Center for Student Affairs

About the SAO

As one of the major service providers of the University, the Student Affairs Office (SAO) exists primarily to facilitate the delivery of basic services that are concerned with the academic support experiences of students to attain holistic development.


The Office is under the leadership of a Director who supervises the offices directly handling the Student Activities, Gender and Development (GAD), Scholarships, and Discipline.

Vision, Mission and Goals


Servant-leaders with Christian values and integrity fully aware of socio-political realities to effect change which is responsive to the needs of the community.



  1. the development of a well-rounded personality;
  2. the pursuit of practicing Christian values;
  3. the continuous formation of student leaders;
  4. the conscientization of the socio-political activities.



  • design programs for the development of the total person;
  • get involved in socio-political activities.

Services Offered

  1. Student Activities

The Office of Student Activities complements the academic training of the students through   its relevant developmental programs designed to enhance the students’ potentials and skills.


 The office spearheads the planning and execution of programs for the development of recognized campus student organization officers and members through leadership trainings, office bearers’ course, and team-building workshops. It also recommends the recognition of student campus organizations every first semester of the  every academic year.

  The office oversees all co-curricular and extra-curricular activities involving students and their organizations. The distribution of any reading materials to students, survey questionnaires and the like, requires approval from the Office of Student Activities.


  1. Student Welfare Services
  2. Information and Orientation
  3. Student Handbook Development


  1. Student Development Services

Student Organizations.  These are organized groups of students sharing common interests, objectives, philosophy, and operational activities not contrary to laws, morals, and university rules and regulations.  Furthermore, a student organization must be non-partisan and non-political in all exercises inside and outside the school campus.


            Student organizations are categorized into the following:


  1. Central Student Government (CSG)


  1. The Word (The Official Student Publication)


  1. Campus Student Organizations (CSO)


List of Campus Student Organizations

                   c.1 Co-curricular

  • Association of Nationalist and Democrats (ANAD)
  • Clinical Educators and Life-Lover Society (CELLS)
  • Computer Society (ComSoc)
  • Crime Knights
  • English Majors’ Society (EMS)
  • Familia Scientifica
  • Hospitality and Tourism Society (HATS)
  • Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines – Visayas Regional Student Council (IECEP)
  • Junior Business Executives Association (JBEA)
  • Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA)
  • Math Club
  • Neo_Psych Society
  • Nursing Students Organization
  • PE and MAPEH Majors’ Society (PEMMS)
  • Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, Inc. Bohol – HNU Chapter (PICE)
  • Samahanag Filipino (SamaFil)
  • Socialis Studorium (SocStud)
  • Students’ Action Vital to the Environment and Mother Earth Movement (SAVE ME)
  • Society of Young Computer Professionals (SYComp)
  • Spedsters’ Club
  • Technology and Livelihood – Learners and Educators Society (TLE – LES)
  • The Communicators’ Guild (TCG)
  • Young Educators’ Society (YES)


c.2 Extra-curricular

  • Academic Scholars’ Society (AcadSS)’
  • Animation and Cartoonist Society (AnimatiCS)
  • Bien Unido Student Society (BUSS)
  • Center for Religious Education and Mission – Acolytes and Lectors (CREaM – Acolec)
  • Center for Religious Education and Mission – Catechetical Organization (CREaM – CO)
  • Center for Religious Education and Mission – Children of Mary (CreaM – COM)
  • Center for Religious Education and Mission – Himig Diwa Chorale (CReaM – HDC)
  • Center for Religious Education and Mission – Student Catholic Action (CReaM- SCA)
  • Center for Religious Education and Mission – Young Missionaries Club (CReaM – YMC)
  • Diwanag Dance Theatre and Cultural Troupe (Diwanag)
  • Golden Harvest (GH)
  • HNU Amateur Radio Team (H.A.R.T)
  • Holy Name University Band (HNU Band)
  • Holy Name University Chorale (HNUC)
  • Holy Name University – Falcon Mega Crew (HNU Falcons)
  • Holy Name University - Varsity
  • Isaga – TBB: Filipino Martial
  • Red Raiders (RR)
  • Rotaract Club of Tagbilaran School Based – HNU Chapter
  • Society of College Seniors (SCS)
  • Trailers Society
  • Working Scholars Organization
  • Young Leader’s Society


  1. Student Government
  2. Student Publication and Year Book
  3. Leadership Training and Advocacies


  1. Gender and Development (GAD)

The GAD Office is designated to plan, implement, and evaluate programs and services relevant to the gender development of the students in the University.

The office is created to investigate any complaints or cases pertaining to violations of the students’ gender rights, such as, but not limited to: sexual harassment, discrimination, acts of lasciviousness, physical, social, emotional, psychological and economic abuses, committed against any student by any member of the University.

The office assists victims of abuses by referring them to the Guidance Center for counseling, to the CREAM for spiritual direction, to the Disciplinary Board, and/or Committee on Decorum and Investigation for due process, and to government or non government agencies which can provide any form of assistance to abused male and female students.


  1. Scholarships

  The Office of Scholarships is responsible for the planning and implementation of the scholarship programs that aim to mold the university scholars in a holistic manner.


 The office assists in processing applications for externally funded students’ financial assistance and scholarship programs.


The office accepts and screens academic scholarship applicants, monitors, and evaluates academic and non-academic scholars’ academic performance, and keeps records and master list of both university-funded and externally-funded scholars.


  1. University-funded Scholarships

These scholarships are solely financed by the university. The school allocates an annual budget for the tuition fee discount of the scholars. These consist of the Academic Scholarships, Non- Academic Scholarships and Special Scholarships, namely:

  • Athletics
  • Band Members
  • Center for Religious Education and Mission (CREaM)
  • Diwanag Dance Theatre and Cultural Troupe
  • Entrance Scholars
  • Alphonse Lesage
  • Joseph Bates
  • HNU Chorale
  • PD 577 (AFP Educational Benefit System)
  • RA 7277 (Person With Disability)
  • Resident Scholars
  • Working Scholars


2.Externally-funded Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by private individuals, or groups such as alumni associations, corporations, government and non-government organizations. The benefactors shall furnish the university a copy of either certification, letter of guaranty or MOA with regard to the assurance and mode of payment either direct or through endowment fund. These scholarships include:

  • AJJI_EDG Scholarship Award
  • Alturas Group of Companies
  • Alumni Association of HNU
  • Alumni Association of Xavier School
  • Bol-anon sa Michigan (BOSAMI)
  • Carlos P. Garcia (CPG)
  • Central Student Government (CSG)
  • Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
  • Department of Science and Technical (DOST)
  • Edward and Eva Underwood Charitable Foundation
  • Government Services Insurance System (GSIS)
  • Holynamian Multi-purpose Cooperative (HOMCO)
  • Life Bank
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA)
  • Pedro-Felicitas Camacho Scholarship
  • Philippine Veterans
  • Saint Arnold Janssen
  • Tagbilaran City Government
  • Tanging Yaman Foundation
  • Tzu Chi Foundation
  • US Veterans
  • Uy Teng Seng
  • Western Union
  1. Discipline

The Office of Discipline monitors the implementation of the rules and regulations of the  university and oversees proper student behavior inside and outside the campus in coordination with the security personnel.


 The office supervises the students’ activities and enforces school policies affecting   disciplinary matters.

The office makes preliminary investigations on all reported cases of misbehavior and imposes appropriate sanctions for minor offenses.  In cases of major offenses, the office elevates the matter to the Disciplinary Board and/or Committee on Decorum and Investigation for due process.

Prof. Nanelyn Wate, MPA
Center for Student Affairs