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|Affiliation||Catholic Church (Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools), Lasallian|
|President||Br. Augustine L. Boquer FSC|
|Students||29,000 approx. (AY 2014-2015)|
|Location||Dasmariñas City, Cavite, Philippines|
|Campus||Urban, 29 hectares|
|Hymn||Alma Mater Hymn|
|Colors||Green and White|
|Affiliations||De La Salle Philippines|
|Sports||UNIGAMES, NCRAA, UCAA, PRISAA|
De La Salle University – Dasmariñas (Tagalog: Pamantasang De La Salle - Dasmariñas) (also referred to as DLSU - D or La Salle - Dasma) is a Roman Catholic Lasallian University and a member institution of De La Salle Philippines located in Dasmariñas City, Cavite.
The university was established on July 18, 1977 as a private nonsectarian tertiary school named General Emilio Aguinaldo College-Cavite and managed by the Yaman Lahi Foundation. In 1987, ownership and management were transferred to Frère (St.) Bénilde Romançon Educational Foundation Inc., a sister corporation of De La Salle University-Manila. It became a Catholic institution under the name De La Salle University-Emilio Aguinaldo College. In 1992, the name DLSU-EAC was changed to De La Salle University-Aguinaldo. In 1997 the institution was renamed again as De La Salle University – Dasmariñas to avoid confusion with the Emilio Aguinaldo College Cavite campus.
The East campus is occupied by the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Communication, Science and Computer Studies, Tourism and Hospitality Management. The bookstore, different laboratories, chapel, museum, and the Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo are also located here.
As part of DLSU-D's aim for cultural development, as well as keeping with its Spanish-period-inspired motif, the three structures in the Museum Complex was officially named as the Cultural Heritage Complex.
Museo De La Salle is a one of a kind lifestyle museum dedicated to the preservation of certain aspects and material culture of the 19th century Philippine ilustrado lifestyle. The Museo has been realized to encourage its own use in cross disciplinary learning and growth in an academic environment, and to provide a living space illustrating Philippine culture that is linked to its immediate community, and that reaches out to the outside.
Its collection comprises antique family heirlooms such as furniture, decorative objects, fine and applied arts displayed in faithfully recreated rooms, donated by, or on long-term loan from collectors. Among the donors and lenders are Mr. Jose Ma. Ricardo A. Panlilio, scion of the Santos-Joven Panlilio family of Bacolor, Pampanga; Brother Andrew Gonzalez, FSC, of the Arnedo-Gonzales family of Sulipan Apalit, Pampanga; Ms. Marie Theresa Lammoglia-Virata, Ms. Victorina Vizcarra Amaliñgan, the D.M. Guevara Foundation Inc., Mr. Paulino and Ms Hetty Que, and former National Commission for Culture and the Arts Chairman Jaime C. Laya and the late international jeweler Fe Sarmiento - Panlilio. The construction and design of the museo, which was a painstaking collaboration between project leader Jose Ma. “Joey” Panlilio and the architectural team of OBMapua and Partners led by Architect Joel Lopez and Architect Obi Mapua Jr. took years to finsh in the intent to adhere to faithfully represent the lifestyle of the period.
Situated in the West campus, 600 meters away from the East campus, are the Colleges of Business Administration and Accountancy, Engineering, Architecture and Technology, the condominiums, dormitories, canteens, and the administration building.
De La Salle University-Dasmariñas is a member of De La Salle Philippines, a network of 17 Lasallian institutions established in 2006. DLSP is the successor of the De La Salle University System, a similar organization.
The university also sustains linkages with local universities De La Salle-Santiago Zobel School, University of Baguio, University of Batangas, Central Luzon State University, industries ( Philippine Airlines, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, Intel, Jollibee-Fast Food Career Dev't. Program) and government units Cultural Center of the Philippines, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Senate of the Philippines, National Fisheries Biological Center for collaborative training and research, technical consultancy, and faculty and student exchange.
DLSU-D, is a member school of a 350 year old international, worldwide network of 1,500 Lasallian educational institutions providing Christian values based education in 6 continents and is globally established in 82 countries.
To cultivate a culture of research in the community, DLSU-D established the University Research Office.
