Students Associations

The student community and their associations are very active at Grenoble Ecole de Management. The School counts 23 associations. More than 700 events are organized each year with budgets that can reach almost 500,000 euros and event teams that can include 40, 50 or even 60 students.

Participating in student associations is almost a given for any students seeking to have a fulfilling student experience. Student associations help integrate new students, provide means to experiment with professional life and offer unique chances for life experiences.

The entrepreneurship association

A selection process during your second year of studies opens the door to spending a semester working on a project every afternoon. This opportunity is part of our differentiated learning process and is recognized and evaluated within the curriculum.

Training and counseling

Students nominated to key positions within an association (president, treasurer, head of communications, etc.) receive 15 days of training when their responsibilities begin. The goal is to train operational managers with key skills such as accounting, conflict management, coaching or responding to harassment issues. Association presidents and treasurers also benefit from the fact that they receive certification for their skills thanks to a specific 

List of student associations

Le Bureau des Élèves

The Bureau des élèves (student government) interacts with the school administration to represent students and their associations. It is the foundation for all student associations.

Sports associations

Altigliss organizes the GEM Altigliss student ski and snowboard world cup.

The Bureau des sports (BDS - sports association) is France's largest student sports organization (ANEO ranking). It organizes sports events and other fun activities for students throughout the year. More than 25 sports are offered every year.

ICO (Ici Commence L'Océan) is the GEM student association for aquatic and nautical activities.

Professional-oriented associations

GEM Entreprendre GEM Entreprendre aims to promote entrepreneurship by helping unsuspecting entrepreneurs realize their potential and begin an entrepreneurial project.

AMD Job Services is a direct marking association that offers various services: event organization, flyer distribution, survey organization, telemarketing, etc.

JAI is GEM's junior company.

Hub is an overarching association that provides technical, financial, legal and administrative support for projects carried out by student association.

Startin'Block This association aims to help students develop their student and business network thanks to company visits, meetings with professionals, job conferences and simulated events like mock UN negotiations.

BIG (Business Investment Geopolitics) is the GEM finance association. It encourages students to consider business, finance and geopolitical issues.

Food & wine enthusiasts

Le Dahu creates, funds and distributes a guide for the best locations, restaurants and activities in Grenoble and the surrounding region.

Millési'mets is the GEM culinary association for wine, fine dining, cocktails and other related activities.


Le Gala is the association in charge of organizing the GEM Graduation Ceremony as well as the after graduation Gala (and the school's biggest party of the year!).

The Enjeu association is all about fun. It offers a slew of opportunities such as tournaments, game rentals, special deals for team building and serious games.

Communication-oriented associations

Planètes is GEM's communications and audiovisual association.

Xpression is the School's news and literary association.

Escapade is the School's news and literary association.

The GEM Store is the official Grenoble Ecole de Management store. In addition to graduating class sweatshirts, the store offers more than 20 articles for sale every year.

Cultural associations

Zone Art is a GEM association that promotes and encourages cultural events of all types: concerts, festivals, shows, video projections, exhibits, runway shows, etc.

GEM en Débat is the Grenoble Ecole de Management debate association. It regularly organizes conferences and debates on current events with the participation of influential actors.

Aloha is the association in charge of welcoming and integrating international students.

Socially-engaged associations

ImpAct works to promote sustainable development in terms of economics, social activities and the environment.

SOS : Savoir Oser la Solidarité (SOS - Daring to be solidary) is the GEM association dedicated to solidarity and actions to support children.