大学生協とは?—コミック版—

作: ヤマモトマナブ

Part 02: How to become a member of university co-op

Students and faculty will become the members of university co-op after paying share capital. After that, they will be able to then use the co-op’s stores and services.

Author: Manabu Yamamoto

- What is a university co-op?

- Well... To put it simply, it's "Everyone's store."

- Everyone's store?

- Yes! A university co-op is run using share capital collected from everybody!

- Share capital?
- Please take a look at this illustration!

By buying member share, everybody will become a member of the university co-op!

Admission
Member share
Members

A university co-op provides products and services to its members based on the share capital.
With the sales, a co-op improves its services or conducts a lot of activities for all the members.

Quality improvement Welcome party for new students Support for preparatory students

And most importantly, this member share will be given back in full amount at the time of graduation.

Graduation

- It will be given back? Is that okay? - The new students will invest.

Alumni <-- Return New students --> Invest

- Investing for the co-op’s operation?
It’s like a stockholder.
- That’s a good analogy!

- A member is a user of a university co-op, and also its investor and operator of the co-ops business and activities! Members can enjoy services they need using their own money! This is what I meant by "Everyone's store."

- So members can speak their opinion in the co-op’s operation?
- Exactly! University co-ops also have “Hitokoto Card” (Opinion Card).

Cunning paper

- Hehehe... I won’t tell a thing about it for now.
- Hey! You were about to say something.
- I will do it in the next page!
- Page?!

Part02. 大学生協への加入方法

大学生・教職員の皆さんは、一度出資金を払うと、大学生協の組合員になって、大学生協のお店とサービスをその後ずっと利用することができます。出資金額は大学生協によって異なりますが、5,000円~30,000円(2011年9月現在)です。その出資金は大学を卒業・退職した時に全額払い戻されます。

大学生協の組合員というのは、大学生協のオーナーということでもあり、意思決定過程に参加することができます。組合員は毎年の総代会に参加して、年度決算・予算を承認し、理事・監事を選挙します。