The Senate of Technische Universität Darmstadt advises the Presidium on matters of structure, development planning and construction planning, budget, research, teaching and studies. It supervises the Presidium's management board.
According to TU Darmstadt statutes, the Senate has twenty members plus the President, who chairs it. The following are also permanent, non-voting members of the Senate: the departmental deans, members of the Presidium, the women’s representative, the chairpersons of the “Allgemeiner Studentenausschuss” (Student General Council, which is the students’ representative body) and Personnel Council, the representative of the severely disabled, as well as two representatives of the “Fachschaftenkonferenz” (Conference of Departmental Associations, which are student-governed organisations at departmental level).
The day-to-day operations of the Senate are managed by the “Referat Qualitätsmanagement & Gremien” (office for quality management and the management of university bodies) in Department I of TU Darmstadt Administration.