Bachelor of Arts in English Language Studies (4 years)

Description

The program is designed to strengthen the students’ competencies in the English language and enrich their knowledge of the discipline. It also aims to provide opportunities for the practical application of competencies acquired in the workplace.

Identity

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs):

SERVANT LEADER

— Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church and the environment.

— Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life

— Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR

— Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction

— Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics

— Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER

— Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions

— Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues

— Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach

LIFELONG LEARNER

— Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development

— Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization

— Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges

Program Intended Learning Outcomes
  1. To provide a comprehensive knowledge of the English language – its origin, growth and development, structures, and use
  2. To enhance the students’ competencies in the use of the English language in real-world contexts
  3. To present appropriate strategies of language use through a heightened awareness of how English works in different situations in the Philippines, in Asia, and the rest of the world

The minimum standards for the B.A. in English Language/ B.A. in English Language Studies program are expressed in the following minimum set of learning outcomes:

  1. Common to all programs in all types of schools
    a. Articulate and discuss the latest developments in the specific field of practice (PQF level 6 descriptor)
    b. Effectively communicate orally and in writing using both English and Filipino
    c. Work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams (PQF level 6 descriptor)
    d. Act in recognition of professional, social, and ethical responsibility
    e. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage” (based on RA 7722)
  2. Common to the discipline Graduates of the Humanities programs are able to:
    a. Recognize the need and demonstrate the ability for lifelong learning.
    b. Identify multi-perspectives and interrelations among texts and contexts.
    c. Apply analytical and interpretive skills in the study of texts.
    d. Discuss and/or create artistic forms.
    e. Demonstrate research skills specific to the sub-disciplines in the humanities.
    f. Use appropriate theories and methodologies critically and creatively.
    g. Appraise the role of humanistic education in the formation of the human being and society.
  3. Specific to a sub-discipline and a major
    a. Graduates of this program should be able to:
  • Articulate a comprehensive and contextualized view of the English language system and development; (ThoGA E & A)
  • Communicate in English (both oral and written) fluently, accurately, and creatively in diverse social, cultural, academic, and professional settings; (ThoGA S, E, A & L)
  • Facilitate English language learning in diverse social, cultural, academic, and professional settings; (ThoGA S, E, A & L)
  • Participate effectively in oral communication situations where language systems (phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic) vary; (ThoGA E and A)
  •  produce well-written texts for various academic and professional purposes; (ThoGA E, A & L)b. To achieve these outcomes, graduates must have the following competencies:
  • communicate in English (both oral and written) fluently, accurately, and creatively in diverse social, cultural, academic, and professional settings; (ThoGA E) 
  • facilitate English language learning in a school setting; (ThoGA E & L) 
  • teach English communication skills using knowledge of best practices; (ThoGA S, E, A & L) 
  • enhance literacy development and critical/creative thinking among students through the use of different types of texts; and (ThoGA S, E, A & L) 
  • engage in English language research relevant to the school and workplace settings. (ThoGA A & L)
  1. Common to a horizontal type as defined in CMO No. 46 series of 2012
  • For professional institutions: a service orientation in one’s profession
  • For colleges: an ability to participate in various types of employment, development activities, and public discourses particularly in response to the needs of the communities one serves
  • For universities: an ability to participate in the generation of new knowledge or in research and development projects
  • Graduates of State Universities and Colleges must, in addition, have the competencies to support “national, regional and local development plans.” (RA 7722)
  • A PHEI, at its option, may adopt mission-related program outcomes that are not included in the minimum set. 

Becoming Part of the Program

Application Period: July to December of each year

Application Website

Release of Results: January 28 of the following year

Application
Fees

Go to THIS PAGE and look for the “Faculty of Arts and Letters” tab for the tuition fees.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in English Language Studies program are in-demand in fields that require effective use of the English language to realize specific goals. Career opportunities include:

  • academic and scholarly work, such as teaching and research;
  • business and industry jobs, such as public relations, advertising, and documentation;
  • media and publishing occupations, such as writing, translating and editing;
  • and government and diplomatic service. 

Program Curriculum (New)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

There may be minor changes upon the availability of new guidelines.

