The name of the Organisation is African Student Community in Uppsala (ASCU).
ASCU: is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious, apolitical voluntary organization.
ASCU is based in Uppsala, Sweden and collaborates closely with organizations in Sweden shall in around Uppsala and in Africa.
ASCU’s business and membership run yearly from October 1st to September 30th
To constitute a social, cultural, academic and solidarity forum for ASCU members
To promote interest in and research on Africa and matters concerning African students in Sweden.
To work towards the promotion and coverage of union members interests, and the improvement of their situation.
To initiate, support efforts regarding democracy, socio-economic development and human rights promotion in Africa, and in Sweden.
Work as a bridge for the integration of ASCU members into the Swedish society.
To encourage, promote and organize sports, cultural and recreational activities of the Association.
All students, non-students and anyone at the age of 18 and above who are willing and committed to achieve ASCU objectives have the right to become members. A member must submit a written application form, stand for ASCU code of conduct and pay annual membership fees.
In order to be eligible to vote the membership fee must be paid at the latest on the day of the Annual meeting (3rd week in October). Only full members are eligible for voting and election.
Shall be open to any person under the age of 18 with an interest in ASCU purpose and objectives
May be conferred to persons in recognition of meritorious work in the support of the purpose or objectives of ASCU.
Honorary members are nominated by the executive committee and must be approved by at least 2/3 of full members participating in physical and electronic voting. Only one person may be awarded honorary membership every year.
Termination of Membership
By decision and written notification from the executive committee membership ends upon any of the following:
Failure to pay membership fees for two years
Breach of the codes of conduct of ASCU
Own request for resignation
After written and justified request by others.
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