About Aristea

A PSO is a private student organisation. A “private student” is a student who does not live in a university residence, but rather in a flat or at home or any other form of private accommodation. All PSOs and residences are then grouped in clusters according to location. There are 7 clusters in total and Aristea forms part of the Wimbledon Cluster. Aristea PSO, established in 1973, is the oldest ladies PSO and one of the biggest on campus.

Aristea's vision and mission

Aristea is a home away from home where members feel they have a place and space to turn to and connect with others on campus. Aristea is an opportunity generator with our leadership development and co-curricular activities whereby members are encouraged to make their choice of sphere of growth. Aristea provides an identity that grounds an individual in the larger community. We are women of mind and heart. Each with a different story. A different experience and a different mindset, coming together to form something beautiful. Together we laugh, we cry, we learn, and we grow. We are not a place we are your support system enabler and crutch throughout your university career.

Aristea's values

Approachability, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Individuality.

The history of Aristea

Aristea is the first and oldest women’s PSO established in 1973. Our extensive years provide experience and a legacy that is irreplaceable on campus.

Activities and offerings

  • Sport – Hockey, Netball, Tennis and Table tennis, squash
  • Culture – toneelfees, Acapella, Culture evenings, debating,
  • Leadership development
  • Courageous Conversations  
  • Dances
  • Socials

Mentorship offered by Aristea

We currently have 24 mentors that are handpicked out of a large senior group to guide our newcomers within their first year. Their role is to create a comfortable and inviting environment specifically within welcoming week.  We are also introducing a new project we call “Big Sister Little Sister” which is where seniors provide a support structure for those younger than them whether they are in first year or even up to third year. The growth of our members in all spheres of their lives is of our utmost concern


Aristea's Primaria

Carli Benade

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Social Media

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