Groninger Studentencorps Vindicat atque Polit

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Vindicat building at Grote Markt 27 in Groningen.

The Groninger Studenten Corps Vindicat atque Polit (Latin for Maintain and Refine) is the oldest Dutch student association and was founded on February the 4th, 1815 as a reaction to attacks on students from local citizens. The first rector of the senate was B.J. Winter. Nowadays Vindicat is the largest student organization in Groningen, a city in the North of The Netherlands, with nearly 2500 members.

Vindicat's Society building is located in the heart of Groningen and is called Mutua Fides (Mutual Trust or Confidence) and plays a large role in the social life of its members. Vindicat is also home to cultural and sport sub-organizations like GSR Aegir. In 2010, Vindicat celebrated its 195th anniversary with its 39th lustrum festival.

In 2005, a copy of Mutua Fides on a scale of 1:25 was built in the miniature city Madurodam.

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Coordinates: 53°13′07″N 6°34′07″E / 53.218717°N 6.568542°E / 53.218717; 6.568542