The Executive Board of Erasmus University appreciates when student organizations make a positive contribution to the university and the university community. The EUR has many dozens of student organizations with a formal status; an overview can be found in the following.
Education complementary organizations
Every faculty has at least one study association. Some have only one association for the entire faculty, while at other faculties each program has its own student organization.
Study and faculty associations try to bridge the gap between theory and practice and organize activities for all students who are interested in that particular discipline. They often offer discounts on your study books, organize visits to companies but also travel (abroad) and other social activities. In addition to the study and faculty associations, there are many other education-related student organizations.
Student organizations that promote social ties (Student fraternities)
The EUR has many different student associations that are primarily focused on social activities, all with their own offer, culture and characteristics. Some are really traditional with many rules (like some fraternities), while others offer you more freedom. These organizations offer you the opportunity to get to know many people from different studies and with different backgrounds.
There are more than 20 sports associations at the EUR. Most of them use the many sports facilities the Erasmus Sport Center offers on campus Woudestein (including 50 different sports, professional instructors and trainers, two large venues for all kinds of indoor sports, 2 training halls, a dance studio, spinning studio, five squash courts, a brand new gym and six outside tennis courts. In co-operation with student associations, the Erasmus Sport Center also offers numerous outdoor sports (soccer, lacrosse, rugby, and field hockey to name a few).
There are more than 20 student organizations at the EUR in the category “other organization”. Together they offer a very wide range of focusses and activities for the Erasmus students: from the LGBTQ+ student network, to business, fashion & art, international internships, consultancy, investing, theater, dancing, debating etc.
If you are interested in scientific, social and cultural programs throughout the year without becoming a member of a student organization, keep your eyes open for what Studium Generale has to offer you. Studium Generale is part of Erasmus University and offers lectures and debates, monthly talk shows, cultural and scientific events and a wide range of cultural courses and performances, both on campus and in the city.