Program Schedule

4 Years, 8 Terms

Year First Term
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
Special Term
(June – July)
1 / / none
2 / / none
3 / / none
4 / / none

 

First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
GE ELEC I Elective I 3 0 3
MATH_MW Mathematics in the Modern World 3 0 3
NSTP 1 National Service Training Program 1 0 0 3
PE 1 PATH-PE 1 2 0 2
PURPCOM Purposive Communication 3 0 3
READ_PH Readings in Philippine History 3 0 3
SPN 1 Spanish 1 – Basic 3 0 3
THY 1 Christian Vision of the Human Person 3 0 3
UND_SELF Understanding the Self 3 0 3
TOTAL 23 0 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CONTEM_W The Contemporary World 3 0 3
ENG 3251 Introduction to the English Language System 3 0 3 PURPCOM
GE ELEC II Elective II 3 0 3
NSTP 2 National Service Training Program 2 0 0 3 NSTP 1
PE 2 PATH-PE 2 2 0 2
STS Science, Technology, and Society 3 0 3
SPN 2 Spanish 2 – Intermediate 3 0 3 SPN 1
THY 2 Christian Vision of Marriage and Family 3 0 3 THY 1
TOTAL 20 0 23

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ART_APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3
ENG 3252 Theories of Language and Language Acquisition 3 0 3 ENG 3251, PURPCOM
ENG 3253 History of the English Language 3 0 3 ENG 3251, PURPCOM
ENG 3254 Foreign Language 3 3 0 3 SPN 2
FIL 1 Kontekstwalisadong Komunikasyon sa Filipino 3 0 3
LIT 1 The Great Works 3 0 3
PE 3 PATH-PE 3 2 0 2
THY 3 Christian Vision of the Church in Society 3 0 3 THY 1,
THY 2
WOSOCU World Societies and Cultures 3 0 3
TOTAL 26 0 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
AB 301 Entrepreneurial Mind 3 0 3
ENG 3255 English Phonology and Morphology 3 0 3 ENG 3251,
ENG 3252,
ENG 3253
ENG 3256 Foreign Language 4 3 0 3 ENG 3254
ETHICS Ethics 3 0 3
FIL 2 Panimulang Pagsasalin 3 0 3 FIL 1
LIT 2 Literature 2 3 0 3
LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3
PE 4 PATH-PE 4 2 0 2
THY 4 Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World 3 0 3 THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3
TOTAL 26 0 26
Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ENG 32510 Stylistics 3 0 3 ENG 3251,
ENG 3252,
ENG 3253,
ENG 3255
ENG 32511 Introduction to Language, Society, and Culture 3 0 3 ENG 3251,
ENG 3252,
ENG 3253
ENG 3257 English Syntax 3 0 3 ENG 3251,
ENG 3252,
ENG 3253,
ENG 3255
ENG 3258 Semantics of English 3 0 3 ENG 3251,
ENG 3252,
ENG 3253,
ENG 3255
ENG 3259 English Discourse 3 0 3 ENG 3251,
ENG 3252,
ENG 3253,
ENG 3255
GE ELEC III Elective III 3 0 3
TOTAL 18 0 18

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisite
ENG 32512 Language Research: Methodology 3 0 3 ENG 32510,
ENG 32511,
ENG 3255,
ENG 3257,
ENG 3258,
ENG 3259
ENG 32513 Language of Literary Texts 3 0 3 ENG 32510,
ENG 3257,
ENG 3258,
ENG 3259
ENG 32514 Language of Non-Literary Texts 3 0 3 ENG 32510,
ENG 3257,
ENG 3258,
ENG 3259
ENG 32515 Computer-Mediated Communication 3 0 3 ENG 32510,
ENG 3257,
ENG 3258,
ENG 3259
ENG 32516 Thesis 1 (Proposal) 2 0 2 ENG 32510,
ENG 32511,
ENG 3255,
ENG 3257,
ENG 3258,
ENG 3259
ENG 32517 Cognate 1 ENG 32510,
ENG 32511,
ENG 3255,
ENG 3257,
ENG 3258,
ENG 3259
TOTAL 17 0 17

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisite
ENG 32518 Language and Media 3 0 3 ENG 32511,
ENG 32513,
ENG 32514
ENG 32519 Language and Law 3 0 3 ENG 32511,
ENG 32514,
ENG 32515
ENG 32520 Business Communication 3 0 3 ENG 32514,
ENG 32515
ENG 32521 Issues and Perspectives in English Across Professions 3 0 3 ENG 32513,
ENG 32514,
ENG 32515
ENG 32522 Practicuum (OJT) 3 0 3 ENG 32513,
ENG 32514,
ENG 32515
ENG 32523 Language Research II: Thesis 2 (Colloquium) 2 0 2 ENG 32512,
ENG 32516
TOTAL 17 0 17

