Armed with bats and fireworks, the Rotterdam fraternity members broke into the association’s building in Delft. Three Rotterdam senate members were also involved in the incident, which resulted in damage to a window, crockery and furniture.

During the raid, several members of the Delft association were in the building. One of them reported a case of assault. The reason for the raid: Delft first year students had stolen a white armchair from the board in Rotterdam.

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The violence took place on Friday 19 November. Friso van der Werf, president of RSC/RVSV, offered his apologies to the Delftsch Studenten Corps, as well as to his own university and to the mayors of Delft and Rotterdam. The members involved have been suspended and the three board members have resigned.

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No longer welcome at the Rotterdam Lecture

Erasmus University Rotterdam does not feel this is enough. EUR has excluded the fraternity from all official events for the rest of the academic year, reported the AD. However, further enquiries at the university have revealed that, following the cancellation of the annual New Year’s reception due to Covid, the only event involved is the annual Rotterdam lecture.

The board grants also remain unchanged. According to a university spokesperson, this is because the board members involved in the incident have resigned.

The rector expects the association to use the rest of the academic year to reflect and change, says a spokesperson. If the association does this, it may be allowed to attend the opening of the new academic year.

President Friso van der Werf was not available for comment on Friday about the sanction imposed by the university.