Assistance Team, hereinafter referred to as “SWAT,” in each campus of theBulacan State University System.(2) For the Malolos Campus , the SWAT shall be chaired by theChairperson of the Committee on Student Rights and Welfare of the SupremeStudent Council, and by two (2) members who are full-time students of theCollege of Law or of the College of Criminal Justice Education who havecompleted at least one (1) full year of law or justice education curriculum to beappointed by said Chairperson. The terms of office of such members shall beco-terminus to the term of the Supreme Student Council .(3) For each satellite campus, the SWAT shall be established by theindividual Local Student Council in this manner: the Local Student Council
shall appoint a chairperson and two (2) members from the list of at least
five (5) nominees drawn up by the Governor. The terms of office of suchchairperson and members shall be co-terminus to the term of the Local StudentCouncil.Section 5.
Powers and Duties of the SWAT. –
The SWAT shall assiststudents in the preparation and filing of complaints with the discipliningauthority; designate student-counsels to assist complainants; ensure that casesfiled against respondents are heard and resolved within the timeframeprescribed by the law and such University rules and regulations; seek theassistance of other offices, which may aid in expediting cases; formulate plansand programs and implement the same with the end-in-view of providingtimely and accessible legal advice and services to students; organize campaignsto disseminate information among students regarding the services of theSWAT; and exercise all powers and accomplish all other duties in fulfillment of its mandate.Section 6.
SWAT Deputies. –
(1) The SWAT shall appoint, from thelist of at least three (3) nominees submitted by each Governor, one (1) SWATDeputy from each college of the entire Bulacan State University System. SaidDeputy shall serve as the representative of the SWAT to the college of his/her jurisdiction for a term of one (1) year.(2) No person shall be appointed Deputy unless he/she is a studentcurrently enrolled in the college wherein he/she is appointed or who shallgraduate from the campus on the next academic year prior to thecommencement or completion of his/her term. The SWAT shall organizetrainings and workshops to equip Deputies with the legal skills and knowledgeto faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties.Section 7.
Assistance in Filing Complaints.
– Students who wish tofile a complaint against any member of the academic community shall present a written complaint to the SWAT Deputy who shall, upon appreciation of itsmerits, transmit the same to the SWAT. Finding the complaint sufficient inform and substance, the SWAT shall assist the complainant in filing the sameto the appropriate disciplining authority. In case the disciplining authority proceeds with the investigation and hearing of the case, the SWAT Deputy orany other student assigned by the SWAT shall serve as the legal counsel to thecomplainant during the duration of said hearing until the resolution of thecase.2