Lead – The rector magnificus of the University Leiden Carel Stolker, is to put it mildly, not happy with the abuses in the student society Minerva. From a cultuuronderzoek within the association revealed that Minerva is in the grip of alcohol, physical violence, and sex.
The abuses within the student association met last weekend to light as a result of the coverage in the NRC, and the Leids Dagblad. Both newspapers based their coverage on an internal mail of Minerva, which to all members is sent.
Lawfirm Sjöcrona-Van Stigt has, at the request of the board a study of the corpscultuur within the association. It appeared that Minerva is in the grip of alcohol, physical violence and sex, what all happens during closed activities. According to stakeholders, there are also a lot of (hard)drug use in leading halls of residence.
As a result of this research, recommendations were formulated to the verenigingscultuur the change. So should use be modified or abolished. The drankcultuur within the corps must be on the shovel. Also, there should be more drug testing, performed by ” onafhakelijke members’.
So would members no longer forced to be allowed to drink alcohol and may first-year students will no longer be obliged to two times per week, to be present at the fixed borrelavonden. So reports the NRC.
If members, for example, to late on borrelavonden, then they had obliged gin drink. That person must then drink alcohol in the cleft of another member is cast. So-called cleft-adjes.
Further requirements some sub-unite that prospective members naked by a net in the sociëteitszaal run, if ontgroeningsritueel, a condition eventually to become a member.
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