Convent of German Academic Associations
The Convent of German Academic Associations (CDA) is an interest group of old gentlemen's associations of student corporations based in Frankfurt am Main . Today he represents four senior gentlemen's associations with 36 senior gentlemen's associations and around 2,500 senior academics.
The umbrella organization is currently, since around 2016, in a renewal and regeneration phase with u. a. the aim of counteracting supposedly unjustified criticism of academic associations and connections and their alleged disadvantages through offensive public relations work and to run or support positive presentations of student union content and practices.
Colored and non-colored, denominational and non-denominational, beating and non-beating associations merged on January 7, 1951 in Ludwigshafen to form the CDA. At that time it comprised around 300,000 former academics. However, the major Catholic associations, CV ( Cartell Association of Catholic German Student Associations ), KV ( Cartel Association of Catholic German Student Associations ) and UV ( Association of Scientific Catholic Student Associations Unitas ) did not join the association. In the 1950s and 1960s it was of great importance in higher education politics, but after 1968 its influence continued to decline. In 1998 the two corps associations ( Association of Old Corps Students , Weinheim Association of Old Corps Students ) left the association. After an application for self-dissolution of the CDA finally failed, the overwhelming majority of the member associations resigned from the CDA with effect from December 31, 2012. Today, the CDA represents the interests of four associations with 36 old gentlemen and around 2500 old academics.
Structure and task
The member associations of the CDA are based on the Lebensbund and Convent principle and stand for traditional student customs as well as the responsible assumption of rights and duties in a pluralistic society. In January 2011 the association compiled a one-time statistic on “violence against student corporations”. This work is being continued by an "Initiative for Tolerance and Civil Engagement".
Full member associations
- Federation of German Engineering Corporations (BDIC with 19 member corporations )
- German guild body (DG with 3 member corporations )
- Sudeten German Association of Student Corporations (SVSC with 3 member corporations)
- Wernigeroder Jagdcorporationen Convent (WJSC with 11 active member corporations)
Associated member associations
- Working Group of Academic Associations (AaV)
- Student historians working group at the CDA (StuHi)
- German Society for Higher Education (DGfH)
- Association for Student Dormitories V. Bonn (VfSt)
- Bernhard Grün, Christoph Vogel: The Fuxenstunde . Manual of Corporation Studentism. Bad Buchau 2014, pp. 243–244, ISBN 978-3-925171-92-5 .
- Herbert Kessler: Diversity and unity of the German corporation associations , first part. The Convent, CDK / CDA series of publications, October 1992
- Alexandra Kurth: Men - frets - rituals. Student connections since 1800. Campus, 2004. P. 42f
- Webmaster CDA: Brief information. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on August 28, 2017 ; accessed on May 31, 2017 .
- Association for German Student History eV: Association for German Student History eV (No longer available online.) June 15, 2003, archived from the original on August 22, 2016 ; accessed on May 31, 2017 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- BPA-Buxen: Wave of exit: 7 associations from the CDA corporation umbrella association have resigned. In: Fraternities against neo-Nazis - fraternity packtau - about right-wing extremists. Fraternity and fraternities. January 6, 2013, accessed May 31, 2017 .
- Violence against corporations - statistical survey for the year 2011. (No longer available online.) CDA, April 26, 2012, archived from the original on March 11, 2016 ; accessed on May 31, 2017 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- About us . In: Initiative for tolerance and civil engagement . November 15, 2012 ( wordpress.com [accessed May 31, 2017]).
- Webmaster CDA: Member Associations. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on October 11, 2016 ; accessed on May 31, 2017 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- References - German guild body. Retrieved May 31, 2017 .
- VC / SVSC. Retrieved December 28, 2017 .