“Strategic and Logistic Development Planning towards Reorganization and Restructuringof the Louisian Studentry”
LOUISIAN INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL COLLABORATION AND INTEGRATION SCHEME OF 2012Page
The Prime Movers Society or otherwise referred as PMS is theRepresentative Student Organization of the Department of Social Work whereinSocial Work Students as regular members and other bona fide Louisians asaffiliates to organize themselves to represent the academe sector of the Social WorkProfession in Saint Louis University thus it is an avenue of orientation and trainingas well as for camaraderie, friendship, and rapport to the aforementioned studentsto further develop and enhance their knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values forfuture deployment in various communities in order to advance and expedite socialtransformation and development that leads to the attainment of the globallyaccepted fundamentals of the Social Work Profession which are Social Justice andHuman Rights.Saint Louis University has a community of students which is called as theLouisian Studentry, it is composed and subdivided by various professional fieldsand expertise that are interrelated and interdependent as an integrated wholewithin an Institution which serves as an avenue of education and training for futureprofessionals in the society. The subdivisions of the Louisian Studentry is eitherdiscipline-based such as the Prime Movers Society of the Department of SocialWork, sector-based such as a debaters club (Debate Society), or cause-based such asan Ecology-oriented Group (Ecolodians) and the student government which is theSupreme Student Council or otherwise referred as SSC, these subdivisions are themain centers of influence and power that affects the dynamic and collectivemovements of students and produces the vast emerging trends of the studentrywithin the Louisian Community.However, the stated subdivisions of the Louisian Studentry are disintegratedand are aloof to one another causing disparities, extreme and excessive competition,political and social stratification, and an over-all retrogression that affect themajority if not all the existing associations and organizations in the University. It isobserved that the rate of distrust and disappointment to the Elected and AppointedOfficials of the KASAMA/SSC is gradually increasing resulting to apathy and thelack of proper student representation on the part of the student council leaving theredress, grievances, sentiments and the plight of the studentry to remainunrepresented and unattended on the other hand the majority if not all thecommitted and dedicated Officials of the KASAMA/SSC as well as the Officers inthe same nature of the extracurricular and co curricular organizations areexhausted and frustrated to initiate individual initiatives for reform that are oftenreplicated but remain in a deadlock at the end of their terms as a consequence thestudentry had always been used to be dissatisfied, pessimistic, and disinterested incampus life that leads them to seek other means of acquiring status quo and sociallife which some of this alternatives are seemingly unproductive and destructivesuch as excessive drinking sessions, excessive partying, gambling, excessive playingof computer games, gossiping, and etc. The lack of opportunities for the students toconduct activities and projects that develop and enhance their attributes is
eminently manifested in the deterioration of the students’ over
-all performance andprofessional culture as the rates of absences and failing marks are still high thus itis the lack of awareness, involvement, information, and participation that causes aculture of backwardness in the Louisian Studentry as well as the lack of unity,cooperation, coordination and collaboration among its subdivisions.