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Mission & Vision


The mission statement of the ACLO is to get students in Groningen to play sports, and if they already play sports, to make them play better and more balanced. In addition, the ACLO fulfills a social function by offering students a recognizable own social environment, which differs from the existing sports outside the university and the college.


The ACLO and the Sportscentre have developed a multiyear plan (MJBP). The current MJBP (2009-2014) includes the following objects:

– 20.000 SPORTERS

In 2008-2009, the ACLO had 17,500 members. The purpose of the ACLO is to have 20,000 athletes at the end of academic year 2013-2014. In 2012, the ACLO welcomed its 18.000e athlete. At this time, in academic year 2012-2013, over 18,500 students sport at the ACLO. The ACLO and SC strive for a participation rate of 24.1% for HG students and 48.6% for University students. In order to growth, the SC and the ACLO must offer more personal guidance and expend their accommodation. Some improvements made are for example an additional squash courts, a water-based hockeyfield and the replacement of the floor of the tennis. The construction of a possible combination field is still in the planning.

– Expand the Sportsdefinition

The sports definition of the ACLO is about physical and mental effort.

– More international students and integration

The ACLO aims for 2000 international students at the end of academic year 2013-2014. Furthermore, the aim is to integrate international students with Dutch students.

– A higher satisfaction

The ACLO and SC have customer satisfaction and staff satisfaction surveys. The goal is to get for the overall satisfaction of customers at least 8.0 and for the overall satisfaction of employees at least a 7.5.

– Facilitate expertise of student boards

It is becoming increasingly difficult to find board members due to changes in the position of the student. The ACLO therefore has supporting the expertise of student boards as a high priority.

Healthy Ageing

ACLO understands the importance of Healthy Ageing and has therefore established a Healthy Ageing committee (Healthcie) in 2014-2015.

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