A strong sense of school spirit and community is a defining characteristic of ESCP. Involvement in extra-curricular activities and student associations is strongly encouraged as we consider it an essential part of personal well-being and professional development.
Student life on each of the campuses is shaped by the initiatives and activities offered by some fifty clubs and associations which organise networking, and artistic and cultural events, political discussions, sports tournaments, social events, humanitarian activities, etc.
Inclusion & Diversity
Multiculturalism, Equality, Respect for others
ESCP Business School's Inclusion and Diversity policy, on which the measures taken to combat sexism and homophobia depend, is based on three pillars that have been in place since 2016: prevention, a specific procedure to support victims, and a system of probation and sanctions. This mechanism is under the direction of the Inclusion and Diversity referent, with students, faculty and administrative staff. The professor in charge of this mission is also the Academic Director of the Master in Management, which allows her to be clearly identified by students, giving her function high visibility and credibility. This referent works in close collaboration with the school nurse, the person in charge of associative life, the person in charge of the "Student Experience" and the head of legal affairs at the School. A dedicated team is therefore in charge of this system. The referent can be contacted directly by students and staff.
Whenever a member of the ESCP community alerts about his or her suffering or that of a loved one as a result of the behavior of others, the procedure is as follows:
- The "Referee" can be contacted confidentially for any report of a discriminatory act of which the student or staff member has been the victim or witness.
- A confidential listening unit is then quickly activated to collect the testimony of the assaulted person and can offer psychological support thanks to the school nurse and the psychologist.
- It is systematically proposed to persons who have been assaulted to accompany them to file a complaint and testify before internal ESCP bodies.
- After this listening stage an investigation unit is activated to gather all the elements about the case, in particular the testimony of the suspected person and gather different testimonies
After these two stages, the Referee brings before the Executive President & Dean to take all appropriate measures, if necessary. The school's legal department is also alerted and coordinates referrals to the Public Prosecutor by the Executive President & Dean. Whether a complaint has been lodged or not, the elements of the file are examined to decide whether to or not to send the case to a Disciplinary Board.
When the case is brought before a Disciplinary Board, all elements are examined and the Board will summon the person who initiated the procedure, and the person suspected to be responsible for the troubles. In case it is found that a trouble has occurred, the disciplinary committee may sanction the individual. These sanctions range from a reprimand to temporary or definitive exclusion from the School (no definitive exclusion has been pronounced to date in order to preserve the presumption of innocence until the end of the judicial investigation for the most serious case).
As the members of the Disciplinary Committee have a duty of reserve and in order to limit the psychological risks and/or physical reprisals, no publicity is made on the sanctions taken by the Disciplinary Board. When victims do not wish to file a complaint, the School systematically reports the matter to the Public Prosecutor who decides whether or not to open a judicial inquiry.
Student life & associations
A few examples:
Elected by the students, the Student Union plays an important role within the school. Agora bridges the gap between the student body and the administration on the different campuses. It provides a forum and proposes ideas on a wide range of topics concerning your life as a student at ESCP. The Student Union also organises social events which encourage networking amongst different year groups, programmes and nationalities.
Student Societes' Board (SSB)
Elected by the students, the SSB organises social events which encourage networking amongst different intakes and nationalities. The Board drives and coordinates the student societies present on all 6 campuses.
A cross-campus organisation which prepares its yearly participation at the NMUN in New York City. Around 4,000 students from top universities worldwide embody diplomats and represent their country in various UN committees such as the Security Council or UNICEF. Members gain a unique experience in the spirit of European and international diplomatic relations.
A student-run business association which works with corporate clients across Europe on a wide range of business ventures. The association attracts businessminded individuals keen to pursue their personal development on genuine business projects.
FLY - Young Leadership Forum
The Young Leadership Forum association holds case competitions across the school's six campuses, plus its annual conference in Paris. FLY connects students and senior leaders to form a diverse cross-sector and multi-generational space for discussion.
