Alcohol and Drugs Policy UIT 2019

Below you will read a summarised version of the Alcohol and Drugs Policy. If you have any questions about the Alcohol and Drugs Policy, please contact Femke van Welbergen (programma1@utrechtseintroductietijd.nl, +31 30 253 22 34). 

During the UIT enforcement officers of the municipality will check randomly on the enforcement of the Beverage and Catering Law and can issue fines in the event of a violation. Sanctions can also be imposed from the UIT organization. In this context, the UIT organization makes no distinction between rules from the Beverage and Catering Law and its own rules.

  • The Alcohol and Drugs Policy applies throughout the UIT. This means that it is also applicable outside the opening hours of the official programme (i.e. after 1.00 am);

  • Supplying alcoholic drinks to young people under the age of 18 is not permitted;

  • Besides the personal consumption of alcohol by young people under the age of 18, it is also forbidden to pass on or serve alcohol to young people under the age of 18 or to young people under the age of 25 who are unable to show any valid proof of identity;

  • Alcohol will only be served within the permitted hours;

  • No alcohol will be served to persons who are clearly in a state of inebriation or those who pose a threat to public order, safety or decency;

  • During the UIT program activities as well as at the student organisations, no spirits, pre-mixes or other mild alcoholic beverages – apart from regular beer, wine and shandy (Radler) 2.0% – will be served;

  • A varied selection of alcohol-free beverages will be available during the UIT;

  • The price of alcoholic beverages must not be lower than that of other beverages;

  • No discount will be given on (large quantities of) beverages;

  • During the UIT and the staff training sessions before the UIT, the consumption of alcohol will not be insisted upon under any circumstances;

  • No games will be played where the drinking of alcohol is encouraged;

  • A limited visibility of sponsors of alcoholic beverages is permitted;

  • The UIT organization has the right to refuse entry to the UIT to persons who have clearly drunk too much or who are visibly under the influence of narcotics;
  • In the case of a violation of the Alcohol and Drugs Policy or irresponsible alcohol consumption, the UIT management, Event Managers, Crew and Mentors have a duty to address such behaviour by UIT participants and other visitors;

  • The UIT management, Event Managers and competent volunteers are authorised to impose sanctions in case of a violation of the Alcohol and Drugs Policy;

  • Food and beverage staff of the UIT as well as employees of food and beverage establishments, student organisations and other partners are aware of the Alcohol and Drugs Policy and are committed to this policy;

  • All UIT employees and UIT participants are aware of the Alcohol and Drugs Policy. The employees must sign an agreement confirming that they have read the policy. The UIT participants must do the same, by ticking a mandatory box in the registration form;

  • All UIT employees and UIT participants are required to carry a valid ID document (passport, ID card or driving licence) with them at all times;

  • The possession, use and/or being under the influence of hard and/or soft drugs during the UIT will not be tolerated.