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The entire students’ community of Kigali Health Institute is governed by an association called Kigali Health Institute Student's Union, headed by a Guild President.
Member of the association are made up of students currently enrolled in the two campuses of Kigali Health institute namely the Nyamishaba Campus, on the shores of lake Kivu in Karongi District and students at the main campus in Kigali city.
Membership: the constitution governing the students’ Union stipulates that every student of KHI is a member of the Union by his/her free will. The different categories of members of the association, duties, right and responsibilities are stipulated in the association’s constitution. Organization: the students’ association is comprised of the following:
* General assembly
* Council of representatives
* Executive committee
* Mediation committee
The executive committee is responsible for the coordination of different activities of the association. It is headed by a guild president, the vice guild president and the secretary general.
Under the executive committee are commissars (also called guild ministers) heading different commissions (also called guild ministries). The students' committee is also represented by two students (of both sexes, in both the Institute’s Senate and the Board of Governors.
Mission: the mission of Kigali Health Institute Students General Association is executed through the different clubs which students are free to join. These clubs are:
- S.C.U.R: The Students Club for Unity and Reconciliation
- La Trompete: the student anti-AIDS club.
- H.C.W.S.A: The Health Care Women Students Association.
- E.H.C: Environment Heath Club.
And many others whose constitutions await approval.
The mandate, responsibilities, duties, rights and obligations, procedures of election of the Students' Union are stipulated in its 108 articles of the constitution governing the association.