No. 8049


AN ACT REGULATING HAZING AND OTHER FORMS OF INITIATION RITES IN
FRATERNITIES, SORORITIES, AND ORGANIZATIONS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES
THEREFORE.

Be enacted by Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress


assembled:

SECTION 1. Hazing as used in this Act is an initiation rite or practice as a prerequisite for
admission into membership in a fraternity, sorority or organization by placing the recruit,
neophyte or applicant in some embarrassing or humiliating situations such as forcing
him/her to do menial, silly, foolish and similar tasks or activities or otherwise subjecting
him/her to physical or psychological suffering or injury.

The term organization shall include any club or the Armed Forces of the Philippines,
Philippine National Police, Philippine Military Academy, or cadet corps of the Citizens
Military Training, or Citizens Army Training. The physical, mental and psychological
testing and training procedure and practices to determine and enhance the physical,
mental and psychological fitness of prospective regular members of the Armed Forces of
the Philippines and the Philippine National Police as approved by the secretary of National
Defense and the National Police Commission duly recommended by the Chief of Staff,
Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Director General of the Philippine National Police
shall not be considered as hazing for the purpose of this act.

SECTION 2. No-hazing or initiation rites in any from or manner by a fraternity, sorority or


organization shall be allowed without prior written notice to the school authorities or head
of organization seven (7) days before the conduct of such initiations. The written notice
shall indicate the period of the initiation activities which shall not exceed three (3) days,
shall include the names of those to be subjected to such activities, and shall further
contain an undertaking that no physical violence be employed by anybody during such
initiation rites.

SECTION 3. The head of the school or organization or their representatives must assign
at least two (2) representatives of the school or organization, as the case may be, to be
present during initiation. It is the duty of such representative to see to it that no physical
harm of any kind shall be inflicted upon a recruit, neophyte or applicant.

SECTION 4. If the person subjected to hazing or other forms of initiation rites suffers any
physical injury or dies as a result thereof, the officers and members of the fraternity,
sorority or organization who actually participated in the infliction of physical harm shall be
liable as principals. The person or persons who participated in the hazing shall suffer.

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a. The penalty of reclusion perpetual if death, rape, sodomy or mutilation results there
from.
b. The penalty of reclusion temporal in its maximum period if in consequence of the
hazing the victim shall become insane, imbecile, impotent or blind.
c. The penalty of reclusion temporal in its maximum period if in consequence of the
hazing the victim shall have lost the use of speech or the power to hear or to smell, or
shall have lost an eye, a hand, a foot, an arm or a leg shall have lost the use of any
such member shall have become incapacitated for the activity or work in which
he/she was habitually engaged.
d. The penalty of reclusion temporal in its minimum period if in consequence of the
hazing the victim shall become deformed or shall have lost any other part of his/her
body, or shall have lost the use thereof or shall have been ill or incapacitated for the
performance of the activity or work in which he/she has habitually engaged for a
period of more than ninety (90) days.
e. The penalty of prison mayor in its maximum period if in consequence of the hazing
the victim shall have been ill or incapacitated for the performance of the activity or
work in which he was habitually engaged for more than thirty (30) days.
f. The penalty of prison mayor in its medium period if in consequence of the hazing the
victim shall have been ill or incapacitated for the performance of the activity or work in
which he was habitually engaged for ten (10) days or more, or that the injury
sustained shall require medical attendance for the same period.
g. The penalty of the prison mayor in its period if in consequence of the hazing the
victim shall have been ill or incapacitated for the performance of the activity or work in
which he was habitually engaged from one (1) to nine (9) days, or that the injury
sustained shall require medical attendance for the same period.
h. The penalty of prison correctional in its maximum period if in consequence of the
hazing the victim shall sustain physical injuries, which do not prevent him/her from
engaging in his habitual activity, or work nor require medical attendance.

The responsible officials of the school or of the police, military or citizens army training
organization may impose the appropriate administrative sanctions on the person or
persons charged under this provision even before their conviction.

