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The guidance program includes comprehensive services in the areas of standardized and placement testing, course selection, personal counseling, and part-time and full-time job placement. There is a licensed guidance counselor who provides personal counseling sessions for student’s school related problems or one’s personal life. Students and parents are encouraged to contact the Guidance Office for more information on these services

Books and other materials may be checked out in accordance with the rules and regulations set by the library.

25.1. The library is to be used for serious study and work.

25.2. A validated library card must be presented upon borrowing any library materials.

25.3. Books and other materials may be checked out in accordance with the rules and regulations set by the library.

25.4. Directions of the library staff must be followed.

25.5. Students with overdue books will not be allowed to check out other materials.

25.6. Books checked out by students are their personal responsibility until checked in.

25.7. Food and drinks are NOT ALLOWED in the library.

25.8. Students are encouraged to borrow books every semester.

Types of Student Organizations

24.1 Student organizations may be classified according to their scope of membership or nature of activities.

24.2. Based on scope of membership, student organizations may be of Two (2) kinds:

24.2.1 College Organizations. These are student organizations whose members belong exclusively to one college.

24.2.2 Class Organizations. These are organizations whose members belong to academic program courses.

24.3 Based on the nature of their activities, student organizations may be classified as:

24.3.1 College Student Councils

24.3.2 Publication

24.3.3 Interest Groups

24.3.4 Fraternities and Sororities

24.3.5Chapters/Branches of Recognized National or Regional Organizations

24.3.6 Cultural Performing Groups of the College

24.3.7 Academic-based Organizations

Specific Rules for Student Organization and Activities

Registration of Student Organizations

24.4 Student organizations, in order to operate legitimately, have to be registered by the college. College organizations are granted recognition by the SODO.

Rights and Privileges of Registered Student Organizations

24.5 Registered student organizations are entitled to the following rights and privileges: (1.) use of campus facilities (grounds, classrooms, buildings, et cetera.), subject to rules and regulations on the use of such, and provided official academic activities are not prejudiced; (2.) Representation through SPAMAST Supreme Student Government in standing committees which concerns student welfare and interest.

24.6 For fully registered student organizations, their officers or members may be appointed representatives of the college in community activities as requested or recommended by the College Dean.

Limitations of Rights and Privileges

24.7 Fraternities and sororities are subject to the following rules: (a) Freshman students are absolutely banned from joining any fraternity or sorority. Any fraternity or sorority which permits or invites freshmen to join any activities shall have its recognition cancelled; (b) Initiation of students, which inflict physical or moral damage, is strictly prohibited.

24.8 The annual reports of registered organizations are to be submitted within two weeks after the start of classes during the first semester or upon notice by the SODO.

Failure to submit the annual report on time shall prevent the organization of taking activities in the campus.

The Advisers and Officers of Student Organizations

24.9 Only faculty members shall be an adviser of any student organization. They shall make proper consultations with their respective Department Chairmen before accepting the advisorship. A non-teaching staff, by virtue of his/her special knowledge and expertise in the field of interest of a student organization, may be asked to co-advise.

Duties and responsibilities of the adviser are to be embodied in the Constitution and By- Laws of the organization. His/her responsibility extends to both on and off-campus activities. The adviser, a more experienced and concerned mentor-elder in the college, provides advice to the members of the organization not only on how to achieve organizational goals but also on the development of individual members as responsible and concerned citizens. 24.10 The academic qualifications required for the officers are the following: (1) No student with a grade of “INC.”, or “5.0” in the semester immediately preceding the term of office may become an officer of an organization, except when these grades have been completed, removed, or re-enrolled and passed during the Summer term. Officers of all other organizations are required to have a weighted average grade of “3.0” as certified by the Registrar’s Office. Certifications of Good Moral Standing also need to be presented as qualifications; (2) A student may hold the position of President (or its equivalent) in only one organization within any given semester. The officers and adviser(s) are jointly responsible for the conduct and discipline of the organization. Like that of the adviser(s), activities held inside or outside of the campus are the responsibilities of the officers.

