The starting point of this alcohol and drug policy is the (renewed) beverage and catering law. In addition, the Organization has drawn up its own rules.

Enforcers of the municipality will carry out random checks during the Orientation on the enforcement of the law on drinks and catering and may issue fines if they are breached. Sanctions may also be imposed by the Organization. The organization makes no distinction between rules from the Beverage and Catering Act and its own drawn up rules:

  • The alcohol and drug policy applies throughout the Orientation, including outside the opening hours of the official program. However, if after this time associations organize a Student activity that is included in the (association) program, the alcohol and drug policy will continue to apply;
  • It is forbidden for participants, employees and visitors of the Orientation who are minors to drink alcohol. This also applies to young people under 25 without a valid ID (for enforcement see Article 4 and sanctions Article 5);
  • The provision of alcohol to young people under the age of 18 or young people under the age of 25 without a valid ID is not allowed, both at the student organizations and in the field of the Orientation; the provision of alcohol is understood to mean serving and passing it on;
  • Alcohol is only served within the applicable gift times (see Article 1.2.);
  • No alcohol is served to those who are intoxicated or those who threaten public order, security or morality;
  • It is forbidden to consume your own alcoholic drink during the Orientation program.
  • During the Orientation program components, as well as at student organizations with their own premises, no spirits, premix or other weak alcoholic drinks – except normal beer, wine and Radler 2.0% vol – will be served during the Orientation;
  • No alcohol-free beer or non-alcoholic Radler is served;
  • There is a varied range of non-alcoholic drinks;
  • The alcohol price is not lower than the prices of other drinks, with the exception of energy drinks;
  • No discount is given on (large quantities of) drinks;
  • During the Orientation and the employee training sessions before the Orientation, no use is made of the use of alcohol;
  • No games are played in which drinking alcohol is encouraged;
  • The visibility of sponsors of alcoholic beverages is limited;
  • The organization has the right to exclude during the Orientation persons who have visibly drank too much or are under the influence of other narcotics;
  • In the event of a violation of alcohol and drug policy or irresponsible alcohol consumption, the Organization, event managers, crew, mentors and catering managers have a duty to inform students and other visitors of the Orientation of their behavior;
  • The Organization and event managers have the power to impose sanctions in the event of violations of the alcohol and drug policy.
  • Both the catering staff of the Orientation and the staff of catering establishments, student organizations and other partners are aware of the alcohol and drug policy and have committed themselves to it;
  • Both the employees of the Orientation and the students are aware of the alcohol and drug policy. The employees sign an agreement in which they declare that they have read the policy. The students do the same when registering in the form of a mandatory check option;
  • It is mandatory for all Orientation staff and students to carry a valid ID (passport, ID card or driver’s license) at all times;
  • During the Orientation, possession, use and / or being under the influence of hard and / or soft drugs and / or laughing gas will not be tolerated. 

Articles

Article 1 General

Article 1.1 Opening hours

Opening hours are the times when the Organization offers its program. After these opening hours, the so-called “curfew” starts, in which the Organization is no longer responsible for the enforcement of the alcohol and drug policy (see further article 2.1). However, the alcohol and drug policy applies throughout the Organization, including outside these opening hours.

The times when an Orientation program is offered are:

Wednesday, August 26, 2019:     10:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Thursday, August 27, 2019:         9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Friday, August 28, 2019:               9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Article 1.2 Serving times

In the year 2020 there is no physical Orientation and pouring times will not apply. Normally, the gift times are as follows:

Wednesday, August 14, 2019:     from 2 p.m.

Thursday, August 15, 2019:         from 2 p.m.

Friday, August 16, 2019:               from 2 p.m.

Article 1.3 Consume alcohol

It is prohibited for participants, employees and visitors of the Orientation who are minors to consume alcohol. This also applies to participants, employees and visitors of the Orientation under 25 years old without a valid ID (for enforcement see Article 3 and sanctions Article 4).

Article 1.4 Pouring alcohol and passing it on

It is not allowed to serve, distribute and / or pass on alcohol to participants, employees and visitors of the Orientation who are minors. This also applies to participants, employees and visitors of the Orientation under 25 years old without a valid ID (for enforcement see Article 3 and sanctions Article 4).

Article 1.5 Bring your own alcoholic drink

It is not allowed to drink your own drinks on program parts of the Orientation (for sanctions see article 4). Program components of the Orientation are only permitted to consume alcoholic beverages purchased at bars facilitated by the Orientation.

