The Student Regent is the lone student member of the UP Board of Regents (BOR), the highest-decision making body of the Philippines’ national university. The BOR has ten other members, and is co-chaired by the Chair of the Commission on Higher Education Chair and the President of the University.
What are the obligations of the Student Regent?
The main task of the SR is to represent the students during monthly BOR meetings. The BOR oversees UP’s governance. It directs the physical creation and maintenance of the University system, approves academic programs and the graduation of students and grant of honors, decides on disciplinary cases inside the University, appoints faculty members and officials, fixes tuition and other school charges, et al. (UP Charter, Republic Act 9500)
To accomplish this effectively, the SR is required to regularly consult with UP’s 51,000 students spread across 14 campuses.
Who may be nominated?
A bonafide student
- currently enrolled in the University
- with accumulated residency of at least one year, including periods of residence and/or leave of absence
- Filipino citizen
- with a track record reflective of his/her commitment to serve the students
- not have been found guilty of gross misconduct in the University or any criminal offense involving moral turpitude
There is no disqualification based on academic standing, race, gender and sexual orientation, political ideology and affiliation, social status, ethno‐linguistic origin, age, physical abilities or religious affiliation. (Codified Rules for Student Regent Selection, last approved 1 April 2012)
Who may nominate?
Any student, group, or organization may nominate a student from any other college within the UP system. Nomination and acceptance forms are available from the OSR or your student councils.
How do we select our SR?
The selection process is purely student-managed. There are three stages of deliberation for SR nominees. Student councils take the lead, but organizations and students many petition for increased involvement through the search committees.
Individual nomination and acceptance forms are submitted to the college student council for deliberation. College search committee (CSC) nominations are then forwarded to the university student councils for deliberation. University search committee (USC) nominations are thereafter submitted to the OSR for system-wide deliberation. It is the General Assembly of Student Councils (GASC), convened by the OSR, which finally selects the next SR from among the nominees of UP units. (Codified Rules for Student Regent Selection, last approved 1 April 2012)
Open nominations – 10-23 April 2012
College Search Committee (CSC) deliberations – 24-30 April 2012
Submission of CSC nominees to the University search committee – 30 April 2012
Resolution of protests in CSC deliberations – 1-7 May 2012
University Search Committee(USC) deliberations – 8-14 May 2012
Submission of USC nominees to the OSR – 14 May 2012
Resolution of protests in USC deliberations – 15-21 May 2012
GASC for SR Selection – 22-23 May 2012
Office of the Student Regent
Vinzons Hall Basement, UP Diliman
(632)9818500 local 4511
From University of the Philippines Student Regent