BDIC - Association of corporations at German universities

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The full coat of arms of the BDIC

The BDIC - Corporations Association at German Universities is a corporation association of German student associations . As the Federation of German Engineering Corporations (BDIC), it was founded in 1951 in Ehrenbreitstein am Rhein as the successor organization to several associations at German state engineering schools (academies, polytechnics, higher technical institutes, etc.) and in its prime had over 200 member associations. The BDIC has had its current name since 1974.

It includes optional striking and non-striking color-bearing student associations at universities and today's colleges. The association has given itself the motto Reverence for Life ( Albert Schweitzer ). The associations of the BDIC are male associations based on the principle of life union. The BDIC is divided into four regional associations, each of which is headed by a regional association board. The chairman of a regional association is the regional senior. The board of the BDIC consists of the chairman (national senior), the deputy (deputy national senior), the treasurer (federal treasurer), the student representative (senior citizens' convention representative) and the five regional seniors. The organs of the BDIC are the federal board already described, the delegate convention (general assembly) in which every member association has voting rights and the senior citizens convention in which the students (active members) choose their representation.

The BDIC is a member of the Convent of German Corporations Associations (CDK) and the Convent of German Academic Associations (CDA).


In the 1950s and 1960s, many student associations that had been banned in the Third Reich were reactivated . In 1950 these included some corporations at German engineering schools , which initially organized themselves into four independent umbrella associations.

On June 23, 1951, 28 student associations decided to merge their umbrella organizations into one large umbrella organization, the Bund Deutscher Ingenieur-Corporationen . The following umbrella organizations have merged into the BDIC:

  • Federation of German fraternities
  • Ehrenbreitsteiner representative of the convent
  • Friedrichsruher weapon ring
  • Karthäuser Deputy Convent Association of Bavaria
  • Hohensyburgbund Dortmund and Hagen

Due to the changes at the universities, it was necessary to adapt the name of the association, and the Bund Deutscher Ingenieur-Corporationen was renamed BDIC - Korporationsverband am Deutschen Hochschulen - in 1974 .

Member associations

The individual member associations in the BDIC are federally subdivided into four state associations (LV), namely in:

LV north-west

  • Burschenschaft Alemannia zu Bremen in the BDIC and RTV
  • Technical gymnastics Teutonia in Bremen in the BDIC and RTV
  • Burschenschaft Elbia zu Hamburg in the BDIC
  • Euklidia fraternity in Hamburg and Wolfsburg in the BDIC
  • Gymnastics Federation Niederelbe zu Hamburg in the BDIC
  • Burschenschaft Vandalia zu Hamburg in the BDIC
  • Cremonia fraternity in Kiel in the BDIC
  • Comradeship Alemannia Mittweida zu Duisburg in the BDIC
  • Free connection Sparrenia Niedersachsen to Bielefeld in the BDIC
  • Technical connection between Colonia and Cologne in the BDIC

LV South

  • Fraternity of the Technical Club Minerva in Munich in the BDIC
  • Technical student union Moeno-Ripuaria to Würzburg and Schweinfurt in the BDIC
  • Fraternity of the Technical Club Vindelicia in Augsburg in the BDIC
  • Fidentia Mittweida fraternity in the BDIC and MSC

LV southwest

  • Burschenschaft Wartburg zu Mannheim in the BDIC
  • Technical and scientific connection between Teutonia and Saarbrücken in the BDIC
  • Technical connection between Marcomannia and Frankfurt in the BDIC

Individual evidence

  1. The Ehrenbreitstein representative Convent only partially merged into the BDIC, s. Paulgerhard Gladen: The German-speaking corporation associations . 4th updated and expanded edition. WJK-Verlag, Hilden 2014, ISBN 978-3-933892-28-7 . P. 222.


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