STUDENT AFFAIRS CENTER
The Student Affairs Center (SAC) is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing a variety of student programs and services aimed at engaging students and providing opportunities for them towards academic and personal success.
We in Student Affairs aims to provide the best educational experience for our students. To attain this;
- We complement Trinity University of Asia’s academic excellence with a variety of co-curricular and extracurricular activities that make up for engaging college life.
- We nurture our students in a school environment that is safe, secure, and diverse.
- We help our students connect with peers, scholars, and our communities for them to broaden their perspectives in life and learn more from the experiences they gain in their conversations outside of the classroom.
Through these experiences we expect our students and graduates to make a difference in their communities, their workplace, and the broader society that we live in. We take pride in HELPING YOU SHAPE A BETTER TOMORROW
Headed by the Dean of Students, the Student Affairs Center coordinates with the academic affairs units, academic support units, administration and finance units, and outsourced process units of the university in providing an integrated approach in the delivery of programs and services for student welfare and development.
Location: 2nd Flr., Student Services Center Building
Tel. No.: 8702.2882 loc. 432
Student Development Program
Our student development program contributes to the development of the “whole person” of our students. We always strive to let our students rediscover themselves, either thru self-expression in the performing arts, literature, and writing, participation in sports, faith, and action, and community service. We encourage them to form student groups and organizations to share their common interests and passion and when the time comes, we prepare them for leadership roles within and outside of the university.
The general Student Development Program under the SAC is realized thru the implementation of (1) Leadership Training Program (2) Seminars and Training Workshops for students.
This program is complemented by other programs developed by Office of the University Chaplain (for Christian values formation), Guidance Center (for Guidance and Counseling and Life Skills Workshops) and the Medical Dental Unit with the Sports and Cultural Center (for Health and Wellness).
Leadership Training Program
The leadership training program involves activities, workshops, and experiential learning opportunities in developing the leadership skills of officers of all student organizations. As a result of this, the organizations, headed by the participants in this program, will be able to achieve their goals and objectives.
Lakbay Aral (Learning Journey) Program
Lakbay-Aral, a Filipino term literally translated as “learning journey”, is a program that provides opportunities for exposure visits and experiential learning for students on a myriad of topics or themes. The program prioritizes on student leaders of the university but may also include regular students or even graduate students. It allows the participants to: build up on their skills, understand current trends and issues, interact with other people, develop a deeper sense of personal awareness as they are exposed to the Lakbay-Aral sites and venues.
The Sunshine Program is designed to provide students a healthy balance of social events, meet and greet, and other activities aimed at developing a sense of community, school pride and collegiality. The program activities are handled by student volunteers or co-sponsored by student organizations. With this, students can develop their organizational, teamwork, leadership and interpersonal skills by being involved in the organization and management of such activities.
The Student Alternative Learning Experience (SALE)
The Student Alternative Learning Experience (SALE) was designed as a training opportunity (started in 2011) for workshop and events management among student organizations. Learning sessions on Music, Photography, Arts, Culinary, Health and other disciplines were conducted in cooperation with various student organizations. The lectures are designed for an intimate audience (around 30 to 60 participants) for better interaction and mentorship.
STUDENT LED INITIATIVES – “HERO Project”
Student led initiatives dubbed as the “HERO Project” (started in 2010) aims to foster understanding, awareness, capability building and affirmative or positive action regarding various areas/ clusters such as Women, Anti-Drugs, Environment, Youth, Leadership, Media, Faith in Action, Inclusivity.
We provide our students with support services that are crucial to their wellbeing and success from the day they set foot on campus and until they graduate. At Student Affairs we directly provide administrative support for our student organizations, our school paper, and the various volunteer groups within the colleges. We help them connect with external organizations for collaboration and cooperation. The center also serves as the main implementer of student welfare thru its student discipline policies that are less punitive and more development in orientation.
The services provided by the SAC relates to three major areas, (1) Student Activities, (2) Linkages and Networking, and (3) Discipline.
(1) Student Activities
Through the program for student organizations, the SAC processes and approves applications for recognition of College and University-wide organizations
- facilitates meetings/joint activities/exchange of ideas among student organizations
- endorses requests for funding and use of University facilities
- approves posting of activity/promo materials
- processes program clearance for student activities
- issues excuse slips and waivers for participants of student activities
- disseminates information on student activities, awards, contests
- reviews post-activity evaluations by participants
- evaluates after activity reports and program plans submitted by organizations
- provides administrative support to the Trinity Observer (TO) Editorial Board Examinations
- convene and provide administrative support to the Student Commission on Elections (SCOMEL) during the University Student Council Elections
- convene and provide administrative support to the Electoral Tribunal (Tribu) should the need arises in post-election activities
(2) Linkages and Networking
To broaden opportunities for students and student organizations to link with outside agencies and institutions, the SAC
- endorses outside agencies and institutions for collaboration or cooperation
- facilitates meetings/joint activities/exchange of ideas between student organizationsand outside agencies and institutions.
