1. CLSU Parents Association
CLSU has an organized Parents’ Association that coordinates with the OSA regarding problems and concerns of students. It also plans and implements special projects for the CLSU studentry. This recognizes that parents are CLSU’s partners in the development of students.
The CLSU Parents Association is composed of the parents/guardians of CLSU collegiate students, it has been in existence for the past ten (10) years and governed by its officers elected at large by the members called in a general assembly meeting. The officers of the association are composed of the president, vice presidents (internal and external), secretary, treasurer, auditor, press relations officer, business manager and three (3) more members of the board who serve for a term of two (2) years. The Dean of Students serves as the association’s adviser.
Among its projects in the past years include the extension of financial support of the SELF (Student Emergency Loan Fund), some of the projects of the dormitories and some colleges; the construction of the Student Study Halls and provision of financial assistance to economically deprived students. Through the association’s fund, some more projects are to be implemented which will benefit the students.
2. University Supreme Student Council
The University Supreme Student Council (USSC) was established by virtue of Republic Act (R.A.) 8292 otherwise known as “Higher Education Modernization Act of 1997” (IRR-HEMA ’97), the declared policy of the State to establish, maintain and support a complete, adequate and integrated system of higher education relevant to the needs of the people and society. Furthermore, it is stated in the University Charter:
“The government of the CLSU-Collegiate Student Body Organization is vested to the University Supreme Student Council (USSC). It is composed of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, and Councilors (one from each college). It is the highest executive body of the CLSU-CSBO.”
The Supreme Student Council is the manifestation of the role that CLSU plays as premiere state university in fostering better understanding of the students’ needs in which it provides and that the representation of the students in the policy-making body and university activities that involves students can contribute to the attainment and fulfilment of a larger vision.
The USSC is autonomous and maintains a coordinative relationship with the Office of Student Affairs.
The Role of the USSC
- Formulates rules and regulations, guidelines concerning the provisions in the conduct of affairs of the USSC, university rules and regulations, DepEd Orders, CHED rulings, Letters of Instruction, Presidential Decrees, laws and legal orders.
- Make decisions, plans, programs and projects including budgetary appropriations of the CSBO.
- Appoint any replacement to vacant position(s) in the USSC.
- Decide disciplinary measure against any erring officers of the USSC.
- Act on any relevant matter brought to its attention including resolutions from whatever source, office or institutions.
- Have transitory policy-making power in between sessions of the CCL.
Qualifications for Candidacy to USSC
- He/She must be a bona fide student of the Central Luzon State University.
- He/She must not be in the warning list, or does not have a grade of 5.0
- He/She must not have more than one (1) incomplete grade during the preceding semester. (Summer class is considered as preceding semester)
- He/She is not enrolled or must not enrol in practice teaching, apprenticeship, on-the-job training or internship and the like during the school year.
- He/She is not graduating during the first semester of his/her term.
- He/She is not holding any major position in any organization recognized by the Students Organizations Unit, college councils or any editorial staff position in the CLSU Collegian and ROTC.
- He/She must be of good moral character and has not violated the CLSU Code of Conduct and Discipline.
- Strong willed, dedicated and possesses the character of a leader to represent students in the activities of the university and to the policy-making-body like the CLSU Board of Regents.
The Benefits of USSC Officer
- USSC leaders are entitled to the USSC Leadership Scholarship Program as approved in Board Resolution No. 10-2003 and amended in Board Resolution No. 25-2006 by the Board of Regents.
- USSC officers have a privilege to attend and/or conduct seminars, conferences, training, forum and other activities in and out of the campus.
- USSC leaders represent the students in the:
- Policy-making-bodies of the university like the Board of Regents, Administrative Council, Council of Deans, University Business Development Council;
- Decision-making-bodies of CLSU such as Fact Finding Committee, Formal Investigating Committee, and the Committee on Decorum and Investigation (CODI) and other committees created and mandated by the University President; and
- University activities that need representation of the students.
- The USSC Chair, as Student Regent and member of the Governing Board (GB) may reimburse can reimburse the necessary expenses incurred in his/her attendance to the meeting of the Board of Regents or any other official business authorized by the resolution of the BOR.
