Prof. Jerwin F. Agpaoa
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs UP Diliman
Please share your most memorable story of kindness and compassion on campus:
Since Palma Hall does not have an elevator, I was particularly touched by the act of kindness and compassion of a group of security and custodial personnel who assisted a wheelchair-bound student, who suffers from muscle atrophy, by carrying him to his third-floor class in Palma Hall and carrying him back down to the ground floor after his class. This became routine for them for three semesters.
How can UP help students, faculty, and staff deal better with life’s difficult challenges?
UP can help by providing forms of assistance that are reasonable and equitable. Given that everyone is not on equal footing, UP can help identify various needs so it can come up with responses and sustainable initiatives that can best address different levels of concern and ensure that its staff, faculty, and students thrive well. It would be good to have a survey of varying needs so policies can be crafted in response to these.