- organizes student representatives for local and international conferences.
- endorses requests of outside agencies and institutions for promotional activities.
- approves posting of activity/promo materials.
- acts as the soundboard of and for students regarding advocacies, special interest, and national issues to outside agencies and institutions.
The SAC assists the College Deans in enforcing rules and regulations in the university. The Committee on Student Discipline (CSD) and the College Discipline Boards (CDB) however are in charge of conducting hearings on cases involving students. Specifically, the SAC
- reviews, publishes and issues the Student Handbook
- issues violations slip for students committing minor offenses
- receives accomplished incident reports
- convene and provide administrative support to the CSD for major offenses committed by students
- liaisons with parents/guardians of students with cases involving infraction of rules and regulations.
- implements sanctions given to students as recommended by the CSD or the Dean of Students
- recommends students for counseling to the Guidance Center and the University Chaplain
- safe keep students record on discipline.
The University has a Guidance Center in the main university campus and offices in the Elementary and the High School Departments. Its Director has a staff composed of a Guidance Counselor, a Psychometrician, and secretaries. When necessary, the guidance personnel make referrals to the psychiatrist of the St. Luke’s Medical Center. The main aim of the Guidance Center is to help students make use of their educational opportunities and develop their potentialities to the maximum so that they become effective members of society. It also aims to train students in self-understanding, in making wise choices and in achieving satisfying adjustments. To achieve these goals, the Guidance Center offers services to both individuals and in groups. The service to groups is through group guidance activities, orientation programs, study skills and career choice enhancement, job hunting and placement, values development programs, and the like. The service to individuals is in psychological testing, counseling, individual inventory information, vocational guidance, learning assistance, and follow-up. The Guidance Counselors conduct case studies and case conferences on individual students when needed. They invite teachers and parents to these conferences in order to develop a better insight into the students’ problems. Peer facilitators are trained to assist in the Center’s programs and activities. The Psychometrician administers and interprets psychological tests. Individual testing of students is done through referrals by the Guidance Counselors. Groups of students or classes may also be given psychological tests whenever needed or as recommended by the Guidance Counselors or subject teachers. Students are invited to avail of the services the Center offers so that they may be helped in solving their problems, or identifying and developing their potentials.
Location: 2nd Flr., Student Services Center Building
Tel. No.: 8702.2882 loc. 172 to 174
The Library is the heart of any institutions. It is one of the major components of Trinity University of Asia, a Christian institution of higher learning. The Library goals and functions are closely identified with the purposes of the University to contribute to the growth and dissimination of knowledge and make its services contribute as effectively as possible to the instructional program of the university.
Trinity Univertsity of Asia Library shall be among the leading academic libraries as information resource center and to be a dynamic partner in the university’s vision to transform a community of learners as leaders towards a humane society.
Trinity University of Asia Library supports the academic programs through instruction , collections, technology and services which enable students and faculty to access recorded knowledge and information resources. This support empowers our constituencies to develop the information and technological competencies necessary to achieve their educational, research and professional goals; succeed in the workforce; apply lifelong learning skills; and participate in a diverse society.
Location: Waylang Mandel Hall
Tel. No.: 8702.2882 loc. 512 to 514, 255 (HSC) , 344 (Basic Education)
- To build and update relevant information resources appropriate to each college disciplines along needed instruction and support.
- To provide access to information through standardized and systematic methods of storage and retrieval.
- To provide updated equipment and modern facilities conducive to learning and research.
- To send 100% of the library staff to library /librarianship related conference workshop opportunities to enhance staff competencies every school year.
- To obtain a semestral rating of at least 4.45 in the Customer Satisfaction Survey.
- Acquisition – To acquire print and non-print materials in line with the demands of the curriculum and the needs of the students and faculty and to organize these materials for effective use. Acquisition depends upon the availability of materials as recommended by the faculty.
- Classification and Cataloging – books acquired by Trinity University of Asia Library are classified according to Library of Congress, Dewey Decimal Classification, Filipiniana and Rizaliana Scheme and using AACR2R cataloging.
