The Friends' association of the Student Council dates back to 2012. The former members of the student council asked themselves how they could remain connected to the student council in the future after their involvement in it and how events could be organized on the basis of donations in the future. The answer was obvious, and an association was founded to promote the Materials Science and Materials Engineering student council.
The official German name is: Verein der Aachener Hüttenleute e.V. (short VdAH)
According to its statutes, the association pursues exclusively and directly charitable and non-profit purposes in the sense of the section "tax-privileged purposes" of the German Fiscal Code. According to the statutes, the purpose is the promotion of student initiatives in the cultural, social and scientific fields as well as international student meetings. This purpose is realized in particular through the support of the Materials Science and Materials Engineering student council of RWTH Aachen University.