The Student Life Office (SLO) at St. Paul Intitute is grounded in the development and maintenance of student programs that provide opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth through leadership activities, internships, workshops, orientation, counseling, wellness programs, music programs and athletics. Participating students acquire the skills they need to work independently and in groups, where they benefit from an exchange of ideas in a richly diverse environment. Students are encouraged to interact with each other, faculty and staff.
SPI runs a free of charge counseling service which is available to all students and staff of the Institute. Those who feel mentally stressed from difficult situations such as poverty, domestic violence, living away from their family or other demanding situations are encouraged to seek assistance. Patients who require further care or medication are referred to see doctors in hospitals.
Recognizing the need for students to strengthen English communication skills in order to compete in the international arena, The Department of English founded the Debate Program, Presentation program, and Listening program. All students in English Department are welcome to join. The club’s members improve their English language competence, general knowledge about Cambodia and the rest of the world, and their reasoning, analytical and critical thinking skills. They learn to exchange ideas and experiences with one another and develop confidence in public speaking, expressing and defending their own argument.
The SPI Arts Club aims to provide SPI students with opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities and to socialize with their fellow students across different year levels. The club is about dancing and music and participants learn Khmer and Korean popular dance.
The SPI Sport Club fields teams for five competitive sports – football, volleyball, basketball, table tennis, and boules. These teams compete in the games organized by the apostolic vicariate of Phnom Penh or the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport.
Research is a powerful tool for students to develop their capacity for learning and finding new answers to important issues for later generation and society.The SPI Research Club encourages all students to join the research activities including social research and thesis research.
Information Technology Association
Besides learning with lecturers in class, students can join the IT Club activities that help develop IT skills such as web development (HTML, CSS, PDF, Flash, Java Script, JSP, and PHP), designing picture, drawing picture, and organizing and testing network. For 2nd- year IT students, it is compulsory to join the club in order to gain credits in web development project during their second semester. Other interested students can attend during their free time.
Art therapy workshop