Section I : Name and Address
Article 1. During the academic year 1999-2000 a club was founded by and for the students, trainees and PhD students of the University of Gent (UGent.), which is to be known as the “Students Welcome Club” (Onthaalclub voor Studenten).
Article 2. The students Welcome Club is registered in Ghent. Its abbreviation name, its postal and e-mail address and other details of the administration are to be stated in the regulations of internal rules of the association.
Section II : Aims
Article 3. The first and foremost aim of the association: “Students Welcome Club” is to start a forum for intercultural meetings, exchanges and dialogue between peoples and cultures. By this it intends encouraging the members of the association, while they are studying in Ghent, to greater openheartedness towards others, aiming at better integration thanks to guidance, assistance and mutual helpfulness.
Section III : Membership
Article 4. Candidates for membership are either Belgian or international students, trainees and PhD students at the Ghent University and its international programs, who have paid their annual membership fee. The annual membership subscription will be determined every year by the executive committee. The amount of the subscription and the way by which the membership card is delivered to the members, will be mentioned in the regulations of internal rules of the association.
Article 5. The students, trainees and PhD students at the Ghent University and its international programs, who are living in the home O.B.S.G. and have consequently paid their annual membership fee therefore, are counted among the members of the “Students Welcome Club”.
Article 6. Outsiders, who have made a special effort to welcome and assist students in Ghent, can be accepted by the executive committee as honorary members. They are invited to all the ordinary and extra-ordinary meetings. They may take part in the discussions as counsellors, but are not entitled to vote.