24.11 Student Activities are encouraged in cognizant of the main functions of the college.

At the same time, students who participate in these activities are expected to maintain good academic standing. Hence, the College reserves the right to limit, exclude or suspend the student’s participation in activities if they need to devote more time to their studies. The students may participate in any of these activities:

24.11.1 Co-curricular Activities. These include all activities concerned with the improvement and enhancement of academic experience such as: (1.) Organization of seminars, lectures, exhibits, panel discussions, etc; (2.) Exposure to and affiliation with professional organizations and activities;

24.11.2 Extra-curricular Activities. These include all activities of school clubs and in the following areas: community service, sports and games, cultural, social and special projects.

24.12 Out-of-school activities whether organization or class-related, need approval from competent school authorities. The following procedure must be followed: (1) Letter of request in triplicate copies, stating the purpose of the activity shall be prepared by the organization/ Class President and signed by the Adviser/Faculty concerned. The letter of request must be submitted to the Student Services for recommendation to the College

Dean and approved by the VP for Academic Affairs at least one (1) week before the scheduled activity.

24.13 The parents’ consent or waiver shall be distributed to the parents or guardians for their signature. The reply slip must be returned to the student services for filing.

24.14 The faculty shall accompany the group. In the event that he/she is unable to go with the group, the former shall see to it that a substitute shall be sent in his/her behalf. The Office of the Student Services must be notified of the changes.

Basis of Discipline

23.1 Students shall at all times observe the laws of the land and the rules and regulations

of the college.

23.2 No disciplinary proceedings shall be instituted except for conduct prohibited by law or by the rules and regulations promulgated by duly constituted authority of the college.

23.3 All College personnel are mandated to enforce and supervise overall compliance to this Code in their respective areas of responsibility. For purposes of implementing College policies, rules and regulations and the provisions of this Code, the President, Vice Presidents, College Deans, Directors, Department Chairmen, High school principal, and all members of the faculty and security force are all deemed persons in authority.

Rights of Students

23.4 Among the basic rights appertaining to students as members of the academic community are:

23.4.1 Freedom of inquiry and expression, within the campus, in curricular activities and in extracurricular student affairs to include the right not only to accurate information, but also to hear any opinion on any subject of public or general concern. They may have the right to invite outside speakers, and school authorities may not veto their invitation solely on the basis of the credentials of the speakers;

23.4.2 Procedural fairness in disciplinary proceedings to include right not be punished for acts that were not grounds for disciplinary action when they were committed; right to written notice of the charges and reasonable time to answer them and prepare for their hearing; right to hearing before suspension or expulsion, unless summary suspension is clearly authorized in limited cases; right to an impartial judge; right to be assisted by a counsel; right to confront and question adverse witnesses; right to present defense; right to be informed of the decision and right to appeal the decision to higher authorities where allowed, and thereafter to the courts; and

23.4.3 Participation in the governance of the institution.

Disciplinary Grounds and Penalties

23.5 A student shall be subject to disciplinary action for any of the following acts:

23.5.1 Any form of cheating in examinations or any act of dishonesty in relation to his studies. Specifically the following acts shall constitute cheating and shall be punishable here under:

  1. Unauthorized possession of notes or any material relative to the examination, particularly when those are actually used;
  2. Copying from others examination papers or allowing another to copy from one examination paper;
  3. Having somebody else take the examination for him/her (in which case both shall be liable hereunder);
  4. Passing as one's own work any assign report, term paper, case analysis, reaction paper, and the like copied from another.

23.5.1.2 Any student found guilty shall be penalized with suspension for not less than fifteen (15) calendar days but not more than thirty (30) calendar days. This means that (a) all cases that involved dishonesty shall be investigated by the department but shall automatically be subjected to review by the College Dean; and (2) any student found guilty of cheating/dishonesty shall be barred from graduating with honors, even if their weighted average grade is within the requirement for the graduation with honors.

23.5.2 Tampering with, falsifying or causing the falsification of any official document like registration cards, transcripts of record, identification cards, certification, and other documents of similar nature or purpose:

23.5.2.1 Any student found guilty shall be penalized as follows: (1.) For the first offense, by suspension for a period of not less than one (1) semester, but not more than one (1) year; (2) For the second offense, the penalty shall be Expulsion.

