We envision this generation of Lasallians leading the youth towards positive sustainable change through the recognition that our small actions and choices all lead to defining the society we inherit.
This begins with the realization and application that heroism is simply expanding our sense of possibility as it is relevantly displayed in the collective involvement of each individual.
By setting our vision on the continuous present where it can always be felt, achieved and further intensified, we aim to reach a state where everyday heroes are made, for everyone, by everyone.
It starts today. It begins with you.
This is Everyday Lasallian Heroism.
Structured Representation, Improved Student Services and Campus Well-being
By representing students’ rights through the establishment of a structured and long-term framework, as well as addressing the basic needs of the students through the provision of quality services, world-class facilities and effective processes, we are able to provide a more conducive Lasallian environment, empowering us to contribute to social change.
On Structured Representation: Mature Lasallians leading a Matured and Structured Form of Representation.
As we face on-going and new concerns in both the University and National setting, Santugon sees the need to revisit existing and established structured representation sectors within and outside campus.
- Pioneer the creation of Student Safety and Formation Council, where Lasallian concerns on security and formation are escalated quickly, action-items are identified, and policies are reviewed and implemented.
- Establish Multi-sector Dialogue on University Concerns and Resolution, where open student dialogues with university administrators are initiated, tracked, and maintained and ideas for solutions are created and discussed.
- Assess, Revise, and Fully Implement the Council of University Representatives (CURE) Manual
- Continue to Fight for the Lowest Tuition Fee Increase by reviewing added facilities, miscellaneous fees, and students fees against benchmarking tools and performing research on commodities, external factors, and national economic context.
- Review the Tuition Fee for Lasallians in Canlubang through conducting research and establishing the determinants or metrics for a justifiable tuition fee for DLSU-STC; ensuring value for money in expenses and minimizing dispensable costs.
- Lobby for the Approval of the Review on Departmental Policies, where proposals are submitted to achieve consistent departmental policies and where student-to-department interaction guidelines are set.
- Review the Pricing of Goods and Services by intensively researching on current prices of goods and services offered in the University, and providing procurement recommendations based on industry costs and, determining justifiable valuation.
On Improved Student Services and Campus Well-being: Holistic Lasallians thriving in a proudly Lasallian environment.
As one Lasallian community, let us define and develop what constitutes a conducive environment as we make DLSU a scalable model of educational institution for the country.
On Facilities and Systems:
In order to become a truly world class university, it is imperative that our facilities and systems adapt to the ever changing world. Hence, it is incumbent upon our officers to act as check-and-balance to the services being offered by the university.
- Reassess and reposition the facilities and equipment in the university, by ensuring that Wi-Fi routers, CCTV devices, lockers and related equipments are maximized and students’ needs are addressed.
- Launch the groundwork for MLS Transition to Oracle, by proper information dissemination and hands-on application regarding the change in system; ensuring smooth transition.
- Expand USG’s Centralized Communication Channel, through making upgrades in the system and ensuring immediate and real-time announcements.
- Create a USG Mobile Application to ensure that Lasallians have access to various information from the USG, at any given time, via mobile applications compatible with various operating systems.
- Improve Car Park Payment System, by reviewing the process in requesting for car parking passes and conducting feasibility studies on incorporating car park tickets into ID scanner system.
- Expand Green Purse by introducing new services that will be covered such as bookstore, library, concessionaires, and parking areas.
- Review and Standardize DLSU-STC Facilities and Services, by aligning ourselves with the integration and ensuring that facilities and services offered in DLSU are conveniently and equally effective to our fellow Lasallians in DLSU-STC.
On Incentive Program and Scholarship Grants
Let us build a Lasallian environment that builds and not limits, a Lasallian environment that is truly inclusive and enhances the well-being of an individual.
- Provide Project Loans by fund allocation and creation of policy and loan approval team, that allows organizations or groups to request for loan for projects or activities.
- Pioneer the Lasallian Top-notchers’ Incentive where every top five students in every college receives provision of allowances or tuition fee discounts. This includes robust metrics (valuation, averaging) defining the top five.
- Introduce Lasallian Scholar Program (LSP) to Canlubang, delivering equal opportunities and quality education to our fellow Lasallians by increasing number of grantees and extending scope of allowable applicants.
- Continue the Achiever Scholar Program (ASP) and expand its scope (ASP+), by providing full-year scholarship grants to Jaime Hilario Integrated School in Bagac, Bataan.
