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USC proposal rejected, students still required to wear uniforms

The University Student Council (USC) 2016-2017’s request for students to wear civilian attire until the end of the semester due to the summer heat was rejected by the Office of Student Services (OSS). As a result, students are still required to wear the prescribed uniform for the rest of the regular semester.

On May 8, the USC requested to allow the students wear civilian attire for the last few weeks of school due to the “inconvenience of going to school in uniform” during the high temperatures of the summer season.

Reason for rejection

After presenting the letter of request to the OSS, the USC’s proposal was rejected due to the regulations stated in the DLSU-D Student Handbook SY 2014-2018.

“Ang nakalagay do’n sa handbook ay regular uniform talaga during regular semestral class, and since considered regular semestral class ‘to, kailangan talaga nating masunod ‘yong sa handbook,” USC 2016-2017 President Earll Martin Cacanindin stated.

The student handbook elaborates that students are required to wear the prescribed uniform inside campus from Mondays to Fridays, except Wednesdays, unless there is a “written request duly approved by the Dean of Students Services or the Student Welfare and Formation Office (SWAFO) Director, as the case may be.”

Kung kaya lang talaga ma-push, then why not. Pero since ‘yon na nga ang desisyon, walang magagawa. And ilan weeks na lang? Two weeks?” Cacanindin added.  

Next USC

However, Cacanindin noted that the next roster of USC officers may have the chance to change the policy during the student handbook revision due next academic year.

“Siguro if ever, do’n sa mga incoming na USC officers kung sino man sila, kasi ‘di ba sa revision ng student handbook, may say ang USC. So since nag-calendar shift, baka bigyan nila ng consideration ng gano’n,” Cacanindin pointed out.

The DLSU-D Student Handbook enacts decrees the policies and provisions of student-related behavior and actions within the University. It is revised every four years and is currently due for a revision next academic year.