On 27 June 2012, the parliament in Baden-Württemberg decided to reintroduce the constitutional student body. The corresponding law came into force on 14 July. This means that the student body has become a partial body under public law (Constituent Assembly) and can therefore also negotiate and sign contracts as a legal entity. In addition, the student representation can charge fees for the performance of its work and can also express its opinion on student matters in the future.
Between June 2012 and January 2013, the working group "Verfasste Studierendenschaft" (VS) (Constituent Student Body) has developed a draft for the statute of the student body from the University of Konstanz. After examination by the university's legal department, these statutes were approved by the students of our university in a ballot on the 30th. and 31st January 2013.
(The working group consisted of interested parties, student representatives and members of the political university groups, whom we would like to thank here once again for their excellent work).
From the first elections of the student parliament and the student representative bodies in July 2013 on, we have started into our new "existence" as a constitutional student body. Since the 5. August 2013, the date of the last "first meeting" of a body mentioned in the statutes, we are considered to be constituted and are thus officially a public corporation of the University of Konstanz.
Our work based on the constitution of the student body, has shown that there was still room for improvement of the statutes as with every new start. For this reason the statutes were amended by the resolutions of the legislative body on the 30th of January 2014 (structural changes) and the 1st of September 2014 (minor adjustments). The existing versions of the statutes can be found here.