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisite
ENG 32524 Intercultural Communication 3 0 3 ENG 32511,
ENG 3257,
ENG 3258,
ENG 3259
ENG 32525 Language Research III: Thesis 3 (Defense) 2 0 2  ENG 32523
ENG 32526 Cognate 5 3 0 3 ENG 32510,
ENG 32511,
ENG 3255,
ENG 3257,
ENG 3258,
ENG 3259
ENG 32527 Cognate 4 3 0 3 ENG 32510,
ENG 32511,
ENG 3255,
ENG 3257,
ENG 3258,
ENG 3259
ENG 32528 Cognate 3 3 0 3 ENG 32510,
ENG 32511,
ENG 3255,
ENG 3257,
ENG 3258,
ENG 3259
ENG 32529 Cognate 2 3 0 3 ENG 32510,
ENG 32511,
ENG 3255,
ENG 3257,
ENG 3258,
ENG 3259
TOTAL 17 0 17

 

Program Curriculum (Old)

Effectivity: 2011-2012 until Freshmen Cohort of A.Y. 2017-2018

Program Schedule

4 Years, 8 Terms

Year First Term (August – December) Second Term (January – May) Special Term (June – July)
1 / / none
2 / / none
3 / / none
4 / / none
First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CWG Contemporary World Geography 3 0 3
ENG 1 Introduction to College English 3 0 3
FIL 1 Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino
3 0 3
LIT 101A World Literatures 3 0 3
MATH 101 College Algebra 3 0 3
PGC Philippine Government and Constitution 3 0 3
PHL 1 Introduction to Philosophy 3 0 3
THY 1 Contextualized Salvation History 3 0 3
TOTAL 24 0 24

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ENG 2 Reading and Thinking Skills for Academic Study 3 0 3 ENG 1
ETAR Economics with Taxation and Agrarian Reform 3 0 3
FIL 2 Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Pananaliksik
3 0 3 FIL 1
HST 101 History of Civilization I 3 0 3
LIT 102A Philippine Literatures 3 0 3
PHL 2 Logic 3 0 3
SCL 101 Introduction to Sociology: Society and Culture 3 0 3
THY 2 Church and Sacraments 3 0 3
TOTAL 24 0 24

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ENG 3 Academic Writing Skills 3 0 3 ENG 1, ENG 2
FIL 3 Retorika 3 0 3
HST 102 History of Civilization II 3 0 3
MATH 600A Statistics 3 0 3
NS 101 Physical Science 3 0 3
PHL 5 Christian Ethics 3 0 3
RC Rizal Course 3 0 3
SPN 1 Elementary Spanish 3 0 3
TOTAL 24 0 24

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ENG EL 1 Elective I 3 0 3
ENG 4 Oral Communication in Context 3 0 3 ENG 1, ENG 2, ENG 3
NS 201 Biological Science 3 0 3
PHIST Philippine History 3 0 3
PHL 103 Philosophical Anthropology 3 0 3
PSY 1 General Psychology 3 0 3
SCL 3 The Social Teachings of the Church 3 0 3
SPN 2 Intermediate Spanish 3 0 3 SPN 1
TOTAL 24 0 24

 

Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
COMP Computer Science and Information Technology 3 0 3
ENG 201 Introduction to the English Language System 3 0 3 ENG 1, ENG 2, ENG 3, ENG 4
ENG 202 The Development of the English Language 3 0 3 ENG 1, ENG 2, ENG 3, ENG 4
ENG 203 Technical Writing 3 0 3 ENG 1, ENG 2, ENG 3, ENG 4
ENG 204 Developing Reading and Critical Thinking Skills 3 0 3 ENG 1, ENG 2, ENG 3, ENG 4
ENG 205 Developing Oral Communication Skills 3 0 3  ENG 1, ENG 2, ENG 3, ENG 4
LIT 103 Survey of Literary Masterpieces I (Non-Western Literature) 3 0 3
SPN 3 Advanced Spanish 3 0 3 SPN 2
TOTAL 24 0 24

