In university co-ops, the members’ opinions and requests are reflected in their management. This is possible through their participation in various opportunities, such as hitokoto card (opinion card), questionnaire, meetings, committees (students, graduate students, international students, faculty and staff), daily activities of the Board of Directors and General Assembly.
59th Annual General Meeting of National Federation of University Co-operative Associations
6th Annual General Meeting of University Co-operatives Mutual Federation (Nagoya Congress Center)
General Assembly (where members gather) and General Meeting of Representatives (where members elected as representatives gather) determine the year summary and policy, as well as financial results and budget of the co-op.
Board of Directors, Yokohama National University Co-op
All elements of the university, such as students, faculty and staff gather to discuss the day-to-day management of co-op, ranging from members’ needs to store operations.
Hitokoto Card box, Left: Yamaguchi University Co-op, Right: Doshisha University Co-op
Using SNS sites, such as Facebook and Twitter for co-op business activities (Tohoku University Co-op)
Hitokoto card is a mechanism that enables the co-op to ask its members’ opinions and requests through paper cards or internet, and then the co-op staff responds. This initiative is a part of interactions with co-op members.