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  • Greetings from the Division of Student Affairs 

    In support of the missions of the University and the Division of Student Affairs, the mission of the Dean of Students Office is to contribute to student learning and the overall safety and civility of the community through general advisement, advocacy, campus consultation and problem solving.

    The Dean of Students Office supports the campus learning environment and contributes to student learning and the overall safety and civility of the community.

    • General advisement and campus consultation
    • Provides student disciplinary services
    • Coordination of referrals and services for students in crisis or in need
    • Assistance in problem solving or identifying appropriate and available services
    Student Affairs staff are committed to promoting student growth and development and fostering a robust community of learning and relationships at CRUTECH. In doing so, we encourage students to take full advantage of the many learning opportunities and experiences that exist outside the formal classroom, especially those that challenge assumptions, promote the discovery of new cultures, perspectives or values, and lead to personal skill development. 

    At CRUTECH, students find that living in community is one of the most rewarding and also one of the most challenging experiences they have. As they develop relationships with others, students will often begin from a place of similarity and commonality, and then explore that which is different. From a cappella singing groups to athletics, and from campus life to community service, students frequently find that they learn a great deal about the world and themselves by engaging with people who are least like them. 

    The University is also a time to assume greater levels of personal responsibility and to use available resources in effectively addressing a range of challenges. The links on this page provide information, advice, and problem-solving strategies that students are encouraged to use to the full.
  • The Students Union Government
    The University Authorities recognize the students' Union Government as a relevant arm of the central Administration of the University. Although it is not compulsory that all students should participate fully in Students' Unionism, the University authorities expect all student to be financially involved in student Unionism for easy administration of students.

    The purpose of the students Union is to promote and expand interest in students and the student body. The Executive Officers of the student Union Government are president, Vice-president, General Secretary, Assistant general secretary, welfare officer, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Sports Director, Public Relations Officer, and Director of Socials.

    The constitution prepared and approved by the students themselves regulates the conduct of the students Union Government.
    Demonstrations/Protests

    Demonstration And Protests
    CRUTECH recognizes the crucial importance of maintaining open communication and dialogue in the process of identifying and resolving problems, which may arise from the dynamics of life in the University. All members of the CRUTECH community are therefore free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them and to express opinions.

    Also important, however is the legitimate right of any member of the community to disagree, to hold different opinion or to think differently from others. This is an integral aspect of University education and academic freedom. But because academic freedom is rather fragile, and for it to be meaningful, the community must always be protected from attack by extremists of whatever persuasion, which would negate this essential freedom of inquiry, by their coercive and disruptive actions, which interfere with the rights, and freedom of others.

    Students are free to support causes by all orderly means as long as they do not disrupt the regular and essential operations and activities of the University since such disruptions would violate the responsible exercise of free enquiry and expression.

    Student Union Government Elections


    One of the most difficult mandates of Student Affairs department is the duty to conduct elections into the various elective offices of the Students Union Government (SUG).
    In the preceding section, we raised the issue of nurturing and managing the Students Union Government arising from the fact that these young, energetic and promising leaders are also exuberant, adventurous and slightly undiscerning in their age.
    Otherwise, why should the Student Affairs department be charged with the onerous responsibility of conducting elections into elective positions of the SUG? Some institutions have tried to allow students conduct their own elections with awkward results. The outcome of this experiment, but for one or two cases have been largely disastrous in most respects hence the Students Affairs department is still charged with this function in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

    Procedure
    An electoral committee comprising of both staff and students is constituted by the University administration with the Dean of Students as Chairman. The committee is in charge of all aspects of the election including:
    Setting the time table for the elections
    Nomination of Candidates
    Screening of Candidates
    Stating the guideline and period for campaign by Candidates
    Organizing the presentation of manifesto by Candidates
    Organizing the voting proper, counting the votes and 
    Declaration of the results

    To qualify as a legitimate candidate in the election, most institutions insist among other things, on some or a combination of the following:
    Candidate must have spent at least one full session in the institution
    Candidate must not be a member of a secret cult
    Candidate must have a cumulative Grade Point average of at least 3.5
    The candidate must have been a registered student for the current session

    It is during the screening of candidates that the committee crosschecks the claims stated by a candidate with his/her form and makes a pronouncement on whether a candidate is qualified to run for office or not. Security agents also largely assist the University with information on any candidate’s membership/non-membership status to a secret cult.
    This step has been useful to the University but has caused certain problems for others Universities in circumstances where the agencies have been compromised by interests. After the screening, the list of qualified candidates is published and the temporary restrain on any form of campaign is lifted. The University limits the type/features of campaigns that candidates would be involved in, including the use of colored posters or organizing a motorcade. The campaign usually terminates between 12-24 hours before voting commences, with the presentation of a written or oral manifesto before the voters.
    Voting may be organized in a general polling center, or in designated polling centers using Faculties and Departments as the basis for delineation. After voting, counting of votes and announcements of the results, the committee becomes functus officio and all complaints arising from the conduct of the elections now go to an Election Tribunal constituted by the administration to review the activities of the Electoral Board.
    The current practice mandates that no officer-elect whose election is being challenged at the Electoral Tribunal should be sworn into the office before a verdict is given by the tribunal. The tribunal is given2 weeks to conclude its sessions, findings and conclusions.
  • Welcome to CRUTECH Accommodation
    Choosing where you'll live is an important consideration when you're off to university. We have a wide range of quality accommodation available, located both on our campuses and other private accommodation services provided by individual landlords around the University environment. 
     Whether you are studying, visiting or working here at CRUTECH, you can see what  we can offer you when it comes to deciding where to live, it is a good idea to consider what facilities are most important to you. If you are a student and you want to live on the same campus that you study on.
    Self-catered halls offer the independence of cooking for yourself and longer contracts that allow you to stay in your room over vacation periods if you need to.
    At CRUTECH, students go through a balloting process to secure available bed space. Before a student qualifies to ballot, the following must be met;
    > Only students' who have paid at least 50% of approved school fees shall be eligible for the ballot exercise.
    > Successful students shall obtain "Authority to pay for Hostel Accommodation" from the Student Affairs Division and make payment of N13,000.00 at the CCMFB at the University gate.
  • The CRUTECH Work Study awards are made to students based on demonstrated Internship need developed under the SIWES Program. The Work Study program provides employment opportunities for students enrolled at the University to organizations and MDA (Ministries, Departments and Agencies) under the State Government located in the Cross River. Most employed students work between 10 and 20 hours per week during the school year. The purpose of the Work Study is to allow students to earn a portion of the funds they need to meet their educational expenses. Eligible students are notified of their Work Study award as part of their CRUTECH financial aid package. You cannot participate in Work Study until you are a 300 level Student.

