LIFE IN BENILDE
Be your own. Be your best. Be yourself.
The Benildean Community way of life is inspired by the Seven Benildean Expressions of the Lasallian Core Values:
- With integrity
- Socially responsible
- Creative and innovative
- Appreciative of individual worth
- Professionally excellent
- One with the plight of the poor
This integration is carried through many formation programs in Benilde, especially those spearheaded by the Center for Lasallian Ministry, Center for Social Action and Center for Restorative Discipline.
The Center for Lasallian Ministry (CLM) is a service unit committed to uphold and develop the spiritual formation of the members of the College through the services it provides.
CLM facilitates a holistic formation of the Benildean Community towards discovering their Ministry in the Church. It has three major ministries: the Office for Student Accompaniment, the Office for Worship and the Office for Adult Accompaniment.
The Center for Social Action (CSA) advocates for a socially involved Benildean community. Guided by the Principles of Lasallian Social Development, the Center strives to spark in all Benildeans a compassionate spirit in addressing contemporary social issues. The CSA works in solidarity with different organizations and institutions to create a community of socially responsible individuals.
The Center for Restorative Discipline (CRD) is the institutional discipline formation arm of DLS-CSB under the Office of the Vice-President for Lasallian Mission and Student Life (LMSL) with the advocacy to implement the reformative and restorative approach to respond to the cases filed against the students and the associates and to partner with the Benildean Community in responding to their needs pertaining to discipline and behavior-related concerns during the virtual or face-to-face learning modality.
Moreover, the CRD offers online and face-to-face sessions for inquiry, interview, clarification, investigation, case conferencing, and other related services to attend to the needs of the students and the associates and to resolve, reform, and restore the parties (involved in complaints, infractions, or incidents with regard to discipline or behavior- related concerns) peacefully back to the community, with the appropriate formation and renewed relationships.
Foster camaraderie among other Benildeans outside the classroom by joining student organizations that will help you keep a well- balanced life between academic works and extra-curricular activities.
The Center for Student Life, in close collaboration and partnership with the academic programs and guided by the Lasallian values of faith, zeal for service, and communion in mission, works toward the holistic development of Benildean-Lasallians. The Center also works in collaboration and partnership with internal and external stakeholders to produce students who are highly engaged, work towards the common good and are active contributors to nation building and global society by being critically aware and responsive to the needs of others, especially the poor.
The Student Involvement Unit, which supervises most of the Benildean student organizations, assists in facilitating the professional and socio-cultural growth, and development of students through creative, pro-active, innovative, and excellent approaches to student activities and active participation in various leadership-development events.
arts and culture
Expose yourself to many different forms of art inside Benilde. Learn to appreciate art and enjoy countless public performances and exhibits of SDA students as part of their course work. Alongside, the Center for Campus Art holds year-round exhibits of works, which include those of multi-awarded and National Artists.
The student-servicing Culture and Arts Unit promotes formative and artistic growth and innovation among student-artists in the College. It strives to uplift and promote Filipino culture and traditions by developing art programs and project initiatives not only within the College but also on a global platform.
Also inside SDA Campus is the Museum of Contemporary Arts and Design where works of emerging and known artists are hosted.
The Benilde Culture and Arts Unit is committed to the pursuit of formative and artistic growth in the service of the Benildean community, the country, and God. It strives to develop programs and initiatives for the promotion of culture, inclusion and innovation.
It commits to the personal and professional development of its student-artists by mounting performances and productions, producing events, collaborating with other institutions, facilitating outreach activities, and participating in local and international competitions.
The six groups under its supervision are Dulaang Filipino, Stage Production Operations Team, Coro San Benildo, Karilyo, Saint Benilde Romançon Dance Company, and Cultural Promotions Team.
The Student Publications Unit (SPU) was established to oversee the College’s official campus student publications and media organizations; train and empower their members to be effective, responsible, and ethical campus journalists and well-rounded communicators; and ensure their autonomy as mandated by the Campus Journalism Act of 1991 (R.A. 7079). The organizations under the SPU are the Benildean Press Corps (BPC) and the Ad Astra.
Both organizations are run by students, guided by administrators under the SPU. In accordance with the Campus Journalism Act of 1991 and other applicable laws, the selection of the BPC and Ad Astra editors (officers) shall be made through competitive examinations and interviews, supervised by an independent screening committee. The Editorial Boards of BPC and Ad Astra, in consultation with the Publications Coordinator, Yearbook Coordinator, and the SPU Head, shall determine their editorial policies and publications content. Control or censorship by the personnel or by any other administrator or personnel of the College shall be discouraged unless the publication content runs contrary to law, or to the standards and values upheld by the College as stated in its Vision-Mission and/or rules, regulations, and guidelines.
