Phelma Student Union at the center of campus life
Phelma engineering school is one of France’s largest engineering schools, accounting for 1,400 of the 9,000 students enrolled at Grenoble Institute of Technology. And the Phelma Student Union offers an equally impressive range of activities throughout the academic year.
In addition to the traditional new student orientation weekend, the Student Union also puts on a host of other events such as weekend ski trips at student-friendly prices, the Olympiades, the Grenoble Institute of Technology gala, the Phelma gala, an engineering school tournament, and the Masilia Sun Ball beach tournament in Marseille.
The Student Union counts around 40 members elected each year in April, and the Student Union election campaign has become one of the school year’s most popular events. Two committees in the Student Union—the Arts Committee and the Sports Committee—also arrange numerous special-interest outings and weekend trips.
The Grenoble Institute of Technology alumni association (Grenoble INP Alumni) boasts more than 40,000 members worldwide, including around 18,000 Phelma graduates.
Founded in 1903 and established as a nonprofit organization, Grenoble INP Alumni serves the Institute’s students and alumni in a variety of ways. Missions include volunteer work, promoting the school’s degrees, and representing and defending the interests of engineering graduates. There are currently more than .
Both current and former students benefit from one of the world’s largest networks of engineers and from a range of support services. The organization’s website (below) is home to testimonials, job offers, and more. Grenoble INP Alumni also holds events to help members find jobs and maintain relationships.
Finally, an endowment fund supports scholarships and alumni projects.
Cheer Up! Phelma is a student club that belongs to the national Cheer Up! network established in 2003. The purpose is to raise awareness about cancer through events and informational campaigns. Cheer Up! Phelma also visits pediatric cancer patients at Grenoble University Medical Center and at the Institut Daniel Hollard.