    Steps to Participate in Work Study

    Students participating in the Work Study program need to:

    1. Attend a registration session and receive necessary information.
    2. Interview with supervisors and get trained before designated to the MDA.
    3. Complete work study paperwork with supervisor and trainers.
    4. Bring all completed work study forms to the Office of the supervisor.
    5. Turn in a timesheet by the monthly deadline for the hours worked that month.
    Placement

    The CRUTECH Work Study Office does not provide personnel placement. Students are chosen after a written examination from which the best students are placed according to their grades and needs from the particular MDA.

    Your Rights and Responsibilities

    Performance

    Students are responsible to their supervisors for punctual, regular, and efficient performance of job duties. Supervisors must be notified in advance of any absence.

    Duration

    Students are expected to remain in their chosen job for the entire semester, September to December, or January to April. If you quit your job mid semester, you cannot begin a new position until the start of the next semester. If you plan to work a different job for the spring term (January), you must notify the Work Study Office in writing and must pick up a new WS packet in early January. The new paperwork must be returned to the Federal Work Study Office as soon as possible.

    One Job Limit

    You cannot hold more than one Work Study job at a time. Also, no student can hold a Work Study job and a non-Work Study job within the University at the same time.

    Withdrawal from program

    If you intend to withdraw from the Federal Work Study Program, either temporarily or permanently, you must advise your supervisor and the Work Study Office. You should give two weeks' notice to the employer.

    Loss of Earnings

    If you leave a job, you should not expect to have earnings replaced by any other type of financial aid.

    Student Eligibility

    You must be enrolled on a full-time basis to be eligible to participate in the Work Study during the.
  • CRUTECH @ HealthyYou
    Healthy body, healthy mind is a well-used saying, but it is, perhaps, most relevant while you are at University. Living away from home and managing a busy social calendar, while staying healthy, both in mind and body, is not always easy.  To help you to excel in the classroom, HealthyYou is here to provide advice and information on a range of health issues important to students.
    CRUTECH wants you to achieve your full potential during your time here. There are a number of great ways for you to get more involved with everything university life has to offer. 

    Not only will these opportunities provide you with a platform to develop new skills and enhance your CV, but they will help you meet new people whilst having fun at the same time. Make the most of your CRUTECH experience and take advantage of all the different opportunities available to you - starting here!


    The aim of this section is to provide students and staff with information about the health risks involved with alcohol, drugs and smoking, as well as how to seek help if you ever need it.  Though comparatively few people run into serious problems with alcohol or drug misuse, but it is often a contributory factor in depression, academic failure, relationship problems, debt, violence, breaking the law and sexually transmitted diseases.

    Tips for cutting down on alcohol

    • Drink something weaker and don’t drink in ‘rounds’
    • Start drinking later and go out with less cash
    • Avoid going to the places you drink most
    • Start with a soft drink, and alternate alcoholic and soft drinks
    • Keep yourself busy, don’t fall into drinking routines
    • Start some different activities
    • Eat before you go out to drink

      What you can do:
      • Don't leave your drinks unattended.
      • If you think one of your drinks doesn't taste right, don’t drink it.
      • Be wary of accepting drinks from people you don't know. Do not drink something you did not open, or see opened or poured.
      • If you feel dizzy or ill, ask someone you trust to take you to a safe place.
      • Stay with your group.
      • Look after your mates, if someone collapses and is unconscious call an ambulance. Don’t leave them alone.
      • Report drink spiking or suspected drink spiking to venue staff or the Police.
      • If you are concerned that you have been a victim of sexual assault-report to the police and seek support.

        Commonly used drugs and side-effects
        • Cannabis can cause anxiety, paranoia and loss of motivation. It may increase the risk of developing psychotic illness such as and can cause a relapse in those with a pre-existing condition.
        • Cocaine or coke is highly addictive. It can cause panic attacks. Perfectly healthy young people can have a fit or heart attack after taking too much.
        • Ecstasy can cause panic attacks, confused episodes and paranoid or psychotic states.
        • Poppers (amyl nitrite and amphetamine) can make you feel sick, faint or weak and give you an extreme headache. Amphetamines are very addictive and can make you feel depressed.
        • Hallucinogens can have varied side-effects which are random and occasionally very frightening. These may include flashbacks.
        • Ketamine can cause panic attacks and depression. High doses can dangerously suppress breathing and heart function, and can lead to unconsciousness.

        The risks of smoking include:
        • increases your risk of lung cancer and heart disease
        • prematurely ages the skin by up to 20 years
        • causes impotence and reduced sperm count in men and reduces fertility in women 
        • can lead to gum disease, makes the body store fat around the waist
        • increases the risk of cellulite.