Cedo Nulli is the study association for the Faculty of Social Sciences (Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology and Educational Sciences) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. We have 1600 members and more than 100 active members, organising activities for students as a part of a committee.
Over the last few years and in the coming years, both our faculty and Erasmus University Rotterdam as a whole have been working on appealing to a more international audience. More and more programs, bachelor and master, are being taught in English, attracting international students from all over the globe. We as Cedo Nulli want to be the study association for the whole faculty, not just the Dutch-speaking part of it. That is why we are planning on becoming more internationally orientated, with activities and information both in Dutch and English.
In September 1963 the study of Sociology starts at the Dutch Economic Applied University. It is also the start of the subfaculty of social-cultural sciences. The new study is an extension of the social economic faculty. Earlier that year on the 8th of May 1963 the ‘Rotterdamse Sociologische Faculteitsvereniging’ (RSFV) was created. The initiators were the misters Werheim and Wijenberg. The RSFV was a continuation of the ‘Rotterdams Sociologisch Dispuut’ of which Master students of the social economical studies of the economical faculty.
The RSFV gains publicity in 1968 when they organise a protest march to block measures by university staff to make students pay for the cost of college materials. In 1977 sociology students occupied the senate room of the university. They thought that that the the university did not listen enough to proposals to improve education.
In September 1978 the study of Political Science start at the subfaculty of social-cultural sciences. A year later on the 29th of August 1979 the study association Parlementir was formed. Parlementir focuses on the Political Science students and is the second association at the faculty. In 1984 the study of Public Administration is added to the social sciences of rotterdam. The study is taught in cooperation with the University of Leiden.
Between members of both Parlementir and RSFV an idea exists to merge the two associations. The students want to form a Faculty association to reduce further disintegration of associations within the university. Also they want to combine both of the magazines of each association. Both ‘Manifesto’ (Parlementir) and ‘Negatief’ (RSFV) merge into one faculty magazine: ‘Frappe’.
On the 19th of March 1985 Minister Deetman of Education and Sciences walks in the new F/G building, where Business Administration and the Social Sciences will move into. Behind him walk, dressed in black, students. Under the roll of drums they carry a coffin with them. It is a symbol for the death of university education and it is one of the first activities with which the new faculty association makes themselves noticeable.
The merger between RSFV and Parlementir finally takes place on the 24th of april 1985. It has been decided to change the name of Parlementir because this association is already registered at the chamber of commerce, RSFV is not. The members of RSFV flow into the new association. There are different proposals for the name including: ‘P6’, ‘Organisatie van de 30e augustus’, ‘de Groene Waan’, ‘Socijo’s’, ‘Cedo Nulli’ and ‘Festina Lente’. After a first voting round three names remain. ‘Festina Lente’, ‘Pact and ‘Cedo Nulli’.
The name Cedo Nulli wins the voting with 21 votes in comparison with 7 votes for Pact and 5 votes for Festina Lente. Cedo Nulli, which means ‘I yield to no one’, is a famous saying of one of the greatest humanitarians of his time: Desiderius Erasmus. Professor Arthur Ringeling describes the name Cedo Nulli in the Yearbook of 1990 as ‘vigorous and rotterdam like’.
In July 1987 registrations for new students of Political Science was stopped. At the same time the number of students for Sociology is reduced. Public Administration becomes the most important study at the faculty. In 1989 the magazine Actor has to end the wild growth of magazines on the faculty. Actor replaces both the old faculty magazine Frappe, that appeared irregularly and the Cedo Nulli newsletters. On 13 October 1993 Cedo Nulli organises the first national ministerial day to boost the reputation of public office. Nine ministries are represented. With Wim Deetman as chair a closing forum debate was held.
The study of Psychology starts in 2001. This study and its students are also integrated into Cedo Nulli. The involved Psychology students organise their first activity in club within Cedo Nulli, however later they are more actively integrated within the association.
Over the years Cedo Nulli has had different clubs or ‘disputen’. ‘Ars Administranid’ (Political Sciences) and ‘Sociologisch Dispuut’ managed to hold on quite some time during the nineties. ‘Money Management’ and ‘Prodesse Coamur’ disappeared rather quickly though. ‘Sociologisch Dispuut’ changed into ‘Cycloop’ and ‘Ars Administrandi’ was followed up by ‘Dionysus’. In 2001 the Psychological club ‘Solon’ was created. ‘Solon’ later changed into ‘Odyssee’ and ‘Equilibrium’ to be later changed into a committee within the association.
After ten years the magazine Actor no longer seems to be the best solution. The name of the faculty magazine changed multiple times until 2002 when the names Trio sticks. The magazine appeared in a coordinated between the faculty and the association.
