is the founding document of an association (download mock statute in the attachment box on the right).
Because it allows associations to self-organize, Bocconi has not created a reference for statutes, but rather has indicated principles according to which statutes should be written.
Remember that a student association may not have:
- statute objectives in conflict with Italian law.
- statute objectives in conflict with the university’s values and regulations.
- aims and/or activities that overlap with the university’s institutional activities.
- internal organizational processes that do not guarantee equal opportunities to all members.
ATTENTION! The Statute must contain and specify the following elements:
- Associations need to indicate a precise address on their statute but may not have their
registered office on one of the
Bocconi's campus addresses or on a generic location (i.e. in "Milan").
- If the name “Bocconi” is used in the name of the association, it must be accompanied by “students” or “studenti”. Name and Logo of the association must be coherent.
- Objectives and
scopes of the association - that should not overlap with institutional activities — must be defined and presented in a clear and detailed manner.
- Elections of association’s bodies and heads (President, Vicepresident and any other body) must be held in a fully democratic and transparent manner. Heads of an association may not be presidents/vicepresidents in other associations.
- Only Bocconi students may be members of a Bocconi student associations. Membership status and active positions within the association are forfeited upon graduation. Members must have the same rights in terms of voting and standing for elections.
- Transparent admission criteria must aim to avoid any kind of discrimination. The association cannot select its members, rather it can only decline an application following a legitimate explanation.
- The association has to establish a membership fee. The amount of the fee does not have to be specified in the statute and can also be of symbolic value.
- The Statute must clearly state that the association refrains from practicing any form of discrimination (such as, for example, discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender or disability).