Student life in the Upper Rhine is marked by various student initiatives of a political, sporting or cultural nature. These shape the idea of the European Campus beyond training and research.
The Student Council of Eucor – The European Campus aims at defending the interests of students. It is composed of representatives of the respective student associations of the five member universities and is itself organised as an association. The members elect a president whose role is to represent the interests of the students in the European Campus bodies (see organisation of the alliance). The Student Council also participates in trinational student life, notably through the organisation of the Eucor Festival. Interested students are of course encouraged to take part in the Student Council of Eucor – The European Campus.
Connecting the five cities of the European Campus by bicycle thus experiencing European thinking in a very concrete way – this is the idea behind the Eucor Tour. Each year, some 120 participants take to the roads for five days to go from Karlsruhe to Strasbourg, then to Mulhouse, Basel and Freiburg, before returning to Karlsruhe. The students, staff and alumni of the five universities are involved, and have the opportunity to choose between several levels of difficulty and thus travel between 600 and 900 km on this tour. Run since 1998, the event born of a student initiative is now organised by an association founded specifically for this purpose, the Tour Eucor e.V..
The next edition of the Eucor Tour will take place from 18th to 23rd June 2019.
On the occasion of the Eucor Festival, students from the five member universities gather together to party and listen to student groups from Germany, France and Switzerland. Transportation to get there and then return to the different university cities is facilitated by means of a bus. The event was held for the first time in 2017. It is organised by the Student Council.