Lifelong Learning Access Policy

  1. Purpose and Scope:
    • The Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) is committed to promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all individuals, regardless of their ethnicity, religion, disability, immigration status, or gender. This policy outlines the guidelines and principles that ensure equal access to lifelong learning activities at LPU, fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment.
  2. Non-Discrimination:
    • LPU strictly prohibits discrimination against individuals based on ethnicity, religion, disability, immigration status, gender, or any other protected characteristic. All policies and practices related to lifelong learning activities shall be designed and implemented to uphold the principles of non-discrimination and inclusivity.
  3. Accessibility and Accommodations:
    • LPU is committed to providing accessible lifelong learning activities to individuals with disabilities. The university will take proactive measures to ensure that all facilities, materials, and resources are designed and presented in a manner that accommodates diverse learning needs.
    • Reasonable accommodations will be provided to ensure that individuals of different abilities can fully participate in lifelong learning activities.
  4. Culturally Inclusive Programming:
    • LPU will develop and offer lifelong learning activities that celebrate cultural diversity and promote intercultural understanding.
    • The university will take into consideration the cultural backgrounds and sensitivities of participants, ensuring that programming is respectful and inclusive.
  5. Religious Considerations:
    • Lifelong learning activities will be scheduled and designed in a manner that respects and accommodates the religious practices of participants.
    • LPU will ensure that scheduling conflicts arising from religious observances are minimized to allow equal participation.
  6. Gender Equality:
    • LPU will ensure that all lifelong learning activities are accessible to individuals of all genders, promoting gender equality and inclusivity.
    • The university will actively promote participation by all genders in all aspects of lifelong learning programs.
  7. Immigration Status Neutrality:
    • LPU does not discriminate based on immigration status. All individuals, regardless of their immigration status, will have equal access to lifelong learning activities.
    • The university will refrain from any inquiries or actions that might discourage participation based on immigration status.
  8. Outreach and Communication:
    • LPU will proactively communicate the availability of lifelong learning activities to a diverse audience, using multiple channels to ensure inclusivity.
    • The university will provide clear information about accessibility, accommodations, and other relevant considerations to encourage broad participation.
  9. Monitoring and Evaluation:
    • LPU will periodically assess the effectiveness of this policy in promoting equitable access to lifelong learning activities.
    • Data related to participation rates and demographic information of participants will be collected to identify potential disparities and inform necessary adjustments.
  10. Complaints and Grievances:
    • The university will establish a transparent procedure for individuals to report concerns or grievances related to the accessibility and inclusivity of lifelong learning activities.
    • Complaints will be addressed promptly and in a manner that upholds the principles of fairness and justice.
  11. Implementation:
    • This policy shall be integrated into all aspects of lifelong learning activity planning, execution, and evaluation. All faculty, staff, participants, and administrators at LPU are responsible for upholding the principles outlined in this policy.
    • This policy shall be reviewed and updated as needed to ensure that LPU remains committed to providing lifelong learning opportunities that are accessible, inclusive, and respectful of all individuals, regardless of their backgrounds.

Initially Approved Effective: February 3, 2021
Rev. 1 Reviewed, Amended, Approved, and Effective: July 28, 2023