COSCA logoCenter for Social Concern and Action

COSCA is the social development arm of DLSU. It is the primary unit responsible for promoting the Lasallian Social Development principles and ensuring that the Lasallian community is aware of and animates these principles. COSCA also engages the university to actualize faith in action through service to and solidarity with the poor.


A forefront of social formation and engagement, dedicated to the integral development of Lasallians and Partner Communities through responsible citizenship and empowerment of marginalized sectors towards a just and humane society.


  • To challenge the members of the University to examine their social responsibilities in the light of the Christian faith.
  • To develop the awareness of all the members of the academic community of problems and issues that abound in the country today. It encourages members of the University to analyze these problems and to come up with appropriate recommendations and plans of action.
  • To challenge members of the academic community to share their skills and resources in providing assistance to outside groups, especially to those from the lower-income strata.

Core Competencies

    1) Social Formation - Raise social consciousness and strengthen the Lasallian identity of students.

    2) Social Engagement

    • Facilitate relevant and responsive community interventions to partner organizations, institutions and students
    • Facilitate active engagement of the Lasallian community in responding to social issues towards contributing to social and structural transformation.

    3) University-Community Engagement and Technology Development - To contribute to knowledge development on university-community engagement models.

    4) Partnership Development - Expand and strengthen a network of internal and external stakeholders with adherence to Lasallian social development principles anchored on mutually beneficial learning, partnership and contributes to social transformation.

What we Value

Programs and Services



  • DCEC
  • AUN


Contact Details

2nd Floor, Br Connon Hall
2401 De La Salle University
Taft, Manila
Telephone: 542-4611 to 26 local 147; 417
Telefax: (02) 523-4143
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