Association, Studentenverbindung The Kustersberg Bregenz is a „Studentenverbindung“ or a student’s Fraternity. It is an association of people who share common values and want to spend their spare time together. It is irrelevant which ethnic group you belong to. One of my “brothers” is for example Vietnamese
Lot of fun During our meetings we are chanting, talking, and we have a lot of fun together.
Tradition, Kneipe, Kommers We are going for traditional ceremonies called “Kneipe” or the more solemn variant is called “Kommers”
Motto and Principles Our motto is: Solid like the rocks
Amititia Friendship, you have to help the others and to be a real friend to every member – from young to old - for your lifetime.
Patria Home country, you have to stand by your country.
Scientia Science, you have to be open minded and searching for the truth of things.
Religio Religion, you have to stand by your religion, which means being a Catholic. You don’t have to be blamed of your confession.
Comment Also there is a code of good behavior resulting from the 4 principles: We call it the “Comment”. For example we have to show respect, esteem, tolerance and assistance to our “brothers” so called the members of the same fraternity. Also you could say that the “Comment” of a fraternity is very similar to the values of the French revolution: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité.
Identification colors and Nick names Kustersberg‘s identification colors are
Identification Colors Every fraternity has ones identification colors. Kustersberg has Black-Red-Green. These colors are on the “ribbon” of every “Bursch” of the KBB. The “ribbon” of the so called Fuchsia is colored Black-Green.
When you join to our fraternity, you have to choose a nick name My nick name is Icarus.
Our members Fux: Member on test Bursch: Active member Philister: Non active member
Fux When you enter into a fraternity, you are at first a “Fux”, a fox is a probationary member for a certain time. When you like it and the others believe you to be a valuable member, you could become a so called
Bursch This means being a member for your lifetime.
Philister When you begin your job career you become an inactive member, a so called Philister
Our Bude The so called Bude of the KBB is the nicest place for a student association. There we can relax and have fun together. It is a small place, but it is nice.
Why I chose the KBB I chose the KBB because there I really feel untroubled and relaxed. The boys I met there were open- minded to me and integrated me into their community from the first day on. There I can relax well and meet many real friends. I went there because I saw that the principles are really implemented in the behavior and actions.
What we are not!!! The Kustersberg is no sect. We are not side-winged! That means that we aren’t right-wing extremists or left-wing extremists. We are politically independent. We don’t duel each other and we aren’t “schlagend” and the KBB is not national.