We commit to a more accessible, accountable, and efficient student government that ensures an informed and involved student body. Through a transparent leadership, we reinforce a more student-driven and student-centered government, allowing us Lasallians to realize our roles in pursuing the idea of a true public servant
On Revisiting the USG:
As we strive to be the generation of Lasallians leading sustainable changes, there is also the same need to focus on our current way of doing our USG functions and to ensure that our goals are aligned with the needs of our constituents.
- Advocate for a research-centered USG, where we ground ourselves as a consultative student government to the needs and wants of the entire student body; where pro-student advocacies, relevant issues, and holistic programs are prioritized; and where we base our solutions from sound information and thought process.
- Establish the Office Evaluation Program, where a 360-degree evaluation of each USG unit is done, ensuring accountability of officers are upheld, checks-and-balances are in placed, and constituents’ feedback are heard and worked on.
- Create the Secretaries' Assembly, enabling executive secretaries from various organizations from the USG, CSO, and student managers to share best practices among student organizations.
- Review existing financial processes to ensure proper implementation and streamlined classification of documents which includes, but is not limited to: Reimbursement (RM), Book Transfer (BT), Cash Advance (CA), Direct Payment (DP), and Liquidation (LQ).
On Transparency and Accountability
Assuring transparency and accountability entails constant communication of our leaders to our constituents. Let us lay the foundation that will materialize these attributes and heighten political awareness and maturity.
Revise and expand the LA Watch initiative into a wider program and scope; ensuring a year-long coverage of the Legislative Assembly and making the LA common knowledge among students. This is achieved through the initiatives under the program: LA Basics, LA Updates, and LA Highlights.
- LA Basics familiarizes our fellow students to terminologies and processes used in the assembly.
- LA Updates disseminates passed resolutions and manifestos through various media, real-time (Centralized Communication Channel, social media, SMS).
- LA Highlights showcases sessions of the assembly.
- Create a centralized hotline and consultation process, where concerns are directly raised and monitored, feedback are collated, and are then forwarded immediately to proper USG units for action. This also allows setting of personal meetings or consultation with your officers.
- Create Fundraising Summary Reports to ensure transparency in the usage and generation of funds, where financials reports of fundraising projects, are published on a per-trimester basis.
Core Competency Maximization
We advance a research-centered university by maximizing student core competencies and promoting excellence in every Lasallian. We equally commit to forming holistic Lasallians who are creating change in society.
On Academic Requirements and Quality Education leading to Maximized Competency:
Each individual has a right to quality education. This, including with keeping abreast with the worlds’ demands, should be upheld and given emphasis, simultaneously directed towards maximization of our core competency.
- Lobby for Cognate Courses, where enlisted additional units are created and recognized as a minor course upon approval of the academic policy on the said matter.
- Communicate PAASCU recommendations and create opportunities for student involvement where students are openly engaged and empowered to spearhead solutions to PAASCU recommendations.
- Perform Projection of Manual Courses by facilitating a parallel research with the college governments on the approximated courses needed for the next enlistment. With this, we can proactively inform departments of the student demand for course offerings, which will ultimately improve class availability.
On External Opportunities leading to Maximized Competency
One can truly expand our sense of possibility by engaging in different avenues where we apply our core competencies and thus in return maximize those.
- Integrate social initiative in core competency through a Sustainable Livelihood Plan Competition that aims to provide long-term livelihood solutions in partnership with communities and socio-civic institutions.
- Initiate the interaction with minority groups and apply core competency (Lakas Lokal Project), exposing us to various cultures and issues of the indigenous people first hand, with local leaders, and allowing us to propose resolutions to community and local government units.
- Pioneer Government Agencies Immersion Program, where students can serve as interns in a government department for a week and experience working in the government setting and where student resolutions are expected. Program is aligned with students’ degree program and interests.
- Pioneer External Opportunities Database, where a repository of university-wide external competitions, student exchange programs, and external linkage events are maintained. All information can be customized to college-specific preferences, in close coordination with each college USG unit.
- Establish subscription-based information dissemination system where programs or events relating to specified areas of interest are sent to subscribed students, in close coordination with External Relations and International Office.
- Create Animo Leaders Program which follows the AdHoc Ambassadors concept of allowing you, our fellow students, to participate in various training camp and to initiate change through planning and implementation of your own projects regardless of not being full-time USG officers.
