II. Complete Rules for Supporting Extracurricular Activities of Students of Charles University of 14 December

Under section 36 (2) of Act No. 111/1998 Sb., to regulate higher education institutions and to change and amend other laws (“the Higher Education Act”), the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports registered these Rules for Supporting Extracurricular Activities of Students of Charles University in Prague under ref. n. 6007/2007-30 on 14 December 2016.

Amendments to the Rules for Supporting Extracurricular Activities of Students of Charles University were registered by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports under section 36 (2) and (5) of the Higher Education Act under ref. n. MSMT-5745/2015 on 13 February 2015 and under ref. n. MSMT-38084/2016 on 14 December 2016.


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                                                                                       Mgr. Karolína Gondková

                                                                         Director of Higher Education Department

II. Complete Rules for Supporting Extracurricular Activities of Students of Charles University of 14 December 2016

Under sections 9 (1) (b) and 17 (1) (i) of Act No. 111/1998 Sb., to regulate higher education institutions and to change and amend other laws (“the Higher Education Act”), as amended, and under Article 5 (2) of the Constitution of Charles University, the Academic Senate of Charles University has adopted the following Rules for Supporting Extracurricular Activities of Students of Charles University as an internal regulation.

Article 1 Introductory Provisions

These Rules for Supporting Extracurricular Activities of Students of Charles University (“the Rules”) regulate the basic conditions and main forms of support as well as the procedure for granting support for extracurricular activities of students of Charles University (“the University”).1

Article 2 Fundamental Provisions

  1. For the purposes of these Rules, “extracurricular activity” means any activity aimed, in accordance with Article 5 of the Constitution of the University, at the fulfilment of sporting, cultural, social and other needs of students in their leisure time, at the organization of debates, talks, and other meetings, and at the provision of information services, the organization of exhibitions, etc., unless stipulated otherwise in these Rules.

  2. For the purposes of these Rules, the following are not considered extracurricular activities:

      a. 

    any activity aimed at supporting political parties or movements, trade unions, organisations of employers or professional organisations, churches, or religious societies;

      b. 

    any profit-making activity, unless it is stipulated that all profits will be used in favour of the pursuit or support of an extracurricular activity;

      c. 

    any activity carried out directly by the University or a faculty or other unit of the University;

      d. 

    any activity directly leading to the performance of study duties or duties arising out of an employment or contractual relationship, unless it is a relationship with the University entered into in connection with these Rules, or to the performance of other obligations; or

      e. 

    any activity directly related to or following the activities of academic bodies of the University or faculties.

  3. Support under these Rules may be provided:

      a. 

    to associations (hereinafter the "Student Association")2,

      b. 

    to foundation and endowment funds3;

    provided that the said legal entities are established for the purpose of pursuing or supporting extracurricular activities, or that the pursuit or support of extracurricular activities represents, in accordance with their articles of association, the charter, the constituting instrument, or the statute, an independent activity, separable from other activities both organisationally and economically.

  4. Support under these Rules may be provided for:

      a. 

    extracurricular activities at the University;

      b. 

    extracurricular activities at a faculty.

  5. Support of extracurricular activities at the University under Article 3 and 4 may only be provided to a student association, foundation, or endowment fund that engages or intends to engage in activities relating to the student part of the academic community of at least two different faculties of the University. The support of extracurricular activities at a faculty under Article 3 and 4 may only be provided to a student association, foundation, or endowment fund that engages or intends to engage in an extracurricular activity related to the student part of the academic community of that faculty whose students are either members of the student association or members of the governing or supervisory bodies of the foundation or endowment fund pursuant to paragraph 7.

  6. Support of extracurricular activities at the University under Article 3 and 4 may be provided only on the condition that;

      a. 

    a student association has at least 20 members – individuals, of which at least 50% are university students, and, at the same time, are not students of only one faculty of the University. If members of the student association are also legal entities, at least 50% of these legal entities must be faculty student associations according to paragraph 7 (a);

      b. 

    at least 50% of members of governing and supervisory bodies of a foundation or endowment fund are from among the University students who, at the same time, are not students of only one faculty of the University.

  7. Support of extracurricular activities at a faculty under Article 3 and 4 may be provided only on condition that:

      a. 

    a student association has at least 10 members – individuals, of which at least 50% are students of the faculty;

      b. 

    at least 50% of members of the governing and supervisory bodies of a foundation or endowment fund are from among University students.

Article 3 Forms of Support

  1. A student association, foundation, or endowment fund may be provided support, in accordance with University regulations, in the following forms:

      a. 

    one-off or periodic financial support from the earmarked funds for economic activity within the budget of the University,

      b. 

    simple loans for consumption ,

      c. 

    preferential lease or rental of immovable property,

      d. 

    preferential lease or rental of movable property,

      e. 

    a gift.