The maximum penalty herein provided shall be imposed in any of the following instances:

a. When the recruitment is accompanied by force, violence, threat, intimidation or deceit


on the person of the recruit who refuses to join;
b. When the recruit, neophyte or applicant initially consents to join but upon learning that
hazing will be committed on his person, is prevented from quitting.
c. When the recruit, neophyte or applicant having undergone hazing is prevented from
reporting the unlawful act to his parents or guardians, to the proper school authorities
or to the police authorities, through force, violence, threat or intimidation;
d. When the hazing is committed outside of the school or institution; or
e. When the victim is below twelve (12) years of age at the time of hazing.

The owner of the place where the hazing is conducted shall be liable as an accomplice,
when he/she has actual knowledge of the hazing conducted therein but failed to take any
action to prevent the same from occurring. If the hazing is held in the home of one of the
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held liable as principals when they have actual knowledge of the hazing conducted therein
but failed to take any action to prevent the same from occurring.

The school authorities including faculty members who consent to the hazing or who have
actual knowledge thereof, but failed to take any action to prevent the same from occurring
shall be punished as accomplices for the acts of hazing committed by the perpetrators.

The officers, former officers or alumni of the organization, group, fraternity or sorority who
actually planned the hazing although not present when the acts constituting the hazing
were committed shall be liable as principals. Officers or members of an organization,
group, fraternity or sororitys adviser who is present when the acts constituting the hazing
were committed and failed to take any action to prevent the same from occurring shall be
liable as a principal.

The presence of any person during the hazing is prima facie evidence of participation
therein as a principal unless he prevented the commission of the acts punishable herein.

Any person charged under this provision should not be entitled to the mitigating
circumstances that there was no intention to commit so grave a wrong.

This section shall apply to the president, manager, director, or other responsible officer of
a corporation engaged in hazing as a requirement for employment in the manner provided
herein.

SECTION 5. If any provision or part of this Act is declared invalid or unconstitutional, the
other parts or provision thereof shall remain valid and effective.

SECTION 6. All laws. Orders, rules of regulations, which are inconsistent with or contrary
to the provisions of this Act, are hereby amended or repealed accordingly.

SECTION 7. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in at least two
(2) national newspapers of general circulation.

Approved: June 07, 1995


(Signed) FIDEL V. RAMOS
President of the Philippines

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F. GUIDELINES FOR THE CONDUCT OF RANDOM DRUG


TESTING FOR SECONDARY AND TERTIARY STUDENTS
Republic of the Philippines
Office of the President
DANGEROUS DRUG BOARD

BOARD REGULATION NO. 6


Series of 2003

SUBJECT: General Guidelines for the Conduct of Random Drug Testing For
Secondary and Tertiary Students

Pursuant to Section 36 (c), Article III of Republic Act No. 9165, the following guidelines are
hereby promulgated.

The guidelines shall be applicable to the random drug testing of students in


public and private secondary, tertiary/higher education institutions and post-secondary
technical vocational schools. These guidelines outline the purpose of the random drug-
testing program, as well as procedures and necessary consequences of a positive drug
test after confirmation.

All procedures shall take into account the ideals of fairness and rehabilitation and
not isolation of the drug dependent. The school must not violate the constitutional rights
to due process, equal protection and self-incrimination.

A. Guiding Principles in the Implementation of Random Drug Testing in


Schools and Management of Drug Test Results.

1. Government recognizes the primary responsibility of the family, particularly the


parents for the education and awareness of its members of the effects of
dangerous drugs.
2. Parental involvement shall be maximized in the implementation of drug
education, random drug testing, treatment and rehabilitation of drug users and
dependents.
3. The school, with the assistance of Local Government Units (LGUs) and other
agencies where the school is located, has the obligation to employ every
reasonable means to provide a healthy and drug-free environment to its
populace.
4. Cognizant of the right of the students to continue and complete their studies, the
government and the school shall give emphasis to the implementation of
measures aimed at guidance and counseling together with the treatment and
rehabilitation of any student found to have used or to be dependent on
dangerous drugs.
5. Academic freedom of institutions of higher learning shall be respected in the
implementation of random drug testing and all other pertinent provisions of RA
9165.
6. The implementation of drug abuse prevention and education programs in schools
shall be intensified as an integral part of the overall demand reduction efforts of
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the government.
7. The random drug testing shall be implemented as a collaborative undertaking of
the government, the schools, the students and their parents. The whole process
shall not in any manner be utilized to harass the students.
8. Random drug testing shall be implemented primarily for prevention and
rehabilitation.
9. The drug testing program shall guarantee and respect the personal privacy and
dignity of the student.
10. The test results shall be treated with utmost confidentiality.
11. The test results shall not be used in any criminal proceedings.