Founded in 1991, the SPU is under the Center for Student Life and is part of the Office of the Vice President for Lasallian Mission and Student Life.
The Academic Year 2021-2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the College's Student Publications and press freedom.
The Benildean Press Corps (BPC) is the College’s official campus journalism organization. It is committed to publish timely, truthful, and comprehensive news, information, and views relevant to the student body; as well as train and give a platform for its members and contributors to display their talents in print, digital and broadcast journalism, and communications.
Guided by the provisions of the Campus Journalism Act of 1991, it aspires to be the benchmark for free, autonomous, innovative, ethical, and responsible campus journalism organizations in the Philippines.
read the latest publications
Ad Astra is the sole organization tasked to produce the College’s official yearbook. It captures timely and timeless memories of Benildean students, their journey, and aspirations, and showcases the College’s rich history of innovation and creativity. It also provides its members a venue for publication-related activities such as writing and copyediting, layout and graphic design, photography and videography, graphic illustration, marketing and public relations, and customer support.
ARE YOU READY TO MEET YOUR HIGHER SELF?
Enjoy a wide variety of food choices during your stay in Benilde. At the Cafeteria, everyone practices CLAYGO (Clean As You Go) and use of disposable food containers is discouraged. Aside from the Cafeteria, our hatcheries Andrew Cafe, Chef Station, Cafe Romançon and Vatel Restaurant adds further to your selection of dining options.
Benilde is also located in a bustling vicinity surrounded by many food establishments, popular brands and family business alike.
Bringing in of food with stryofoam packaging is strictly prohibited.
Each of our campuses has its own campus clinic for health and medical assistance augmented by licensed emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who are on standby in case of emergency.
In addition, the Benilde Well-Being Center (BWC) holds office in each campus to provide counseling services to students and their parents, faculty, and associates in a safe, caring and nurturing environment facilitated by registered and licensed guidance counselors, psychologists and psychometricians.
sports and recreation
Maintain an active lifestyle with the many spaces intended for sports and recreation. The Dorm and Sports Complex is the latest addition which boasts top-of-the-line facilities for sports activities such as basketball, swimming, taekwondo, and cheerleading.
In Taft Campus, there are also two basketball courts, a badminton court, and a dance room. At the corner of P. Ocampo and Arellano Streets is where you will find the Benilde Covered Court.
Benilde Blazers, the College’s official athletics team, competes in two major tournaments: the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the Philippine University Games (UNIGAMES).
Malate District, where Benilde is at, and its surrounding areas is rich in historical landmarks and commercial centers. Towards the north is Intramuros and other Colonial-period points of interest. To the West is the Roxas Boulevard where you can enjoy an afternoon stroll while watching the world-famous Manila Bay sunset.
Major transportation lines such as city buses, jeepneys and the light rail (LRT) passes through Benilde. Neighboring business districts like Makati CBD, Bonfacio Global City, Mall of Asia Complex and Binondo are easily accessible by both public and private transportation.
other student services
For scholars who are housed in the Benilde Sports and Dormitory Complex (SDC), the Student Residence Unit assists resident athletes, artists, and select scholars during their stay. The unit facilitates workshops, seminars, orientation and student development programs to aid in adjustment, fellowship and personal growth.
Students who may need help in integration into the professional world are encouraged to visit the Career Placement Unit for information resources on the current job market. The Unit maintains the Career Portal where students may utilize for on-the-job (OJT) deployment and career opportunities after graduating. Our corporate partners subscribe to the portal for job postings.
Starting AY 22-23, there are slots available for paying students on a first come, first served basis. Priority will be given to students who are enrolled in the face-to-face classes in Benilde.
safety and security
Safety and security is everyone’s Responsibility. That’s why we value opportunity for every Benildean to learn how to make Benilde a safe and secure learning environment.
The Center for Emergency Management, Safety and Security holds programs, regular drills and safety inspections to further polish our disaster plans and identify potential loopholes and glitches. Furthermore, these activities also allow our Community members to have first-hand knowledge of handling emergency situations.
Benilde, together with St. Scholastica’s College and De La Salle University, has been in partnership with the Philippine National Police, local government units and the surrounding establishments since 2003 through the Task Force Safe School. Benilde holds the two-year chairmanship of TFSS until AY 2021-2022.
Benilde Center for Admissions
2544 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila, Philippines 1004
Facebook: DLS-CSB Admissions Center
For admissions-related inquiries, contact us at (63) 2 8230 5100 local 1801 or Viber us: 09177726466 (Mr. Paulo) / 09175526466 (Ms. Lhor)
For other concerns, check out our office directory or submit a ticket at Benilde Hub for Info.
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