In beating associations, he is usually also the fencer who has to teach the members the drumming and prepare them for the scales . As part of this task, he negotiates with his counterparts from other connections in the so-called weapon ring, the timpani for the determination of the gauges. He is also responsible for the proper condition of the timpani and scale equipment.
Another important responsibility of the consensus is the organization and implementation of social events, especially the women's events. With some associations, it is the Consenior who opens a foundation ball.
In many associations in Austria he is also responsible for keeping the student dormitory clean, i.e. the "club room" of a association that does not have its own corporation house .
The "Consenior" uses two small crosses (xx) or the abbreviation (vx) , which he puts after his name and the circle , as a batch symbol, depending on the custom of the connection . If certain requirements are met, which differ from connection to connection (e.g. good office management and / or scaling of sufficient quality), he can use this symbol in brackets after his name for his entire life after his one-semester term of office. This award is democratically voted on at the end of each semester in the responsible convention .
In the early days of the corps around 1800 there were certainly several conseniores at the same time. It is proven that Kränzchen , an early form of the corps, each had one senior and four "conseniores", that is, deputy chairmen with equal rights.
- Robert Paschke: Corps student dictionary. In: Handbook of the Kösener Corps student. Verband Alter Corpsstudenten eV Volume I. Würzburg 1985 (6th edition), p. 322