1918

The first Students’ Representative Body is founded at LMU.

The idea of forming organizations to represent the interests of university students first emerged in Germany in the early 1800s, and was revived at various points throughout the 19th century. However, all early attempts to put the idea into practice failed, often due to conflicts within the student body itself. With the end of the First World War and the revolution of November 1918, student unions were established in many university cities, including Munich. On 11 November 1918 the University Senate passed a provisional draft statute for such an association, and the Steering Committee of the first Munich Students’ Union (Allgemeine Studentenausschuss, AStA) was elected in the Great Aula at LMU in the following month. The 30-member body then nominated a five-man Executive Board. Compulsory dues levied on all students were used to finance its work. In January 1922, the Students’ Unions instituted at all universities in Bavaria received legal recognition from the new Free State.

Contexts

AStA Statutes, p. 1

AStA Statutes, p. 2

AStA Statutes, p. 3

AStA Statutes, p. 4