• Introduction
  • Goals and Objectives / Strategies
  • Allied Services
  • The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) of the University of the Assumption provides a comprehensive support system anchored on the University’s vision and mission. It aims to serve the UA studentry through the conduct of co- curricular and extra-curricular activities focused on the formation of Christian values expressed in self-management and discipline, leadership, the performing arts, intra and interpersonal relations, and in promoting health and fitness through sports.

    • Self-management and Discipline

      Self-management and Discipline

      The Office maintains the general discipline and conduct of students inside and outside the classrooms, and where and when applicable, even outside the University. It coordinates with the University President, Vice President for Administration, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Finance, deans, principals and security personnel regarding student discipline. It seeks to care rather than correct students for unfriendly behavior and sees to it that the Student Handbook guidelines are observed through the worthy task of the Prefect of Discipline.

    • Student Leadership and Organizations

      Student Leadership and Organizations

      The OSA is also responsible for providing meaningful opportunities for students to hone their leadership potentials. The Office encourages and guides students in establishing “self-government” and practice the basic functions of management (planning, organizing, controlling, leading, and achieving) through their active membership in different recognized school organizations (RSO).

    • Intra and Interpersonal Relations

      Intra and Interpersonal Relations

      Fully mindful of its responsibility in developing the full potential of the individual, OSA, together with the Prefect of Discipline (College, HS and GS) and coordinators for student activities (Adviser of the Supreme Councils – College, HS and GS), implements a comprehensive student development program to help students develop: deep sense of responsibility, self-understanding, decision- making skills, human relations skills, and educational and career motivations.

    • Scholarship Program and Student Assistance

      Scholarship Program and Student Assistance

      The Student Scholarship Program gives opportunities to needy yet academically capable young men and women to pursue academic programs through tuition fee discounts from the University and from the assistance of the alumni and friends of the UA Community, companies, government agencies and foundations. These activities are coordinated through the Scholarship and Grants In-charge. Aside from University funded scholarship, OSA, through the University of the Assumption Central Student Council (UACSC), has also allotted funds for the Student Loan Assistance Program (SLAP).

  • Goals and Objectives

    The OSA aims to ultimately produce integrally formed Christian professionals and leaders who are educated, adaptive, dynamic, self- forming, self- disciplined, and responsible citizens of the nation through the provision of balance learning opportunities to students in an atmosphere of order, peace, and safety. Specifically, the Office seeks to:

    • instill among Assumptionists the core Christian values of love, peace, respect, mutual trust, sense of justice and obedience as they actively engage in the different co-curricular and extra- curricular activities;
    • develop students’ leadership skills, self-discipline, sense of order and safety, dynamism and adaptive skills as they maintain balance between their academic and non-academic undertakings; and,
    • promote students’ ethical behavior and sense of propriety, self- forming and relational skills, and deep sense of responsibility as they relate with fellow students and other members of the Academe in performing their respective tasks as officers and/ or members of recognized school organizations.

    Strategies

    The set objectives will be realized through various services classified into three:

    • Preventive Mechanisms

      Preventive Mechanisms

      An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

      This principle applied in discipline aims to lessen, if not to totally eradicate, untoward incidents involving students, and control possible or foreseen misdemeanor/ misconduct. Guarding and redirecting potential offenders or guiding and monitoring the majority are the best ways. The following strategies are implemented:

      • Screening – Interview of incoming students
      • Orientation, Re-orientation and Information Dissemination
      • Casual or Purposive Observation and Regular Monitoring
      • Interaction with the students
      • Solicitation of Feedback, Comments and Suggestions
      • Coordination with the “ elders ” of school and home
      • Research
      • Group Dynamics; e.g. seminars, fora & film viewing
    • Reinforcers

      Reinforcers

      By affirming noteworthy decorum of students manifested by their behavior on and off campus, it is expected that such will be maintained or will improve further. While those being appreciated keep on proving their worth, the rest are challenged to work out for the better. The following strategies are implemented:

      • Commendations and Recognition
      • Modeling
      • Contests
    • Remedial Measures

      Remedial Measures

      The Office also shows responsibility and responsiveness especially by “making the wounded whole again”. Those reported, referred or directly caught of misconduct, must never be ignored. Whether or not the offense is serious, an appropriate action shall be imposed after thorough deliberation. The important point is that the individual needs to be directed to accept his/her fault and limitations face his/ her accountability and learn from it, thereby helping him/ her start anew. The following strategies are implemented:

      • Due Process
      • Investigation, Dialogue and Conference
      • Sanctions as stipulated in the Student Manual
      • Direct Counseling
      • Alternative Discipline, e.g. community service
      • Referral for Guidance and Counseling
      • Follow-up
  • Allied Services

    The following services strengthen the fundamental areas of concern, making the whole scheme complete:

    • Legal Consultation
    • Review, Revision or Proposal of Policies
    • Visitation and Observation of Discipline-Oriented Schools
    • Attend/Conduct Seminars or Trainings
    • Issuance of Clearance/Permits
    • Lost and Found Monitoring
    • Home Visitation
    • Promotion and Maintenance of Peace and Order on Campus