UNIVERSITY STUDENT COUNCIL
The University Student Council is the highest governing body or official organization of all bona fide college students at CEU Manila, Makati and Malolos. The USC is committed to serve the students and provide them with quality activities and opportunities that will promote student development and welfare and ensure understanding and unity among students, as well as between students and faculty and administrators. The USC represents the students where their rights and interests are concerned. It trains students in leadership, fosters respect for self-government, encourages initiative and participation in activities of the University, and promotes wholesome companionship. All bona fide college students shall enjoy membership in the University Student Council upon payment of the membership fee. Aside from the USC, the Academic Departments have their own Student Councils whose officers and members are only those enrolled in their own departments.
ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT STUDENT COUNCILS
- School of Law and Jurisprudence Student Council
- Accountancy and Management Student Council
- Computer Science and Information Technology Student Council
- Dentistry Student Council
- Hotel and Restaurant Management Student Council
- Medical Technology Student Council
- Nursing Student Council
- Pharmacy Student Council
- Psychology Student Council
- Tourism Management Student Council
Community Outreach Movement Pro-Active Students Service (COMPASS)
The Community Outreach Movement Pro-Active Student Service (COMPASS) is a university-wide organization established in 1998 to develop and fortify the students’ spirit of volunteerism in the University Community Outreach Program by inculcating social responsibility among the members, and having partnership with the University Social Responsibility Program to produce globally competitive, disciplined and socially engaged students. The organization also seeks to further reach out to students by coordinating with various community outreach organizations of the different schools within the University, in the pursuit of exchanging experiences and ideas, and with the desire to see the students embody diversity on campus and inclusive community, in line with the Vision, Mission, and Goals of the Student Affairs Office.
Since its inception in 1962, the Dramatic Guild is the only theatre-based organization in the University. It promotes cultural awareness and art appreciation by mounting socially relevant, timely and value-laden productions. The Guild conducts a yearly season of productions, workshop in acting, directing, production, and stage management. Composed of passionate and talented people, the Guild serves as a training ground for its members to actively participate in numerous worthwhile productions to hone their dramatic talents and for the total personality development imbued with values through a series of theatre exposures. The Guild conducts annual auditions for all bona fide CEU students with an interest in dramatics, pantomime, singing and dancing.
The Honors Society is an organization of all Academic, University Memorial and USPEP scholars, President’s and Deans’ Listers, and Recipients of Grants of the University. Its philosophy is “Vixi et Mico in Decus” (to live and serve in honor). It aims to promote the welfare and best interest of the scholars of CEU and the utmost development of the students’ potential and worth; to underscore a broad understanding of the role of the students both as academicians and students; and to set good examples to the students towards virtuous ends. It collaborates and coordinates with the Student Affairs Office and other student organizations in the attainment of its purposes.
The CEU Mathematics Club is an organization that brings together students from all educational disciplines that have an intrinsic interest in Mathematics. It aims to develop students’ analytical and critical thinking skills through participation in the activities that would harness students’ growth. It encourages student collaboration and engagement in community projects that broaden the members’ appreciation and understanding of Mathematics. It strives to increase students’ interest in Mathematics as well as to bridge bonds of friendship or networking between math and non-math related programs.
Peer Facilitators Club
It is an organization for all interested students who have passion in caring for others. It is organized to train these students on how to handle conflicts among them; to initiate means of expression for the betterment of the studentry; and to provide a network for interaction between and among students of CEU and the internal and external public of the University as it gears towards forming intercollegiate and partnerships in creating harmonious relationships; promoting awareness of vital issues and valuable persuasive campaigns. Activities of the club are anchored on the programs of the campus organizations and the Guidance and Counseling Department/Section.
The Photographers Club was established in 2007. Guided and inspired by the University’s maxim “Ciencia y Virtud,” its objectives include: helping students gain further knowledge and skills in photography through seminars, conferences, and workshops; encouraging students to showcase their talents by organizing photo contests and exhibits in CEU and by joining competitions outside CEU; conducting out-of-school photo sessions that will expose students to the beauty of nature, people, and events as possible subjects; tying
up or extending linkages with other colleges/schools/offices within CEU for photo services and publications; and, promoting camaraderie, cooperation and solidarity among students.
Red Cross Youth
The Red Cross Youth is an organization of students with special interest in the welfare of the youth by providing opportunities in youth leadership and humanitarian service. It is affiliated with the Philippine Red Cross, with its mission to direct and harness the youth, their energy and idealism and inculcate in them the humanitarian values, instill in them the practice of a healthy lifestyle, enhance youth leadership through service delivery, and
advocate national or international friendship. It aims to assist in alleviating human sufferings through constructive training and activities that promote inclusiveness and diversity within the community, develop vibrant student leadership, social and environmental responsibility in line with the University core values.
The Science Club is an organization open to all bona fide CEU students that aims to promote the interest in understanding the biological and physical sciences. The Science Club is engaged in worthwhile activities which develop environmental awareness, inculcate scientific passion and proliferation, and embody holistic characteristics of a future scientist. Members benefit from the activities by getting involved in co-curricular and extracurricular activities and in-school and out-of-school projects which promote interests in the importance of biodiversity, a sustainable future, and scientific curiosity.
