Joining a student organization presents many opportunities to learn more about yourself, your goals, and your strengths. You can learn from how other students handle certain situations and test your current knowledge. You can also find out what you’re good at, whether that’s multitasking, staying organized, generating ideas, or serving others. This self-awareness will be beneficial in your future career.
The following are some of the student organizations/societies and study associations active within The Hague University of Applied Sciences. For more societies and everything to do with studying in The Hague, visit: www.studyinthehague.com.
Focus is IB’s own study association, exclusive to our program. FOCUS has been active since 2015 and works to ensure a strong sense of community among the students of IB. The study association helps organize regular social gatherings, study trips and other activities that are helpful and meaningful to students of International Business at THUAS. You can follow FOCUS on Facebook @thesafocus and on Instagram @focus_studyassociation
Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together students, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Enactus is a campus-based program of THUAS. Learn more at enactushhs.nl
Interaccess is an organization for- and by international students of The Hague. The organisation is an initiative of students and staff from The Hague University. Interaccess wants to improve contacts between international students together and the other students from The Hague. Interacces organizes activities for all international students such as discussions, presentations, festivals, trips, etc. Interacces will show you the way in The Hague and the rest of the Netherlands! Contact: facebook/ InteraccessNL
Dutch Caribbean Unity
DCU is an organization for and by students of the Hague. An initiative of Dutch Caribbean students at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. DCU hopes to improve the contact between Dutch Caribbean students, International students and Dutch students. This through the organisation of several activities ranging from discussions and workshops to recreational activities. Contact via: facebook/ DutchCaribbeanUnity
Eurasia is a young, dynamic student society for everyone who just wants to make the most of their student life. Eurasia SV can offer something for everyone. Contact: facebook/ eurasiasv
Heart of Africa
Heart of Africa is a student association in The Hague based on the theme of Africa and its diaspora. Heart of Africa aims to empower and educate students with an African heritage or affinity with the continent of Africa on multiple themes. It realizes this with serious and fun activities. Serious such as lectures, workshops and field trips. Along with fun activities such as get-together meetings, cultural events and parties. Contact via: www.facebook.com/HeartofAfrica14/
So you want to combine sports and student life? Come join H.S.R.V Pelargos! Pelargos is The Hague’s own student rowing society, and right now we are inviting you to come by and get to know us. All throughout the year we are organizing activities for students who are interested in becoming a member of Pelargos. So if you want to know who we are and get introduced to the number one sport for students, find us for your first rowing experience, society dinner or socials. Contact via: https://pelargos.nl/
The Hague Student Union (Haagse Studentenvakbond)
De Haagse Studentenvakbond (The Hague’s Student Union) is focussed on making The Hague more student-friendly and student-like. To achieve this, de Haagse Studentenvakbond is working together with the Municipality of The Hague, higher education institutions, accommodation agencies, student societies and many other organisations. Contact: nl.facebook.com/haagsestudentenvakbond
PROUD s.a is an LGBTQ+ student association based in THUAS. Our goal is to create a safe environment for LGBTQ+ students or supporters in the Hague area. Everyone is accepted, respected and encouraged to feel pride in who they are. If you want to join our community as a queer student or ally contact us on our socials or send us a mail! www.proudsa.org
Team Haagse Hogeschool (Team THUAS)
Since 1989 the Race of the Classics is an important event for students and sailing. Student teams from universities from all over the Netherlands join in a sailing race on the North Sea. Contact: teamhaagsehogeschool.nl
Valerius Student Orchestra
The Valerius Student Symphony Orchestra is an ambitious and fun orchestra in The Hague. All students playing an instrument are more than welcome to join. The Symphony Orchestra, under direction of conductor Arne Visser, holds weekly rehearsals on Tuesday evenings from 19.15 – 22.00 hrs. in the Auditorium of The Hague University of Applied Sciences. After rehearsal, the evening ends with a drink at the pub in front of the university. Throughout the year about 3 concerts are held with rich and diverse repertoires. www.studentenorkest.nl
Student organizations have a lot to offer! Whether you join as a member or choose to lead one, simply taking part in an extracurricular group will enhance your school experience. Gaining skills, making connections, and broadening your knowledge through a student organization will help you become a more well-rounded individual — one that’s ready to take on their future career!