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisite
ENG 206 English in the Workplace 3 0 3 ENG 201
ENG 207 Structure of English I: Basic Sentence Structures 3 0 3 ENG 201
ENG 208 English Discourse 3 0 3 ENG 201
ENG 209 Developing Writing Skills 3 0 3 ENG 1, ENG 2, ENG 3, ENG 4
ENG 210 Varieties of English 3 0 3 ENG 202
ENG EL 2  Elective II 3 0 3
HUM 1 Art, Man, and Society 3 0 3
LIT 104 Survey of Literary Masterpieces II (Western Literature) 3 0 3
TOTAL 24 0 24

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisite
ENG 211 Structure of English II: Complex Sentence Structure 3 0 3 ENG 207
ENG 212 Language Research I: Methodology 3 0 3 ENG 202, ENG 207
ENG 213 Foundation of English Language Teaching and Learning 3 0 3 ENG 201, ENG 207
ENG 214 Speech and Stage Arts 3 0 3 ENG 205
ENG EL 3 Elective III 3 0 3
PHL 104 Ethical Systems 3 0 3
TOTAL 18 0 18

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisite
ENG 215 Language Research II: Thesis (equivalent to Thesis Writing and Defense) 3 0 3 ENG 212
ENG 216 Introduction to the Assessment of Language Skills 3 0 3 ENG 213
ENG 217 Instructional Materials Evaluation and Development 3 0 3 ENG 213
ENG 218 Language Education in Multicultural Settings 3 0 3 ENG 210
ENG EL 4 Elective IV 3 0 3
SCL 9 Marriage and Family 3 0 3
TOTAL 18 0 18

 

Policies

Code of Conduct (PPS 1027)

The University of Santo Tomas is the second home of the Thomasian students. Its task is mainly to inform and improve the students’ character, attitude and moral values, as well as to develop their intellectual, physical and psychological fitness. A proper norm of conduct is designed to inculcate these ideals.

Thomasian students are hereby expected, in the exercise of their rights and performance of their obligations, whether inside or outside the campus, to respect and act in accordance with the principles, traditions and ideals that are authentically Filipino and Catholic. They must abide by the rules of conduct and discipline formulated by the University. By faithfully observing such rules, they will internalize and cherish the core values of competence, compassion, and commitment.

This Code of Conduct applies to all students who have officially enrolled and to the students who have not been issued transfer of credentials by UST, nor separated from academic relations within the University.

Thomasian students must always observe the positive values upheld by the University intended to improve their character and attitude, as well as inculcate good behavior and moral self-discipline.

The students must always comply with the following rules at all times, even when they are outside the campus, especially when they are wearing the prescribed uniform of their Faculty/College/Institute/School.

Code of Conduct

Honesty

Students must behave honestly and with integrity in accordance with UST’s Catholic and Dominican teachings which put high premium on the practice of honesty, truth-telling, truth- seeking and truth-doing. They should not engage in any form of dishonesty, directly or indirectly, nor facilitate or aid in the commission of thereof. They should report to the authorities any suspected dishonest activity by any party.

Courtesy

Students must, at all times, be courteous and respectful to others. Courtesy is an act of respect towards another in recognition of the fundamental human dignity. It creates a climate of good will and fellowship.

Diligence

Students must honor their family and the University by being diligent in their studies. They should have a natural thirst for knowledge and view their attendance in the University as an opportunity to learn and grow holistically. They must be punctual; must be present in their classes and participate in school-initiated activities; and must be prepared for their lessons, out-of-class tasks and assessments.

Decency and Modesty

Students must give, at all times, act with proper decorum and etiquette. They shall not engage in indecent or lewd conduct which contrary to the mores of Catholic behavior and morality.

Students shall not use foul, vulgar or rough language in conversations and communications.

The University upholds the sanctity of human life, as well as the sanctity of the conjugal act within marriage. In case of a student gets pregnant out of wedlock, she must inform and seek the help of the SWDC, Guidance Counselor and Father Regent for emotional support, counseling and spiritual direction. To give the student adequate time and space to prepare for her the challenges and responsibility of parenthood and to take care of herself and the child, she will take a leave of absence from school two months before and two months after the delivery of the child.

In case the father of the child is a Thomasian student, he and his parents will be advised to participate in the guidance, counseling and spiritual direction of both students and their child.

