Self-Administration

As a self-administered student appartment building in Karlsruhe, The Intersburg's residents take on a number of organisational tasks themselves, such as assigning rooms to new students. The overriding administration resides with the student association (Studentenwerk) who owns the building and makes all significant decisions – although we decide on internal issues ourselves. This happens through the election of house representatives, floor representatives and tutors for speical tasks, such as the computer network, the bar, the workshop, games and sport; as well as the organisation of various house festivals. Being self-administered gives us a number of advantages not normally found in other student accommodation. Because we control our own finances, we are able to decide on new purchases (such as our foosball table, pool table, table tennis table and grand piano) at our semesterly house meeting without unnecessary bureaucracy. Additionally, every resident has the right to a potential 10 semesters instead of the 6 semesters which are standard in other student association accommodation. This self-administration is naturally dependant on the willingness of residents to get involved While noone is forced to contribute, getting involved is generally a lot of fun and a great way to get to know your fellow residents! If you're interested in coming to have a look for yourself, you're most welcome. However, we do ask that you send an email to the House Speaker, through whom you can also apply for a room.