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Colegial de Número

This is the greatest distinction to which a Rosarista can aspire. The Colegiatura is comprised of fifteen active students with excellent academic merits, high moral qualities, superior conduct and, above all, a broad sense of belonging to the Colegiatura of Colegiales de Numero. As they are known as active undergraduate students, they represent the fundamental role that students have in the government of Rosario and keep the will of the Founder alive.

Historical Antecedents

This institution, which is one of the pillars of the University Government, was conceived of by Friar Cristobal de Torres in 1653, the foundation year of the College, and has its origins in medieval times, emulating the salamantine educational model. The University since its foundation was given to the students, being a revolutionary concept for its time and that has remained valid throughout the more than three centuries of its history.

The Chairs of the Colegiales

On December 18, 1653, Friar Cristobal de Torres, Archbishop of Santa Fe, inaugurated the Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, to which he contributed his personal patrimony. He made public the names of the first Colegiatura "we chose everything for the first time clarified in nobility that there is in this city, and in this kingdom, after long attentions, which come to be the following: Cristobal Venegas de Torres y Trebo, Jeronimo de Berrio and Mendoza de Berrio, Fernando de Mendoza y Espeleta, Cristobal de Figueroa Orozco y Palencia, Juan Montoya y Guerrero, Francisco de Mosquera y Nuguerol y Sotelo, Jose de Vargas y Alarcon, Enrique de Guzman Saavedra y Solanilla, Alonso de Mesa y Villoria, Juan de Mosquera Nuguerol y Sotelo, Enrique de Caldas Barbosa y Santiago, Nicolas de Guzman Saavedra y Solanilla, Cristobal de Torres Bravo, Juan de Chinchilla y Canizares and Juan Salgado de Castro y Velasquez ".

These are then the names of the fifteen initial students who would attend the Colegio Mayor, after studies in Arts or Philosophy, Jurisprudence, Medicine or Theology.

Continuing this tradition, each one of these students, called the Colegiales of the First Foundation, gives name to the chairs assigned to the Colegiales de Numero.

Requirements

While all undergraduate students can aspire to be Colegiales, the Constitutions determine that to be a Colegial the aspirant must:
 

  • Combine high moral and behavioral qualities.
  • Have completed regular studies for at least two years at Universidad del Rosario.
  • Show academic performance being in the top third of their course.


After a rigorous selection process on the part of the academic councils of the different faculties and schools, the Colegiales necessary to complete the fifteen vacancies required by the university government are chosen jointly by the University President and the Consiliatura.

The institution of the Colegiatura has a transcendental value in the university life of the Rosaritas, since it is the students who govern the University, with fresh and innovative ideas and new challenges to be achieved.

When elected as a Colegial de Numero, students receive a distinction that will accompany them for the rest of their lives. Once they finish their undergraduate studies, they stop being Colegiales de Numero and become simply Colegiales, since this recognition is for life. Additionally, Colegiales de Numero enjoy a full scholarship during the remainder of their academic program, and have additional benefits such as exemption from the payment of graduation rights and the possibility of holding a private degree ceremony in the Aula Maxima of the University Claustro campus.

Functions

It is important to emphasize that the primary responsibility of these young students of Universidad del Rosario is the election of the University President, the Consiliatura and the board of directors of the University. The fifteen Colegiales de Numero together with the five Consiliarios conform the Electoral College of the University President, and in turn, the fifteen Colegiales de Numero and the University President make up the Electoral College of the Consiliarios.

Among other functions, the duties of the Colegiales de Numero are:

  • Conserve those qualities and virtues for which they were chosen.
  • Maintain excellence and academic responsibility.
  • Fulfill the oaths made on the day of their consecration as Collegiate.
  • Participate in the Academic Councils of each faculty.
  • Develop projects for the benefit of students and institutional strengthening.
  • Consolidate the Rosarista community.
  • Strengthen economic support and incentive policies.
  • Strengthen debates and actions to build a better University and country.

Members

Daniela Almario Aristizábal

María Alejandra Bermúdez Bretón

International Relations Program

Passion and discipline brought me to where I am and they will guide me always. God put me here to serve with gratitude and humility, because the responsibility that comes with the Colegiatura is infinitely greater than the distinction itself; for me it means commitment, firmness of criteria, learning and devotion.

Juan Sebastián Bernal Gallo

Sebastián Bernal Gallo

Medicine Program

For me, the Colegiatura has been one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences of my life. Beyond that call so longed for and charged with emotion that announced my appointment, or the sublime ceremony in which we were given the responsibility to serve our community, the tuition has given me a new vision of my University and the opportunity to fall more in love with her.

