Republic Act. No. 9163 (The NSTP Act of 2001) is an act establishing the National Training Program (NSTP) for tertiary level students, amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 7077 and Presidential Decree No. 1706, and for other purposes. Its guiding principles are anchored on the role of the youth in nation-building.
The XU-National Service Training Program (NSTP) is a one-year formative process tailored for First Year students. It is aimed at developing their civic consciousness, ethics of service, nationalism and being a person for others in the classroom and most especially in the area work. It aims to implement the concept of Jesuit Education, which is integral and dynamic. It provides trainings and adequate skills orientation during the first-year student’s entry into college life in XU.
NSTP also hopes to facilitate processes where first-year students may learn to nurture the values of patriotism, love of country, personal relationship with God, respect for the dignity of persons, academic excellence and sense of service.
The three components of the program are the Reserved Officers Training Corp (ROTC), Literacy Training Service (LTS), and the Civic Welfare and Training Service (CWTS). KKP houses and facilitates the LTS and CWTS.
Faculty program officers facilitate the inputs and processing or reflection sessions in the campus while the community-based partner institutions directly handle the area work. XU-NSTP identifies five impact areas that it will strive to respond to in its NSTP Community Involvement: Education, Environment, Health, Governance, and Infrastructure.