- Mechanical Processess – as the books/materials had been acquired, there are important steps to be followed:
- Encoding all informations’ describing the nature of library collections for On Line Public Access Catalog.
- Readers and Reference Services
- Multimedia services
- Orientation Program
- Bibliographic listing
- Binding Services
- Risograph Services
- Auditorium Services
- Public Relations Program / Current Awareness
OFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY CHAPLAIN
The Office of the University Chaplain serves as center for ecumenical spiritual nurturance and pastoral care of the university constituents towards the realization of her educational philosophy, vision, and mission as a Christian institution.
Being a non-sectarian educational institution with multi-faith constituents, Trinity University of Asia does its chaplaincy or campus ministry in the most ecumenical spirit or approach possible, being respectful in posture to other faiths, as it naturally maintains and presents its Anglican/Episcopal Christian faith and tradition.
Chaplaincy or Campus Ministry being the general term for the programs and services offered, provided, and advocated by the Office of the University Chaplain is guided by the mission framework of the Anglican Communion (to which her church affiliation, the Episcopal Church in the Philippines, is a province) known as the Five Marks of Mission, as follows:
- To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom (Tell/Evangelism);
- To teach, baptize, and nurture new believers (Teach/Discipleship);
- To respond to human needs by loving service (Tend/Pastoral Care)
- To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation (Transform/Prophetic Witness)
- To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth (Treasure/Creation Care)
Location: Ground Flr., Student Services Center Building
Tel. No.: 8702.2882 loc. 196
CHAPLAINCY/CAMPUS MINISTRY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
SPIRITUAL NURTURANCE SERVICES
- Bible Study on the monthly themes (i.e. Love, Faith, Hope, Stewardship, Humility, etc.);
- Daily Word, Reflection, and Prayer;
- Creative Light Moment – object lesson videos and other creative ways of sharing life lessons for young people for unwinding and enlightening;
- Liturgical Services – Weekly Devotion, Opening Services, Thanksgiving Services for various occasions;
- Christian Education (CE) – supervises curriculum development and implementation
PASTORAL CARE SERVICES
- Pastoral Engagement – guided by the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP) and the Humanitarian Disaster Institute’s ministry-based and research-based material for pandemic situations meant to provide a listening ear, determine core needs and offer practical help even in a remote manner.
- Prayers for Various Concerns or Occasions – provided upon request by students and employees.
- Support Tugon Trinitian (Loving Response during Natural Calamities) and Other Humanitarian Programs and Projects in the University
- Awareness campaign and support to social concerns and environmental care
OFFICE OF ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION
The Office of Admission and Registration (OAR) takes charge of admission, registration, consolidation of schedule of classes, scholastic records, commencements, and such other university publications as Trinitas, the official yearbook of TUA, catalogs, directories, and announcements. The OAR has custody of academic records of all students. It evaluates the eligibility of students for graduation and submits to the proper body the list of candidates eligible for graduation. The OAR is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is located at the ground floor of the Student Services Center.
Location: Ground Flr., Student Services Center Building
Tel. No.: 8702.2882 loc. 142 to 144
INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY UNIT
Advances in technology have spurred developments in almost every business entity, and education is seen at the topmost. The competition and the increasing demand toward globalization have prompted the University to venture into an ICTU – intensified delivery of education. The Information and Communications Technology Unit (ICTU) has identified the different strategies adopted by the school. Due to the critical nature and scope of the said strategies, the office is also the Office of Primary Responsibility for all its Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-related projects and activities.
Location: 3rd Flr., Student Services Center Building
Tel. No.: 8702.2882 loc. 683 to 684
Concessionaires converge at the two-storey University Canteen to give students a wide array of choices for snacks and meals. Presented fast-food style, students serve themselves and recharge their energies in a multi-colored canteen to make mealtime a joyful moment with classmates and teachers. But since this is where food for the day is handled, utmost cooperation is needed to keep it clean, orderly and efficient. After taking their meals, students must put trash in waste cans, and trays and utensils in racks where they belong. With nutritious food and clean surroundings, all are assured of enjoyable mealtimes. The Foodcourt is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday.
Location: University Canteen Building
Tel. No.: 8702.2882 loc. 123
There are two (2) university dormitories available for rent at reasonable rates. Called University House 1 and 2, they are within the premises of TUA, are well kept and have security guards constantly manning the area. The wings for male and for female occupants are separate and curfew is observed all the time.
Location: TUA Campus 1 & 2
Tel. No.: 8702.2882 loc. 701