 

Good Grooming and Uniform Concerns

Good grooming includes the wearing of the prescribed uniform, the authorized shoes, the ID, the male haircut and other considerations that are similar to these.

THE PRESCRIBED UNIFORMS

There are three classifications of prescribed uniforms. As a general rule, if students are in doubt, they are advised to wear their Type A uniform.

Type A uniform

TYPE A – for regular schooldays and formal University Events (e.g., accreditation, St. Thomas More Lecture, Major Exams)

For Females:

  • Official white blouse with lambda; Official A-line navy blue skirt; Black closed shoes

For Males:

  • Official polo barong; Black slacks (not jeans, not skinny); Plain white undershirt (no big colored prints); black closed shoes (leather is preferred; no rubber shoes)

 

 

TYPE B – worn during:

  • First Term: as announced (only for 2nd year and higher levels)
  • Second to Third Terms: from the day after Ash Wednesday until the end of the term (for all levels)

 

  • Official Type B shirt of the Faculty of Arts and Letters; Prescribed Jeans; Closed Shoes

 

TYPE C – Tiger Day Attire – worn on days specified by the Office of the Secretary-General

  • Black / Yellow / White / Combination of Black, Yellow, White / Tigerprint Shirt or Blouse; Prescribed Jeans; Closed Shoes
  • If the Tiger Day is specifically announced as Yellow Day, students are to wear a yellow shirt.

 

CIVILIAN ATTIRE

Given the implementation of online learning, students are reminded to wear modest clothes during Online Sessions.

The following are generally not allowed:

  • micro-mini skirts (three inches or more from the kneecaps); short shorts; cycling pants; tube; sleeveless; plunging neckline / see-though blouses; halter tops; backless tops; tank tops; leggings; sandos; sleeveless jerseys; slippers

 

Hair Style / Hair Color

Students’ hair style should be clean, combed, and neatly trimmed or fixed. Unconventional hair colors are not permitted. Male students are not allowed to sport long hair. Hair should not touch the collar or neckline of the uniform. The use of hairpins, pony tails, headbands, and the like by male students is likewise not allowed.

In compliance with Memorandum S006-00-ME21 (AY 2019-2020) released by the Office of the Secretary-General, manifesting the clarification on the item stipulated in the Student Handbook 2018, Item 4 (which discusses about hair style/ color under the heading Good Grooming of the PPS 1027 Code of Conduct), specifically on the term unconventional hair colors, all are enjoined, as necessary to limit their hair color to the following color spectrum: from Level 1 (Darkest Black) to Level 5 (Dark Brown).

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In particular cases when there is a need for a different hair color, for purposes of employment, theatrical plays, and other school-related requirements, a permit must be secured from the Office of the Student Welfare and Development Council.

Upon submission of the necessary requirements, the student will be issued a temporary pass which contains, among others, the period that he/she is allowed to have the hair color that is not within the above-mentioned spectrum.

 

TATTOO / BODY PIERCINGS / EARRINGS

Tattoo and unusual body piercing are strictly prohibited. Male students are not allowed to wear earrings and other accessories ordinarily used by females.

 

Identification Card

Students must wear the official University identification card at all times within the University premises. Loss of the identification card must be reported immediately to the local Student Welfare and Development Coordinator (SWDC).

Camaraderie and Student Organizations

The students shall join or form only student organizations whose objectives uphold the vision and mission of the University. Students shall join only organizations duly recognized by the University.The students shall join or form only student organizations whose objectives uphold the vision and mission of the University. Students shall join only organizations duly recognized by the University.

University-wide Fraternities/Sororities are prohibited from recruiting high school students and first-year students in the undergraduate programs. Fraternities and sororities of the Faculty of Civil Law and the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery are prohibited from recruiting members from students in the undergraduate program(s).

Duly recognized organizations may recruit members only during the period as prescribed by the OSA for the university wide or the Dean’s office of the College/Faculty/Institute for college-based organization.  Duly recognized organizations may recruit members only during the period as prescribed by the OSA for the university wide or the Dean’s office of the College/Faculty/Institute for college-based organization.

Parents/guardians shall be informed by the organization through its adviser about participation of his/her child/ward in fraternities/sororities.