Article 1.6 Beverage offer

In the year 2020, no alcohol and other drinks will be offered due to the lack of organizing a physical element. Normally:

The Organization ensures that during all official program sections of the Orientation, besides the alcoholic drinks, there is always a sufficiently varied range of non-alcoholic drinks available. The alcohol price is not lower than the prices of other drinks, except energy drinks. During the Orientation program parts, as well as student organizations affiliated with the Orientation, no spirits, premix or other weak alcoholic drinks – except normal beer, wine and Radler 2.0% vol – will be served during the Orientation.

Article 1.7 Non-alcoholic drink

Serving 0.0% of drinks is not permitted during the official program sections of the Orientation.

Article 1.8 Standard quantities

Alcohol is served in standard quantities during the Orientation.

  • Beer: maximum 25 cl per consumption
  • Radler 2.0% vol: maximum 33 cl per consumption
  • Wine: maximum 10 cl per consumption

Article 2 Internal responsibility

Article 2.1 The Orientation team

On behalf of the clients, the Orientation team bears ultimate responsibility for the communication and enforcement of the alcohol and drug policy within the Orientation program. However, the responsibility for enforcement with external partners, such as catering establishments and student organizations, lies with themselves. The Orientation Board will ensure that the personnel behind the taps on the Orientation site are familiar with and comply with the rules on alcohol dispensing during the Orientation. On behalf of the Orientation Board, the employees of the Orientation ensure that the provision of alcoholic beverages during the opening hours is carried out in a responsible manner. During the Orientation and the employee training before the Orientation, no use is made of alcohol. During the Orientation, the Orientation Board has the right to exclude people who have visibly drank too much or are under the influence of other narcotics. The Orientation Board will also point this out to the external tappers.

Article 3 Enforcement 

Article 3.1 Municipality

Throughout the Orientation’s program (both in TivoliVredenburg and beyond), random inspections may be conducted by inspectors and Supervision and Enforcement staff. They can issue a fine for violations of Laws and Regulations, including the Beverage and Catering Act. The inspectors and employees work in plain clothes and are therefore not recognizable as such. They must be granted access at all times on presentation of their ID (see copy of the passes below). 

Article 3.2 General program

Throughout the Orientation’s program (both in TivoliVredenburg and beyond), random inspections may be conducted by inspectors and Supervision and Enforcement staff. They can issue a fine for violations of Laws and Regulations, including the Beverage and Catering Act. The inspectors and employees work in plain clothes and are therefore not recognizable as such. They must be granted access at all times on presentation of their ID (see copy of the passes below).

Article 3.3 Student Organization Program

Student organizations are committed to alcohol and drug policy. However, they are responsible for enforcing and enforcing the policy on the program components they organize. It is also important to look at the color bands that the Orientation uses. This is to avoid confusion with underage Students.


Article 4 Sanctions

Artikel 4.1 Consuming alcohol yourself

If an Orientation Student or visitor does not adhere to the alcohol and drug policy, he may be sanctioned by the Orientation board or by the event managers. The entrance ticket (wristband) is cut off, which means that the Orientation Student or visitor can no longer participate in the current and remaining program activities. The student organizations, catering establishments and other partners are not authorized to do this. They are responsible for enforcing and adhering to the policy.

If a minor Orientation Student is in a drunken state, the entrance ticket will be cut off. After this, a parent / guardian / caregiver will be contacted to ensure that the Orientation Student comes home safely.

Article 4.1.2 Pouring or passing on alcohol

When a volunteer passes on alcohol to young people under the age of 18, he or she may be sanctioned by the designated employees of the Orientation. The admission ticket (wristband) is hereby cut off and the t-shirt (which the volunteers of the Orientation organization receive) is handed in, which means that the volunteer Orientation is put in his position and can no longer participate in the current and the remaining program. activities. Mentors are replaced by reserve mentors who have also followed the mentor training. Crew will be replaced by existing crew that will take over the other services. The student organizations, catering establishments and other partners are not authorized to do this. They are responsible for enforcing and adhering to the policy.

Article 4.2 Sanctions from security

If, on entering the activity, it is assessed on the spot that someone is in a drunken state and / or does not adhere to the alcohol and drug policy, this person may be sent away by security from the activity in question. The sanctions mentioned above will then come into effect (see Article 4.1).


Article 5 Drugs

Article 5.1 General

During the Orientation, posessing, dealing, using or being under the influence of drugs is prohibited. This applies to both soft- and hard drugs and laughing gas.

Article 5.2 Drug enforcement and sanctions

Article 5.1 is enforced in the same way as the enforcement of the alcohol policy. The sanctions Orientation article 5 therefore automatically also apply for violation of article 5.1.