A student association refers to an organization that has been granted student association status by the Student Union Council. Student associations at ÅAS operate independently but are expected to adhere to ÅAS’ Student Association Regulations. ÅAS provides guidance, training, and funding, and can serve as a coordinating body when needed.
There are about 80 student associations within the Student Union of ÅAU. Traditionally the student associations are grouped into Nations, Faculty associations, by subject etc. They come in all shapes and sizes – and they are as diverse as their members.