The Convocation consists of past students (alumni) who have obtained a degree or diploma from the NWU or its predecessors, as well as all current members of the University’s permanent staff. Membership can only be obtained by applying for membership and paying the prescribed fee of R50 for lifelong membership. It is a statutory body of the NWU, meaning it is recognised in the University’s statute as part of the formal governance framework. The purpose of the Convocation is to promote the welfare of the NWU by safeguarding its image, traditions and interestsand by serving as a bridge between members of the Convocation and the University. The Convocation is represented on the University Council, which governs the NWUand also works closely with other structures such as the Alumni Association that promote interaction between the University and its alumni.
Please click here to read the section of the NWU Statute that refers to the Convocation (refer to pages 25 – 27).