The vision for the academic year 2015-2016 is TO EXCEL. In order to bring excellence in students the focus of the Student Council Activities was to develop disciplined Holy Crossians with integrity, social conscience and Christ-like attitude.
PLEDGE OF A HOLY CROSSIAN
Every Holy Crossian undertakes a pledge to evolve into a Holy Crossian of Excellence and to realize the purpose of their education and vision of the college. The Pledge is administered by the Principal on the first day of their college life.
I as a student of Holy Cross College, promise to grow as a person of integrity and discipline, be focused in my studies and participate in extra-curricular activities and will abide by the rules of the college and evolve into a servant leader modeled on Christ-like values. I also pledge to use my education for the growth of my society and will transfer my knowledge and skills to at least 100 girls in my lifetime.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR THE SELF TO BE A HOLY- CROSSIAN OF EXCELLENCE
1. I will reflect, pray, develop Christ-like attitude and act on the will of God and not on my own desires and ways.
2. I will obey my parents, respect my institution and have reverence for my respectable Sisters and teachers of this institution.
3. I will honour and be kind to every person I meet in my daily life.
4. I shall speak the truth at all times and will not tell lies or manipulate which will put down my integrity.
5. I shall use God’s resource of time for my everyday learning, intellectual and skill development, follow PBBT and not waste time in unproductive activities.
6. I shall initiate and volunteer to be of service and contribute my talents for all the college activities and guided social out-reach programmes.
7. I will make myself presentable, take care of my personal-hygiene, dress modestly and neatly and have a smile in my eyes and lips.
8. I will not use offensive or derogatory language either for friendly conversation or to speak ill of others in my everyday language.
9. I shall promise not to use restricted things such as mobile phones and plastic bags and be an eco-friendly and rule-abiding student for my own interest and good of others.
10. I pledge to focus on my purpose of study in this institution and choose actions and words that will lead me towards my goal, to become a Holy-Crossian of Excellence.
Workshops and Trainings:
To effectively and productively bring in change and development campaigns and trainings are organized and conducted.
– A two-day intensive workshop on being a ‘Holy Cross Leader of Excellence’ was conducted by Dr. M. Mary Jayanthi, Dean of Students, Holy Cross College on 19th and 20th June 2015 at the Shanthi’s hall. Sessions were also handled by Dr. Catherine Edward, Vice-Principal and Ms. D. Leema Peter, Psychologist and Counsellor. Around 54 newly inducted leaders participated and benefitted.
– A one-hour orientation for the first year UG students on “Self discipline and Goal setting” was conducted by Dr. M. Mary Jayanthi , Dean of students on 24th, 27th and 29th of July,2015 in six sessions. Around 900 students benefitted. The session was to aid Holy Crossians actualize the pledge taken on their first day in college and work towards their goal, internalizing the desired change and positive character formation during their stay in College. It was also to help them realize their purpose of education, plan, focus and work towards becoming a Holy Crossian of Excellence.
– A one-day orientation programme on “Being an Effective Leader” was conducted by Prof. Jeykar Chellaraj, an international trainer and former Principal of Bishop Heber College. The session was for Part IV leaders and Student Council Elect from all the departments.
ANTI-RAGGING CAMPAIGN: The Anti-Ragging Squad met with the Principal on 19th June’15 and decided to continue to work on creating awareness on zero tolerance to ragging in the campus. The Student Council Members were asked to keep a check on it and report immediately in case of such incidents. They spread the awareness about anti-ragging by sticking posters and this was maintained throughout the year. The students were also asked to register in the amanmovement.org on anti-ragging. No ragging incidents were reported. A healthy and friendly relationship was maintained between the Freshers and seniors.
The PBBT campaign was conducted in the month of June to motivate students to PLEASE BE BEFORE TIME and discourage late comers. Video campaign and Placards on punctuality and honouring the resource of time were displayed. In order to control the number of late comers a Department-wise monthly graph of late-comers was recorded and maintained every month by the Student Council President S. Pavithraa. The consolidation report of all the departments was made by the Dean of students and signed by the Principal. Repeated late-comers were subject to accountability procedure.
A Mobile Control Video campaign was organized in the month of July to discourage students to bring mobiles to college as to avoid distraction and control the use of it personally at home. Random checking for mobiles were done and discipline procedure was followed in correct defaulters.
STUDENT FORUM’S MEET WITH PRINCIPAL: A meeting was held for all the class representatives and student council members by the Principal on 1st October 2015 in Our Lady’s Hall. The purpose was to reinstate and incorporate the values and rules of the college. The Principal insisted on discipline, career development, cleanliness and how not to misuse the technology development.
YOUTH AWARNESS DAY: In memory of Dr . APJ Abdul Kalam, the ‘Youth Awareness Day’ was celebrated in Holy Cross College on 13th, 14th, and 15th of October 2015. Ongoing quiz competitions were conducted for the students and appreciated with smilie and Kalam badges. Days such as “Safety day”, “Eco-friendly day” and “I love HCC” campaign were conducted. A flash mob was presented by the western dance team of our college on the theme I Love Holy Cross.
CONSTITUTION DAY: The Student Council Members celebrated the Constitution Day on 26th November 2015. They were guided by the Vice-Principals Dr. Catherine Edward and Dr. Horne Iona Averal. The council members conducted an essay writing competition on the topic “Dream India” for the students and appreciated the winners with awards. A mock parliament was enacted by the Student Council Members and a lecture was addressed by a renowned lawyer on the basic aspects of constitution.
CUDDALORE FLOOD RELIEF WORK: On 17th December 2015 volunteers among students and the student council members along with the Social Work department head Sr. Niranjana and members of staff visited the flood affected areas in Cuddalore. They took a survey of places that needed rehabilitation work. Many areas were covered and required household things were distributed to the people.