  2. Regular support under paragraph 1 (a) can only be provided for extracurricular activities at the University.

  3. In addition, support to a student association, foundation, or endowment fund may be provided by providing space on the University Websites if it is to promote the purpose pursued by the signed agreement on the provision of support.

  4. A student association, foundation, or endowment fund may be permitted, under the association agreement concluded with the University, to use the University's emblem (Article 56 of the University Constitution and Article 3 (2) of the Principles of the Use and Protection of the University Coat of Arms).

  5. The type and amount of support is to be determined in particular on the basis of:

      a. 

    the type of the extracurricular activity performed or the extracurricular activity which the applicant intends to perform, the degree of its benefit to students, and the financial and other demandingness of the activity;

      b. 

    facts set out in the application for support;

      c. 

    the applicant's previous activities.

  6. The principles for the granting of individual types of support and the extent thereof, as well as the limits for the individual forms of support, are set out in a Rector's directive, on which the Academic Senate of the University (“the Senate”) expresses its opinion.

  7. The Rector's directive under paragraph 6 may also provide that, subject to meeting certain conditions, there is a legal right to the support under Article 3 (1) (a).

  8. Other than situations under paragraph 7, there is no legal right to the provision of support.

Article 4 Granting of Support

  1. An application for the granting of support is submitted to the Rector. The formal elements of the application, deadlines for submission, and other details are set out in the Rector's directives in compliance with Article 3 (6).

  2. A student association, foundation, or endowment fund applying for the granting of support must be registered in a list maintained by the University; details regarding this list and registration are set out in the Rector's directives in compliance with Article 3 (6).

  3. The Social Commission of the Academic Senate expresses its opinion on the application for the provision of support for extracurricular activity at the University.

  4. Applications for the provision of support for extracurricular activities at a faculty submitted prior to a given deadline are assessed by the Evaluation Commission. The Evaluation Commission has seven members, each of whom must be a member of the academic community of another faculty. The members of the Evaluation Commission are appointed and dismissed by the Rector upon a proposal from the Senate. The term of office of the members of the Board is two years.

  5. A decision on the provision of support is made by the Rector, or, where an internal regulation of the University prescribes so, by the Senate upon a proposal from the Rector.

  6. The Rector will decide on whether the support will be provided, or will submit a relevant proposal from the Senate, within 10 days of the delivery of the opinion of the Social Commission of the Academic Senate or the Evaluation Commission.

  7. An agreement on the provision of support must always include provisions on how to prove that the support has been used in accordance with the set purpose, as well as provisions on the procedure applicable in cases of failure to comply with the conditions under which the support was provided or where those conditions have only partially been complied with; details are set out in the Rector's directive issued under Article 3 (6).

  8. Compliance with the conditions under which the support was provided is assessed by a five-member commission. The members of this commission are appointed and dismissed by the Rector; two members are appointed upon nomination by the Senate. Membership in this commission is incompatible with membership in the Social Commission of the Academic Senate, as well as with membership in the Evaluation Commission under paragraph 4. The term of office of commission members is two years.

Article 5 Final Provisions

  1. These Rules were approved by the Academic Senate of the University on 26 January 2007.

  2. These Rules come into force on the date of the registration by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. 4

  3. These Rules become effective five days after they have come into force.





PhDr. Tomáš Nigrin, Ph.D.                                       Prof. MUDr. Tomáš Zima, DrSc.,


President of the Academic Senate                                                    Rector


            

I. The amendments to the Rules for Supporting of Extracurricular Activities of Students of Charles University in Prague were approved by the Academic Senate of Charles University in Prague on 23 January 2015. The amendments came into force on the date of the registration by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports; it was registered on 13 February 2015 and became effective on 15 February 2015.


II. The amendments to the Rules for Supporting Extracurricular Activities of Students of Charles University in Prague were approved by the Academic Senate of Charles University in Prague on 25 November 2016. The amendments came into force on the date of the registration by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports; it was registered on 14 December 2016 and became effective on the first day of the month following after the date on which it had come into force.




To witness that the consolidated text is accurate: Tereza Svobodová




Poznámky

1

Translator’s note: Words importing the masculine include the feminine, and unless the context otherwise requires, words in the singular include the plural and words in the plural include the singular.

2

Section 214 and fol. of Act No. 89/2012 Sb., the Civil Code.

3

Section 306 and fol. of Act No. 89/2012 Sb., the Civil Code.

4

Section 36 of the Higher Education Act. The registration was completed on 16 February 2007.


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