AGEPoly is the Students’ Association of the EPFL. It has as statutory goals to:

A brief history

The Association was created in 1951 under the name of AGEPUL (General Students’ Association of the EPUL : Polytechnic University of Lausanne). In 1964, the name was transformed into the “General Students’ Association of the EPFL” to match the school’s new name, giving the modern-day acronym: AGEPoly.

In 1983, the AGEPoly developed several projects for relaxation and socializing under the name of Spongiflex. In December of that year, the school provided the association a room in CM. Ideas come, spirits are high, and the project takes shape. As Spongiflex is a “jinx” name acording to Marc Dikôtter, a renaming competition named Spongiflex Commission 83 was launched, and the name of Satellite was chosen as the winner. Since 1985, the Satellite commission, often shortened to Sat, has seen big success in the form of its: weekly concerts, bar, comic book 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’ representation.


The AGEPoly (Students’ 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 code. 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: