Ordinary member of IFSA
Article (7.3) of IFSA Statutes:
"Ordinary members of IFSA can be students’ organisations that are open to all students of the university/ies (and/or similar institutions of internationally recognised university level) they are affiliated to and which have natural persons as members. Council should use their discretion to determine whether the structure of further education, the scientific or technical qualification offered and the connection to forestry is relevant to the goals and purpose of IFSA."
In other words, ordinary members are Local Committees (LC) of forestry students organised as local, democratic student groups affiliated to an University and with a connection to forest.
The ordinary members are the only members having a voting right in IFSA. Only person member of an ordinary member organisation can take a position in the IFSA Board
Associate member of IFSA
Article (7.4) of IFSA Statutes:
"Associate members can be natural persons, students’organisations and/or student body representatives that wish to be a member of IFSA without fulfilling the conditions to be an ordinary member."
Associate member can so be individual person, or a group of persons wishing to benefit of IFSA opportunities. Associate member does not have the right to vote at the General Assembly but can postulate to a position in a Commission or as Regional Representative or even as Liaison Officer