Student Catholic Action
Otherwise known as the CEU-SCA, this religious organization seeks to help build a true Catholic community: by promoting the Catholic Faith; setting good examples for the CEU students towards virtuous ends; rendering apostolic service to the school and community; and coordinating with the Campus Ministry, Chaplaincy and the Archdiocese of Manila in pursuit of the goals of the Catholic Church.
ACCOUNTANCY AND MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
Management Students Association (MASA)
MASA is an organization of bona fide management students in CEU. It seeks to promote management as a major field of study and as an important area in business or profession. It initiates activities and programs that promote practical application of management theories and practices, and to develop civic consciousness and social responsibility. It aims to increase the level of participation of all Management students in college and university activities, especially those that will prepare them to be globally competitive entrepreneurs and managers.
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
Junior Philippine Computer Society (JPCS)
The Junior Philippine Computer Society (JPCS) is a student organization involved in the fields of Computer Science and Information Technology. It aims to advance the interest and welfare of its members and encourage their cooperation and participation in school and university activities. It organizes activities that provide exposure of students to actual practice of Information Technology in the industries. It has a goal of enriching the students’ knowledge and skills while reinforcing their social and civic responsibility by providing timely and relevant information, training and application.
Dental Clinicians Club (DCC)
The Dental Clinicians Club is an organization of Junior and Senior Dentistry students. It represents the rights and interests of the clinicians, and aims to develop each of their full potential as a person and as a future professional. The organization coordinates between the clinicians, the section coordinators, and clinical instructors regarding the announcements and the rules and regulations inside the dental infirmary to maintain peace and order and to provide an environment conducive to proper dental practice.
Philippine Dental Students Association (PDSA)
The PDSA aims to prepare dental students to meet the social, cultural, ethical and scientific obligations of the dental profession in the local, national and international setting. It works in cooperation with other dental schools and associations in the improvement of dental art and science. It also forms linkages with different dental agencies in elevating the standards of dental education in the Philippines.
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
Philippine Society of Medical Technology Students (PHISMETS)
The Philippine Society of Medical Technology Students (PHISMETS) is a school-based organization that aims to establish a central body that coordinates all activities and ensures the growth and development of all Medical Technology students. Its purpose is to promote and stimulate the exchange of best practices in Medical Technology through local, provincial, regional, national, and international conferences, seminars, workshops, colloquia, and meetings. The organization helps the students develop skills in research work and provide an information network and monitoring system of activities in Medical Technology academic community in the local, national and international scenes.
HOTEL AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
Association of Hotel and Restaurant Management Students (AHRMS)
AHRMS is an organization of Hotel and Restaurant Management students. It aims to support the University in its efforts to upgrade and maintain high standard of instruction in Hotel and Restaurant Administration and other related courses. It also aims to develop good working habits, enhance creativity and entrepreneurial spirit and the wise and economic use of indigenous materials to attain economic sufficiency and improve the quality of life.
TOURISM MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
Association of Tourism Students (ATS)
The Association of Tourism Students (ATS) is an organization for Bachelor of Science in International Tourism and Travel Management majors of CEU. It aims to maintain the high standards of instruction in International Tourism and Travel Management. It strengthens the participation of its members in promoting respect on cultural diversity and supports the development of the local and international tourism. It also advances the University’s academic prestige through participation in inter-university conferences, symposia and academic contests. It upholds the values of integrity, social responsibility, leadership and commitment to all its members.
Junior Philippine Pharmacists Association (JPPhA)- CEU Beta Chapter
The CEU JPPhA Beta Chapter is an organization of Pharmacy students in CEU. Gaining university recognition in 1996, its objectives include promoting educational advancement in the field of Pharmacy education and administration and providing students with gradual exposure to actual practice of different specializations in Pharmacy. It is a member of the Federation of Junior Chapter, Philippine Pharmaceutical Association (FJCPPhA).
CEU is the Beta Chapter of FJCPPhA. It is composed of twenty-two (22) schools nationwide. The members of the organization are associate members of the Philippine Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (PACOP) and the Philippine Pharmaceutical Association (PPhA). It aims to uphold ethical and professional standards; defend and protect rights of members; foster closer relationship among pharmacists and the public; obtain harmony and understanding; and promote among the Pharmacy students the interest in scientific investigation through visits to pharmaceutical laboratories, industrial concerns, educational films, exposition, attendance to lectures, seminars, programs; and participation in the activities of the Philippine Pharmaceutical Association.
The Psychology Society is an organization led by the BS Psychology students of the School of Science and Technology. It works closely with the Psychology Department in rendering psychology related services; organizing seminars/workshops/trainings; and linking with Psychology student societies of other universities and with professional organizations like the Psychological Association of the Philippines and the Philippine Mental Health Association. Affiliate membership is open to any CEU student interested in benefiting from the advances in the field of psychology.
Source: Life at CEU A Student Handbook, 2019 revision