Room 111, NRH building
Nicanor Reyes St. Sampaloc Manila
Tel. No. 7777-338 loc. 288
The Student Discipline is tasked to develop, monitor, implement, and improve policies and processes pertaining to the code of conduct of all types of students. It provides consultancy, case reports, and complaint desk for violations incurred by students through:
To address these complaints and violations, SD conducts an investigation through its discipline officers and/or Ad Hoc Committee and through conference with parents. It provides resolution of cases and recommendation in coordination with Guidance and Counseling and Health Services and monitoring of the implementation of student discipline resolutions and recommendations in coordination with program heads and deans. SD also manages the students’ welfare desk such as cases of lost and found, uniform exemption, request for ID, student complaints, handling and disposal of confiscated items, handling of incident reports, viewing of CCTV. SD is the office in charge of records management of students’ violations, blocking/unblocking of students in the FEU computer system, issuance of clearance from violations, and of certificate of good moral character.
Student Discipline aims through its just implementation of the Student Code of Conduct to help maintain a wholesome safe, orderly, and peaceful FEU campus. It takes a formative stance in inspiring FEU students to grow in discipline towards their full holistic development.
The Student Discipline aims, through its just implementation of the Student Code of Conduct, to help maintain a wholesome, safe, orderly, and peaceful FEU campus. It takes a formative stance in inspiring FEU students to grow in discipline towards their full holistic development. The Student Discipline (SD) has the following core processes:
Student Discipline is committed to facilitate the development of the student’s moral character and personal discipline through modes of conduct consistent with the University core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness, and the fundamental values of honesty, fairness, integrity and justice.
Towards this ends, the SD renders the following services:
The Tamaraw Advocacies, Learning Experiences and Services (TALES) provides meaningful firsthand and vicarious alternative learning experiences such as community immersion, charity work, literacy program, film viewing, etc. This program that supports the holistic development of students is part of Far Eastern University’s formative and responsive approach by providing options for those who need to render community service hours due to violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
. ONLY IARFA female students are allowed to wear moss green slacks similar to the material used by male students.
. Medical Technology, Nursing and Psychology students are allowed to wear white uniforms inside the campus.
. Students under OJT uniforms must first secure approval from the Student Discipline.
Drug addiction and/or substance abuse is a disease. The drug addict is a sick person. The drug pusher is most probably a user as well and sells drugs to support the addiction. Like other person, drug addicts need treatment. This is the premise of the University’s policy on the issue of drugs and prohibited substance in the community. Drug addiction is one of the biggest threats that the University and the country are facing. Arresting this threat will require the cooperation of the entire community.
The University will extend support to those in the community affected by the disease of drug addiction or substance abuse. It will help students who voluntarily seek assistance on drug addiction or substance abuse by referring them to appropriate treatment centers and through the following mechanisms:
. Possession of drugs and prohibited substances, as well as use of the same are considered as major offenses under the Student Code of Conduct.
. The student caught in possession of or under the influence of drugs and/or prohibited substance will be subjected to drug test, upon a valid waiver (issued by him/her, or by his/her parents in case of a minor)
. Voluntary appearance of the student and his/her parents or guardians, if any, at the scheduled date and time of drug test constitutes valid waiver.
. The student caught in possession of drugs and/or prohibited substance and who tested negative for drug use, shall upon due process, be advised to take a leave of absence for up to one year, without prejudice to the disciplinary action to be taken against him/her.
. The student caught in possession of or under the influence of drugs and/or prohibited substance and who tested positive for drug use shall, upon due process, be excluded or dismissed from the University.
. A student who was excluded or dismissed but sought rehabilitation may be readmitted to the University upon certification by a rehabilitation center that the student has completed the prescribed course of treatment. The student must also agree to participate in the post-treatment counseling and support group session provided by the center.
The University, however, will not tolerate individuals who attempt to introduce drugs into the community. Those found guilty of this offense will be expelled or dismissed. National laws covering these offenses will also be applied.
The University prohibits membership of its students in fraternities, sororities, and other organizations operating within the University premises which are not recognized by FEU.
As a pre-requisite for admission to the University, all freshmen and transferee students are required to execute the Statement and Undertaking which states the following:
The Statement and Undertaking shall be signed by the student and his/her parents or guardian.
FEU STUDENT’S RIGHTS
The Far Eastern University (FEU) has the implicit or “built-in” obligation of providing students with atmosphere that promotes or assists in attaining its primary undertaking of imparting knowledge. It is the legal responsibility of the University to ensure that adequate steps are taken to maintain peace and order within the campus premises and to prevent the breakdown thereof.
The students while in FEU, are in the custody and hence, the responsibility of the University authorities as long as they are under the control and influence of the University, whether the semester has not yet begun or has already ended, or even if the student is just relaxing in the campus in the company of his classmates.
The students, by enrolling and attending the University, place themselves under the custodial supervision and disciplinary authority of the University authorities, which is the basis of the University’s correlative responsibility for the students’ torts, committed while under the University’s disciplinary authority.
Hence, the FEU students are expected to exhibit a high degree of maturity and personal integrity; they are entitled to their rights with corresponding obligations, and are therefore responsible for their own actions. That being stated, hereunder are the rights of the FEU students.
Section 1. Academic Freedom.
Section 2. Academic Procedures.
Section 3. Security of Tenure.
