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Its functions are to disseminate, guide and promote a culture of equity, safeguard the rights and duties of all (as) the students of the ULS, respecting the characteristics that define them.

Promoting the inclusion and integration of all (as) the students of the University of La Serena, encouraging them to become professionals and citizens committed to the equality of rights and fundamental duties, was the motivation that the institution argued to provide the creation of a new area: General Coordination of Duties and Rights for the Integral Training of Students.

Housed in the Academic Vice-Rectory, it is a general area whose creation was reflected in Decree No. 127/2020, reaffirming the commitment that state university institutions acquire, to encourage their students to develop values ​​that allow them to face the system social with a strong ethical sense, promoting respect and equality of rights and duties among all those who make up the university community and with all those who are related.

For the Academic Vice-Rector, Dr. Alejandra Torrejón, the birth of this new area is based on multiple factors, including the institutional need to organize, bring together and optimize the functions of the various areas aimed at promoting the inclusion and integration of all / / the students of the University of La Serena in a General Coordination area, which facilitates the monitoring and promotion of initiatives focused on a culture of equity and interconnection between them. "In this way, it will also give greater visibility to the already formed areas of Human Rights, Inclusion and Disability, Gender and Diversity and Interculturality and others that may be generated in the future," said the authority.

In addition, the implementation of this new area is consistent with the opinions issued by the Ministry of Education when it comes to ensuring both equal access in the training process to all students, as well as the protection of equitable treatment. that facilitates respect for differences within the university community, framed in an integrative policy at the national level, protected by current General Application regulations such as Law No. 20.609 / 2012 -Called Zamudio Law-.

"The functions of the Coordination of Rights and Duties for Comprehensive Training are to spread, guide and promote a culture of equity, safeguard the rights and duties of all (as) students of the University of La Serena, respecting the characteristics that (as) define them, articulating with the Faculties, Departments, Schools and / or Careers, in order to promote initiatives that contribute to generating social awareness and valuing the other as an equal, ”says the Academic Vice-Chancellor for ULS.

Organization

The General Coordination of Rights and Duties for Comprehensive Training will be made up of four areas: Human Rights, responsible for ensuring respect for the rights and duties of the students of the University of La Serena; Inclusion and Disability, responsible for safeguarding the respect of the rights and duties of students with some degree of disability, seeking optimal development within the training process and proper integration into university life; Gender and Diversity, responsible for ensuring respect for the rights and duties of all students who identify themselves or not with a specific gender, regardless of their biological sex; Interculturality, responsible for safeguarding the respect of the rights and duties of all those students who identify themselves as part of a particular culture or subculture.

The Coordination will be directly linked to the different academic units that already exist, among which it is possible to highlight the Office of International Relations and the Center for Prevention of Harassment.

The Coordination of Rights and Duties for Integral Training will be led by the academic Mg. Cristian Blanco, from the FACSEJ, and on Friday June 5, the first meeting was held, via Zoom, for the implementation of the coordination, with the presence of the Academic Vice-Rector, Dr. Alejandra Torrejón.