DEAN OF STUDENTS
DETAILS OF SERVICES OFFERED
The welfare services offered under the department include accommodation, feeding, medical treatment (care), guidance and counseling, games and sports and general recreation, places of worship, among others. The department is also in charge of studentsâ€™ leadership and discipline.
The Kyambogo University halls of residences have a total capacity of 1,800, accommodating 680 female and 1,120 male students. The halls are open to both government and privately sponsored students. The private students pay for the service. The University works hand in hand with some private hostels that meet the minimum health and security standards to which non resident students are referred. The students pay directly to the Hostel managements.
The University operates three cafeterias attached to the Halls of residence. The menu served in the cafeterias is agreed upon by the Management together with Studentsâ€™ leaders. The University makes an effort within its limited resources to provide a balanced diet to the students. The University cafeterias are not able to cater for students with special dietary problems. Such students are encouraged to be non residents and provide their own meals.
Private non-resident students can pay for and take meals from the University cafeterias.
Medical treatment is offered to both government as well as privately sponsored students. The private students pay an annual medical fee.
The Dean of Studentsâ€™ department provides full time professional guidance and counseling services to the students. Peer Counsellors were also introduced to supplement the professional counselors.
The University has sports facilities in the following areas: football, netball, lawn tennis, basket ball, hand ball, rugby, cricket, volleyball, athletics and a variety of in door games. The University ensures that the students participate in all National, Regional and International Sports fraternities.
Kyambogo University promotes freedom of worship. At the University there are places of worship for the following faiths: Roman Catholics, Church of Uganda (Anglicans), Seventh Day Adventists and the Muslim faith. For the above faiths there are religious leaders at the University who were seconded by their respective hierarchies to Kyambogo University. Members of other denominations other than those above are also free to go and worship where they please. The various religious groups exist in a cordial relationship with one another.
The students at Kyambogo University are given opportunity to practice their leadership talents. Students compete for the various leadership posts. The leaders so elected are given a chance to manage studentsâ€™ affairs under the guidance of the Dean of Students and other senior managers in the department. They however retain responsibility for any mismanagement or good management. The Studentsâ€™ Union derives its existence and authority from the Act of Parliament i.e the Universities and other Tertiary Institutions Act. The studentsâ€™ leaders participate in the management of the University right from the smallest units to Senate and Council and all their committees.
The Dean of Studentsâ€™ department also ensures that appropriate rules and regulations are in place to guide and direct studentsâ€™ activity. The regulations are guidelines and a yardstick for discipline and orderliness in the University. A copy of University regulations is issued to all new students on admission.