Dionyx is the student queer organization of Maastricht and Limburg. We organize events to bring open-minded students together and to make the LGBTQIA+ topic more open to society. Our events vary from bi-monthly theme parties to social activities e.g. movie nights, getaways and debates. Our goal is to offer a place where students can feel at home but also where they can socialize and interact with other open-minded people. We strive to make new connections with other organizations that are raising awareness about societal issues. Our organization is part of COC Limburg, COC Limburg is the main LGBTQIA+ organization of Limburg.
Social interaction between LGBTQIA+ students
Queer youth/students are at a greater risk of feeling lonely than their cisgender, straight peers. Many queer students have a negative self-image regarding their gender or sexuality, and people with a negative self-image are more likely to feel lonely than others. For this reason, social interaction between LGBTQIA+ students is very important. We as an organization have weekly activities where they can socialize with each other. Under normal circumstances, our activities are mostly held in the building of COC Limburg (Bogaardenstraat 43, Maastricht). During the pandemic, Dionyx events are held on Zoom.
A place for personal development
When students join our team, they contribute to creating a more accepting environment for LGBTQIA+ students. There are opportunities for developing new skills and raising awareness regarding LGBTQIA+ related issues. Are you a student looking to be part of a community? See our page Join DIONYX!