The GA (ALV), also known as the "General Assembly" (“Algemene Ledenvergadering”) is the highest body of our study association and consists of all members of Cedo Nulli. The GA is held at least three times a year; at the start of the academic year, in December, and halfway through the academic year. At a GA the Cedo Nulli board gives an account of their activities over the past months, there is the possibility to ask questions and members can give suggestions to the board. At the GA in September the board changes. The old board is discharged and the new board is installed.
Every member of Cedo Nulli is welcome at the GA. He or she has the right to ask questions, to introduce resolutions and to vote. Exceptions are named in the Statutes of the association and in the Household Regulations.
1th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 1985-1986 Chair - Rob Swartbol Treasurer - Eddie la Couvreur Secretary - Hein Dikkers Advocacy Officer - Marion Minis Socio-cultural Activities Officer - Irma Bolhuis Education Additional Activities Officer - Paul Smits Public Relations Officer - Peter van der Parre Board member without portfolio - Silvio Ferrero Board member without portfolio - René Molhoek Board member without portfolio - Anita van der Wel
2th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 1986-1987 Chair - Hein Dikkers Treasurer - Irma Bolhuis Secretary - Anita van der Wel Advocacy Officer - Gerry Nicolaas Socio-cultural Activities Officer - Arianne Breddels Education Additional Activities Officer - Astrid Bleijenberg Public Relations Officer - Hans Leentjes Board member without portfolio - Jan van Bommel Board member without portfolio - Rob van Essen * Jan van Bommel receives the portfolio of Advocacy Officer during the board year after the early departure of Gerry Nicolaas.
3th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 1987-1988 Chair - Rob van Beek Treasurer - Nathalie Hannemann Secretary - Don Jacobs Advocacy Officer - Diederik Hommes, Hans Broere Socio-cultural Activities - Tony Verheyen Education Additional Activities Officer - Frank Hendriks Public Relations Officer - Carmen Roosenhoff Board member without portfolio - Martin van Amersfoorth Board member without portfolio - Eric Berggren * Eric Berggren and Don Jacobs put down their functions early. Diederik Hommes followed Don Jacobs as the Secretary. The portfolio of Advocacy Officer is filled by Hans Broere.
4th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 1988-1989 Chair - Marcel Roijen Treasurer - Kees de Kooter Secretary - Janita Moltmaker Advocacy Officer - Philip van Veller Socio-cultural Activities Officer - Robert Boshouwers Education Additional Activities Officer - Kees Zeelenberg Public Relations Officer - Martin van Amersfoorth
5th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 1989-1990 Chair - Monica Szachnowski Treasurer - Martin Borsboom Secretary - Lilly Burggraaf Advocacy Officer- Jacqueline Honing Socio-cultural Activities - Anouk van Wijnbergen Education Additional Activities Officer - Nikol Hopman Public Relations Officer - Marc Verbeek * Monica Szachnowski, Jacqueline Honey and Marc Verbeek step down at the biannual General Assembly. They will be replaced by Arnold Vonk, Emile Valve and Marcelline van Velzen.
Chair - Arnold Vonk Treasurer - Martin Borsboom Secretary - Lilly Burggraaf Advocacy Offcier - Emile Klep Socio-cultural Activities - Anouk van Wijnbergen Education Additional Activities Officer - Nikol Hopman Public Relations Officer - Marcelline van Velzen
Interim Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 1990
Voorzitter - Arnold Vonk Vice-Voorzitter - Martin Borsboom Penningmeester - Rick Anderson Secretaris - Carolien Slotboom Com. Activiteiten - Jan Krans Com. Public Relations - Gerben Schimmel * Following an amendment in early 1990, including that the association year was aligned to the academic year, an interim Board was formed to bridge the period until the new association year.
6th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 1990-1991 Chair - Gerben Schimmel Vice Chair - Jos Lipman Treasurer - Joost Eerdmans Secretary - Barbara Goezinne Activities Officer - Maurice van Sabben Public Relations Officer - Irene Beumer
7th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 1991-1992 Chair - Willem-Hein van der Loo Vice Chair - Yvo Smit Treasurer - Mark Meijer Secretary - Jonneke Klingens Officer - Robbert Dankers Officer - Ronald Nomes
8th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 1992-1993 Chair - Dennis Mol Treasurer - Jeroen Wels Secretary - Petra Weijerse Activities Officer - Simone Smit Activities Officer- Esther Widdershoven
10th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 1994-1995 Chair - Han Hendriks Vice Chair - Arjanne Guichelaar Treasurer - Sander de Bruin Secretary - Els Flipse Activities Officer - Margreth van Kuijl Activities Officer - Hetteke Videler
11th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 1995-1996 Chair - Marc Schmitz Vice Chair - Michiel Vervoort Treasurer - Kirsten Koster Secretary - Roland Kroes Internal Relations Officer - Joost du Croix External Relations Officer - Eelco Dubbeling Study Facilities Officer - Nanouke van "t Riet-Visser
12th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 1996-1997 Chair - Jeroen Zonnenberg Vice Chair - Danielle van de Heuvel Treasurer - Michiel Pat Secretary - Benn van Alphen Internal Relations Officer - Cristian van den Berg External Relations Officer - Stijn Verstraten Study Facilities Officer - Merie Sigmond * Vice Chair Danielle van de Heuvel stops after a few months with her function. This function is no longer filled in that year.
