Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who may vote in the elections?
Full members of the Alumni Association have voting rights. For details regarding full membership, please consult Art. 5 of the Alumni Association Statute. Alumni who are not yet a member of the Association may join it by paying the membership fee. Details about how to pay the fee and become a member may be found on the alumni website.
How many members are elected for the Executive Committee?
The Committee consists of five full members of the Alumni Association who are elected for a period of two years. The five members of the Committee cover the following offices: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Member. Candidates are elected by obtaining the majority of votes. The five candidates who obtained the majority of votes decide among themselves who will hold which position.
Who may stand for election?
Full members of the Alumni Association have the right to stand for election of the Executive Committee. Associate Members are neither eligible to serve on the Executive Committee nor to chair any sub-committee. For details regarding full and associate membership, please consult Art. 5 of the Alumni Association Statute. Alumni who are not yet a member of the Association may join it by paying the membership fee. Details about how to pay the fee and become a member may be found on the Alumni website.
What is the process for candidacy?
Interested alumni should write to [email protected] with their proposed programme for the term of office for which elections are being held, including a short bio and a photograph. After the candidate’s full membership has been verified, the programme and other information will be posted on the alumni website. Prior to the elections, an Electoral Sub-Committee will be set up, it will be responsible for the conduct and scrutiny of the elections. The members of the Sub-Committee themselves may not stand for office at the elections.
When do the elections take place?
The 2017 elections will take place in February.