Balayan - Social Development Center (SDC)
Balayan-SDC works with stakeholders within and outside the University intranslating the University’s vision-mission and commitment to social transformation. Ittakes the lead role in the social awareness and formation of the academic community especially the students and provides opportunities for community engagements, issue advocacy and social mobilizations. It organizes community partners and work in solidarity with like-minded organizations and institutions towards community development, empowerment and sustainability.
Center for Advancement (ADV)
The Center for Advancement (ADV) directs and administers the conceptualization, design, communication, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and recommendation of institutional resource generation activities, and projects.
The ADV shall generate material, financial and human resources toward the establishment of Endowments, Annual Grants, Project Grants, Scholarship Subsidy and Aid Programs, Earned Gifts and Naming Rights in view of the Lasallian Missionof providing a human and Christian education accessible, especially to the young and poor. The resources generated by ADV shall provide essential resources to enable the University to operate and to accomplish its shared Lasallian educational mission.
Center for Alumni Relations (CARe)
The Center for Alumni Relations envisions a connected, dynamic and vibrant alumni constituency that is highly supportive of the educational pursuit and mission of the University of St. La Salle.
The CARe is tasked to nurture and animate the Lasallian spirit among our alumni, through programs and activities that encourage involvement and concern for their Alma Mater.
Center for Lasallian Ministries (CELAM)
The Center for Lasallian Ministries designs, coordinates, and implements the Lasallian formation programs for students in senior high school, college andpostgraduate levels. It aims to deepen the community’s spiritual formation throughdaily masses, confessions and other liturgical and paraliturgical services. Moreover, it facilitates retreats and recollections which provide a better understanding andappreciation of the spirituality of St. La Salle and enable the community to reflect on their relationship with themselves, with others and with God.
Center for Linkages and International Affairs (CLIA)
The Center for Linkages and International Affairs envisions an excellent and dynamic relationship with local, regional, national and international partners and other stakeholders in support of the educational mission thrusts of the University of St. La Salle particularly in the areas of faculty and staff development, student formation, outreach and community development, research, resource generation and various linkages.
Its main objectives are to:
- pursue, build and nurture linkages and partnerships here and abroad;
- promote international education and exchanges
- provide support services to external partners and guests; and
- develop new programs that will support the various efforts of the University vis-à-vis its relationship with external partners and other stakeholders.
Its programs and services include the Foreign Language Institute and theEnglish for Global Communications (EGC) Program, Study Abroad Program (inbound and outbound), Group Study Exchange, faculty and student international mobility,intercultural activities, educational trips, international volunteering, resource generation support, and guest relations.
Center for Marketing and Communications (CMC)
The Center for Marketing and Communications (CMC) ideates, creates, implements, manages, recommends, and evaluates the design and conduct of all institutionalonline and offline messages and media administration in relation to marketing andcommunications, including but not limited to advertising, promotion, public relations, and publicity activities, multi-media imaging and branding initiatives, online, website and social media presence, digital, print, audio, tactile, olfactory, and other sensory materials, institutional appearances, donor, and sponsorship presentations, among others.
University Marketing and Communications Design has three components, namely: form, function, and administration. Ideating Form is the creative process involved in the fashioning of ideas, words, and crafting of messages. Building Function is form developed into messaging materials that are appropriate to the conveyed message and audience. Sustainable Administration is the messaging management systems and processes employed to ensure that both the form and function of every messagereflects the Lasallian charism faith, service, and communion. The official University Style Guide as reference provides the details.
Center for Research and Engagement
The Center for Research and Engagement (CRE) is the research arm of the university whose main purpose is to administer and supervise all institutional research requests, internally-funded researches under the Faculty and Administrators Research Program, and university-based externally-funded research projects as well as other research-related activities. It also provides research technical assistance to both internal and external clients.
Under the CRE are the Publication and Engagement Office, the Social Research Ethics Review Office and the Intellectual Property Rights Committee. The Publication and Engagement Office facilitates the timely publication of research outputs anddissemination of research recommendations to all stakeholders and links the university with private and public institutions and agencies for possible fund sourcing through research collaboration. To ensure ethical soundness, the Social Science Ethics ReviewOffice ascertains that all researches are compliant with ethical principles and standardsof the university. On the other hand, Intellectual Property Rights Committee looks into issues and concerns pertaining to Intellectual Property Rights in order to protect the IP creators of the university.
With the end view of promoting quality education, socio-economic development,and scientific and technological advancement, the CRE is mandated to create and nurture a culture of research in the university through a research environment befittingand relevant to all members of the La Sallian community.
The roles and responsibilities of the Compliance office are defined by the Board of Trustees’ Risk, Compliance, and Audit (RCA) Committee as part of its oversight role.
Compliance office ensures that the University is compliance to all applicable laws and regulations, internal rules, policies and procedures. The compliance office playsan essential role in helping preserve the integrity and reputation of the University. TheCompliance office maintains its independence by being free from any operational andmanagement functions.
Health Services Center
The Center attends to the health needs of the academic community. It is headed by a Medical Director and assisted by physicians, registered nurses and dentists.
Institute for Lasallian Animation and Formation (ILAF)
The Institute is responsible for the ideation, design, creation, implementation, collaboration, management, evaluation and recommendation of the Institutional Lasallian Formation for Mission Program.
The Institute provides leadership in the human formation and formation for the educational service to the poor to 1) ensure the vitality of the Lasallian ministries, 2) to inspire lay partners to make their work a gospel ministry, and 3) to enable them to successfully carry out the mission entrusted to them.
Lasallian Vocations Ministry Office (LVMO)
The LVMO provides students, professionals and/or alumni with opportunities for discernment and reflection on their calling to become priests and religious brothersand sisters.
It assists in the University’s efforts of creating an awareness of the Lasallianheritage of faith, service and community.
The LVMO animates the St. Brother Miguel Academy (SBMA), serves as an apostolate of the Aspirants and Contacts which exposes them to the Lasallian ministry of education. In recent years, it has opened its doors to students who simply wants to do volunteer work.
Quality Assurance Management Office
The Quality Assurance Management Office provides staff support to the Office of the President. The office is responsible for making significant contributions to thedevelopment, monitoring, review, management and implementation of the quality assurance policies and procedures and associated administrative systems and to contribute to special institutional projects and quality assurance related activities.
Strategic Planning Office
With the growing interconnected operations of USLS, there is a need to establish a more integrated approach in Strategy planning and implementation for the University.
The Strategic Planning Office was created on November 2015, with initially one officer who will take charge of institutional strategic planning processes.
The Strategic Planning Office provides staff support to the Office of the President.It handles the overall design and execution of the Strategy Management processes; serves as the process custodian of the integrated planning, monitoring and reporting system.
The office is also responsible for interfacing with and coordinating all otherstrategy related systems and activities to promote synergy and excellence towards the accomplishment of the USLS Vision and Mission.
The Artists’ Hub
The Ricardo Sr. and Olivia Yanson Hall houses the Artists’ Hub’s rehearsal studiosand other facilities for the Culture and Arts Program of the University of St. La Salle.
The Bookstore, which was established in the 80’s, is fully operated by theUniversity of St. La Salle - Bacolod. The Bookstore supports the Institutional Mission founded by St. John Baptist de La Salle. It caters to the textbooks, uniforms, schooland office supplies and Lasallian items’ needs of the Integrated School, Senior HighSchool, College and the Lasallian community.
University Chaplain’s Office
The University Chaplaincy Office oversees and facilitates the spiritual andmoral formation of the Lasallian community through the celebration of sacraments and the conduct of liturgical services, devotional practices, pastoral counseling andother religious activities. It is under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Missionand Development and closely coordinates with the Institute for Lasallian Animation and Formation, Centers for Lasallian Ministries for the College Unit and IntegratedSchool, the Religious Studies Department, Guidance Office, Vocations Office, Balayan- Social Development Office and the Office for Student Affairs. The University Chaplaincelebrates masses on campus as scheduled, to wit:
- Weekday Masses are held at the Main Chapel at 7:00am (Monday to Friday),11:30am (class days only), and 1:30pm at the IS Chapel (MWF). The Anticipated Mass is at 5.30pm (every Saturday).
- Regular confessions, spiritual direction and counseling may be availed onregular schedules or by appointment through the University Chaplaincy Office.
University Press (UPress)
The UPress provide various printing services to the Lasallian community likediplomas, certificates, invitations, thesis binding, high resolution paper prints, largetarpaulin printings, posters, souvenir programs, magazines and newsletters for variousoffices. It is supervised by the Director of Ancillary Services.
IT Services Office (ITS)
- Information Technology Services (ITS) caters the Network, Technical and Software services of the whole University.
- It is under the supervision of the Vice Chancellor for Administration.
- The office is composed of 24 employees with 1 ITS Head, 2 Directors and 1 Supervisor.
- The Technical team is composed of 10 Technical staff and 1 Technical Supervisor.
- The Technical Team ensures that all computer units/ equipment in the University are in good working condition and can provide technical support for all University applications.
- The team also supervise all Computer Laboratories.
- The College Unit is composed of 16 computer laboratories.
- The Integrated School is composed of 2 computer laboratories. (1 for IS Lower Grade and 1 for IS Upper Grade)
- The Network team is composed of 1 Director and 3 Network staff.
- The Network team implements network plans and strategies.
- The Network and Communications services operates and maintains the institution’s network infrastructure, LAN connections, Fiber Optic Backbone, IDF Cabinets, servers and the like.
- The Software services team is composed of 1 Director and 4 programmers.
- The Software team develops and maintains computer application software for the use of the University.
Please dial loc. 161 for technical and software concerns and dial loc. 191 for network and other IT related concerns.