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Weinheimer Senioren Convent

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Weinheimer Senioren-Convent

The Weinheimer Senioren-Convent (abbreviation: WSC) is the second oldest association of German Studentenverbindungen. It comprises roughly 60 German Corps, all of which are based upon the principle of tolerance.

The WSC had been founded in Frankfurt in 1863 under the name of „Allgemeiner Senioren-Convent" (ASC). Soon it moved its venue to Weinheim near Heidelberg in 1864 and it adopted the name of Weinheimer Senioren Convent in 1867. The WSC has built a castle near Weinheim to suit their needs - the Wachenburg. It has merged the Corps of the Rudolstädter Senioren-Convent (RSC) and the Naumburger Senioren-Convent (NSC) in 1934. Since 1955 the WSC has an association treaty with the Kösener Senioren-Convents-Verband (abbreviated KSCV, the oldest and largest association of Corps).

In 1997, members of the Weinheimer Senioren Convents (WSC "Corps") came to the United States to discuss the possibility of forming an international fraternity cooperation with Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity, the largest collegiate social fraternity in North America. Through this meeting a fraternal exchange program was created between TKE and the German Corps whereby Corps members and Tekes could visit one another, learn one another's traditions, and see how fraternities separated by an ocean and centuries in age share similarities in structure, direction, values, programs, and results.

List of Corps

In alphabetic order with Corps present on the English Wikipedia (links in blue) first. Pages in the German Wikipedia can further be reached by clicking on the (de).

References

Weinheimer Senioren-Convent Wikipedia


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