13th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 1997-1998 Chair - Bart van de Sande Vice Chair - Mera Oosterom Treasurer - Matthijs van Meerveld Secretary - Frederiek van Wickeren Internal Relations Officer - Renske Satijn External Relations Officer - Karlijn van Lierop
14th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 1998-1999 Chair - Marc Noorthoek Treasurer - Niels Kastelein Secretary - Gerald van den Berghe Internal Relations Officer & Vice Chair - Nelleke Weltevrede External Relations Officer - Lonneke Kapoen
15th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 1999-2000 Chair - Anne-Marie Bakker Treasurer - Bertel Geerts, Arjen van den Broek Secretary - Martijn Peltenburg, Nelleke de Bruin Internal Relations Officer - Dieuwke van den Brink External Relations Officer - Arjen van den Broek Acquisition Officer & Vice Chair - Nadine Vlotman * Martijn Peltenburg and Bertel Geerts quit the Board after serious disputes within the Board. Nelleke de Bruin follows Martijn Peltenburg as the Secretary. Arjen van den Broek gets also the function of the Treasurer.
16th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 2000-2001 Chair- Nelleke de Bruin Vice Chair - Maarten Hoornweg Treasurer - Claire Hostmann Secretariy - Paul Picauly Acquisition Officer - Kees Graafland External Relations Officer - Evelien Korteland * Because Nelleke de Bruin is prematurely discharged, there is a change in functions. Martin Hoornweg becomes the Chair, Paul Picauly becomes the Vice Chair and Evelien Korteland joins the existing Board as the External Relations Officer. Only Claire HostMann and Kees Graafland retain the functions that they already had.
17th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 2001-2002 Chair - Rikkert van Bochove Treasurer - Elise Heijboer Secretary - Ilze Kooijman Acquisition Officer - Hans Stander External Relations Officer & Vice Chair - Andelina Mari
18th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 2002-2003 Chair - Arco Strop Vice Chair - Arjan Witte Treasurer - Debby de Gelder Secretary - Martin van Hengel External Officer - Martijn van den Donker
19th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 2003-2004 Chair - Menno Schreuders Treasurer - John van der Meer Secretary - Karin Dietvorst Internal Relations Officer - Thijs Kerckhoffs External Relations Officer - Martin Kouwenhoven
20th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 2004-2005 Chair - Willem Bongers Treasurer - Koen van Laar Secretary - Jennie Greevink Internal Relations Officer - Huub Alberse External Relations Officer - Mark Reijerkerk
22th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 2006-2007 Chair - Wouter Spekkink Treasurer - Jennifer Burgers Secretary - Stefan Verweij Education Officer - Machiel Noijen Activities Officer - Freek de Haas External Relations Officer - Jos van Nistelrooij
23th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 2007-2008 Chair - Simon van Vliet Treasurer - Annelot Blankenberg Secretary - Pim Vrolijks Education Officer - Anoeska Sahtoe Activities Officer - Femke Boers External Relations Officer - Martijn van Delden
24th Board of Cedo Nulli, 2008-2009 Chair - Peter van Helmond Treasurer - Patricia van der Hart Secretary - Doortje de Roos Education Officer - Samantha Di Rocco Activities Officer - Roy Kerner External Relations Officer - Gideon van Zwieten * External Relations Officer Gideon van Zwieten quits the Board after a few months. His function is not filled by a new person this year. Chair Peter van Helmond takes over this task, with help from his fellow Board members.