Social Club / ESM
ESCP’s Social Club in Berlin and Event Society in Madrid (ESM) organize various events on and off campus. Organized by students for students, these societies aim at bringing together students across our various campuses as well as strengthening the cross-cultural dimension and exchange at the School.
Sports Clubs & activities
Sports activities have a long tradition at ESCP, and the Paris campus alone offers around 30 different disciplines. On the Berlin campus, students have the possibility to participate in the sports activities of the network of Berlin universities, London campus students have access to the various sporting facilities at City University, and the Torino campus organises an annual regatta, bringing together both students and alumni.
A wide range of events take place at ESCP of which several are (co-)organized by the students
The ESCP Entrepreneurship Festival
Each year, ESCP and the Smart-Up society honours Jean-Baptiste Say, the co-founder of ESCP Business School. The vision is to unite students, entrepreneurs, investors and potential customers, allowing them to exchange ideas and learn from each other. The event is a unique opportunity for students to present their innovative ideas to potential stakeholders and gain first-hand feedback and support for project development.
The ESCP Ski Event
The ESCP Ski Event is an annual event organised by an international team of students, where networking, sport and fun merge together in a unique atmosphere. Students from all six ESCP campuses attend the event, together with alumni and representatives from top international companies. The structure, concept and objective of the event is similar to that of the Regatta: to enhance networking between students, companies and alumni, and to deliver to firms the opportunity of recruiting students from one of the best business schools in the world. The ESCP Ski Event represents a unique opportunity to fully exploit the potential of an international school, and to foster both fun and education. We believe that the ESCP spirit combined with passion for sport makes this event unforgettable.
Conference for Sustainable Innovation - Designing Tomorrow
ESCP Berlin organizes an annual event based on the principles of the 2030 Agenda, a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly. This year's "Conference for Sustainable Innovation - Designing Tomorrow" marked its beginning at the Allianz Forum, next to the Brandenburg Gate. The event brought together 250 international students and more than 50 representatives from different companies, NGOs and the public sector. ESCP Berlin provided a setting in which future business leaders met with policy makers, civil society, and industry. The conference and workshops at the event also offered a space for ideas and business innovations touching on all aspects of sustainability - social, environmental and economic. The students experienced how they could make an impact and help the world achieve the United Nations' global goals.
The ESCP Regatta
The ESCP Regatta symbolises what ESCP is all about. Once a year, students from all six campuses, as well as members of staff, faculty and alumni, gather in Italy for a weekend at sea. The event is a unique opportunity to fully exploit the potential of a multi-campus school and to strengthen and broaden the group spirit key to the ESCP community. The ESCP Regatta has become a landmark in the School’s sporting, networking and social calendar. Working in teams to take first place, the event allows for excellent group bonding and the continued development of team-building skills.
The London Campus Annual Gala
Every spring the students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends of ESCP come together in London to celebrate the School’s achievements over the past 12 months. The Annual Gala takes place at a different high profile location each year, with guests enjoying a champagne reception followed by a three-course meal, music provided by talented ESCP students, a charity prize draw, and a party that carries on all night. The Annual Gala is the highlight of the London campus’ social calendar. We look forward to celebrating ESCP with you at the next one!
The Berlin European Summer Night
Each year in Berlin, just as the heat of summer is coming to an end, European Summer Night is the celebration that sets the new academic year in motion. The grounds of the Berlin Campus dress up for a day, from the colourfully lit stands offering a wide selection of food and drink to the atmospheric and dimly lit gardens that give way for guests to mingle and network with each other. Representatives of business, academia, politics, current students and several of our alumni, friends and supporters of ESCP share in discussions with each other for an exciting evening of food, fun and future friends.
National Model United Nations
Each year, students from across all our campuses attend the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference in New York, NY alongside more than 5,000 others from universities around the globe. Each team represents a different country, with students divided between mock committees that mimic the real structure of the United Nations.