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THE STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
The academic organizations under the College of Social Sciences are formed and run by the students of the college and of the university. The eight organizations under the college each represent every discipline in the CSS. They may follow different goals and visions in line with their respective disciplines, but they also work together to make the college and university an integrative space for learning and understanding for the students.
As with the CSS’s vision to provide a curriculum that is committed to inter-disciplinal competence, the student organizations conduct activities and events where they can practice and share what they’ve understood in class, as well as learn from new perspectives and approaches outside their own chosen disciplines.
These organization mainly host seminars and lectures, often inviting known professionals to come and share their knowledge with the student body, and they also hold activities and events that are fun and engaging. The organizations work closely with their faculty advisers and often collaborates with them to ensure quality, excellence, and safety.
The existence of the student organizations is not only limited to making up a student’s university experience, but they also serve to be intermediaries between the faculty and the students. These organizations are meant to be safe spaces for students to ask for assistance in academic matters, or simply, for healthy debate and intellectual conversations outside the classroom.
Joining an organization can be integral to a student’s campus life, and this is no different with the organizations under the CSS. While it is more academic in nature compared to those extra-curricular organizations found in campus, they also help students provide competencies that can help them in their careers, such as research, management and organizational skills.
Students can also learn and understand themselves even better. The most important thing that students can learn is the ability and the capacity to give back to their community, which is the essence of being a student of the University of the Philippines.
THE USC-CSS COMMITTEE
The USC-CSS Committee is composed of the student representatives (elected by the students of the College), the chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of the student organizations, as well as the student volunteers. They all work together to conduct student-related events and activities that are socially-engaged and are in line with the goals and values of the CSS and the University.
According to the University Student Council Constitution, the duties of college representatives are:
- To promote and protect the welfare of the students under their College;
- To pursue/ report/ forward the issues of their respective colleges to the Council for appropriate actions;
- To represent the USC in College Assemblies; and
- To perform such duties the Council or the Chairperson may assign to him/her from time to time.