OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF THE SANGGUNIAN ON THE DRESS CODE, as of Nov 9, 2007

OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF THE SANGGUNIAN ON THE DRESS CODE


The Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral ng mga Paaralang Loyola ng Ateneo de Manila does not support the proposed Loyola Schools-wide Dress Code Implementing Rules and Regulations.

The Sanggunian proposes the following alternatives to the blanket L/S-wide implementation:

1. All teachers have the option of enforcing Dress Code Implementing Rules and Regulations inside their classrooms and/or during exams (see cited section of the Magna Carta below)

2. Dress Code Implementing Rules and Regulations can be stipulated in the following areas or for the following events:

a. Any set meetings, appointments, or transactions with the administration (e.g. Central Administration, L/S Administration, Deans) and guests;
b. All L/S official engagements (e.g. Convocations, Graduation Rites, Assemblies, events in the Henry Lee Irwin Theater); and
c. Science Laboratories.

The Sanggunian Block, Course and Sectoral Representatives have forwarded their constituents' feedback on the proposed alternatives, a majority of which are in favor.

The Sanggunian encourages the student body to continuously participate in future discussions to promote student rights and welfare, and "a lifestyle that is simple, value-oriented, and spirit-inspired." [1]
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[1] Article IV Section 6 of the Ateneo Loyola Schools Magna Carta of Undergraduate Students Rights:

Right to Dress. Students shall have the right to dress according to their individual tastes outside the classroom while keeping within the academic context of the University. Teachers have the prerogative to implement this rule according to certain specifications inside the classroom.

As a Jesuit and Catholic University, the Ateneo de Manila urges students to promote a lifestyle that is simple, value-oriented, and spirit-inspired. Students are required to dress simply, appropriately, and decently.