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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW UPDATE! — NEWS!
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