Community, commitment, responsibility and affordable rents – that’s what the Geschwister Scholl e.V. student dormitory (Schollheim for short) stands for. It owes this unique combination to various characteristics that at the same time aptly describe the dormitory:
1. Space for community
The 214 single rooms and 55 apartments of the Schollheim form residential communities of different sizes, the so-called corridors. Each corridor comprises the rooms adjoining the common corridor and the neighboring apartments. In addition, each corridor offers a kitchen or a kitchen with an adjacent living room as well as sanitary rooms with showers and toilets. The residents of a corridor together form a corridor community, which entails tasks (e.g. garbage disposal and cleaning of the corridor) but also offers design choices. The latter is provided, for example, by numerous opportunities for contact with the other residents in the communal kitchen, which is an ideal place for discussions and joint activities such as cooking evenings, games evenings, corridor excursions and corridor parties.
There are also many opportunities to meet other Schollis outside the corridor communities, for example in the inner courtyard or in the bar. Also part of the residence hall are various common rooms for individual or group activities, e.g. the sports room, the music room, the table tennis room, the billiard room, the work room, the media room or the study room. For larger community events (such as parties, the general meeting or group workouts), the hall in house 1 is available.
2. Residents (Schollis)
Schollheim offers a home to many different students, in total there are currently 269 students from the state universities in Munich. The residents are equally female and male, one third of all residents are international students who come from all parts of the world. However, it is predominantly European students who find their way to Schollheim and its community. Students from all fields of study are represented, whereby the technical courses of study are somewhat more strongly represented due to the immediate proximity to the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
Who is allowed to move in is decided by the students themselves in an admission committee, which is part of the student home self-administration. Relevant for the decision are above all the personality, the commitment, the economic circumstances and the social eligibility of the applicant, which should be expressed in the letter of motivation. This selection process is intended to ensure that new residents can fit in well with the dormitory.
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3. Self-Administration (HSV)
Probably the most important feature of the Schollheim is that it is not managed by an external institution – from the residents’ point of view – like commercial dormitories or dormitories of the Studentenwerk, but they can participate in its organization themselves within the framework of the student hall self-administration (HSV for short). The cornerstones that should enable the residents to live together in an orderly manner are anchored in the housing contract and the house rules. In between, there are many areas that are organized, regulated, executed and managed by student involvement within the HSV. These include the planning of dorm trips, the organization of sporting, cultural or festive events, the design of the dorm’s own newspaper „SchollZeit” and the operation of the dorm’s own bar, to name just a few examples. Important for the basic organization of the dormitory is also the cooperation with the supporting association, for which mainly the dormitory management, the dormitory councilors and the board of trustees are responsible.
Further information on this topic can be found under the item „Self-Administration”.
4. our belief
The dormitory is named after the Scholl siblings in memory of two courageous young people who sacrificed their lives for freedom and democracy. Since its founding, the dormitory has considered it its goal to motivate current generations of students to commit to the values of democracy. These values include an interest in political issues, a willingness to stand up for others, to take responsibility and, last but not least, the conviction that self-managed initiatives are well suited to serve the interests of all concerned. Accordingly, the sponsor of the residence expects all residents to get involved, exchange ideas, debate, and strengthen and develop their social skills. For this very reason, participation in the home community, involvement in the HSV and the assumption of community tasks are desired and provided for.