Through the years, the office has funded and supported numerous faculty researches in the fields of science, education, liberal arts and technology, among others.
For almost a decade, articles, excerpts and abstracts from selected researches were compiled and published in the bi-annual journal SINAG. SINAG, which means ray of light in Filipino, becomes the ideal venue for sharing new discoveries and knowledge.
The office closely works with college deans and college publication committees in preparation for the first issues of the four(4) newly conceptualized refereed journals in 2007 which focus on the disciplines of the 7 colleges: Science & Technology Journal (COS, CLEAPS & CET), Journal of Humanities (CLA), Journal of Business (CBA & CIHM), and Journal of Education (COE). 
Cavite Studies Center
The Cavite Studies Center pursues the DLSU-D's vision-mission of "undertaking research focusing on Cavite history and culture." Through careful planning, it endeavors to produce quality research outputs on local history and to highlight the role of Cavite in national history.
In A.Y. 2014-2015, 29,253 students were enrolled in the university's seven colleges.
ANIMO! means "Spirit to Fight"; it also means "La Salle Spirit". The "Animo La Salle!", battle cry was derived from the 350 year Lasallian spirit of "Faith and Zeal" of the Christian Brothers of the De La Salle schools. The Lasallian spirit of "Faith" is symbolized by the radiant "Signum Fidei" Star of Hope from Bethlehem (the rays of the star have been replaced with the Gloria et Honos laurels). The Lasallian spirit of "Zeal" on the other hand, is symbolized by 3 broken chevrons or the broken leg bones of Johan Salla, a warrior chieftain, an ancestor of Saint La Salle who defended Spain from the invading Moors. The Indivisa Manent or Permanently Indivisible broken chevrons on the 1000-year-old royal coat of arms of the De La Salle family symbolize "Strength in Unity" it is the unifying spirit of "One La Salle!".
The official school battle colors are Green and White. The color Green pays tribute to the pioneering efforts of the first batch of Irish De La Salle Brothers from the green hills and fields of Ireland. The color White represents the Philippines as being described as the "Pearl of the Orient Seas".
The Heraldo Filipino (HF) is the official student newspaper of De La Salle University – Dasmariñas. It publishes news about on-campus events and issues concerning the Lasallian community.
The Patriots is the official moniker of the DLSU-D Varsity teams. The moniker was adopted in 1997, a reference to the province's history during the uprising against the Spanish rule in the Philippines.
DLSU-Dasmarinas is a longtime member of the National Capital Region Athletic Association and is a charter member of the Universities and Colleges Athletic Association from its inception in 2002. The school is also a member of the Private Schools Athletic Association and the annual University Games (UNIGAMES) handled mostly by provincial schools.
In October 2003, the school became the first institution from the Luzon area to host the UNIGAMES meet.
Its men's and women's volleyball teams have won several championships in the UCAA and NCRAA, as they have been at one time, the year's multiple-time times defending titlists. Their basketball playing style has given them marginal success that includes a runner-up finish in the UCAA against their former namesake Emilio Aguinaldo College in 2005.
The Lasallian "Signum Fidei" Star of Faith is the 350 year old international symbol of De La Salle Brothers that are globally established in 82 countries. It signifies Faith and Hope in Jesus Christ inspired by the Christmas Nativity Star which led the 3 Wise Men of the East to the humble manger of the Holy Infant Jesus in Bethlehem during Christmas Eve.
The Human Lasallian Star first came to life on February 11, 2009 during the Lasallian Days Festival as a means to encourage each Lasallian to show their school spirit in an environment of camaraderie and shared ideals. Attended by over 10,000 administrators, students and faculty, the first attempt to form the largest human star in the world was held at the DLSU-D oval and was witnessed by spectators from the top of the CBA building and the DLSU-D grandstand. The star spanned approximately 71 meters, and occupied a total area of 2,145 square meters.
DLSU-D attempted the feat again on January 26, 2010, this time at night. The event drew in 13,000 participants: students, faculty, administrators and parents. Participants were given the glow sticks of green and white, the school colors of De La Salle. As night fell, the crowd assembled into a huge star twinkling brightly against the darkness. This moment of history was further heightened by the singing of the school hymn.