Every student organization must submit the required application paper for recognition (Refer to the Student Organization Handbook) and financial statements prepared by the organization’s treasure and auditor certified by the faculty adviser of the organization, endorsed by the Dean/Director, and Regent.

Only duly recognized student organizations may organize and/or engage in any approved group activity. The organization should follow the University’s policies on Approval of Student Activities.

Students shall not use the name “University of Santo Tomas,” its seal and official logo, in any activity (i.e. fair, seminar, field trip, tour, contract, announcement, etc.) or on any manufactured item, unless duly authorized by the Office of the Secretary-General. Students shall not use the name “University of Santo Tomas,” its seal and official logo, in any activity (i.e. fair, seminar, field trip, tour, contract, announcement, etc.) or on any manufactured item, unless duly authorized by the Office of the Secretary-General.

Organizations are prohibited from engaging in hazing (any physical or psychological suffering, harm or injury) inflicted on a recruit, member, neophyte or applicant for admission or continuing membership into the fraternity, sorority or organization.

Only duly recognized student organizations may post announcements at designated bulletin boards within the premises of their respective faculties/colleges/institutes/schools subject to the approval of the Dean and Regent. However, the approval of the Office of the Secretary-General (OSG) should be obtained for posters, streamers, signboards that will be displayed or put up only at designated bulletin boards within the University premises.

Only duly recognized student organizations may use the faculties of the University but only upon prior approval of the OSA, Office of the Dean/Director, Facilities Management Office (FMO) as the case may be.Only duly recognized student organizations may use the faculties of the University but only upon prior approval of the OSA, Office of the Dean/Director, Facilities Management Office (FMO) as the case may be.

An organization shall not be allowed to operate nor join any activity, including freshmen orientation, after the expiration of its recognition.

Organization(s)/officer(s)/member(s) with on-going administrative case(s) or with penalties of suspension to expulsion shall not be allowed to take part in any organization related activity.

Peace and Order

Peace and Order

Students must give due regard to the rules and regulations formulated and implemented by the University authorities to ensure that peace and order may prevail.

Student shall not impede, obstruct, prevent or defeat the right of a faculty member to teach his/her course or the right to attend his/her classes or any official activity.

Students shall behave properly at all times, refrain from making unnecessary noise and avoid loitering along corridors especially when classes are on-going. Students are allowed, when necessary, to stay in the campus only until 9:30 p.m. except during University activities.

Students shall observe University traffic rules and regulations.

Students are prohibited from using electronic and communication devices during regular class hours and most especially during examinations unless authorized by the faculty member. Students are prohibited from using electronic and communication devices during regular class hours and most especially during examinations unless authorized by the faculty member.

Students shall not bring, carry or possess any deadly weapon/s inside or outside the campus; shall not engage or get involved in any violence; shall not threaten, bully, or inflict physical or psychological harm/suffering/injury on any person whether inside or outside the campus; and in general, shall not commit any illegal act or wrongdoing.

Students shall not use or be in possession of any substance prohibited under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act 2002 (Republic Act 9165). Students shall not use or be in possession of any substance prohibited under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act 2002 (Republic Act 9165).

All first-year students are required to submit themselves to drug testing as a condition precedent for their admission to the University. All other students of higher years may randomly be required to submit themselves to drug testing. Drug testing shall be conducted by the UST Health Service.

Care for the Environment

Students must actively participate in keeping the campus clean and in preventing pollution or other environment degradation. Thus, they are enjoined to design programs, projects and activities adhering to Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment (Laudato Si).

The leaders or organizers of the student assembly/activity shall be responsible for the upkeep of the venue, before, during and immediately after the event.

For Parents

  • Let children facilitate their own transactions with the University.
  • Let children directly correspond with their professors.
  • Ask your children for updates on the recent circulars released by the University/Faculty.
  • Class suspensions are officially announced by the government or the University through mainstream media sources. (TV, radio, internet).
    • Official Website of UST: http://www.ust.edu.ph
    • Official Facebook Account of UST: https://www.facebook.com/UST1611official/
    • Official Twitter Account of UST: @ust1611official
  • Request your child to arrange/schedule our appointments with the Dean’s Office or other University offices on our behalf, and ahead of time. Otherwise, call the Dean’s Office or email local SWDC (swdb.artlets@gmail.com).
  • Let us help each other in teaching our children to become responsible adults.