Student Welfare Programs and Services are programs and services needed to insure and promote student well-being.

Student Development Programs and Services refer to the services and programs designed for the exploration, enhancement and development of the students full potential for personal development, leadership and social responsibility through various institutional and/or student-initiated activities.

Programs and Services that are for the welfare and development of students are coordinated by the Office of Student Services.

Admissions Services refer to services that take care of the processing of student entrance examinations and requirements.

The Guidance and Testing Office is in charge of the processing of student entrance examinations, while the Office of the Registrar takes care of their requirements. As provided for in the Manual of Regulations and the Handbook of Registrars.

Career and Placement Services refer to the assistance provided for the training, apprenticeship, occupational fit geared towards the gainful employment of our students.

The Palaestra Consortio (lit. Trading partners) Office coordinates the activities in line with the above, which includes on-the-job training (OJT), seminars and lectures for personality development and the like. All these are geared towards the gainful employment of our students.

It maintains active networking with schools, communities, and other relevant agencies for career and job placement of students.

Informative materials on career and job opportunities are provided and skills development programs are made available.

Food Service refers to the ascertaining of available, adequate, safe, and healthful food within the LPL campus.

The food service is carried out through food concessionaires allowed to render food preparations for the purpose of sale and consumption of all persons in the school community. Such authority emanates from LPL as an institution, setting the criteria for safety and sanitary conditions of food outlets within the compound of LPL, which periodically inspects food outlets for sanitation and hygiene.

Guidance Service is a set of services using an integrated approach to the development of well-functioning individuals primarily by helping them to utilize potentials to the fullest. The activities of the Office of the Guidance Counselor, includes among others, the following:

  1. Counseling, which refers to individual or group intervention designed to facilitate positive changes in the student behavior, feeling and attitude.
  2. Appraisal or the gathering of information about students through the use of psychological tests and non-psychometric devices.
  3. Follow-up, or the systematic monitoring to determine the effectiveness of guidance activities in general, and placement in particular.
  4. Referral or the coordination with multi-disciplinary team of specialists, to ensure that special needs of students are met.

Health Services refer to the provision of primary health care and wellness program. In LPL, this is effected through the Office of the Health Services. The latter also provides for seminars and informational materials on diseases and other health-related subject matters.

Information and Orientation Services refer to informative activities and materials designed to facilitate student adjustment to college life.

Information and Orientation services are coordinated through the various offices handling Student Services, most particularly, the Guidance and Testing Center, and the Office of Student Affairs.

Information materials on institutional mission, vision and goals are posted by various offices.

Academic rules and regulations, student conduct and discipline, student programs, services and facilities and such other information necessary for student development are made available to the students through pertinent offices.

Responsive to the needs of students, regular comprehensive orientation programs are held for new and continuing students.

Organized, updated and readily available educational, career, and personal/social, and information materials are maintained. Information materials include, but are not limited to

  • Legislations affecting students,
  • Student rights and responsibilities,
  • Guidelines on drug abuse prevention and control,
  • Sexual harassment,
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Self-care and healthy lifestyle

International Student Services refer to provisions of assistance to address the needs of foreign students.

The admission of foreign students is attached to the Registrars Office, the main office handling the student admissions and testing, as described above.

Information and orientation of foreign students is attached to

  1. the Guidance and Testing Center, on the aspect of adjusting to the Filipino academic (and non-academic) culture.
  2. the Office of the Academic head of the program the foreigh student is enrolled, in coordination with the office of the Guidance Counselor, on the aspect of providing an integrated service program that caters to his/her socio, psycho-cultural, academic and non-academic needs.
  3. the Office of Student Affairs, on the aspect of information and orientation of rules, regulations, and other similar things.

The Admission of International students is pursuant to the decrees of Executive Order No. 285, issued by the Office of the President, dated Sept 4, 2000, and as expressly stipulated in the pertinent provisions of the Manual of Regulations for Private Schools (MRPS), and the existing memoranda of the CHED.

LPL, through the Office of the Registrar, shall provide a liaison officer to assist the international students with the governmental agencies like CHED, Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Bureau of Immigration.

Multi-faith services refer to the provision of an environment conducive to free expression of ones religious orientation in accordance with institutional principles and policies.

Multi-faith services are coordinated by the Committee of Campus Ministry, composed of individuals from various faith and denominations.

Activities attached to the Campus Ministry include, among others, the Catholic Mass, Ecumenical Gatherings, youth gatherings and camps, and other such activities designed by the Campus Ministry Committee or other individuals and duly-recognized organizations, geared towards spirituality in their objectives.

Safety and Security Services are in reference to the provision of a safe and secure environment for the members of the academic community.

In consideration of the physical facilities and property of the school, in such a case as they may warrant safety, such is under the supervision of the Facilities and Property Office. The Facilities and Property Office shall see to it that the buildings and facilities comply with government standards.

In consideration of the security services for the person and property of all the members of the academic community, where such include, among others, the hiring of licensed and competent security officers and staff, such is under the supervision of the Office of Non-Academic Affairs.

In consideration of the safety and security of students in their normal and authorized activities in school, and as members of various councils and organizations, officially recognized and authorized by the Office of the Student Affairs, the Office of the Cultural Affairs, the Sports Development Office, or the respective Academic Offices of various schools (ex. College of Arts and Science for CAS Council, or College of Engineering, for LITECES), such safety and security must be borne with due consideration of the doctrine of diligence and duty of care, as recognized in the laws of the land.

