The faculty student associations at TU Dortmund University have been established by students for students. When they don’t know how to put together their first class schedule, when they are puzzled about which seminar is graded with which certificate, or when they need some “unofficial” information about their favorite course: the student associations can help.
The AStA (Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss / general students’ committee) represents the students in the university and therefore is something like the student „government“. Representatives are elected by the student parliament. There is one chairman as well as consultants for different areas of responsibility like culture, sports and social affairs.
Besides representing the students of the TU Dortmund University the AStA offers a series of service features like, for example, legal and social advice, housing and job agencies as well as cheap copy facilities.