Office of Student Affairs

Student Welfare and Development

Student Discipline and Concerns

Help to address incidents or complaints affecting students welfare including but not limited to the school guidelines.

Student Life

Student Life

The Housing Unit of the College provides accommodation choices for visiting guests as well as full-time faculty and staff members.

Community Task

A sense of responsibility is the major takeaway of doing community tasks, as well as for students to develop a work ethic and learn how to help their schoolmates.

Student Housing

GMC provides accommodations for students. The Office of Community Affairs (OCA) and OSA manage dormitories on and off campus. All dormitories are furnished with beds, mattresses, study tables and chairs, and lockers for each student. The housing and residential life manages all aspects of student’s residency requirements throughout their stay in GMC. The College residential life aims to foster a positive community that values learning and positive social connections through sustainable and well-maintained student dormitories with environment-friendly amenities and innovative facilities.

The Unit’s mission: To effectively and efficiently manage GMC student dormitory facilities. To deliver service to students through livable and secured dormitory spaces. To help students adjust and transition to significant lifestyle changes through activities such as orientation, assemblies, and other social activities in the dormitory.

Free Day

When a student gets a day off from their academic routine, it’s not just a break from the daily grind, but an opportunity for something much more valuable. It’s a chance for them to rediscover themselves and feel rejuvenated. They can use this time to pursue their hobbies, catch up with their loved ones, discover new interests, or just relax and unwind. This free day is a chance for students to take a break from their academic pressures and focus on their personal growth and well-being.

Student Activities

Extracurricular Activities

This activity is priorly arranged and approved by the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) and Office of Student Affairs and International Mobility (OSA) Students’ participation adheres to basic standards of honesty, diligence, and academic integrity. The extra-curricular activities are channeled through participation in various organizational activities and are perceived to branch out what students learn inside the classroom. These activities are efforts to further classroom instruction and provide relevant and quality services that foster and develop students’ social growth and awareness.


Two types of assembly: Hybrid- every Monday, attendees are the GMC students, faculty, President, FGS Venerables, GMC Cebu, and other staff; Online and in-person. Mini Sinag- Every Monday; attendees are GMC students, faculty, staff, and in-person.


A weekly meeting of the students which gives them a chance to discuss, evaluate goals, address concerns in student life, and develop courses of action. It allows students to keep informed on important GMC events and matters. Also, it provides opportunities for students to converse and promote group connection. This enables students to develop constructive distributions and participate in the decision-making on student affairs.

BANAAG: Arrival of the Students

As we embark on a new academic year, there’s a sense of excitement and anticipation at GMC. We’re eager to welcome a new group of students into our dynamic community and embrace the chance to foster a welcoming, inclusive environment where everyone can excel academically, socially, and emotionally.

Guidance and Counseling Unit

Counseling Services

Counseling, the heart of our services, offers support and guidance to students facing various personal, academic, and emotional challenges. Here at Guang Ming College, we offer individual counseling for people with unique needs and concerns and group sessions for people with common concerns and difficulties who can benefit from interpersonal support. Counselors within the unit work collaboratively with students to address issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and academic concerns, empowering them to overcome obstacles and thrive in their academic and personal lives.

Career Programs

Our unit holds career programs which include career counseling, job-seeking skills, and career preparation seminars. These seminars often focus on developing essential skills such as resume writing, interviewing techniques, networking, and professional communication. These skills are crucial for students as they transition from school to the workforce. Students also learn about professional etiquette, workplace expectations, and the importance of building a professional online presence. This helps them understand what employers look for in candidates and how to present themselves effectively in the job market. Overall, it helps students set realistic career goals and develop action plans to achieve them.

Psychological Testing

All students are given psychological tests on aptitude, interests, and personality. This aids in structuring counseling sessions and planning out appropriate intervention plans for students. As of writing, the unit uses the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test 8th edition and Masaklaw na Panukat (MAPA) ng Loob. These tests are administered, scored, and interpreted by a registered psychometrician.

External Referrals

We recognize the boundaries of our roles. Hence, this service includes helping students find needed expert assistance that our counselors cannot provide (i.e. psychotherapy, psychological & psychiatric assessment, and treatment, etc.) to meet their individual needs and goals and to improve their overall well-being. Our counselors connect these students with external healthcare providers.

Psychosocial Programs

As part of our prevention efforts, our unit holds psychosocial programs that are designed to support students’ overall well-being by addressing their psychological and social needs. These programs often include a variety of activities and interventions aimed at promoting mental health, enhancing social skills, and fostering emotional resilience among students. In the past year, we conducted several group dynamic activities on self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making together with other celebrations such as mental health awareness and suicide awareness.

Student Assistantship Program

Student Assistantship Program in colleges is an educational initiative where students engage in part-time work, typically on campus, to gain practical experience and financial benefits. This program often involves roles in various departments like libraries, laboratories, administrative offices, or academic departments. Students assist in research, administrative tasks, or other college functions, balancing work with their academic responsibilities. In return, they may receive a stipend, tuition assistance, or academic credit. This opportunity allows students to develop professional skills, enhance their resumes, and often ease financial burdens associated with higher education. Five (5) students per semester are accepted in this program.

Exit Interview

Before graduating students, dismissed/transferred out students, or students who decided to take a leave of absence leave the institution, an exit interview will be conducted to learn more about their experience in Guang Ming College and at the same time, make sure that these students leave with adequate and realistic plans for their future.

Community Development and External Linkages

Kapihang Diyalogo

Community Dialogue; Serve as an alternative to Community Profiling; Determines the strength, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of a community; Provides a guide in projects and programs needed for community development.

Community Mapping

Determines each partner community’s strength, physical structure, organizations, and institutions that may create meaningful service projects and impact.

FIT for LIFE Seminar Series

Provides various seminars and/or workshop that contributes to the empowerment of both members of the community and GMC.

MULAT: Mula sa Aklat

Runs during National Children’s Month; Storytelling and theater-training-related activities for the Children of partner communities.

Gabay Basketbolista (Basketball Clinic)

Capacity Building Program; Provides Basketball Training to both Children and Youth of partner communities.

Barangay Lab (Lindayag at Ballet )

Capacity Building Program; Provides Ballet and Dance Training to Children of partner communities.