Negros Oriental State University Explained

Native Name:Unibersidad sa Sidlakang Negros
Negros Oriental State University
Motto:Culture of Service and Excellence
Established:1927 (Negros Oriental Trade School) 1956 (East Visayan School of Arts and Trades) 1983 (Central Visayas Polytechnic College) 2004 (State University Status)
Type:Public, University
President:Dr. Henry A. Sojor (currently suspended)
City:Kagawasan Avenue Dumaguete City
State:Negros Oriental
Undergrad:Approx. 15,000
Campus:Main Campus I & II, Dumaguete City, Mabinay Institute of Technology, Mabinay, Bais Campus, Bais City, Guihulngan Campus, Guihulngan City, Siaton Campus, Siaton and Bayawan-Sta. Catalina Campus, Bayawan City and Sta. Catalina Campus
Colors:Blue and White
Mascot:NORSU Tigers

Negros Oriental State University (formerly Central Visayas Polytechnic College - CVPC) is a university in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental in the Philippines. It is located beside the provincial capitol building of Negros Oriental. It started as Negros Oriental Trade School (NOTS) in 1910. In the late fifties it became the East Visayan School of Arts and Trades (EVSAT) and to transform as Central Visayas Polytechnic College (CVPC on June 10, 1983. By virtue of Republic Act 9299 in 2004 it was granted the status of university and renamed Negros Oriental State University.

Upon its conversion as a state university, Central Visayas Polytechnic College (CVPC) Main Campus I, CVPC Main Campus II, CVPC Bayawan-Sta Catalina Campus, CVPC Bais, CVPC Guihulngan, Genaro Goni Memorial College, Siaton State College, and Mabinay Institute were integrated together to become the collective Negros Oriental State University.


The university adopted a bi-semestral system wherein students enroll twice each year. The first semester enrollment starts as early as 2nd week of May and ends early June, when classes begin as well. Classes for the first semester normally ends on the 3rd quarter of October.

Enrollment for the second semester starts late October and ends first week of November. The semester ends on the last quarter of March although normally Honors' Day and commencement dates fall on the 3rd week of March.

The university has an average of 15,000 students per semester coming from all over the province, some as far as Mindanao, Davao, and General Santos and from the north, Manila, the Cordilleras and Cavite.

University Administrator

The university was fathered and led by several intellectual and prominent persons from the province. The current university president is Dr. Henry A Sojor.


- College of Agriculture and Forestry - College of Arts and Sciences - College of Business and Accountancy - College of Engineering and Architecture - College of Education - College of Industrial Technology - College of Maritime Education - College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences - College of Technological Education - Graduate School

College of Engineering and Architecture

The College of Engineering and Architecture of NORSU is well known for having produced numerous topnotchers and board-passers throughout the years. It is also the pioneer in Geothermal Engineering curriculum development, which was founded in 1994.

The NORSUnian Weekly Publication

The NORSUnian, Negros Oriental State University System's official Weekly student publication is one of Philippines' four student publications which come out on a weekly basis. The current editors of the NORSUnian are the following:

Junrell Calunod, Editor-in-chief;Carla Mae Betchido, Associate Editor;Arriane Rose Gargantiel, News Editor;Joel Aba, Features Editor.

The NORSUnian is an official member of The College Editor's Guild of the Philippines.


Having given national recognition in the field of criminology, Engineering and Architecture, Negros Oriental State University's number of topnotchers have mounted up tremendously. As of 2008, NORSU has produced topnotchers and outstanding achievers. Some are following:

'Catherine Capilla, topnotcher n0. 10 in LET examination in 2008

Mr. Winston Gomez, 2nd place in 2008 Mechanical Engineering Licensure Examinations together with Mr. Jephunne Paalisbo ranked 8th in the aforementioned examination.

Nebo Allen Manuales-Torres is topnotcher number 1 (whole country) in the Geodetic Engineering Licensure Examinations in 2007.

Mr. Keeny Mafel Orcullo, topnotcher No. 6 in the Geologist Licensure Examination given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), 2007.

Mr. Edward Maglucot of NORSU, topnotcher No. 5 the Criminologist Licensure Examination given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in May 2006

Engr. Joseph T. Noay, 3rd place in the Master Plumber examination given by PRC in October 2005

Engr. Mark Harold Tamayo Gustillo, 10th place in the Mechanical Engineering Licensure Examination given by PRC in October 2005

Engr. Isier B. Armas, 4th place in the Geodetic Engineering Licensure Examination given by PRC in September 2005

Engr. Charles Durango Ausejo, 10th place in the Mechanical Engineering Licensure Examination given by PRC in April 2004

Jesse P. Segura, topnotcher No. 6, PRC Licensure Board Examination for Geologists, 2004.

Architect Neil Alvin R. Tia, 9th place in the PRC Architect Licensure Examination, 2004.

Cadette Elynita Velano, “Cadette of the Year for the Armed Forces of the Philippines,” SY 2003-2004.

Engr. Joyeth Alejo Bolongaita ranked 1st all over the Philippines in the Mechanical Engineering Board Examinations given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in April 2003. She is believed to be the first female to accomplish the feat.

Engr. Warren T. Chu, 7th Place, Master Plumber Licensure Examination of PRC, September 2003.

Ms. Nicole F. Calumpang (HRM), “Miss Air Philippines Travel Girl 2003.”

Harrison B. Alsula, 4th Year Bachelor in Technological Education, “One of 13 Bayer Young Environmental Envoys for 2003.

Engr. Elias Cuba Bayking, Jr. also ranked 8th in the Mechanical Engineering Board Examinations, 2002.

Dr. T. Valentino S. Sitoy, Jr. former Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School of CVPC now NORSU, was selected as one of the awardees for collage division in the nationwide search for 2002 Metrobank Foundation, Inc. Outstanding Teachers of the Philippines

Engr. Rilt Renart Gujol Dorado garned 2nd place all over the country in the Licensure Examinations for Geodetic Engineering given by the PRC last July 9 and 10, 2001

Other topnotchers were:

Engr. Regin E. Melon, 14th in the Civil Engineering Board Examination in 1999

Marlo G. Agala, 3rd in the Criminology Board Examination in 1998

Dante A. Capistrano, 12th in the Criminology Board Examination in 1997

Melchor P. Verbosidad, 2nd in the GRCO Board Examination in 1995

Glenn F. Catalan, 4th in the GRCO Board Examination in 1995

Student Government

The student government of Negros Oriental State University, named Federation of Student Governments (FSG), is composed of all the student governments of all NORSU campuses.

Ma. Victoria Tabal is NORSU's current President of the Student Government of Dumaguete City I and the FSG for SY 2008-2009.

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