B. Purposes of Random Drug Testing

1. To determine the prevalence of drug users among students


2. To assess the effectivity of school-based and community-based prevention
programs
3. To deter the use of illegal drugs
4. To facilitate the rehabilitation of drug users and dependents
5. To strengthen the collaboration efforts and identified agencies against the use of
illegal drugs and in the rehabilitation of drug users and dependents.

C. Definition of Terms

Drug Counselor shall mean a person trained in the techniques of guidance


counseling particularly dealing with cases of drug dependency. The Drug Testing
Coordinator shall designate such person.

Drug Testing Coordinator shall be the point person in the school tasked with
handling random drug testing which shall be the principal of a secondary school, and
administrator of a technical vocational education and training institutions or the
administrator appointed by the president/chief executive officer in tertiary institutions.

Parents shall, for purposes of these guidelines, include court appointed guardians.

Random Selection refers to the unbiased process of selecting students who are to
undergo drug testing.

Rehabilitation is the dynamic process, including after-care and follow-up


treatment, directed towards the physical, emotional/psychological, vocational, social
and spiritual change/enhancement of a drug dependent to enable him/her to live
without dangerous drugs, enjoy the fullest life compatible with his/her capabilities and
potential and render him/her to become a law-abiding and productive members of the
community.

Schools shall mean an institutions that has as its primary purpose the education of
students including secondary, tertiary and technical vocational education and training
institutions.

Selection Board shall be the board constituted at the level of the school composed
of the Drug Testing Coordinator as chairperson, one representative each from the
students, faculty and parents as members. The authorized governing body duly
recognized by their respective constituents shall choose representatives from these
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stakeholders based on a set of selection criteria formulated for this purpose. In the
absence of a parents association, the School Head may appoint who shall be a
member of the Selection Board.

Supervising Agency shall refer to the government agency that exercises


supervision over the school such as the Department of Education (DepEd),
Commission on Higher Education (CHED), or the Technical Education and Skills
Development Authority (TESDA).

D. Procedures in the Conduct of Random Drug Testing


1. Notification

a. The Supervising Agency through an appropriate order that included these


guidelines on random drug testing, shall inform all schools under its provision
about the governments actions against illegal drugs.

The schools administrators shall be required to explain these provisions and


their procedures to the school community and when applicable, include these in
the schools handbook or listing procedures.

(The Supervising Agencies Memorandum Circulars should include a list of DOH-


Accredited Testing Centers/Laboratories.)

b. All Students and their parents shall be notified in writing on the process and
manner by which the random drug testing shall be conducted. Such notification
may be sent at any time during the school term. Failure to return the
acknowledgement receipt shall not be a bar to the conduct of the drug testing.

2. Samples

a. The Supervising Agency shall inform randomly selected schools on their


inclusion in the random drug testing program.
b. The whole student population of the school selected shall be included in the
random sampling.
c. The number of samples should yield a statistical 95% confidence level for the
whole student population.

3. Selection of Samples

a. The Drug Testing Coordinator shall convene the Selection Board within five days
from the receipt of notice from the Supervising Agency stating that the school is
included in the program.
b. On the day of the testing, the Selection Board shall conduct the random selection
of those to be tested.
c. The Selection Board shall ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the random
selection process.
d. The selection process shall be random through a lottery. Which may be
computerized, or in any other manner that shall be agreed upon by the Board.
e. The random selection of students and the drug testing shall be done on the some
day.
f. Prior to testing, the selected students shall be asked to reveal the prescription
medicines, vitamins, food supplements that they had ingested with the past five
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(5) days. The Drug Testing Coordinator shall keep the listing and utilize this in
the evaluation of the confirmatory drug test.
g. The laboratory shall follow the DOH prescribed guidelines in the collection of
urine specimens. Universal precautions shall be observed at all times. DOH
Prescribed Guidelines shall be posted in strategic places/visible areas of the
school.
h. The monitor assigned to ensure the integrity of the collection process should be
of the same sex as the student.
i. The drug testing shall be done in the school and conducted by a duly accredited
drug-testing laboratory. The school, through its respective health personnel,
shall assist the Drug Testing Laboratory in the conduct of the drug testing.
j. The Drug Testing Coordinator shall ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the
random drug testing for the students, teachers, administration and personnel of
the school. It is strongly recommended that the drug testing for students, the
teachers, administration and personnel be done simultaneously.

