Haramaya University Student Union

The union is an autonomous non political and fully secular union which is formed and governed by the students. The primary objective of the union is to work for the academic and social rights of Haramaya University. Students who enrolled in the university’s undergraduates and post-graduate studies in the regular program.

Mission

To observe and secure that the best interest of students in the academic, and services, are realized with the required quality.

  • Having close observance on every feeling and activities of the students.
  • Searching for the solution to the possible causes of students problems.
  • Addressing the unresolved matter to the concerned body for remedial purpose.

Vision

  • To see the elimination of factors deteriorating the strength of unity within diversity.
  • Observing students adopting culture of peace, love and unity regardless of their differences.
  • Finding Everlasting solution to the deeply rooted problem of the country.
  • To see civilized nations competing with developed nations.

Objectives of HrUSU

  • Solving the academic social, economic problems of the students
  • Check the service of students, whether it is with its best quality.
  • Maintain the teaching learning process always in harmony
  • Serve as a bridge, with the university management.
  • Raising students issues as priority Agenda wherever, whenever.
  • Claim student’s involvement, in decisions passed by the management
  • Create an environment in which student’s unity becomes stronger and stronger.
  • Create an environment in one understands the other, deeply. To see the effect of our historical unjust relationship and bring it in to of just relationship.
  • Organize different student events

Services

The adviser for the student council is a non-voting director and is a teacher appointed to the role by the principal. Student councils exist at the high school and lower levels to give students a voice in school activities and to foster experience in leadership, planning, democratic decision-making, and service.

Socialization

To acquaint students with campus life continuously and update them on issues that are relevant until they fully experience campus life.

  • Detail description on how to experience life in the residence halls and how to use the catering services.
  • (For further reference, please see University general rules and Residence and catering policy)
  • Address issues related with students with disabilities, foreign students, female students and students who need affirmative action.
  • Acquaint students with extra-curricular activities that are currently available
  • Clubs
  • Student Union
  • Outdoor and Indoor activities on each campuses
  • Sports activities that held annually intra public universities
  • Part-time Job opportunities
  • The university launches free Legal services
  • Introduce the Bill of Rights and Code of conduct
  • Provide examples of habitual mal-practices that contradict the rules and regulations of the university and how they should behave in the university
  • Organize and conduct campus tour by clustering students in manageable groups.
  • Information on alternative catering and entertainment places and institutions that would help them in their day-to-day activities.
  • Familiarize students with the various places that exist around the university such as market places, religious institutions, theater, Cinema, etc.
  • Familiarize students with clearance and withdrawal process.

Orientation Procedures and Pre-activities

  • Organizing Campus Orientation Unit (Orientation Staff) from relevant departments
  • Establishing Information Desks at convenient sites (entrance)
  • Preparing properly decorated venue with welcoming quotes which will be able to accommodate large number of students
  • Inviting resource persons who would share their experiences
  • Preparing Coordinators (recruiting volunteers from senior students)
  • Preparing brochures, student guide books, site maps, (Disseminated Materials)
  • Erecting direction indicators/labeled pointers in different places on campus
  • Planning and organizing a favorable program enhanced with entertainment.
  • Providing audio-visual equipment such as sound magnifier, projector, DVD player and music CD
  •  During arrival/orientation session
  • Reception Teams shall set up a conspicuous temporary Reception Desk as prescribed by university authority each year at train stations/central bus stops. New students from Addis Ababa are expected to report to their respective campuses
  • On their arrival at their respective campuses, the new students shall be received at the main gate and escorted to the Institution premises and the Information desk
  • Campus Orientation staff will contact them with voluntary students and guide them to the hall, welcoming them with music, handshakes and dissemination of brochures, handbooks and other printed materials
  • The on-arrival orientation will be held in the hall booked and arranged for the purpose by the respective campus orientation staff/unit
  • On-arrival orientation sessions will be conducted on the day of their arrival as decided by the responsible office and for subsequent…….days.
  • Refreshment will also be served during orientation sessions
  • At the end of each orientation session, the students shall be taken to tour the campus, meet their roommates, engage with members of the faculty and staff, and learn about other areas of interest, such as the various clubs, the volunteer center, and student leadership opportunities.
  • There will be evening programs/entertainment which will offer students a chance to gather with classmates.

Students are expected to:

  • Communicate their concerns about safety or health to the university clinic immediately;
  • Contact counseling service officers about any feelings or need for counseling regarding either academic or personal problems.
  • Know that it is their responsibility to ask for assistance; however, the Counselor may refer a student at any time, if appropriate and necessary, to a higher service providing entity.
  • Get Clearance to leave campus at the end of each year and keep a copy of the document for themselves.
  • Return every property when they withdraw due to illness, personal hardship, or good causes.