The student association is an autonomous organization made up of students in the department of Economics. Its purpose is to enhance the welfare of the students in the department, serve as a bridge between the students and the department and between the students and the outside world. Through various activities, it also aims to promote a lively and positive atmosphere for the department as a whole and create a sense of belonging within the department.
The department of Economics at National Tsing Hua University was established in 1984 and its student association in 1985, that is, after the enrollment of the second class of students. Votes cast by students of both the first and second classes led to its establishment. The first president of the student association was Zheng Jialin, a student of the first class.
In 2007, the student association was reorganized using an organization structure that is expected to yield the most efficient division of labor within the association. This reorganization was undertaken in order to help members of the association cultivate self-management and leadership skills, democratic values and legal literacy. The reorganization is also expected to bring about changes conducive to better relations among students, between students and professors, between students of the department of Economics and students of other departments at National Tsing Hua University and between students of the department of Economics and students of other universities. Upon completion of the organization, the association will have the president and the vice-president at the top of the organizational chart assisted by six chief officers that will be respectively in charge of cultural affairs, public relations, operations, publicity, affairs and finance.