University celebrates Org Days
The University formally opened Org Days 2012 August 15 at the Quadrangle. Office of Student Affairs (OSA) head Jesus Barizo described the event dubbed AQ Republic as a “manifestation of our freedom of association.”
The annual event showcases the 32 University-recognized organizations in their efforts of promoting the Aquinian identity and culture. Booths have been set up to be utilized in each group’s income generating ventures, according to Supreme Student Council Secretary Angelica Guillermo.
Paraphrasing former Harvard Law School Professor Justice Frankfurter, the OSA director said academic freedom has been seen in jurisprudence mainly as the right to enjoy in school the guarantee of the Bill of Rights and the right to form associations.
“Freedom of association is an aspect of freedom of expression and of belief. This Org Days is indeed a manifestation of our freedom of association,” he added.
The four college departments will stage shows at the parking area of the St. Thomas Building.
As part of the opening ceremonies, a surprise mob dance was performed at 12 noon by student volunteer dancers trained by the Aquinas University Dance Troupe near the St. Dominic and St. Thomas buildings, respectively.
Among the highlights of the three-day celebration are the blessing of the new student center, the recognition of organizations, and the Black and Yellow Acquaintance Party all happening on the final day, August 17.
The event is spearheaded by the Supreme Student Council in cooperation with the Office of Student Affairs.
Posted on: 08.15.2012
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