STUDENT AFFAIRS AND SERVICES (SAS)



SAS are services and programs in higher education institutions that are concerned with academics support experiences of the students to attain holistic development of the student (CMO 9 series of 2013)

Student Affairs and Services: It’s Concept

Guided by the Vision/Mission of the Notre Dame University, the office of Student Affairs and Services, in its effort to develop its clientele to become authentic persons and professionals, addresses three major concerns: Development, Assistance and Control.

DEVELOPMENT consists of programs and services that help students attain a well balanced personality through co-curricular and extra co-curricular activities. Efforts toward this information include athletic, social, cultural, political, and civic activities and all opportunities which are programmed at school and community levels.

ASISSTANCE consists of the specific programs and services programs and services that help students adjust to the challenges of university life. These services may be in the form of test, guidance, counseling, mediation, and financial assistance to poor but serving students.

CONTROL as one of the major areas of concern in the students’ life includes supervision over external discipline in order to ensure responsible behavior of students. Viewed as normative and formative students is hoped to display


ORGANIZATIONAL CHART


SAS Organizational Chart

Rules and Procedures in Handling Disciplinary Cases

  1. All cases/complaints should be written and be submitted to the OSAS.
  2. The DSA together with the Discipline Officer conduct a preliminary inquiry upon receipt of a complaint. They shall determine the seriousness of the act and make appropriate referral to the disciplinary authority.
  3. The DSA with the assistance of the Discipline officer shall render the decision of the case.
  4. In setting disciplinary cases, the DSA may call the attention of the parents or guardians of the involved parties and hear the case with the presence of the concerned College Deans/s or duly designated faculty representative. The DSA shall refer the concerned student/s to the GTC for counseling.
  5. The Student Discipline Board shall process grave offenses committed by students. The Board forwards its recommendation to the University President through the DSA for final approval.
Policy on Student Organization Activities and Use of Facilities

  1. The DSAS must be informed of in-campus and off-campus activities through an Activity Approval Form to be filed at the OSAS.
  2. The On-campus must be filed at least three days while the off-campus at least 7 days before the date of the activity.
  3. Approval of the Logistics, ICT, and others (e.g. ETD,) is needed for use of University facilities.
The following activities by an organization require adherence to the following stipulations:Fieldtrips/Educational Trips

In the choice of the site of the fieldtrip, consideration should be given to:

Initiation

By virtue of Republic Act No.8049 better known as the Anti-Hazing Policy passed by the senate and the House of Representatives on Junes 2, 1995 and finally approved by the then President Fidel V. Ramos on June 7, 1995, as well as, the Resolution No. 1108, Series of 1996, of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of the City of Cotabato: urging all Fraternities and Sororities in the City of Cotabato to forbid hazing, Notre Dame University hereby promulgates certain provisions for all recognized Fraternities and Sororities in campus to comply and strictly adhere to the following;

General Guidelines for Posting

Projects and Donations

Any organization wishing to undertake any project such as donation of equipment or installation of any physical structure inside or outside the campus must seek first the approval of the University Administration through the DSAS.