According to the state law on universities and colleges (Landeshochschulgesetz, LHG) the Student Council (Fachschaft) is the students' commission within the Faculty Council (Fakultaetsrat), and consists of six members. In everyday usage, however, the word 'Fachschaft' refers to all students interested and engaged in students' autonomous government and self-administrated activities. The Student Councils play a role in several bodies of the University: Faculty Council, Studies Commission (Studienkommission), Appointment Committees (Berufungskommissionen), Board of Examiners (Pruefungsausschuss). It engages in debates on studies-related topics and provides assistance to newly-arrived students. The Student Council has its own web presence which offers detailed information on their offers and activities (German only).