23.5.3 Hazing in all organizations

23.5.3.1 Any student found guilty under Republic Act No. 8049, otherwise known as “An Act Regulating Hazing and Other Forms of Initiation Rites in

Fraternities, Sororities, and Organizations shall be penalized as follows: (1.) For the first offense, by suspension for a period of not less than one (1) semester, but not more than one (1) year; (2) For the second offense, the penalty shall be Expulsion; Provided further that where the hazing committed causes death, the respondent shall be meted with expulsion on the first offense without prejudiced to the filing of appropriate court charges against the respondent

23.5.4 Sexual Harassment

23.5.4.1 Any student found guilty shall be penalized as follows: (1.) For the first offense, by suspension for a period of not less than one (1) semester, but not more than one (1) year; (2) For the second offense, the penalty shall be Expulsion.

23.5.5 Rape at any stage of execution

23.5.5.1 Any student found guilty of the offense, the penalty shall be Expulsion and turn over to the proper law enforcing authority.

23.5.6 Gross acts of disrespect, in word or in deed, which tend to put any member of the faculty administration or non-teaching staff in ridicule or contempt:

23.5.6.1 Any student found guilty of above shall be penalized with suspension for not less than thirty (30) calendar days, but not more than one (1) semester;

Provided, that the penalty for the second offense shall be suspended for a year; and provided further, that shall the student assault, strike, or inflict physical violence upon any College official, faculty member or person in authority, the penalty shall be Expulsion.

23.5.7 Carrying of any deadly weapon, such as firearms, explosives, ice picks, knives, and the like within the College premises:

23.5.7.1 Any student found guilty shall be penalized as follows: (1) For the first offense, suspension for a period not less than one (1) semester but not more than one (1) year; For the second offense, suspension for a period of not less than thirty (30) calendar days but not more than one (1) semester. For the third offense, the penalty shall be Expulsion; Provided, that shall the deadly weapon be a firearm, the penalty for first offense shall be suspension for not less than thirty (30) calendar days; Provided, that shall the student be found guilty for the fourth time, the penalty shall be Expulsion.

23.5.8 Possession or use of prohibited drugs, such as Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), marijuana, heroin, shabu or opiate of any kind:

23.5.8.1 Any student found guilty above shall be penalized with suspension for not less than fifteen (15) calendar days, but not more than forty-five (45) calendar days; Provided, that shall the student be found guilty for the third time, the penalty shall be Expulsion.

23.5.9 Creating within the college premises disorder, chaos, breach of peace, or serious disturbance:

23.5.9.1 Any student found guilty shall be penalized with suspension for not less than fifteen (15) calendar days, but not more than forty-five (45) calendar days;

Provided, that shall the student be found guilty for the third time, the penalty shall be suspended for a year.

23.5.10 Vandalism or damaging college property

23.5.10.1 Any student found guilty shall be penalized with suspension for not less than fifteen (15) calendar days, but not more than forty-five (45) calendar days; Provided, that shall the student be found guilty for the third time, the penalty shall be suspended for a year. In addition, the student may also be required to pay for the repair and/or replacement of the damaged property.

23.5.11 unlawfully taking college property

23.5.11.1 Any student found guilty shall be penalized with suspension for not less than fifteen (15) calendar days, but not more than forty-five (45) calendar days; Provided, that shall the student be found guilty for the third time, the penalty shall be Expulsion. In addition, the student may also be required to pay for, or replace the stolen property.

23.5.12 drinking of alcoholic beverages within academic and administrative buildings, dormitories, and the immediate premises thereof or drunken behavior within the college premises:

23.5.12.1 Any student found guilty shall be penalized with suspension for not less than seven (7) calendar days, but not more than thirty (30) calendar days; Provided, that shall the student be found guilty for the fourth time, the penalty shall be suspended for a year.

23.5.13 Gambling, betting or similar engagement in any game of chance within the college premises:

  1. Any student found guilty shall be penalized with suspension for not less than seven (7) calendar days, but not more than thirty (30) calendar days;

Provided, that the student be found guilty for the fourth time, the penalty shall be suspended for a year.

23.5.14 Disgraceful or immoral conduct within the college premises:

  1. Any student found guilty shall be penalized with suspension for not less than seven (7) calendar days, but not more than thirty (30) calendar days.

Provided, that shall the student be found guilty for the third time the penalty shall be suspended for a year.

