General Policy


Student Handbook

Students of Saint Columban College should familiarizethemselves with the details of the Student Handbook.

Identification Card

Each student shall secure official school identification (I.D.) card to be validated every semester. The school I.D. bears the Electronic Data Processing (EDP) number, which is non-transferable, and becomes the student's permanent number.

    Lost ID Card

  1. Go and see the DSA, and report about your missing I.D.. The DSA will give you a temporary admission slip while you are still in the process of getting a new I.D.
  2. File an Affidavit of loss at any Notary Public Office and get 2 more copies (one for the School Treasurer, another for the School Librarian and the original for your copy).

  3. Pay the ID Fee at the Treasurer's Office.

  4. Submit a copy of the affidavit and present the receipt to the School Librarian at the Graduate School Library.

  5. Have your old I.D. file reprinted, or Have your I.D. file updated before printing.

  6. Ask for validation sticker from the Information Office for your new I.D.

Attire

Students of Saint Columban College should follow the standards of proper attire consonant with human dignity. They are required to wear the prescribed school uniform except on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. On Fridays, students are required to wear their Friday Uniform. Students on OJT (On-the-Job-Training) who wish to acquire another form of attire other than the prescribed school uniform must secure an approval from the Director of Student Affairs. Only working students with certification from employers and pregnant married students may opt to be exempted from wearing the prescribed uniform.

Stay On Campus

Students may leave the campus anytime except when an official activity is scheduled where their presence is required. They are enjoined to use their free periods wisely and pursue activities that enrich their college experience.

Students are denied entry on Sundays and holidays, except when classes or review sessions are scheduled, in which case, the concerned faculty member secures a special permit with attached class list from the Office of the Vice President for Administration or Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs

Campus Visitors

Social visiting on campus is discouraged. Only persons on official business who are cleared by the office of the Director of Students Affairs are permitted entry into the College Campus.

Student Discipline

All students are expected to behave in a way that earns greater respect for themselves and for the College as a Catholic education institution, at all times, on or off-campus. The College Discipline Committee, under the Director of Student Affairs,handles and investigates all reported major violations.

Random Drug Testing

In partnership with the Department of Health (DOH) and the Commission of Higher Education (CHED), the school conducts a Random Drug Test to foster a drug-free School, pursuant to Section 36, Article III of R.A. No. 9156, otherwise known as Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 , which states that:

"(c)Students of secondary and tertiary schools. Students of secondary and tertiary schools shall, pursuant to the related rules and regulations as contained in the school's student handbook and with notice to the parents, undergo a random drug testing expenses whether in public or private schools under this Section will be borne by the government."

Educational Tours

SCC adopts the policies and guidelines defined in the CHED Memorandum No. 17, series of 2012, Policies and Guidelines on Educational Tours and Field Trips for College and Graduate Students, hence students who intend to join educational tours and/or field trips must understand that:

  1. Higher education students are considered as young adults, thus they shall assess their capability to undertake such educational tours and/or field trips.
  2. The concerned students are required to submit a medical clearance and parents' consent before being allowed to join the given educational tours and/or field trips. The medical clearance must be obtained from the Health Service Office (HSO) at least two weeks before the trip and is free of charge as part of the free services to the students. The parents' consent form shall be obtained from Dean of Student Affairs and shall be given only upon presentation of medical clearance.

  3. Students who cannot join the educational tours and/or field trips shall be given parallel school activity by the teacher which provides similar acquisition of knowledge of the required practical competencies and achieves other learning objectives.

  4. Learners with special needs, such as persons with disabilities (PWDs), shall be given due consideration.

  5. Educational tours and/or field trips are not substitutes for major examinations.

School Properties and Services

The school guarantees the right of students to use school properties and facilities, EXCEPT those in the offices, and avail of services to enhance their learning. The students are responsible to use them properly so that all students may have maximum use of the same.

In order to protect the school properties and facilities and to assure all students of equal opportunity to their use, students have to seek permission from the officials concerned for the use of any of them.

The School's Regard for the Students

Students enrolled at Saint Columban College are regarded as mature and responsible persons by the College personnel. They shall inform their parents/guardians about their academic standing, in particular, about absences and/or failures. Therefore, sending of notices to parents/guardians regarding the student's academic standing is an act of courtesy of the school.