The General Student Committee (AStA) is elected by the Student Parliament to represent the interests of all students within and outside the university. The AStA has tasks assigned to it by the Hessian Higher Education Act, which it is supposed to perform, such as promoting political responsibility or supporting cultural, political and social engagement. To carry out these tasks, the AStA sets up new units for each legislature, such as the department for transportation, culture or critical sciences. In carrying out its tasks, the AStA is bound by the budget passed by the student parliament.