23.5.15 Smoking is strictly prohibited within the college premises:

23.5.15.1 Any student found guilty shall be penalized with suspension for not less than seven (7) calendar days, but not more than thirty (30) calendar days. Provided, that shall the student be found guilty for the third time the penalty shall be suspended for a year.

23.5.16 climbing over the fence

23.5.16.1 Any student found guilty shall be penalized with suspension for not less than seven (7) calendar days, but not more than thirty (30) calendar days. Provided, that shall the student be found guilty for the third time the penalty shall be suspended for a year.

23.5. 17 Acts of bribery to gain favor in violation of the standards of instruction:

23.5.17.1 Any student found guilty shall be penalized as follows: (1) For the first offense, suspension for a period not less than seven (7) days but not more than thirty (30) calendar days; For the second offense, suspension for a period of not less than thirty (30) calendar days but not more than one (1) semester. For the third offense, the penalty shall be suspended for a year.

23.5.18 Habitual disregard or willful violation of established policies and regulations, such as wearing of school uniform and the use of the school ID:

  1. Any student found guilty in the first and subsequent offenses shall be exclusion from classes and be declared absent and non admittance to College offices or facilities.

23.5.19 any other forms of disciplinary grounds.

23.5.19 Any student found guilty of disciplinary grounds not mentioned above may be penalized with the least penalty above or shall be determined by the grievance committee.

23.6 The disciplinary action that may be imposed for violations of the disciplinary grounds above may take the form of expulsion, suspension from the College, withholding of graduation and other privileges, withdrawal of registration privileges, permanent disqualification from enrollment, exclusion from any class, reprimand warning, or expression of apology.

23.7 The gravity of the offense committed and the circumstances attending its commission shall determine the nature of the disciplinary action or penalty to be imposed.

23.8 The College Dean may impose the penalty of suspension for a period not exceeding one (1) semester. If he/she deems suspension for a longer period or expulsion warranted, he/she shall so recommend to the VP for Academic Affairs, who shall refer the case to the President, for final decision.

22.1 On the basis of academic performance and exemplary personal qualities, the College grants scholarships (entrance, scholarships, dean's scholarship) to deserving students.

These students are given full or partial discount on tuition and other school fees and, in certain cases, other privileges like stipends.

22.2. Entrance scholarship is granted to any incoming freshmen who are valedictorians and salutatorians, provided that they passed the College Entrance Examination.

22.2.1 Valedictorian (Full Scholarship)

 Free tuition and other fees privilege

 Semestral stipend of Php 2,000.00

 Maintains a GPA of 1.5 or higher on his approved program of work

22.2.2 Salutatorian (Partial Scholarship)

 Free tuition and other fees privilege

 Semestral stipend of Php 1,000.00

 Maintains a GPA of 1.75 on his approved program of work

22.3 A full academic scholarship shall be granted to any undergraduate student who obtains at the end of the semester a weighted average grade of 1.75 or better (first year) or 1.50 or better (second year and higher) and is entitled for full tuition fee privilege.

22.4 A partial scholarship shall be granted to any undergraduate student who obtains at the end of the semester a weighted average grade of 2.0 or better (first year) or 1.75 or better (second year and higher) and is entitled for partial (half) tuition fee privilege.

22.5 In addition to the weighted grade average prescribed, a student must have taken during the previous semester at least 18 units or normal load prescribed in his/her curriculum; must be up-to-date with all the non-academic requirements (PE and NSTP); and must have no failing grade in any academic or non-academic subject.

22.6 Full tuition fee free privilege shall also be granted to any deserving students who are student assistants, land donors, band members, socio-cultural (dance troupe, choir members), and varsity players.

22.7 In order to maintain the scholarship in non-academic, he/she shall have no failing grades in all subjects taken during the semester.

22.8 Other Scholarship Grants are also given to any students who have availed or sponsored by NGOs , LGUs, etc.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION AND DISCIPLINE OFFICE (SODO)

Through the Student Organization and Discipline Office (SODO), the students are accorded greater opportunity to develop their sense of responsibility, civic, and social consciousness, self-discipline, and leadership abilities. The students are encouraged to participate in the activities of several organizations, societies and clubs duly recognized by the College.

 

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