USA Nijmegen has eleven committees; the Activities Committee, the Academic Committee, Party Committee, XVth Lustrum Committee, Cooking Committee, Travel Committee, PR Committee, Orientation Committee, Study Committee, Student-for-a-Day Committee, and the Finance Committee and two joint committees with G.A.G. – Great Anglo-Saxon Gobblers, the Introduction Committee and the Curriculum Committee.

Activity Committee

This year all of USA Nijmegen’s activities will be in our capable hands. We will be responsible for certain activities that are less focused on academia, but no less enjoyable, for instance, our annual Thanksgiving Dinner, the Pub Quiz, the Anglo-American Summerfest and other events that you think might be interesting! We’ll try and organize the best informal activities so that your year will be unforgettable! If you might have suggestions regarding a fun activity, then mail us!

Members (left to right): Rense Steijns, Stan Lentjes, Robin Oor, Maud van den Braak(chair), and Thijs Verburg.


Academic Committee

Starting this year, we’ve split the academic activities from the informal, so the Movie Night, Pub Lectures, Day Lectures, and other academically related activities will be hosted by this very special committee. For some of the activities, we ask teachers to come and give an interesting lecture or show their favorite movie!

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Members (left to right): Lotte Wilbers, Jacqueline Kipping, Gartina “Lindy” Slotboom(chair), Laura Toes, and Maartje van de Griendt


Party Committee

We are proud to present to you, USA Nijmegen’s Party Committee! This year we will be responsible for organizing awesome parties and unforgettable nights. Not only do we come up with themes, make playlists, and decorate our awesome pub, we are also present at every USA party. So if you ever want to party with us, just come to one of our events! Feel free to contact us with questions or suggestions for an amazing theme for one of our parties.

Members (left to right, top to bottom): Lelie Khamseh, Veerle Weijers, Imke Cleutjens(chair), Isa Platenkamp, Kairo Kuijpers, and Bob Frantzen


Cooking Committee

Once upon a time, there was a member of USA Nijmegen who dreamed of something beautiful, something she just couldn’t shake… It was a dream of a room full of people, but not any room she had seen before. This one had a table, filled with the most delicious meals she had ever seen. Every person at that table was wearing the same dark blue hoodies with the same logo. Soon, it became obvious to her that these were all members of USA Nijmegen. She then realized that this was the future we needed… food and love.  This, my friends, is how USA Nijmegen’s Cooking Committee came into being. And still, even this year in every period, we organize and cook a lovely dinner for about 40 members, so hopefully, we’ll see you there next time!
Much (meat) loaf!

Members (left to right, top to bottom): Sammy Rutten, Roxanne Buis (chair), Ouiam Kaddam, Jasper Allaert, Nikki van den Boogaard, Jonne Roelofs, and Kiki Altena

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Travel Committee

At USA Nijmegen, we all love to travel. And we are here to help you with that! This year, USA Nijmegen will bring you to some fabulous destination somewhere in Europe. The Travel Committee is here to set a destination, buy the tickets, create a travel plan and think of all the awesome things we can do! As always, it is undoubtedly going to be a breathtaking, wonderful, and above all crazy time full of cultural, academic, and fun activities!

Members (left to right): Maartje van de Griendt, Eva Fransen, Milan Lobik, Tessa Eijkman, Wouter Peer(chair), Imke Cleutjens, and Jeroen Cuijpers


PR Committee

Unfortunately, students within the Faculty of Arts aren’t the most technical minds in the universe. Using Photoshop or other designing programs isn’t really our cup of tea. However, USA Nijmegen has some technical heroes who do know how to live in the world of technology and design, and they have gathered in our PR Committee!
Members: Tommy Pieterse, Sander Kesselaar, and Youri van Boxtel.


Study Information Committee

You can’t disagree with us when we say that every person in and outside the Netherlands should know about American Studies. Unfortunately, this is not the case… until now! The Orientation Committee is going to change this. Committee members will go to High schools to give presentations about this fantastic study and make people acquainted with American Studies.

Members (left to right): Eva van Tongeren, Stan Janssen, Jeroen Cuijpers l(chair), Teun van den Avoird, and Maxim Scholtes


Study Committee

Of course, university life isn’t all fun and games. We all have to study sometime (much as we’d like to deny it). This is where the Study Committee comes in. University isn’t always easy: problems, hiccups, and questions come to the best of us. Don’t hesitate ­­­— just ask. We aim to help solve your study-related issues as best we can.

For example, every year has its share of troublesome courses. You study and study but you can’t make heads or tails of it — trust me, we know. For those courses, we will arrange an extra session outside of the curriculum, taught by a student or a professor. But even if you’re all alone in the dark, we’ll figure something out for you. Just make yourself heard!
The Study Committee: We can’t study for you, but we are studying with you.

Members (left to right): Romée van Lieshout, Eva van Tongeren(chair), Esmée Ruesink, Lin Acampo.


Student-for-a-Day Committee

As we all know, choosing the major that suits you best can be quite difficult and we are here to help the new kids out! We will make sure that soon-to-be freshmen have a good time experiencing what American Studies exactly means and hopefully, we will see many of them joining us next year. So, if you know somebody who happens to be interested in learning more about our amazing study, let us know! We will be happy to enthusiastically guide him or her around the campus for a day or two :) You can also reach us by sending an email to Hopefully, we will receive many entries!If you’re a prospective Master Student, see what we offer for you here.
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Members (left to right):  Jean-Pierre Kerstens(chair), Bob Frantzen, Iris Gofferjé, and Kairo Kuijpers

The Issue Committee

The members of The Issue Committee provide you with a fresh and new Issue four times a year. If you’d like to write an article, please send an e-mail to To read the online versions of previous Issues click on the Issue button above.

Members (left to right, top row first): Milan Lobik, Stan Janssen, Pip van der Zanden, Nick de Lange, Wouter Peer, Luc de Klerk, Marissa Aarts, Denise Roodbeen(chair), Kimberly Hart, Rindert Oost(chair), Femke van Lieshout, and Roxanne Buis.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee has the task to check the finances of USA Nijmegen and to advise the members’ assembly on whether the board is doing a good job or not.
Members: Marissa Aarts and Ibrahim Alaoui.

Curriculum Committee

Dearest reader, it is us, your curriculum committee! Each year, a new curriculum committee is elected in May and in short, what we do is make sure the quality of our studies only improves (and never, never gets worse of course). This means that we are the best place for your complaints, questions, problems that you deem to be unsolvable and anything else regarding our lovely studies. We are here to make sure the courses are well-selected, to feature as a bridge between students and teachers and to improve courses and teaching skills when necessary. If you are not a member of the committee but are interested, if you want to join our infamous panel talks or if you need us for anything else whatsoever, don’t hesitate to email us at!

Members: Jonne Roelofs(chair), Roxanne Buis, Evelien Müller, and Wouter Peer.