Plutonica is a mixed student association, founded in 1993 at the Limburgs Universitair Centrum (LUC Diepenbeek) by Peter Dirix and Michaël Goorts. In the first place, Plutonica wants to be a amical band between people who have studied at the LUC and of Limburg students in whole Flanders. Plutonica also accepts non Limburg members, if they support our basic principles.
Because the founders and a great part of the members are now studying at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the city of Louvain has become the centre of our activities. The Limburg character of Plutonica is mixed with the long and rich Louvain student tradition. The members (studying in Hasselt, Louvain, Ghent and Brussels) often join in Louvain at happenings organised by the association, such as parties, "cantus" and gathering nights. Our colours are blue, white and green.
We represent (without being too conservative or too formal) a tradition that seems strange for a lot of contemporary students. It's a form of pleasure that is disappearing. Plutonica observes a strict neutrality at the ideological, political and religious level. Of course, our members are allowed to have their own opinions, but they have to show respect for other opinions in a spirit of tolerance and without impliciting the association.
Amicality and fraternity are the basic principles of our association and of the real student life. We are always pleased to contact other student associations. That is why we are a member of the Ordo Academicus Burgundiensis , an organisation of "traditional" student associations in the Low Countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, North and North East France, the Breisgau). Do not hesitate to contact us (Plutonica, Tiensevest 90 (6), B-3000 Louvain, Belgium). We will respond certainly.