and regulations regarding academic matters as well as student conduct and discipline in a mannerconsistent with the requirements of due process. Changes in such rules and regulations, other thanthose of purely administrative nature, shall be adopted only after prior consultation with concernedand affected students.
Section 6. Right to competent instruction and relevant quality education
. – Every student shall have the right tocompetent instruction and quality education. To achieve this goal, the University is required toenforce a written evaluation of the performance of faculty members by students at the end of every semester, the results of which shall be an essential basis for the retention and promotion of thefaculty member. The University, in the interest of preserving the integrity and effectivity of thisevaluation mechanism, shall undertake sufficient measures to ensure that students will not be unduly prejudiced as a consequence of their participation in such evaluations.
Section 7. Right to organize
. – (a) Unity and collective effort being fundamental to the realization of common goals and the promotion and protection of common interests, the University recognizesthe right of students to organize among themselves. The right of students to form, assist, or joinorganizations, alliances, or federations along their physical, intellectual, moral, cultural, civic,spiritual, and political interests shall not be abridged.(b) The University Student Council, in coordination with the Office of Student Affairs, shall takecharge in the accreditation of student organizations. No unreasonable requirements shall be imposedon student organizations seeking recognition. Any group of fifteen (15) students, and at least five (5)officers may apply for accreditation of their organization at the beginning of the first semester. Theguidelines for accreditation of student organizations shall be formulated jointly by the University Student Council and the heads of all student organizations.(c) The Office of Student Affairs shall have the mandate to implement the guidelines and mediate inconflicts emerging from the accreditation process. Until guidelines for accreditation shall have beenformulated, student organizations shall be granted accreditation upon the submission of a formalletter of application, constitution and bylaws, a list of officers with their names, respective positions,majors, year levels, addresses and telephone numbers, birthdates, specimen signatures, and certifiedtrue copies of their Form 5, list of at least fifteen (15) members with their names, respectivepositions, majors, year levels, addresses and telephone numbers, birthdates, specimen signatures, andcertified true copies of their Form 5, certification of a faculty adviser, and proposed activities for theacademic year.(d) The administration shall endeavor to provide, free of charge, a hall or building to house theoffices of student organizations within the premises of the University. Furthermore, wheneverpossible, the school administration shall allow student organizations to use school facilities free of charge, or at such discounted rates as may be sufficient to cover only the necessary maintenance andupgrading expenses.(e) Acts that impair the right of students to organize are prohibited:1. Signing of waivers or similar documents that use membership to any organizationas a basis for admission to or expulsion from schools, including the imposition of disciplinary actions;