Gerardus van der Leeuw is the study association of the faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen. It was founded in 2003 and is named after the first theologian to introduce religious studies to our university, and twenty boards later we are still going strong! We love our faculty community and want to make our students feel happy and at home by organizing events like our yearly Christmas play, borrels and parties, but also study sessions, pub lectures and workshops for students and staff. 


In this academic year, 2021/2022, the university is opening up again after lockdown. We are very excited that we can organize and attend real life events again, and we will certainly do so! But we also understand that this may be a strange and stressful period, which is why we also want to relax with you and encourage you to take care of your mental health.


Gerardus sends weekly newsletters to all faculty students to keep everyone up to date about news items and upcoming events. Keep an eye out for that! And if you have any questions, ideas, or if you want to be added to the newsletter, please email us at gerardusvanderleeuw@gmail.com


Dear lions,

Gerardus van der Leeuw has some very exciting news! As of recently, we are an official study association. We, as well as previous boards, worked hard to achieve this, and want to share what this will change for you.

Most importantly, it means that you can now become an official member of Gerardus van der Leeuw, which was not possible before. Being an official lion will give you a number of worthwhile benefits:
You will get discounts for activities that cost money. Examples are last block’s house party, or the online Bob Ross tutorial we did last year; you will get a discount for these and enjoy the activities in the uplifting knowledge that you saved some money. You will also get a discount for future Gerardus merch. Next year’s hoodies, cool mugs, maybe even Gerardus socks- they will all be yours for a friendly price.
Additionally, as an official lion you can join one of our committees and organize cool events with us. Come up with the next party in the accie, organize the fitcie’s next workout sesh, or maybe even start a whole new committee.
As a lion you will also have some good old influence, power and voting rights in Gerardus. You will have the opportunity to give us input on the types of events you would like to see, what themes you want us to focus on, etc. You will also have voting rights on decisions such as creating new committees.
And of course, you will become a closer part of our amazing faculty community. You’ll get all the news, all the inside intel, and all the opportunities to make new friends amongst your fellow lions.

And you’re in luck, because if you sign up before the 1st of March, you will get your first year of membership for free! Next year’s contribution will likely be around €15. In the upcoming months, we will probably come up with some more membership benefits, so check the newsletters and our socials for that!

We hope that you will all sign up to become a member of Gerardus, whether that is because you want to organize activities with us, grab some discounts, or make new friends. We are already very proud of our faculty community, and see this as a great next step to make that community even better!

You can use this google form to sign up: https://forms.gle/1yh2nrew6yvinruH6

(To all Alumni: it is sadly not possible for you yet to sign up but if you want to get notified from us as soon as this is possible, please send us an email!)  

Lots of love,

The Gerardus board 2021/2022: Joëlle, Ellen, Daan, Austin, Lena, and Kjelda

Activity Calendar

Our most up to date new and shiny “Gerardus van der Leeuw Activity Calender” is out now!!

Here is the link to this Google Calender:

To access the calendar in iCal or other formats, please use this link: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/mk7266ui81dmhbm60s146mlg4g%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

In the table down below you can see what kind of activities our association provides. This calendar will be updated regularly.

The last update was on 02. November 2021

September 202107/09 committee & disputation presentations
October 202106/10 Borrel Graanrepubliek
20/10 Employability #1
26/10 Pub lecture @Wolthoorn
29/10 Halloween Partyyy
November 202116/11 Movie Night
23/11 Book Market
25/11 SAM’s forum
29/11 Mr. X game
December 202101/12 Pub Quiz
2/12 Yoga evening
06/12 Sinterklaas
21/12 Holiday Celebration

January 202212/01 Employability #2
20/01 movie night
February 202209/02 Alumni Day
10/02 ACCIE Party
23/02 Pub Quiz
29/02 Pancake Day
30/02 Start of Lent
March 202216/03 Employability #3
21/03 Movie Night
April 202214/04 End of Lent
21/04 ACCIE Party
30/04 Parent Day
May 202225/05 Employability #4
26/05 Dies Natalis
June 202209/06 BBQ
Juli 2022
August 2022

Current board

In the study year 2021-2022 our board consists of:

Joëlle Fennebeumer   Chair
Ellen Scheeringa   Secretary
Daan Kampen   Treasurer
Austin Brewin   Committee coördinator
Lena Höllisch   Promotion coördinator
Kjelda Glimmerveen   Assessor

Do you want to know more about the boardmembers? Click on their name and find more information!


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Gerardus Newsletter

Do you want to share an activity or a news message for the weekly newsletter?

Via this link you can send us the information, and we will make sure it will be added to the newsletter which will be sent on Tuesdays.