Being given the wrong grade, suffering discrimination in the classroom, having to pay 35 SEK for a cup of coffee on campus, and no Kick-Off week. Does it sound like a nightmare? If you weren't a member, it could well become reality.
In order to guarantee that the students maintain their influence over Jönköping University, the University has decided that membership in Jönköping Student Union is compulsory.
This compulsory Student Union membership applies to all students, with the exception of PhD´s, who are currently enrolled at a course or program at Jönköping University.
In addition, students at Jönköping University reserve no rights to participate in any parts of their education without paying the membership fee. Usually, this is checked at examinations. According to the examination rules at Jönköping University, students have to provide proof of membership while taking exams.
If you are not currently a student at any course or program at the University, but are taking re-exams from an earlier course, you need to be able to show proof of membership at the time you were registered at the course. Visit the Student Service, Students' House, bottom floor, if you need a proof for earlier membership.
Besides the luxury of being able to buy a cup of coffee on campus for as little as 5 SEK, you also enjoy the following benefits:
The membership fee varies depending on your credit load per semester:
As soon as you've collected your JU-Card at the JU Card Office and paid your Student Union fee, you should visit the card printers in Campus Arena in order to update your JU Card with the Student Union stamp.
This will allow you access to all our membership benefits, in addition to the student discounts offered by Mecenat the card itself entitles you to.
If you are enrolled at a distance education and don't have a JU Card, you'll receive a Mecenat card in the mail two weeks after the payment of your Student Union fee has been registered.
Content checked / updated 2017-08-25