- The greatest benefit of being USSC officer is the legacy that he/she will leave during his/her administration. The establishment of networks and links during his/her term will surely help in his/her career and future.
3. CLSU Collegian
The CLSU Collegian is the official collegiate publication of CLSU. It gives training on the rudiments of systematic collection/dissemination of information through newspaper production. Just like the USSC, the Collegian does its work independently but maintains coordinative relationship with the Office of Student Affairs.
Objectives of the CLSU Collegian
- To further train competent student journalists in the application of the communication arts in journalism and of the basic mechanism and technical skills in responsible journalism.
- To disseminate information both from within and outside the school campus as to maximize students’ participation in the society’s political, economic, cultural and moral issues.
- To develop intelligent and responsible student leadership and good citizenship in the preservation of free and democratic society through active journalism.
- Application to the CLSU Collegian is open to all bona fide students of any department in all colleges of CLSU.
- Application shall be filed to the CLSU Collegian office during the start of the first semester or the second semester of the current academic year.
- A member of the editorial board must:
- Be a bona fide student of any college department of the CLSU.
- Not be a member or candidate for any position of the University Supreme Student Council or any college student council.
- Maintain the integrity of a journalist.
- Maintain good academic standing (refer to Academic Status)
Duties and Responsibilities
A member of the editorial board shall fulfil the following duties and responsibilities:
- Uphold the constitution of the CLSU Collegian.
- Abide the policies, decisions, and regulations promulgated by the publication.
- Accomplish and submit all articles or any assignments in time.
- Attend and actively participate in all meetings and activities of the publication.
- Promote and protect the integrity of the publication and its members.
- Practice responsible, ethical and independent journalism.
The members shall maintain their academic status as students of the university to maintain membership in the publication.
Any member of the publication who will incur three (3) failing grades (5.00) will be subjected to disciplinary action of the publication.
The editorial board is composed of the following positions:
- Editor-in-Chief supervises the editorial board; collect and edit all articles submitted for the student publication; call and preside over every editorial staff meeting; cause the accomplishment of all assignments properly and on time.
- Associate Editor assists the Editor-in-Chief in the operation of the student publication; exercise the duties and responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief in case of the latter’s absence; edit all articles in cooperation with the Editor-in-Chief; assists and cooperates in the operation of the lay-out paper.
- Managing Editors handles the financial matters in the publication; plan out fund raising strategies with cooperation of the staff; acts as the property custodian of the publication; submits to the students and to the administration a financial statement approved and audited by the Editor-in-Chief and Publication adviser at the end of the semester; transact business pertaining to the publication; be one of the authorized signatories of the publication bank account.
- News Editor takes charge of all news items for publication purposes; assigns staff writers to cover events relevant to school activities.
- Features Editor gives assignments to the staff writers; receives and edit features article prior to the submission of the same to the Editor-in-Chief.
- Literary Editor takes charge of all literary pieces for publication purposes; takes charge of contributed literary works duly edited before it will be published.
- Opinion Editor takes charge in the technical editing of all columns and editorials; chooses which opinion articles to publish.
- Sports Editor takes charge of all sports articles for publication purposes; gives assignments to staffwriters to cover sports events in which the school is a participant; edits all sports articles received prior to the submission of the same to the Editor-in-chief.
- Exchange Editor/Circulation Manager takes charge of the distribution of the student publication issue in every college department in the campus; keeps files of his/her school information such as class lists, organizational presidents and advisers, administrative officials, etc.; answers any request for copies; keeps every issue in proper circulation.
- Lay-out Artist leads in the preparation of the lay-out of the paper and the paging of the same in cooperation with the Editor-in-Chief; makes or edits all artworks and caricatures to be published.
- Staff Writer/Probationary Writer serves as regular contributor and reporter of the student publication; writes the assigned news and feature articles for publication purposes.
- Cartoonist/Artist assists the lay-out artist in the lay-out of the paper; draws caricatures and artworks to be published in the paper.
- Adviser/s (optional) supervises the Collegian; shall be faculty rank on permanent status; signs reports and financial statements; makes himself available for consultations of the editorial board.