25th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 2009-2010 Chair - Marjon Peeters Secretary - Robbie Nijsse Treasurer - Robbert Lobik Activities Officer - Hans Hoogendijk Education Officer - Gerda van Reenen External Relations Officer - Brian Hewitt
26th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 2010-2011 Chair - Bouke Geerlings Secretary - Jeroen de Wit Treasurer - Fabian Knetemann Activities Officer - Jeffrey Faber Education Officer - Connie van der Linde External Relations Officer - Patrick van der Steen
27th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 2011-2012 Chair - Floris Wolswijk Secretary - Samantha Langendoen Treasurer - Lasse Hofstra Activities Officer - Quinten de Coo Education Officer - Arnold Kirchyünger External Relations Officer - Ka Wai Tam
28th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 2012-2013 Chair - Tim Heijkoop Secretary - Iris Bakker Treasurer - Marije Pronk Activities Officer - Stijn Hagenaars Education Officer - Marie van der Gaag External Relations Officer - Robbie Nijsse
29th Board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 2013-2014 Chair and Education Officer - Cataline Sinnige Secretary - Angela de Pooter Treasurer - Astrid van Driel Activities Officer & Vice Chair - Laurens Coumou External Relations Officer - Rosanne de Pauw
30th board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 2014-2015
Chairman - Niek de Neijs Secretary - Hester van der Veen Treasurer - Robbert de Hoogh Activities Officer - Pim Groeneveld Education Officer - Lucia van der Stam External Relations Officer - Yannick Markus
31st board of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, 2015-2016 Chairman - Guy du Bosc Secretary - Kim Kentin Treasurer - Kartika Fauzi Marketing Officer - Rocher Koendjbiharie Education Officer - Maxime de Winter Commercial Relations Officer - Katarina Sajinovic
The work of the Audit Committee (also known as the Kasco) focus on checking the financial administration of the association. Therefore, there is every month a consultation between the Audit Committee and the Treasurer of the Board. This check is a legal requirement, but the Audit Committee does more than that. The committee supports the Treasurer and gives advice to prevent financial risks in order to guarantee the continuity of the association over the different years.
During the General Assembly the Audit Committee will give an independent report on the work of the Treasurer. Then there is also possibility to ask questions to the Audit Committee.
The Audit Committee for the academic year of 2018-2019 consists of the following people:
Niek de Neijs - Chairman of the 30th Board Tika Fauzi - Treasurer of the 31st Board Lisa Versloot - Treasurer of the 32nd Board Zeb Holthuis - Treasurer of the 33rd Board
The Senate is a body consisting of former Board members who have made themselves useful to the association, so therefore they have a lot of knowledge and experience. The Senate has an advisory role to the Board. During the General Assembly, the Senate is required to report about the work of the Board.
The Senate 2018-2019 consists of the following people:
Kim Kentin - Secretary of the 31st Board Maxime de Winter - Education Officer of the 31st Board Rocher Koendjbiharie - Marketing Officer of the 31st Board Anouk Brunink - Chairman of the 32nd Board Maxime van den Berg - Chairman of the 33rd Board
Daantje Stroo - Secretary of the 33rd Board
Got a complaint about the Board? You can mail to Senate@cedonulli.nl.
Since the establishment of S.F.V. Cedo Nulli, the association knows nine honorary members.
Pim van der Pol, Chair of RSFV in 1985 and Harry Exmann, Chair of Parlementir 1985, were appointed as honorary members due to their meritorious activities in the foundation of S.F.V Cedo Nulli.
Ronald Nomes was also appointed as honorary member, because of his efforts in the Board year of 1991-1992.
In 1998, the entire Board of the previous year was appointed as honorary member, because of their important role in maintaining the association. These persons are: Bart van de Sande, Mera Oosterom, Frederiek van Wickeren, Matthijs van Meerveld, Renske Satijn and Karlijn of Lierop.
The Committee of Recommendation was launched in 2010-2011. It is intended that this Committee would contain renowned people of the Erasmus University, the city of Rotterdam and the province South Holland that wanted to connect their name to our association. Initially, this idea developed because a Committee like this can be important for the image of our association to external relations, such as sponsors or external speaker.
Not linked to the Erasmus University
Mr. J. Franssen - Former Commissioner of the Queen in South Holland - Chair of Administrative Platform Zuidvleugel - Chair of Prince Bernhard Culture fund South Holland - Chair of Carnegie Hero fund
Linked to the Erasmus University
Prof. Dr. Schmidt h.g - Former Rector of the Erasmus University - Professor of Psychology (chair of General Psychology) at the Faculty of Social Sciences Prof. H.T van der Molen -Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Erasmus University - Professor of Psychology (chair of Labour and Education) at the Faculty of Social Sciences
Prof. C.W.A.M. for Paridon - Education Director of Public Administration at the Faculty of Social Sciences - Professor of Public Administration (Chair of Economics) at the Faculty of Social Sciences
Dr. G. Smeets - Education Director of Psychology at the Faculty of Social Sciences - University Professor of Clinical Psychology
Prof. Dr. R.J. van der Veen - Education Director of Sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences - Professor of Sociology (Chair of sociology of labor and organization) at the Faculty of Social Sciences
Our faculty association collaborates with other study and faculty associations in the field of Public Administration, Pedagogical sciences, sociology and psychology. Below is an overview of these associations.
Our faculty association is working together with nine other faculty associations in Rotterdam. Under the heading Koepel Organisatie Rotterdamse Faculteitsverenigingen (KORF) they learn from each other and they can come out with one voice on issues that affect all the faculty associations. Also, Cedo Nulli is part of Interfaculty Rotterdam.