The Student Affairs and Welfare Office (SAWO) is responsible for all non-academic affairs and student welfare services. It supervises the following core areas of Student Services: Co-Curricular Activities, Program on Student Discipline, Health, Sports, Publications, Yearbook, Student Organizations and Health.
The Co-Curricular Activities are practical and recreational school experiences as distinct from the academic proceedings of the classroom designed to entertain, extend, reinforce, or complement academic experiences. They supplement the curriculum by providing opportunities for the development of the students’ optimum growth and special abilities through the exploration and discovery of their interests and aptitudes by offering them a wide variety of worthwhile courses and guiding them in the choice of, and in training them in different fields of productive endeavor. The University supports the USA Band, the (university dance troupe) Kawilihan-USA, the USA Little Theater, the USA Choir and Troubadours, and the USA Coro Liturgico Agustino. The performing arts are under the office of Philanthropic, External and Alumni Relations (PEAR) while the Coro Liturgico Agustino is under the office of the Vice President for Augustinian Formation and Mission.
PROGRAM ON STUDENT DISCIPLINE
The Program on Student Discipline inculcates the Augustinian culture among the students and ensures the implementation of the University policies which are found in the Student Handbook.
Cognizant of the Greek dictum “a sound mind in a sound body,” the University of San Agustin, through the Sports Office, affords students the opportunity to engage in individual and team sports. The Sports Office administers the varsity teams in basketball, volleyball, athletics, lawn tennis, table tennis, chess and swimming. The school’s athletes are privileged with scholarships, free uniforms, and equipment offered by the school. In return, they represent the University in various athletic meets at the local, regional, and national levels. They have to practice daily to be on top shape for the competitions. The sports office schedules practices and formation programs for athletes.
The campus press serves as an instrument of free speech and expression of a student body that embraces the ideals of democracy. Not only does the school paper serve as a medium for self-expression but also as a forum for the discussion of social issues in the local, national, and international spheres affecting the students. Thus, the University recognizes the official student publications: The Augustinian and The Augustinian Mirror, which are recipients of the Gawad Lopez-Jaena Hall of Fame Award bestowed by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), and the Irong-Irong Literary Journal. All colleges and departments sustain their respective departmental student publications Law Gazette (College of Law), The Artian (College of Liberal Arts Sciences and Education), The Ledger (College of Management and Accountancy), Pharmakeia (College of Pharmacy and Medical Technology), Silabu (College of Nursing), The Tech Record (College of Engineering and Architecture), Pen and Ink (Department of Architecture), the Educator (College of Education), the Junior Augustinian (High School Department) and the Eaglet (Elementary Department).
THE AUGUSTINIAN YEARBOOK
A yearbook, also known as an annual, is published annually to record, highlight, and commemorate the past year of a school. Yearbooks are generally compiled by a student editorial board, and advised by the members of the faculty. The editorial board is responsible for collecting and compiling all information for publication, the layout and allocation of space for each contributor or subscriber. It is composed of the compilation of all major events for the whole year including graduation rites.
The University aims to mold leaders nurtured by the Augustinian charism of building community in “one mind and heart on the way to God” and in the spirit of friendship and solidarity. The student learns best about leadership through participation in student organizations. Through the Student Affairs and Welfare Office, the University recognizes student organizations that respond to the diverse interests of its students. These organizations are classified as Student Councils, Departmental, University wide-organizations, and organizations under the academic department chairs. The USA Student Council (USASC) is the University’s supreme student government.
Student organizations may be formed only after the approval of an application for recognition to be led at the Student Affairs and Welfare Office (SAWO). No student organization shall be formed to operate within the campus unless duly accredited and recognized by the Student Affairs and Welfare Office (SAWO), in accordance with the rules and regulations of the University and the laws of the country.
Medical Services Upon presentation of the latest validated Identification Card (ID), students as well as the University personnel may avail themselves of the following medical services for FREE:
Medical consultation First-come- first-served basis (Emergency cases are given priority.) Free initial dose of drugs is given for common ailments (fever, headache, diarrhea, etc.).
Treatment of minor injuries Dressing of wounds and other skin diseases (Medico-legal cases are referred to medico-legal officer.)
Referrals Patients who need immediate hospitalization are brought to the hospital of their choice. They are free to choose their attending physician. Their parents or guardians will be notified. Those who need special care are referred to the specialists.
Issuance of medical certificates Excuse slips are issued to those who have undergone treatment at the university clinic during the time of illness. Medical certificates are issued for scholarships and sports competitions if sponsored by the University.
Dental Services Upon presentation of the latest validated ID, every student, as well as the University personnel, may avail themselves of the following dental services for free:
Dental Services (for the entire school year):
Relief of pain – with initial dose of analgesic/antibiotics 126.96.36.199. Simple
extraction – with initial dose of analgesic/antibiotics 188.8.131.52. Temporary filling
Cementation of dislodged xed bridges
First aid treatment lling
Oral Prophylaxis or cleaning of teeth – when necessary for
treatment of periodontal diseases such as: periodontitis, gingivitis, removal of calcular deposits and removal of stain