4. Treatment of Random Drug Test Result

a. The results of the test shall be strictly confidential. No school shall publish or
post results whether positive or negative.
b. Any person who violated the rules of confidentiality of the results and selection
shall be liable under Section 72 RA 9165 and such other appropriate laws.
c. The laboratory shall place the drug test result in a sealed envelope and deliver
the same via personal service to the Drug Testing Coordinator. The Drug
Testing Coordinator shall then inform all the student s tested individually of the
test results.
d. In the case the test results are positive, the Drug Testing Coordinator shall inform
both the student and parent concerned that a confirmatory test shall be
conducted. The student shall be told to inform his/her parents if the scheduled
conference with the Drug Testing Coordinator. The student shall be advised to
refrain from revealing the test results to other person.
e. During the scheduled conference, the Drug Testing Coordinator shall relay to the
parent full information on the process that shall be undertaken for the
confirmatory test. In the event that the parents do not appear on the schedule
conference, the student shall be informed of the schedule of the confirmatory
test.
f. The confirmatory drug test shall be conducted in the same manner as the initial
drug test.
g. The results of the confirmatory test shall be transmitted by the laboratory in a
sealed envelope and handed directly to the Drug Testing Coordinator.
h. The Drug Testing Coordinator shall inform both parents and the student of the
results of the test.
i. The Drug Testing Coordinator shall not delegate such task of informing the
student and parent to any other person, nor shall the Drug Testing Coordinator
reveal the results of the test to any person other that the student and parent.
j. First time positive confirmatory drug test result shall not be a ground for
expulsion or any disciplinary action against the student.
k. The Drug Testing Coordinator shall refer the student and his/her parent to
government-owned DOH-accredited facility or DOH-accredited government
physician to determine the students dependency level.
l. The student may opt for a private DOH-accredited facility or physician for this
initial determination provided it is at his/her own expense.
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m. In the event that is determined that the student is a drug dependent, the school
may impose appropriate sanctions against the student as provided for in the
schools Student Handbook and the Manual of Regulations for Private Schools,
provided that in the case of public secondary schools. If the student is later on
found to have been rehabilitated, the student shall then be allowed to re-enroll.
n. The student shall then undergo a three (3) month observation and counseling
period under the supervision of the DOH-accredited facility or physician in
consultation with the parent. Such process of observation and counseling period
under the supervision of the DOH-accredited facility or physician in consultation
with the parent. Such process of observation and counseling shall be done in
coordination with the Drug Counselor of the school.
o. At the end of the three months, it is hoped that with the counseling done, the
student will be properly rehabilitated.

If the student shows no signs of improvement, recovery or fails the drug test the
second time, the DOH-accredited facility or physician, may make a
recommendation to the student, parent, and Drug Testing Coordinator to the
student referred to a DOH-accredited facility suited to the students level of
dependency. If another drug testing is conducted for another period on the same
student population, and the student is found positive the second time, the school
shall proceed in accordance with Section 61, RA 9165 without prejudice to the
provision of Section 73, RA 9165.

E. Reportorial Requirements of Results of the Random Drug Testing.

1. The Drug Testing Coordinator, Drug Counselor and employees of DOH-


accredited facilities, testing laboratories, shall not reveal the names of the
students or test to any other persons except to the student concerned or his/her
parents.
2. The aggregate test results from each school which shall not include the identities
of the students tested, shall be submitted by the School Head to the Division
Superintendent of DepEd for secondary schools, the regional Director of CHED
for tertiary schools and Training Institution Administrator for TESDA for
consolidation for the purpose of evaluating the efficacy and effectiveness of drug
abuse prevention programs.

