Various associations exist to support the strategic activities of EPFL.

The statutes of these foundations linked with EPFL owing to their social objective and the composition of their board of trustees are shown on Polycontrat.

8.2.1 Associations

Directive concerning the acknowledgement of student associations by EPFL 1st February 2018, Status as at 13th April 2018 Daniel Chuard

With the intention of encouraging the community life and activities of EPFL students and optimising relations between EPFL and these associations, this document stipulates the general principles that must be respected by the associations for them to be recognised by EPFL.
The objective of this recognition is to make the granting of certain advantages such as the financial or logistic support of EPFL subject to certain conditions. It is not a condition for exercising the freedom of association at EPFL.