A. The penalties for major offenses are the following:
PROBATION for such and under such conditions as the Committee may determine. This includes automatic suspension for such time as the Committee may determine if any of the conditions of the probation is violated and the condition that the student should undergo counseling sessions by the Guidance Services Center.
SUSPENSION for such and under such conditions as the Committee may determine. Suspension is a penalty in which the school is allowed to deny or deprive an erring student of attendance in classes for a period not exceeding twenty percent (20%) of the prescribed class days for the school year or term.
There are two kinds of suspension:
1. Punitive Suspension refers to the school’s prevention of a student from attending class and thus from taking examinations, quizzes and graded recitations given during the specified period. Since he is not excused from the graded work, he shall be given a failing mark for having not taken them, nor will he be given special examinations to make-up for them later, as that would grant him an advantage over his more scrupulous classmates.
2. Preventive Suspension is not a penalty but a deterrent to the disruption of normal school operations (or threat to lives and property) that may be caused by the continued presence of a student-offender on campus. A student may be immediately placed under preventive suspension during the pendency of the disciplinary proceedings against him. This must be done to maintain an atmosphere conducive to education in the school, preserve decorum in the classroom, and uphold respect for administrators and teachers. Unlike the punitive suspension, preventive suspension may be imposed without first complying with academic due process in student disciplinary cases.
EXCLUSION – Exclusion is a penalty involving the removal of an undesirable student from school rolls.
EXPULSION – Expulsion is an extreme administrative sanction debarring offending students from all public schools in the Philippines. Expulsion may be meted as a punishment for the following serious offenses:
a. gross misconduct
d. carrying a deadly weapon
f. selling and/or possession of prohibited drugs
g. drug dependency
k. assaulting a pupil or student or school personnel
l. instigating or leading illegal strikes or similar concerted activities resulting in stoppage of classes
m. preventing or threatening any pupil or student or school personnel from entering the school premises or attending classes or discharging their duties
n. forging or tampering with school records or school forms, and
o. securing or using forged school records, forms and documents
(Source: Manual of Regulations for Private Schools)
B. The penalties for minor offenses are the following:
For the first offense, warning and admonition by the Dean of the College or Principal of the Department with written apology addressed to the offended party, if the act is personal in nature.
In case of the second offense, a written reprimand or stern warning from the Dean of the College or Principal of the Department. By copy, the parents or guardian shall be informed and invited to see the Dean or the Principal to discuss the record of the student.
In case of the third offense, a student is charged with a major offense. For purposes of this Implementing Rules and Regulations, the sanctions provided for in Memo No. 64, S. 2002 issued by the Office of the President on wearing of ID inside the campus is hereby adopted:
1st Offense – to be reported to the Dean/Principal who summons the student to his/her office
2nd Offense – 3 days suspension after being reported to the Dean/Principal and after due process
3rd Offense – the parent (s) and the students will be called for a conference Continuous violation may result to dismissal.
C. Other Penalties. Other penalties such as, but not limited to, cancellation of the name of the erring student from the list of graduating students, withholding of diploma, or annotation of the offense in transcript of record of said student, may be imposed, depending upon the gravity of the offense, alone or in addition to the foregoing penalties. Other penalties which the University Administration, upon careful consideration of the case, may deem necessary to achieve the purpose may also be imposed.
D. Fines. In all cases, whether major or minor offense, the payment of fine can be imposed by the University upon an erring student when damage has been done upon a material thing or person. The purpose of this is to reprove the student.