As the highest-ranking body of the StudierendenGesellschaft, the general assembly comprises regular members (students currently enrolled at Witten/Herdecke University) and supporting members (alumni and externals). It decides on appointment, dismissal and discharge of the supervisory board; amendments to the articles of association; model contracts governing tuition payment for studies at Witten/Herdecke University.

The executive board is appointed by the supervisory board and currently consists of four students plus two further students in the capacity of a project manager. It is in charge of day-to-day business, accounting and the preparation of annual financial statements and the budget for each fiscal year.

The supervisory board comprises eleven members, six of them UW/H students. Among its duties are supervision of and advice to the executive board as well as its appointment, dismissal and discharge; approval of annual financial statement and budget.

The social committee aims to avoid undue hardship related to the implementation of tuition payment contracts at Private Universität Witten/Herdecke.

The conciliation office regulates all legal disputes that may arise from contracts on tuition payments as a first recourse. Only if a final decision of the conciliation office is not accepted are the parties involved free to take legal measures.

Two executive board members represent the StudierendenGesellschaft among the UW/H Associates. The associates are the owner of UW/H and decide on the highest level about the long-term development of the University.