Wingolf

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Wingolf is an umbrella organisation of 35 student fraternities at 34 universities in Germany, Austria and Estonia. Founded as early as 1844, it is the oldest type of fraternity in Germany. It has approximately 5,000 members. It is one of the oldest oecumenical organisations in Germany. It has a close friendship with the Falkensteinerbund in Switzerland.

It is a Christian fraternity, wears its own colours (black, white, gold), and, was the first German Studentenverbindung, which does not practice academic fencing.

Motto[edit]

The motto of all Wingolf fraternities is "Δι ένoς πάντα" - "Di henos panta" (Greek: all things through him (= Jesus Christ)). (Philippians 4, Verse 13).

Notable members[edit]

Chapters[edit]

Germany[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Austria[edit]

External links[edit]