F. Training of Guidance Counselors

The Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education, Technical


Education and Skills Development Authority, the Philippine Drug Agency and
Dangerous Drugs Broad in coordination with each other, shall formulate and
conduct the training program for guidance counselors for the purpose of
enhancing their skills in handling drug abuse prevention programs and handling
dependency cases.

G. Expense of the Program

The Department of Health, in coordination with the Supervising Agencies shall


designate the drug testing laboratories that shall be utilized for purposes of the
program.

Payment of testing fees shall be done by the government thru Department of


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Health to the Drug Testing Laboratories.

H. Enforcement of Compliance

Students who refuse to undergo random drug testing shall be dealt with
accordance with the rules and regulation of the schools; provided that at no time
shall refusal to undergo testing give rise to a presumption of drug use or
dependency; provided further that the school may impose sanctions on such
refusal other than the offence of drug use or dependency.

Schools that refuse to implement the random drug testing program shall be liable
undergo Section 32 of RA 9165 without prejudice to other administrative
sanctions imposed by the Supervising Agencies. The Supervising Agency shall
report the same to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the
Dangerous Drug Board (DDB).

Miscellaneous Provisions

Separability clause. If any provision of these Guidelines or the application thereof


to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid, the other provisions of these
Guidelines and the application of such provision to the other persons or
circumstances shall not be affected thereby.
Effectivity. These guideline shall take effect immediately after its approval by the
Dangerous Drug Board.
st
ADOPTED and APPROVED this 1 day of August 2003 at Camp Crame,
Quezon City.

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Three Basic Lasallian Prayers


Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

I will continue, O my God. To do all my actions for the love of You

Live JESUS in our hearts. Forever!

CENTENNIAL PRAYER
Let me be the change I want to see
to do with strength and wisdom
all that needs to be done.
and become the hope that I can be.

Set me free from my fears and hesitations


grant me courage and humility
fill me with spirit to face the challenge
and start the change I long to see.

Today I start the change I want to see


Even if Im not the light
I can be the spark
In faith, service and communion
Let us start the change we want to see
The change that begins in me

Live JESUS in our hearts FOREVER!

ALMA MATER HYMN


Hail, Hail Alma Mater
Hail to De La Salle
Well hold your banner
High and bright
A shield of Green and White

Well fight to keep your glory bright


And never shall we fail
Hail to Thee
Our Alma Mater
Hail, Hail, Hail

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TRANSITORY PROVISIONS
This Student Handbook shall apply to all students of the university except for:

Section 9.1.b, Section 12.1.a., Section 12.2 and Section 14.2.2 shall
apply only to the incoming freshmen students starting SY 2010-
2011.

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PRESCRIBED SCHOOL UNIFORM


MALE FEMALE

For males, the prescribed uniform is beige For females, the prescribed uniform is white
Santana polo barong with the embroidered blouse with school patch on the left collar,
logo of the University, white sando inside emerald green slacks (semi-straight cut), and
(tucked-in), and chocolate brown slacks closed black leather shoes, if socks were to
(straight cut). They are enjoined to wear closed be worn, plain black or skin-tone.
black leather shoes with dark colored socks.

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NOT ALLOWED IN CAMPUS

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NOT ALLOWED IN CAMPUS

Note:
ALL KINDS OF SHORTS NOT ALLOWED

ALL KINDS OF SLIPPERS

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CAMPUS MAP

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Conforme:

DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-DASMARIAS
Dasmarias, Cavite

_________________________
Date

To Whom It May Concern:

This is to certify that we have received a copy of the Student


Handbook 2010-2014. We shall read, understand, seek clarifications if
necessary, and abide by the rules and regulations of the University as
contained in this book for as long as we are connected with the DLSU-D.

We understand that other university policies pertaining to student


welfare and safety may be formulated, revised or amended in the future in
accordance with the DLSU-Ds Vision and Mission as well as with the
new memoranda and circulars from the Commission on Higher Education
(CHED).

_______________________ ________________________
Students Name & Signature Parents Name & Signature

_______________________ ________________________
Course/Year/Section Contact Number

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