Last July, the Central Student Government and the College Councils released a Unified Call to Defer the Stricter Implementation of the Ad...

Statement on the Moratorium on the Stricter Implementation of the Blue Form Policy

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Last July, the Central Student Government and the College Councils released a Unified Call to Defer the Stricter Implementation of the Admit to Exam Policy to AY 2017-2018 (https://www.facebook.com/notes/xavier-university-central-student-government/a-unified-call-to-defer-the-stricter-implementation-of-the-admit-to-exam-policy-/1067344216647437). The petition was supported by over 500 signatures from the student body, and the concern was lobbied to the Academic Council, the Treasurer, and the XU Confederated Parents-Faculty Association.

As a result of the various concerns raised by the student body, the Academic Council, the academic policy making body of the University, resolved that a moratorium shall be in effect on the stricter implementation of the blue form policy during Prelim and Semi-Final Exams until the First Semester of AY 2017-2018. In effect, the previous mechanism of the Blue Form implementation has been re-instated, and students will be strictly required to have the Blue Form only during the Final Exams of First Semester AY 2016-2017, Midterm Exams of Second Semester AY 2016-2017, and Final Exams of Second Semester AY 2016-2017. In short, the full implementation of the stricter implementation of the Blue Form Policy during Prelim and Semi-Final Exams has been postponed to AY 2017-2018.

We, the unified representatives of the Xavier University student body, welcome the decision made by the Academic Council as it provides more time for the University to disseminate information on the stricter implementation of the blue form policy. It also provides ample time for students and parents alike to prepare themselves financially for the effects of the policy. However, we call on the administration to put the following into consideration:
  • The impact of the policy on retention rates of students in the university;
  • The impact of the policy on partial scholars and student assistants;
  • The availability of student loans in the University (eg Student Assistance Fund Loan, etc);
  • The legal implications of the policy;
  • Whether parents/students prefer quarterly payments or bi-semestral payments;
  • Whether the policy will achieve the aimed reduction of the University’s receivables.
As the student government, we shall help in every way we can to promote access to the various financing schemes available in the university, including student loans and etc. Furthermore, we commit ourselves to further consultations on the possible effects of the policy, and we shall continue to advance the student interest wherever possible. We shall remain ever vigilant in ensuring that our investment reaps the benefits we hope for – a Jesuit Education that liberates us.

Veritas Liberabit Vos.



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