- Advocate the Green Initiative, where we partner with organizations promoting environmental consciousness and allow students to contribute and apply potentials to chosen green initiative.
- Generate the Lasallian Exchange Scholarship Grant where Lasallians are provided with opportunities to participate in foreign exchange programs with subsidized fees.
- Establish the External Competition Fund that gives Lasallians the opportunity to request for financial support for external competitions, on top of the grants given by the university, department or sponsoring institution.
External Engagement and Partnerships
We emphasize the need for each individual to be socially involved and engaged in order to achieve social transformation. We commit in providing opportunities that facilitate collaboration among all sectors and in ensuring contribution of each stakeholder of the University.
On External Lasallian Representation:
National issues never stop. And in this working paradigm, now more than ever, are Lasallians asked to have unbiased perspective on various issues and give genuine stand.
- Initiate Project BAYANI, where dialogues are made and plans of action are identified to address concerns in our national government.
- Pioneer Student Presidents Congress of the Philippines, which is a national gathering of student government presidents that promotes proper governance, builds a strong network among universities, and sets a direction for Filipino youth.
- Strengthen alliances with universities in Metro Manila through Balikatan ng Kabataan, where USG initiates partnerships and activities, and member schools are sharing ideas and collaborating towards youth empowerment and social transformation.
- Initiate the ASEAN Leadership Summit, a three-day event held for student leaders from Southeast Asian nations tackling various agenda such as media, social entrepreneurship, and sustainable environmental efforts, and promoting solidarity among member nations.
On Responding to the Call of the Times through External Participation:
Today’s society calls for the Filipino youth to take an active stand and address relevant societal issues. Let us create venues for Lasallians to utilize our knowledge and skills to enact significant changes.
- Institutionalize Advocacy Fair where the USG gathers advocacy-based non-government organizations and where Lasallians can sign-up and participate in the different advocacies.
- Establish Advocacy Ambassadors Program where student volunteers can create projects in line with their chosen advocacy.
- Advocate for Inter-Barangay Family Budgeting through socio-civic seminars that engage with and educate less-fortunate families about simple and effective financial management practices. Participating Lasallians also formulate and implement solutions in cooperation with local government units.
- Pioneer Lasallian Calamity Response Program where Lasallians go beyond providing resources to aid fellow Filipinos during calamities and emergencies, but where Lasallians are educated on how to respond and take proactive steps in mitigating impacts of calamities. Not only are we collaborating but also leveraging on our combined human resource.
Lasallian Formation and Identity
We shall focus on the development of genuine Lasallians by deeply instilling our Lasallian values with emphasis on its application in transforming society most especially towards the last, lost, and the least. Values formation is an important aspect in our lives as Lasallians. Therefore, we all must take an active role in improving methods that are used to inculcate these.
- Lobby for Lasallian Value Integration Committee in which the committee initiates proper student integration and feedback on how we as a university work together in instilling our Lasallian values.
Establish One La Salle Youth Movement Program. This umbrella program involves three sub-programs that are centered on our Lasallian calling, namely the National Symposium for Young Lasallians (NSYL), the Lasallian Formation Camp (LFC), and the Lasallian Leaders Summit (LLS).
- NSYL brings together all La Salle schools to create the Lasallian Youth Agenda which is centered on a set of long-term initiatives that will lead to a more progressive society.
- LFC is focused on giving DLSU students a more in-depth understanding of our Lasallian values and our call to society.
- LLS emphasizes on the role of leaders in affecting change, both inside and outside DLSU.
- Promote student participation and athlete support through Animo 365. This year-long campaign utilizes existing Green Screen and USG communication channels in informing the Lasallian community about athletes profiles, updates and schedules across all sports, and seeks to create Animo Ambassadors attending various sports events.
- Continue showcasing characteristics of the Lasallian community through heightening the ‘I am Lasallian Campaign,' an umbrella program includes constant dissemination of vision, mission, core values and interaction with prominent Lasallian figures.
- Promote Lasallian Excellence through mentorship program from exemplary Lasallian alumni (Aspiring Lasallian Excellence Program). Through this two-fold program, Lasallians experience mentoring from alumni from various fields and have the chance to apply as aspirants under the mentors. At the end of the program, aspirants implement projects based on their learning in cooperation with USG units. A scholarship opportunity is granted to the best excelling Lasallian aspirant.