Safe Spring Break 2015 will take place prior to students leaving campus for Spring Break. The events will consist of several activities designed to provide educational information to students in order to encourage responsible decision-making regarding alcohol and to prevent or reduce the risks involved in the college Spring Break experience. The university’s Health and Wellness Office, Counseling Services, Student Life, SGA, and the UCA Police Department are working together along with outside agencies to put on these events. Spring Break is the week of March 23.
SAFE SPRING BREAK 2015
MONDAY, MARCH 16
CAR CRASH SCENE DISPLAY – ALUMNI CIRCLE
How has alcohol impacted you? Students will have the chance to share their experiences with alcohol by writing them on a wrecked car set up on campus. The scene will bring attention to the dangers of drinking and driving by sharing news stories and providing a real-life look at the negative consequences alcohol can have. This display will be up Monday through Wednesday.
TUESDAY, MARCH 17
SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS VIDEO – STUDENT HEALTH CENTER 307, 1:40-2:30 PM
This powerful video addresses acquaintance rape, provides safety tips, and is specifically designed for college students.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
FATAL VISION COURSE AND SAFETY FAIR – ALUMNI CIRCLE, 12:00-2:00 PM
Students will have the opportunity to ride pedal carts and play games while wearing “drunk goggles.” This activity is designed to inform students about alcohol impairment and discourage driving under the influence. Safe Spring Break tank tops will be given to participants. Student Health will be handing out free safety packs and sharing about how to avoid sexually transmitted infections, and the UCAPD will inform students of the legal consequences of drinking and driving. Staff from Sexual Assault Crisis Response, a division of the Conway Women’s Shelter, will be on hand to provide information and raise awareness about sexual assault.
“DON’T DRINK & DRIVE” PLEDGE – ALUMNI CIRCLE, 12:00-2:00 PM
Students can pledge that they will be responsible on Spring Break by not driving while intoxicated and using designated drivers.
THURSDAY, MARCH 19
SAFE PASSAGE VIDEO – STUDENT CENTER 223/224, 1:40-2:30 PM
This video addresses safety concerns for students traveling over spring break. Topics include hotel security, avoiding scams, and increasing overall personal safety in a different environment.