Such diligence and duty of care is founded on the doctrine of loco parentis, as described particularly in the Child and Welfare Code (PD 603) and the Civil Code (RA 386) provisions on Quasi-Delicts (Sec 2176-2180).

Services for Students with Special Needs are programs and activities designed to provide equal opportunities to persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, single parents, etc. It is particularly geared towards academic accommodation for learners with special needs. (CMO 21 s. 2006, 18)

The Office of the Guidance Counselor, upon the discovery of the same whether from parents, guardians or the students him/herself, or from psychological tests, shall notify the respective academic deans on special needs of the student enrolled in a program under his/her supervision. Wherefore, the academic dean shall consult with the guidance counselor on the action and steps to be taken in order to offer the pertinent assistance and academic accommodation to be afforded to the student.

The academic head directly in charge of the program of the student with special needs shall ensure that academic accommodation is made available to such persons with disabilities and learners with special needs.

The Office of the Guidance Counselor shall make provisions or programs for life skills training, e.g. conflict management and counseling or testing referrals whenever necessary.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance (SFA) Services refer to the management, generation and /or allocation of funds for scholarship and financial aid to deserving students.

The scholarship and financial aid program of LPL is administered by the Scholarship Committee whose chairman and members are appointed by the President.

The procedures and guidelines of scholarship and financial assistance are described in the Student Handbook.

Social and Community Involvement Programs refer to programs and opportunities designed to develop social awareness, personal internalization and meaningful contribution to nation-building. (ibid., III, 20)

The Office of the Community Extension is in charge of the Social and Community Involvement Programs of the LPL as an institution.

It coordinates with the pertinent offices in order to develop social awareness and involvement of the educational community of LPL.

It shall especially coordinate with the offices in charge of student organizations, in order to align their community extension projects with the general objectives of its office.

It works hand in hand with the faculty of NSTP, and the Academic Head of the College of Arts and Sciences for the mass involvement and mobility of students.

Finally, it coordinates with the Office of Research, for the design and implementation of a better and meaningful research agenda that will benefit the institution.

Sports Development Programs are programs designed for physical fitness and wellness of the students.

The PE Department, as headed by its coordinator shall be in charge of the programs of physical fitness and wellness, as related to academics.

It is in charge of designing sports activities (e.g., inter-PE, Intramurals) that involve the students preferably en masse, in the context of the academic requirements of Physical Education.

Activities so designed may be considered as culminating activity of PE classes, and as such, for the purposes of academics, may be graded. Provided such events do not in any way, interfere with the regular schedule of classes of other academic courses.

Varsity activities are extramural activities of students especially chosen to represent the LPLin sports events against other schools, usually outside the LPLcampus. The Office of the Sports Development Director is in charge of the above activities of varsity players.

The conduct and academic requirements of varsity players are stipulated in the Student Handbook, in the section on Scholarship and grants.

Student Activities refers to the supervision, recognition and monitoring of student organizations and their activities such as leadership programs, student publication, student for a, sports development, volunteerism, peer helper program, etc.

Student Organizations and Activities Services refer to the recognition/ accreditation, supervision and monitoring of student groups including the evaluation of their activities

The Office of the Student Affairs by and large is in charge of the general supervision of the student organizations and their activities. However, this supervision is merely a coordinating one. Responsible offices with direct and more proximate supervision are in charge of the different organizations of students, and such, their activities.

Annual evaluation of student organizations and their activities is the task of the Office of Student Affairs, which recognizes student organizations.

Student Discipline refers to the judicious implementation of institutional rules and regulations governing student behavior.

The Office of Student Affairs is in charge of the implementation of Student Discipline, without prejudice to the authority of the other members of the educational community, most especially the faculty members, who are directly in contact with such students, and are hereby recognized by law as persons with special parental authority (Family Code, EO 209).

The Office of the Student Affairs is in charge of the publication and dissemination of the Student Handbook and related manuals like this to faculty, administrators, staff, students and/or parents.

The Student Handbook defines the rules and regulations of student conduct, with corresponding sanctions for misconduct.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Student Handbook, a Board of Discipline, or a Discipline Committee may be convened for discipline cases that are deemed serious or very serious.

Student Publication refers to the official publication/ organ/ journal of the school. (ibid., III, 27)

The Student Publication exists pursuant to the Campus Journalism Act of 1991, and in consideration to the basic rights of students, including freedom of the press and expression.

The duly designated Adviser of the Student Publication shall be the authority responsible for the official activities of the writers, editors, lay-out artists, photographers etc. of the same.

Official activities include, but are not limited to, training, workshops, official meetings, coordination with the printing office by an authorized representative, and the actual coverage of an event for the purpose of being published in the official student publication.

The actual writing of the article, news or feature, or the submission of the same if it be done outside the school campus for unauthorized reasons shall not be considered official activity of the members of the student publication.

Research, Monitoring and Evaluation on Student Affairs and Services are feedback mechanism on the effectiveness of the Student Affairs and Services.

Feedback mechanism is primarily done through the Customer Satisfaction Measurement, which is an ingredient of the ISO 9001-2000 certification of LIT. This is being implemented by the Office of the Guidance and Testing.

Since the character of higher education institutions includes the triple components of instruction, community extension and research (CHED Order No. 31, s. 1995), members of the educational community are enjoined to take part in the research tradition of LPL, which monitors and evaluates the needs of students, and recommends innovative changes for the continual improvement of the same.

The Office of Research shall be in charge of the design, implementation, publication and dissemination of the researches geared towards the utilization of the findings therein. Ultimately, this is for the purpose of strengthening the services to students, and in extending assistance to their academic and non-academic needs whenever necessary.