The university’s Office of Student Affairs (OSA) complies with the Commission on Higher Education Memorandum Order (CMO) 9 series of 2013 in matters pertaining to the improvement in the conduct and delivery of student services offered in schools and universities. Entitled Enhanced Policies and Guidelines on Student Affairs and Services, the order calls for, as stated in Article 9 Section 29 on Student Housing and Residential Services, the assistance that should be offered by education providers in ensuring student access to safe accommodation that promotes an appropriate learning environment. CMO 9 further orders schools in providing for either mechanisms, or some form of assistance, such as providing a list of student dormitories and housing facilities that are considered to be “safe, clean, affordable, accessible to students with disabilities, and conducive to learning” (CMO 9, 29.1)
Toward this end, the OSA has created the Dormitory Accreditation Committee (DAC) comprising of Ms. Cleofe Arib of the School of Business and Governance (SBG); Engr. Alejandro Espera, Engr. Lynith Celeres and Engr. Daryl C. Maceren of the School of Engineering and Architecture (SEA); Dr. Melba Manapol of the School of Arts & Sciences (SAS); Alexis Alberio and Stephanie Pablico of the SAMAHAN Central Board, representing the student body; and Ms. Theresa S. Eliab, Atty. Niceforo Solis, Carl Denver Concha, representing the OSA itself. The newly constituted committee is tasked to deliberate on the assessment tools and/or parameters that will be used in accrediting these facilities. Likewise, the committee is also mandated to conduct actual scanning and/or inspection of dormitories and subsequently accredit those that qualified and met the standard requirement as set.
For this purpose, the university, through OSA, prioritized dormitories that are in close proximity to the Jacinto Campus. These facilities are found, more or less, within fifty (50) meters radius of the university location. Out of the fifteen (15) that applied for accreditation and were subsequently subjected for inspection, fourteen (14) made the short list for the first batch. The following have been given the official nod from OSA’s DAC: Residencia de Fatima in Juan Luna Street; Homitori in Bangoy Street, corner Sta. Ana Avenue; C5 Dormitel in Roxas Avenue; Residencia Del Marina in Jacinto Street; Residencia Vhila in Claro M. Recto Street; St. Therese of Lisieux in Claro M. Recto Street; Mei Lei Dormitory in Suazo Street, corner Sta. Ana Avenue; Bed and Books Dormitory in Juan Luna Street; U8 Dormitel in Juan dela Cruz Street; Divine Savior Dormitory in Juan Luna Street; Gilgrand Dormitory (Popsies) in Juan dela Cruz Street; Piazza Luna Dormitel in Juan Luna Street; Jade Dragon Suites in A. Quezon Street, near Jacinto Street; and, My Pad in Mabini Street.
As newly accredited housing facilities, they will be subjected to a regular monitoring process every school year inorder to ensure that they comply with the standard criteria set by the DAC. The second batch of applicants will be assessed by the committee in March 2014. (By M. Isabel S. Actub and Ms. Theresa S. Eliab, for the Office of Student Affairs)
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