Student Life

* Accommodation
* Cafeteria Facilities * Student Activities
* Library Services * Health Services
* Religious Guidance Center
* Counseling and Consultation Services Center

Because Fu Jen's students have always been drawn from a wide area, the University has regarded the provision of proper accommodation for its students as an important objective. There are eleven student dormitories: 6 for women, 5 for men. Students who wish to live on campus must first make an application, and if they meet regulations, they can live in one of the campus dormitories. There are over 4064 men and women students living in the eleven dormitories now. In addition to a military training instructor assigned to each dormitory to serve student needs, a dormitory superintendent and a full-time administrator are responsible for administrative affairs. The dormitories also feature a self-governing committee elected by the students themselves.

Under the reasonable requirements and regulations, the dormitories provide a stable, quiet and humane atmosphere in which students may live and study.

The College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and Engineering, the College of Law, and the College of Management together have five cafeterias. Those administered by the College of Science and Engineering, specifically the Departments of Applied Life Science and Nutrition and Food Sciences are used for student practice. The College of Liberal Arts manages its own cafeteria, whereas the other two are managed by businessmen under contract.

The Life Assistance Section is responsible for the coordination, and supervision of sanitation and food prices, as well as general improvements. In the field of sanitary inspection, the Department of Nutrition and Food Science takes the responsibility for germ laboratory examination and for general inspection once a semester. For the benefit of faculty and student health, sanitation standards for the cafeterias are closely followed.

To promote academic research, enhance the development of student leadership, foster the growth of lofty sentiments, and enrich campus culture, the University encourages students to organize various student clubs according to their own interests. By assisting the students in extra-curricular activities, we hope to reach our goal of an all- round education.

Every year there are many training programs for the directors of student clubs. Symposiums and seminars on how to prepare and how to conduct student activities are designed completely by the students themselves. The Extra-curricular Activity Director's Office also provides the members of student clubs with many training opportunities. There are over one hundred different kinds of student clubs :

1 . The Student Union, the College Student Association and the Department Student Association, are the leading student organizations of the school. these organizations are responsible for the recreational, cooperative and social activities of the students. It also publishes newspapers to inform students about the functions of the organizations.

2 . Academic clubs emphasize the reading activities for academic research in order to develop analytical abilities.

3 . Artistic clubs provide an environment for training and performance of various arts.

4 . Society-oriented clubs offer opportunities for enjoying a large circle of acquaintances and cultivating better public relations.

5 . In order to strengthen assistance for Overseas Chinese Students, the Overseas Chinese Student Assistance Office was set up by the end of 1979 after regulations of the Ministry of Education. The Office aims to provide overseas Chinese students with a background of Chinese culture. In addition, there are several student-oriented overseas Chinese student clubs which offer group activities to enhance the friendship and communication among students. In 1993, the assistance for overseas Chinese students is extended to the foreign students as well. Recreational clubs advocate proper and healthy entertainment by which students educate themselves in various skills.

6 . Service clubs aim to provide social service by transforming loving care into action.

7 . Sports clubs help students to build up a healthy body by promoting the proper development of physical, mental, social and emotional fitness.

In addition to the above-mentioned clubs, there are still other special and large scale extra-curricular activities during semesters, and nearly 100 campus newspapers, magazines and pamphlets; all are edited and published by students.

A library plays a vital role in any place of learning. At Fu Jen, the library system includes three libraries : the Library of Liberal Arts, the Library of Social Science, and the Library of Natural Sciences and Foreign Languages. The Liberal Arts Library also functions as the Main library, as its collections would often times provide inter- disciplinary information for all faculties of the University.

The book stock of these three libraries sums up a total of 650852 volumes. The subscriptions of professional and technical periodicals and journals total 2873 . There are 933 kinds of audio-visual source, 79 kinds of Database and 9485 pieces of micro-form in these three libraries.

The libraries have been organized to fulfill the educational needs of the students and to support the University in meeting its objectives. The entire collection of the Library is comprehensively catalogued on computer. In addition, our libraries also provide a gateway, via the latest computer technology, to numerous national and international information sources.

The main work of the university Health Center is to prevent disease and to promote the health of faculty staff members and students.

Therefore all staff members and students must have a health certificate before joining our university community. If we find any infection after physical checkup, the person will be carefully isolated from others specially if he/she is living the dormitories.

The Health center will help other university offices to promote and to keep the university surroundings clean and healthy.

The Health center also sees to it that both vaccination and immunity injections are given each year. The university maintains a clinic with medical doctors and registered nurses in attendance. The Health Center also offers first aid training and health education each year to promote skill and health knowledge.

The Fu Jen Religious Guidance Center aims to oversee the University Pastoral Program, and facilitates cooperation between different college-based religious counseling offices and religious organizations in order to realize the mission of the University as a catholic Institution of learning. In addition, the Center also helps foster sense of awareness among students and professors of the spirit of Catholic Education as influenced by anthropology and values. In a multi-credal society as in Taiwan, the Center also serves as a means for dialogue with the contemporary world and other faiths.

Headed by the chaplain, the Center provides diverse sacramental services such as baptisms, confirmations, weddings, yearly retreats and recollections during special liturgical seasons both for the Catholic students and members of the academic community.

In order to promote the holistic development of the students, staff and faculty, the University has provided comprehensive counseling and consultation services dedicated to the total development and needs of the students, staff and faculty in their personal, social, psychological and spiritual development. It aims to facilitate better understanding of the self and greater appreciation of the goodness within each individual. In addition, the Center enables the faculty and students to handle crises and to better adjust themselves to the changing world in the light of social and moral values. On the whole, it assists both the faculty and students in their efforts to become secure, integrated, self- directed and self-sufficient individuals.

The faculty at the counseling and consultation services include Guidance Counselors, Counseling Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Psychologists. Through individual counseling and consultation, preventive group counseling, supervision and training, the counselors attempt to provide appropriate services.