Category Archives: Disputen

S.T.A.O. Alektoor

Alektoor is one of the best disputations of our faculty! In contrast to many rules and some rivalry at the other disputations, our motto: the truth: nobody will be the wiser, or in Dutch: no rooster will crow to that. Our disputation organizes ‘gezellige’ evening, with games, wine and good talks. Every three weeks Alektoor organizes an evening full of fun and friendliness. One member is the host(ess) and we all join for diner. We are very keen on our flexible evening activities. Gezelligheid is very important to us – the faculty is not just a place to study, but to build friendships as well!

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‘Dispuut’ M.A.T.A. is an oasis of hope in an arid world overshadowed by dust clouds of indifference, competitiveness and self-alienation.

Already since 1896 we have been devoting heart and soul to our relentless quest for truth. Our motto – apocryphal, to be sure, but ever so inspiring – is:

“Never contradict Truth!”

We have little patience with trickery and slander. In our discussions everything is subjected to the scalpel of truth without anaesthetic. M.A.T.A. is a warm and animated society with a mind open to the world. For truth does not allow itself to be caught in views and opinions.

Now, this is a very solemn introduction, but what does this look like? On a regular evening (about once every three weeks) we start with having dinner together. Truth can’t be discovered on an empty stomach. Having a good time with your fellow ‘Matanen’ also helps to forget your frustrations about deadlines, exams and all other #StudentProblems. Then, after dinner, one of us prepared a talk on a topic that interests them. The truth hides everywhere, so this can be anything, ranging from extra-terrestrial lifeforms to Winnie the Pooh and from Irish folktales to discussions around Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf. After the talk we discuss the matter (and many more things) while enjoying a drink and/or some snacks. Apart from our regular evenings we also organise other activities like fieldtrips and a camp.

If you would like to get a taste of all this joy and merriment, why not come and see us one of the open evenings? If you have any questions for us, please feel free to contact us at If the matter is urgent, you can reach our abactis, Job Raedts (0641770818).

Looking forward to seeing you at M.A.T.A!

Vivat, Crescat, Floreat,

Vivat M.A.T.A!


G.T.S.D. Bonifatius

G.T.S.D. Bonifatius is a theological student society. We differ from the other student societies by building upon the next three foundations: the Bible, the creed of Niceno Constantinopolitan creed and the Apostles’ Creed. This basis helps us in reaching our goal: to offer a positive Christian reflection upon the matters that a theology student is confronted with during lectures.

Members of Bonifatius want to be a reflection of that base, this means that they are themselves Christians and that they recognize the Bible and the two creeds just mentioned before. So, it doesn’t matter what specie Christian you are, Evangelic, Reformed, Roman-Catholic or whatever, you are welcome if you can endorse the basis of our society.

We make the positive Christian reflection possible by organizing readings and study groups based upon the theme of the year.