Structure of the Corporation
The Corporation is made up of four boards: two decision-making boards and two advisory boards. The boards are complemented by two cross-sectional tools: "direct democracy" and monitoring. The administration of the Corporation is managed by its Chancellery.
These are the boards in charge of making decisions on behalf of the Corporation, especially on issues such as student representation, and the use of the budget made available to the Corporation to promote student’s life.
- the Student General Assembly
- the Student Council
These are the boards that assist the Student Council by providing ideas and food for thought. They foster a constant dialogue between the Council and the student representatives in the Faculty Councils, the university and student associations. They have no decision-making power, but only a proactive and advisory function. They are:
- the Extended Council
- the Student Associations Committee
The Corporation may also create ad hoc Committees or Commissions, with an advisory role only.
Description of the Corporation’s boards
Assemblea generale studentesca / Student General Assembly
It is the “sovereign” of the Corporation and exercises democratic control: it has the right to the last word in all decisions made by the Corporation. The Student General Assembly is made up of all the members of the Corporation (all the students regularly enrolled in a Bachelor or Master programme at USI). It meets only "virtually" and it expresses itself only through vote (student representatives’ elections and votes on Student Initiatives and Student Referendums).
- elects the member of the Student Council through the elections for the Academic Senate;
- elects student members of the Enlarged Council through elections for Faculty Councils;
- exercises direct democracy by voting on Student Initiatives and Student Referendums.
Consiglio studentesco / Student Council
It is the executive board – the "government" – of the Corporation. It is formed by the student body representatives in the Academic Senate.
- represents the interests of the student body in the relevant USI boards;
- decides in the first instance how to use the Corporation's budget in the promotion of university life, evaluating proposals from student associations and developing its own projects;
- ensures transparent communication on the decisions adopted, the Student Initiatives and Student Referendums that have been launched and the open vote;
- provides information on the functioning of the Corporation.
The decisions of the Student Council are published in the List of Decisions and can be disputed through Student Referendum. The Student Council may also be obliged to support a particular project through Student Initiative.
- Academy of Architecture: Enrico Peduzzi and Jacopo Gioanina
- Faculty of Biomedical Sciences:
- Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society: Guido Junior Maria Pedone and Gionata Battaglioni
- Faculty of Economics: Gioele Galli and Adele Bortoletti
- Faculty of Informatics: Roberto Palmieri and Diell Kryeziu
Consiglio allargato / Extended Council
It is made up of the members of the Student Council, the representatives of the student body in the Faculty Councils (if different from the representatives in the Senate), two spokespersons of the student associations, a representative of the PhD students (elected in the Senate), a representative of the USI graduates, the Pro-Rector for Education and Students' Experience, the Chancellery of the Corporation.
Comitato delle associazioni studentesche / Student Associations Committee
It is made up of the members of the Student Council, the presidents of the acknowledged student associations (or one of their delegates), the Pro-Rector for Education and Students' Experience, and the Chancellery of the Corporation.
"Direct democracy" is the power of the Student General Assembly to have the final say on a particular issue, regardless of previous decisions made by the Student Council. Every member of the Corporation, i.e. every student enrolled in a Bachelor or Master programme at USI, can trigger "direct democracy", i.e. the process that can lead to a vote on a specific topic by the Student General Assembly. How? By launching a Student Initiative or a Student Referendum and collecting the necessary signatures.
Monitoring is the University's capacity to intervene in the decisions of the Corporation if certain fundamental principles or regulations have been violated. Every member of the Corporation, i.e. every student enrolled in a Bachelor or Master programme at USI, can appeal to the monitoring exercised by the University on the Corporation.
The Chancellery is the administrative body of the Corporation. It supports the Student Council in ensuring the overall functioning of the Corporation, it manages the Corporation mailbox and other communication channels and acts as a contact reference for all questions.
Chancellery of the Corporation: