Participation organs serve as bodies for consultation, information, communication and advice. They promote the welfare and interests of students and staff.
A number of bodies at the University have the right to consent and advise, the Faculty Councils on faculty matters and the University Council on University matters, for instance. Other bodies with these powers are the Local Consultative Body and the Employee Councils.
The members of the various participation bodies are democratically elected. This happens during the university elections.