María Valentina Charry Padilla

María Alejandra Correa Barrera

Journalism and Public Opinion

I would dare to say that, more than an achievement or a purpose, I contemplate the Colegiatura as a learning process. It is a responsibility that has only served to enrich my perception of the institution and my abilities. It is the opportunity to give back to the University and to myself, it is an inherently significant and inestimable honor.

María Valentina Charry Padilla

Vanessa Cotes Torres

Logistics and Production Administration

Being a Colegial has been about discovering the greatness of my university, its institutions and its history. It has given me the opportunity to share extraordinary moments with wonderful people I have the privilege of calling friends. I have learned that no challenge is too great, and to work for that which I love so much. Thank God for this blessing.

Ana Gabriela Franco Osorio

Ana Gabriela Franco Osorio

Jurisprudence program

The Colegiatura represents a great opportunity of service that goes hand in hand with the active role that students have in Universidad del Rosario. Likewise, it is a personal challenge because it brings with it the responsibility of understanding the institution as a whole, as well as holding the name of this symbolic tradition aloft.

Sebastián Giraldo Luque

Sebastián Giraldo Luque

Logistics and Production Administration

The Colegiatura is an opportunity for personal learning and commitment to society. We work for the future of our university and we represent the tradition of our unique model of government, which will always highlight the intention of being an institution of students and for students.

Diana Marcela Henao Mesa

Diana Marcela Henao Mesa

Journalism and Public Opinion

Being a Colegial has been an invaluable experience, an honor and a great opportunity to learn, demand, thank and give back. The Colegiatura has opened my panorama of the University and life, it has allowed me to meet wonderful people, work as a team, participate in institutional decision-making and grow personally. It has been an opportunity to understand the value of being a Rosarista.

Juanita Hincapié Restrepo

Juanita Hincapié Restrepo

Jurisprudence Program

The Colegiatura was always a dream for me. I always saw it as my greatest utopia. Today as a Colegial de Numero, I can say that the Colegiatura is a mixture of three things: responsibility, empowerment and service. For more than three centuries the University has placed its trust in the students and being able to be a participant and repository of that trust makes me absolutely honored.

Natali Maldonado Pineda

Natali Maldonado Pineda

International Business management

The Colegiatura, without a doubt, is an honor that carries a great responsibility to our university and the country. It is synonymous with SERVICE, in which the common good takes precedence. A commitment that is acquired for the rest of our lives as Rosaristas, demonstrating in our actions the spirit and value of our alma mater. It's a blessing, a great dream!

Johan Andrey Ortega Hernández

Johan Andrey Ortega Hernández

Economics Program

The Colegiatura represents in great part the mystique and the essence that Universidad del Rosario has kept for 365 years, where we the students who are the Nova contribute to the continuity and improvement of Vetera. Being a Colegial is for me an honor and above all a great responsibility to my alma mater and to my nation. Among other things, because the children of this College have historically been called to build a better country.

Miguel David Quintero Consuegra

Miguel David Quintero Consuegra

Medicine Program

The Colegiatura means many things, one of which is a dream come true that I had from the first day I entered classes. But in addition to that a transcendental commitment to the university and the country, to represent the Rosarista spirit in all areas and be guarantors of young people participating actively in the construction of society.

Felipe Quintero García

Felipe Quintero García

Jurisprudence Program

The Colegiatura represents one of the traditions that represent our alma mater. Since its founding, it has been one of the pillars of the government of our institution. To be a Colegial de Numero means to reflect the Rosarista spirit without exception, love and passion for the institution and academia as well as personal excellence.

Ana María Reyes Rozo

Ana María Reyes Rozo

Occupational Therapy Program

It is the opportunity to keep the Rosarista spirit alive that we lead as a group. This blessing and honor allows us to continue transcending the interdisciplinary to ensure the welfare of the university, a responsibility granted by our founder.

María Alejandra Soler Rangel

María Alejandra Soler Rangel

Jurisprudence Program

Being a Colegial of Universidad del Rosario means many things to me. It is a blessing and a great privilege, but above all it is an opportunity to give something back to this College. To build a University of the students for the students. The constitutions have placed a unique and valuable responsibility in the hands of the students. A responsibility for which we must be up to the task. For this reason, being a Colegial is a recognition and a vote of confidence that can not be betrayed.

Luís Octavio Tierradentro García

Luís Octavio Tierradentro García

Medicine Program

The Colegiatura is the maximum expression of the Rosarista passion infused in its students. Being a Colegial de Numero not only represents a great honor, but requires the greatest commitment to a laudable Institution that has been active since the time of Fray Cristobal.