Memership || Contribution || Cancellation and absence || Alteration

Internal Regulations MARUG

Marketing Associatie Rijskuniversiteit Groningen

1. MARUG membership

  1. The MARUG membership is divided into three categories:
    1. the student membership is the regular membership for students. Only students who study at the University of Groningen can become a member of the MARUG. This membership runs until the graduation of the student in question;
    2. the Plus Intro membership is the membership for graduated students during the first year after their graduation at the University of Groningen. The Plus Intro membership always has the duration of one year;
    3. the Plus membership is the alumni membership of the MARUG. Graduates become Plus members after having been a Plus Intro member for one year. This membership lasts for an indefinite period of time.
  2. After graduation, a student membership will be converted to a Plus Intro membership. The Plus Intro membership has the duration of one year and will, after this period of time, be converted to a Plus membership.
  3. One year of membership runs from the 1st of September until the 31st of August. The termination of a membership has to take place before the 1st of September. In the case of a termination after the 1st of September, the contribution for the next academic year will be collected.
  4. A Plus Intro membership can start twice a year, on the 1st of February and the 1st of September. Students who graduate inbetween September 2nd and January 31st  can attend Plus activities on the 1st of February and onwards. Students who graduate inbetween February 2nd and August 31st can attend Plus activities on the 1st of September and onwards. The currect MARUG board can make exceptions on individual cases. 
  5. A membership can be terminated as a result of a member passing away, withdrawal from membership by the association, withdrawal from membership by the member or dischargement (MARUG Articles of Association, Article 7.1). A withdrawal from membership by a member is only valid when this is presented in writing. The termination of a membership can be differentiated between two manners:
    1. termination as of next academic year means that the membership will be terminated at the end of the current academic year. During this year, a member will still receive mail and can still join MARUG events;
    2. immediate termination means that a membership will be terminated straightaway. From that moment on, he or she will no longer receive mail. As of the following academic year, a former member will no longer pay contribution.
  6. The MARUG processes personal data in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). More information about this can be found in the MARUG privacy policy.
  7. MARUG members should be members of the covering study association the Economics and Business Faculty association (EBF) (MARUG Articles of Association, Article 4.1).

2. Contribution

  1. The members and benefactors are obliged to pay the yearly contribution that is established by the General Members Meeting. The members and benefactors can be classified into categories that pay different amounts (MARUG Articles of Association, Article 9.1).
  2. The contribution described in article 2a amounts as follows per category:
    1. €8 (eight euro) per year for a student membership;
    2. €11,50 (eleven euro and fifty eurocents) per year for a Plus Intro membership;
    3. €23 (twenty-three euro) per year for a Plus membership.
  3. Students signing up for he MARUG after the 1st of May only are obliged to pay for half a year of contribution, namely €4 (four euro).
  4. Collections of contribution are performed after the 1st of September and the 1st of May. The collections take place at the end of these months.

3. Cancellation and absence at events

  1. When a member signs up for an activity or an event of the MARUG, attendance is required, unless the member in question has cancelled in due time. Furthermore, the member in question agrees with the collection of the required participation fee for the activity or event in question.
  2. A cancellation should be addressed in writing to the MARUG Board or the organizing committee or board.
  3. The cancellation deadline varies per activity or events:
    1. two days before paid one-day activities or events at the latest;
    2. two days before free activities or events at the latest;
    3. before the application deadline at the latest for trips;
    4. before the application deadline at the latest for the MARUG Conference;
    5. for regulations with regard to the Recruitment Days, the Recruitment Days website can be consulted (www.recruitmentdays.nl).
  4. In case someone that has signed up is absent without notification or if the cancellation deadline has passed, the MARUG board has reserved the right to charge a fine. This fine is in addition toInter the required participation fee for the activity or event in question. The amount of the imposed fine varies per activity or event:
  1. the entire registration fee for paid one-day activities or events;
  2. €4 (four euro) for free activities or events;
  3. all expenses made by the MARUG until the moment of cancellation for trips;
  4. the entire registration fee for activities or events in cooperation with companies and the MARUG Conference;
  5. for regulations with regard to the Recruitment Days, the Recruitment Days website can be consulted (www.recruitmentdays.nl).

4. Alteration internal regulations

The internal regulations of the MARUG can be altered with approval of the General Members Meeting. This implies that a majority vote is required for an alteration to be approved.