The Geography Department is committed to the free democratic principles based on the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany. This results in the obligation not to tolerate actions and statements such as insults, racism, any violence, assaultive behavior as well as discrimination based on gender, origin, religion, sexual orientation, physical appearance, disabilities and handicaps as well as ideology (as long as this does not contradict the free democratic basic order and/or is to be classified as extremist) and to actively take a stand against it.
The event is to be organized in a discrimination- and barrier-sensitive manner in order to ensure inclusive participation. If there are needs that are not taken into account in the planning, we generally ask the participants to point them out to us at any time. Any form of discrimination, assaultive behavior, violence and bullying will lead to exclusion from the event.

Before the rally
Already at the time of the invitation to the rally, the principles of the Geography Department will be pointed out on all channels through which the event is also communicated (e.g. email, WhatsApp, Instagram, website, posters). At least in an abbreviated way, these should appear as text. For example:
“The event is organized in a non-discriminatory and barrier-sensitive manner to ensure inclusive participation. If there are needs that are not considered in the planning, please feel free to point them out to us at any time. Any form of discrimination, assaultive behavior or violence will result in exclusion from the event.”
When inviting students to the rally, they will be informed which drinks will be provided by the student council: Beer and soft drinks.
At the beginning of the rally there is a speech from the student council about responsible alcohol consumption, and participants are also clearly informed about the principles of the student council. Violation of these principles will lead to exclusion from the event. It is communicated that people who feel they have been treated unfairly by student council members can contact the awareness email after the ride. Awareness representatives of the student council will be introduced and the phone number and function of the student council cell phone will be announced.

During the rally.
Students will move from station to station without supervision. If parts of a rally group feel uncomfortable, student council members are encouraged to intervene in the situation. If a student council member notices that a person is not feeling well due to alcohol, he/she should be addressed directly and the consumption of alcohol should be stopped. High-proof drinks will not be given out of the hand.

Throughout the duration of the Freshman Rally, the Student Council cell phone will be available for any emergencies, questions, or problems. The person who manages the cell phone on that day is familiar with the awareness concept and ideally part of the awareness team.
At each station there is at least one additional person who is familiar with the awareness concept and can act as a contact person.

Alcohol consumption
Beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by the student council. Participants have full freedom of choice in the selection of beverages. High-proof drinks will be avoided as far as possible by the student council, but can be brought by the participants themselves. The student council is not responsible for excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages. In case of excessive alcohol consumption, no further alcohol should be served.

After the event:
After the trip, the event should be evaluated by the participants. The goal is to give space to unnoticed and unseen perspectives so that the event can be continuously improved. It should be determined whether people felt comfortable at the event, what they liked about it and what they would like to see improved.
It is pointed out (again) that people who felt unfairly treated by members of the student council can contact the awareness email.