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Over 1500 student events are held each year across the Sciences Po campuses, check them out on the student events platform.

Section #sciencespo

Organising a student event at Sciences Po

Student associations and initiatives may organise, when authorised, events or meetings at Sciences Po within the context of their activities (art. 22 – Student Life regulations, pdf - 477 Ko).

Requests should be made according to the procedure for each campus, as follows.

Lukas Macek, Campus director, and Ismaël Combette, co-student life coordinator.

To organise an event on the Le Havre campus, please use the following online form: on-campus event request form.

Requests should be made at least 3 weeks before the event.

To organise an event on the Menton campus, please use the following online form: on-campus event request form.

To organise an event on the Nancy campus, please send an email to Alexandra Brun, student life coordinator.

To organise an event on the Paris campus, please complete this event request form (in French).

Requests should be submitted at least one month before the event. Exemptions may be granted, namely when the planned event relates to an unforeseen issue of national or international importance, having a considerable impact on the student community. For live performance events requiring the installation of complex technical equipment, the request must be submitted 45 days in advance.

For operational meetings by associations or student initiatives, requests should be made as soon as possible, ideally 8 days before the planned date.

To organise an event on the Poitiers campus, please use the following online form: on-campus event request form.
Requests should be made at least 2 weeks before the preferred date.

To organise an event on the Reims campus, please send an email to Anne-Charlotte Amaury, student life coordinator. 
Requests should generally be made at least a week before the event, and 3 weeks before a large-scale event.

Section #outside

Organising events outside Sciences Po

When permanent and recognised student associations and student initiatives wish to organise events outside Sciences Po, namely student parties and orientation weekends and events, they should take measures to manage risks during these events and ensure that they comply with the legal framework in force, as stipulated in article 17 of the Student life regulations.

Prevention and risk reduction

Student associations and initiatives organising festive events undertake to put preventive action in place with regard to their participants, specifically with the support of Sciences Po partner associations that combat risky behaviour.

Together we must take the necessary steps to ensure compliance with the current legislation regarding bullying, the responsible distribution of alcohol and the fight against all forms of violence and discrimination.

Student organisers have a number of responsibilities in the combat against excessive consumption of alcohol and consumption of psychoactive substances (article 17 of the Student life regulations):

  • take out insurance to cover civil and criminal liability during these events;
  • respect safety standards appropriate to the scale of the event;
  • prevent unsafe behaviour associated with excessive consumption of alcohol or psychoactive substances;
  • prevent excessive alcohol consumption by making alcohol more expensive and less easily available than non-alcoholic drinks;
  • prohibit any form of "open bar" (with alcoholic drinks), particularly for a fixed price or free of charge, or any event only offering alcoholic drinks, in accordance with article 94 of French law no. 2009-879 of 21 July 2009 on hospital reform, patients, health and the regions;
  • offer food free of charge or at reasonable prices (in compliance with health regulations);
  • make fresh water freely available;
  • ensure that the team responsible for distributing drinks does not serve alcohol to participants who are clearly intoxicated;
  • prohibit any slogans encouraging the consumption or promotion of alcohol, and partnerships with alcohol producers;
  • undertake not to favour the benefits of alcohol sales but to limit any excessive consumption;
  • actively encourage people who are clearly intoxicated not to drive and facilitate the organisation of alternative transport.
  • Financial concerns (profitability of an event, contractual commitments) should not take precedence when organising events. You should first of all ensure the physical safety and moral integrity of each participant.
Section #promotion

Promoting an event

As a general rule, student associations must clearly indicate in all communications about their events and activities that these events and activities are organised by a student association and not by Sciences Po.

Student associations organising events on the Paris campus can advertise their event via the student events platform (FR) by placing a publication request.

These communications are included in the weekly student event newsletter sent to students on the Paris campus (not to be confused with the institutional events newsletter, also published weekly).


Student Life contacts

Pierre Catalan
Director of Student Life

Baptiste Vivien
Student Engagement Manager

Paris campus

Clémence Jamet
In charge of student associations

Regional campuses

Use of the Sciences Po trademark and logo

Any use of the Sciences Po trademark, composed of the name and logo, by student associations is subject to prior authorisation by the Department of Communications and must respect the visual identity guidelines (PDF in French , 1.72 Mo).

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