The Senate is one of the central bodies of the German Sport University Cologne. The Senate’s meetings are open for the public.

Univ. Prof. Dr. Ralf Roth was elected as chairman of the board in the constituent Senate meeting of 25th April 2017, and PD Dr. Anja Niehoff was elected as deputy chairman. The term of office for Senate members lasts until 31st March 2020. The Senate of the German Sport University Cologne has a total of 18 elected members, nine of which are University professors, three academic staff, three non-academic employees and three students.