Students have the right to complete their program ofstudy in the University, except in cases of academic deficiency, violation of Student Code of Conduct, health and safety reasons, behavioral deficiency, or non- payment of tuition and fees.
Section 4. Evaluation of Faculty.
Pursuant to the right of the students to quality education through competent and committed faculty as shown in their attendance and punctuality in their classes, their specialization and expertise, and teaching competence, the students have the right to evaluate their faculty towards the end of the semester.
Section 5. School Facilities.
The students have the right to adequate academic facilities, such as but not limited to adequateclassrooms, library,research, laboratory, andphysical educationfacilities, including open spaces for student academic interactions.
II. ACCESS TO INFORMATION
Section 1. Subject to submission of all requirements and settlement of or clearance of pending impediments, students have the right to be issued official certificates, diplomas, transcripts ofrecords, record of rating, transfer credentials, and other similar documents within seven (7) working days from the filing of request.
Section 2. Students have the right to be informed of tuition fees, special fees or assessments, and their breakdown, as well as due dates for payments.
III. FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Section 1. Students shall express their views and opinion inside and outside the classroom in a respectful manner and subject to existing University policy.Any opposition to school policies,which are disadvantageous to the interests of the students, shall not be a groundfor denying or withdrawing scholarship grants and privileges of deserving students.
Section 2. Theprivacyof communicationandcorrespondenceof students is inviolable. However, any form of private communication andcorrespondence that violates University policies or injurious to the reputation of the University or any of the stakeholders is not allowed.
Section 3. Rights of Student Publications.
Section 4. Right to Religious Expression and Practice.
a. The University recognizes the students’ right to religious expression. It shall endeavor to provide students with adequate multi-faith religious services and facilities.
b. Studentsshall have the right to practice their respective religions aslong asthey do not hinder the practice of other faiths and beliefs and do not transgress the policies of the University, as well as its Vision and Mission.
Section 5. Choice of Attire.
Students shall have the right to dress according to their respective SOGIE while keeping within the prescribed school attire of the University. In the absence of school attire, students are expected todress simply, appropriately, and decently.
IV. RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN POLICY-MAKING
Section 1. Adjustment of tuition fees may only be effected after students and or their parents have been consulted at least thirty (30) daysbefore the start of the academic year when the adjustments are to take effect.
Section 2. Students shall have the right to be consulted on any proposed increase orcreation of University fees. The justification for such shall be disseminated and discussed in consultative meetings properlydocumented and circulated.
Section 3. Involuntary contributions shall not be imposed on students.
Section 4. Students shall have the right to be consulted, through their representatives, before any University policy affecting them isapproved and implemented.
V. RIGHT TO ORGANIZE
Section 1. Student Organizations.
Section 2. Student Council.
Section 3. Security of Tenure
Student leaders shall be assured ofsecurityof tenure in their positions for the duration of their term, unless removed due to poor academic standing, academic and or behavioral violations of the Student Code of Conduct, or impeachment.
Section 4. Student Activities Finances.
On behalf of theStudent Council and the Student Publications, the school shall collect the student organizationfee and the student publication fee, the allocation of which shall be in accordance with existing policy and subject to audit by the Student Development.
Section 5. Allocation of Facilities for Student Activities.
The University shall provide, free of charge, shared spaces to house theoffices of the different recognized student organizations withinthe campus, subject to the Policy on Use of University Premises.Wheneverpossible, it shall allow student organizations to use the University facilities for their events free of charge during the Activity Periods, to support and encourage student participation in extra-curricular activities.
Article VI. RIGHT TO SECURITY
Section 1. While the students have the right to be free from any form of unreasonable search and seizure as defined by law, students shall, however, upon entering the campus, submit themselves to inspection by the security officers when requested. Bags, portfolios, brief cases and packages are subject to inspection at all times. Items prohibited under the Student Code of Conduct shall be confiscated and subject to proper disposal, without prejudice to imposition of sanctions for violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
Section 2. All students shall have the right to be treated with courtesy and respect, to be free from physical andsexual harassment, and to be protected from libelousand slanderous statements.
Section 3. With the pursuit of academic excellenceand attainment of the exercise of academic freedom in mind, the University endeavors to have an atmosphere freefrom fear and unreasonable restraint for the students.
Article VII. RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS IN DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS
c. The students have the right to have their parents witnessthe presentation of their defense duringthe hearing conducted by the Ad Hoc Discipline Committee.
d. Sanctions on the students shall not be meted out without affording the students due process, particularly the observance of the following rights:
1. To be presumed innocent until proven otherwise
2. To be informed of the charge(s)
3. To confront the complainant and the evidence against them
4. To be heard.
e. All decisions in any disciplinary proceeding of the students involved shall be based on relevant and substantial evidence.
f. The gravity of disciplinary sanctions shall be proportionate to the seriousness ofthe violation committed.
g. The students have the right to appeal the decision on their case to the Director of Student Discipline.
Article VIII. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Section 1. No policy shall be enforced ex post facto.
Section 2. Students shall have the right to file an appeal on any policyand decision of the University, in accordance with existing procedures.
ATTY. ROSALIE D.C. CADA, LLM
Atty. Rosalie D.C. Cada, LLM
Atty. Willie Y. Ciubal
Cecile A. San Juan
Lawrence P. Arrojado
Teem P. Torres (for FEU Makati)
Room 113, NRH Building
Nicanor Reyes Street
Telephone No. 7777-338