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About Venustia

Venustia PSO is a tight-knit female only community which aims to embody our motto; beauty through strength. This motto is represented by our symbol the majestic Swan.
Venustia consists of Stellenbosch University students living in private accommodation. Venustia’s members aspire to be value-driven and to constantly cultivate an uplifting environment. We inspire our members in ways that promote a sense of self-discovery and group connection, within our community and also with communities around us. Venustia forms part of the Rubix Cluster, where small families are joined, a sense of community is built and where everyone is offered a chance to broaden their horizon.
Venustia’s members are encouraged to express their beliefs and values, as well as build relationships with others. We strive to create a blossoming environment that for all those who find themselves apart of Venustia will feel comfortable and confident enough to develop in.

Venustia's vision and mission

Our vision in Venustia is to create a space of safety and sustainability. An area where diversity can be celebrated and embraced. We wish to engage with the communities around us and to give back to those in need. Our mission is to nurture the vibrant culture Venustia has to offer amongst newcomers and also senior swans. We strive to daily live by our motto ‘Beauty through strength’ along with the Institutional values, to bread the confidant and empowering Swans that shine through in different communities.

Venustia's values


The history of Venustia

Venustia was established in 2008 making us one of the younger PSOs recognized by the university. We were established as a sister house to our brother house, Pieke. Due to the young nature of our PSO we love to thrive in the ability to experience both new ideas and ways of thinking. We attach great value to continuous reflection on how much we have grown and also to aligning ourselves with future growth.

Activities and offerings

Venustia strive to foster a feeling of genuine connection among our members by providing plenty of opportunities for interaction. We offer a range of both cultural and sports activities as well as many recreational activities that can be participated in throughout the year.
Where Venustia is, growth follows. Through our various activities we encourage members to move out of comfort zones into new depths of self-discovery and strength. We do this through ensuring all activities are joined with a supportive and enthusiastic atmosphere. Throughout the year we do lots of fun things and have many events including Huisfondsdans, Newcomer’s Dance, Huisdans, Swanedinee, Hockey, Netball, Table Tennis, Toneelfees, SUacapella, Damestouch, Connect Tour and much more.
In short, we offer a sisterhood… We offer a home away from home!

Mentorship offered by Venustia

Our group of trained mentors are an important part of Venustia. At the beginning of the welcoming period newcomers are assigned to a mentor group. Mentors ensure the well-being of our new Swans and appear as not only a guide, but one of the new Swan’s first friends within the University.

Venustia's Primaria


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Social Media

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