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Student body

You can help decide what happens at your university through higher education policy!

The student government at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts consists of the Student Parliament (StuPa), the General Students’ Committee (AStA) and student body representatives from each department.

Take part!

Student bodies are always looking for new, committed members. If you want to take part and help shape student life at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts, then contact the AStA directly during its business hours, or take part in a meeting of student body representatives from your department.


Student Parliament (StuPa)

The Student Parliament passes resolutions on guidelines for student government and its budget. The parliament is responsible for managing the AStA and electing its members, as well as the members of other boards. Parliament members are elected by all students at the university.

Minutes from past meetings and upcoming dates are available here.

E-mail: studierendenparlament(at)



Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss (AStA)

The Student Parliament supports the General Students’ Committee (AStA). The Committee executes the parliament's resolutions, and represents the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts student body externally. It is made up of departments focused on different areas of university life. For example, it offers discounted writing materials, organizes events and parties, and supports international students. The StuPa elects its members during meetings.

Information about the AStA OWL of the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts as well as the representative bodies at the three locations Lemgo, Detmold and Höxter can be found on the following websites:

Departmental representatives

Departmental representatives are appointed to help members of their department in their everyday studies. They serve as contact persons for any problems and conflicts during the description of issues, and organize events and services for their departments, such as get-to-know-you evenings for first-semester students. They are elected by the student body of each individual department.