SSC Holds Second Special Session
Photo by Christine Suson
The USC Supreme Student Council (SSC) held their third session yesterday in their Downtown Campus office. The meeting was held primarily to address resolutions and proposals for projects and activities for the academic year 2016 to 2017.
Among the matters discussed were of public relations. Here, prospects of local external media partners, including Rappler, were presented. Additionally, a potential partnership with an as-yet undetermined cellular network was presented to address issues in information dissemination, especially during typhoons. Also included in the discussion was developing means to make the SSC more accessible to students, with a proposal to make an extension to the South Campus.
Another resolution that was discussed was the implementation of the SSC Grievance System through Collegiate Councils, Online Reklamo (Estoryahi si Caloy) and Pakighinabi: Estorya ta Carolinians (SSC GSCOPE). This project aims to offer a centralized system to address students’ complaints by requesting the aid of each collegiate council, which the SSC believes to be easier to contact for specific grievances in each college.
Moreover, the continuation of a fees watch taskforce, which looks into the questionable fees in the assessments of students, was also presented during the meeting. For this upcoming academic year, the SSC’s efforts will be focused on, but not limited to, the energy fee, the matriculation fee, the PRISAA fee and the room charges.
Lastly, a resolution on the transparency and accountability of the SSC also came into the discussion. Here, it was planned to establish a website where students may access all SSC documents, including resolutions, committee reports and liquidations.
In addition to the resolutions, the viability of a second Warriors Fresh Camp was also deliberated. Hon. Bret Alfonso Balbuena stated that although the number of freshmen in the upcoming academic year is considerably low, the SSC could instead concentrate on delivering activities of a higher quality.
As a conclusion, the SSC invites Carolinians to join Peace Na Ta! — a talk about peace education in Handuraw this May 22. Representatives of student organizations are also encouraged to participate in the Conglomeration of Student Organizations on May 25 in the Rigney Hall in the Talamban Campus.
The next SSC meeting will be a special session on May 24 to discuss the Week of Welcome and the Carolinian Summit.