Constitution of the League of College CouncilsUniversity of the Philippines – Diliman2012
We, the College Councils of the University of the Philippines – Diliman, desirous of coordinating the various units of theuniversity in order to ensure the total participation of the studentry in the council and university do hereby ordain andpromulgate this constitution and by-laws.
Article IGENERAL PROVISIONSec. 1
This Constitution shall be known as the “Constitution of the League of College Councils in the University of thePhilippines, Diliman.”
This Constitution shall govern the League.
For purposes of this constitution, unless otherwise provided for:a.
“University” means the University of the Philippines in Diliman.b.
“University Student Council” or “Council” refers to the University Student Council as distinguished from any college student council in the University of the Philippines, Diliman.c.
“College Student Council” or “Local Council” means the duly constituted central student organization of aunit that offers at least a bachelor’s degree program.d.
“Vice-Chairperson” shall refer to the Vice-Chairperson of the USC as so designated.
Article IIDECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES AND OBJECTIVESSec. 1
The League of College Councils believes in the following principles:a.
That access to education should be afforded to everyone;b.
That education should develop the physical, mental, social, cultural, spiritual potential of each person to thefullest extent possible;c.
That education should enhance critical thought and the ability to make informed judgments, free of dogmaand myths.
The League of College Councils, working with the USC, shall at all times strive to:a.
Defend and promote the general welfare of the University studentry and the Filipino people;b.
Serve as an active forum for student ideas and sentiments;c.
Develop a university spirit among the students;d.
Uphold the ideals of the University on ensuring the well-rounded intellectual, social, cultural, and physicaldevelopment of every student;e.
Promote social awareness and instill national consciousness among students;f.
Unite with the various sectors of the society in pursuit of common goals, particularly in the establishment of ajust and humane society;g.
Develop a responsible studentry which will put educational opportunity to optimal use and look after the unity and welfare of the whole studentry and the people;h.
Develop a sense of service and responsibility among the students for the welfare of the society;i.
Seek and engender national reform along nationalist, humanistic, and scientific methods for the fulldevelopment of the human potential to respond to social realities and to promote academic freedom.
Article IIIPOWERS AND DUTIES OF THE LEAGUESec. 1
The League of College Councils shall be a venue for consultation of the University Student Council.
The League of College Council shall:a.
Adopt its own internal rules of government.b.
Coordinate with various units of the University to ensure the total participation of the studentry in council anduniversity activities through:i.
The dissemination and exchange of information;ii.
The coordination of student council activities;iii.
The provision of venue for discussion and inter-college linkages;iv.
The consolidation of general plans of action in order to bridge the League and the students.