AGEPoly is the Student’s Association of the EPFL. It has as statutory goals to represent the EPFL’s students, defend the general interests of the students, inform and consult its members about all the decisions of the EPFL Management that concern them. The association tries to cause the student’s awareness of its role within the EPFL. It also has the statutory goals to animate the campus and provide student services to enhance and facilitate life on campus.


The Association has been created in 1951 under the name of AGEPUL (General Association of the EPUL : Polytechnic University of Lausanne). Since 1964, she wears the actual name.

In 1983, the AGEPoly develops as the Spongiflex several projects for relaxation and socializing. In December of that year, the school provides a room in CM. Ideas come, the spirits are unleashed, the project takes shape. Spongiflex is a name that seems to “jinx”, says Marc Dikôtter, Spongiflex Commission 83, a competition is launched and the name of Satellite wins. Since 1985, the commission Satellite, that gets Sat as its little name, got a big success: weekly concerts, bar, cartoon library, backgammon competitions, and even billiards. In 2006, following an audit by KPMG and risks concerning the VAT, the commission is dissolved in favor of the creation of the Association Satellite.

The three poles

AGEPoly is composed of three activity poles, which are all missions: services to students, campus activities, and the students’s representation.


The AGEPoly (Student’s General Association of the Polytechnic Federal School of Lausanne) is a private association within the meaning of Articles 60 and following of the Swiss civil sode. It has a motto, “students together”, three poles which are missions for the association, a multitude of actions and a Executive Board, consisting of 6 to 14 students, elected at the General Assembly.

It is also composed of multiple teams that are in charge of helping the board in their daily tasks: