It all started in 1908, when the Geographical Institute was founded. From that year Geographical education in Utrecht became a fact. Yet it took until 1922 for the geography students to organize themselves. On October 13 that year, the Utrecht Club for Geography was founded, which would later become the V.U.G.S. The V.U.G.S was founded to increase the scientific knowledge of geographers and to be a network for after the study. In the 1950s and early 1960s, V.U.G.S. aquired fraternities. As a new member you were assigned to one of those fraternities, so there was a good mix between the physical and the social geographers.
One of those sororities was 11 and 30, founded on October 28, 1949. Coincidentally, there was a relatively large proportion of physical geographers there, and soon the need arose to get rid of the social geographers and to set up their own sorority. In 1966 that happened, and under the leadership of Sjef IJzermans, Marjan Uijterwijck and Ed Weiss it was announced that Drift ’66 was founded.
The V.U.G.S. was initially not happy about the split within its members, but it was the 1960s - change was in the air - and democratization was the magic word. Sjef IJzermans convinced the V.U.G.S. that a physical geographer fraternity was desirable.
In the academic year 1967-1968 Drift ’66 is listed in the study guide as an official fraternity of the V.U.G.S. The main activity in those early years was drinking sherry, while listening to fieldwork lectures by recent or recent graduates in physical geography. But Drift '66 continued to grow, and with more and more members more and more activities were added, and in the 1970s the Drift was even separated from the V.U.G.S. and continued to exist, in dire straits. Other fraternities of the V.U.G.S. disappeared, because of disinterest of members.
In 1977, the Lustrum Committee determined that De Drift was in a coma. In 1981, Drift ’66 was again forced by financial problems to merge with the V.U.G.S. as a special fraternity. The years that followed are years of prosperity for Drift '66, and the growing number of members makes it untenable to stay a special fraternity of the V.U.G.S. In April 1992, a reorganization was therefore chosen. An umbrella association, V.U.G.S. 22 and two departments, Drift'66 and V.U.G.S. Students become members of Drift ’66 or VUGS. To become a member of V.U.G.S. 22 is not possible.