Student Self-Administration


Student Council of Elders

The Council of Elders is a body of student self-administration and, according to the statutes, works to ensure that the student body and its organs (e.g. student councils, AStA, StuPa) perform their duties in accordance with the law, the statutes and other regulations.

At the request of a student of the university, the Council of Elders decides on the legality of elections and all other actions of the organs of the student body and the student councils that lead to a change in the composition of an organ of the student body, the student councils or a student body provided for in these statutes. Likewise, at the request of a student of the h_da (or ex officio), the Council of Elders decides on the legality of resolutions and measures of the bodies of the student body.

All further tasks, rights and duties of the members of the Council of Elders can be found in the statutes of the student body.

Currently, the Council of Elders is vacant and applicants are urgently needed.

Student General Assemblies

All enrolled students of Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences are entitled to vote in the General Assembly.

Tasks of the general assembly are among others:

  • Passing resolutions on the concerns of the student body. Resolutions of the General Assembly have a recommendatory character. They are to be processed by the responsible bodies of the student body.
  • The General Student Committee has to inform about the current affairs of the student body at the General Assembly.
  • Information and discussion on a ballot.

A plenary assembly has the following rights with the majority of votes of the students present:

  • To make motions for resolutions to be submitted to the Student Parliament for decision,
  • to pass resolutions,
  • to express the will to take action.

The plenary assembly is convened by the presidium of the student parliament:

  • Upon written request of at least five percent of the students enrolled at the university,
  • at the request of the AStA,
  • at the request of the majority of the student councils, or
  • at the request of the student parliament

Independent of the student plenary meeting, the student councils should convene their own student council plenary meetings once a semester, the recommendations of which are the subject of debate at the subsequent student council meeting.

Student Election Committee

The election committee has the task of preparing and organizing the elections for the student parliament and the student councils - in close consultation with the central election committees for the senate or the departmental councils.

The tasks include

  • Examination, admission and announcement of the election proposals,
  • Examination of ballots,
  • Determination of the preliminary and final election results,
  • allocation of seats,
  • Election audits.

More information about the elections of the student self-administration, i.e. the student parliament (StuPa) and the student councils can be found here.

Student Audit Committee

The Student Auditing Committee (RPA) examines the financial conduct of the student body from a factual, economic and mathematical point of view and submits a written report to the Student Parliament.

Sounds complicated, but it actually checks whether there are corresponding receipts and resolutions for all income or expenses and whether the entire financial accounting is coherent.

The RPA is elected in the student parliament for the audit of a financial year, whereby the actual work, i.e. the actual audit, only takes place when the financial year has been completed.

The members of the current audit committee can be reached via the mail address