October 14, 2011
Texas Tech University’s Student Health Services will kick off Alcohol Awareness Week at noon Tuesday (Oct. 18) in the Free Speech Area between the Student Union Building and the University Library.
Students will dance to “Thriller” starting at noon. Impact Tech, a group of peer health educators on campus, will provide information on alcohol awareness, along with a first-aid kit with the 742-RIDE and 742-NITE contact information, donated by the Student Government Association.
Impact Tech will provide the same prevention tools from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday (Oct. 19-20) at the Free Speech Area. Materials include Raider Assistance Program (RAP) bookmarks and brochures about binge drinking, alcohol mixed with energy drinks, and facts about alcohol. Students have an opportunity to learn more about standard drink sizes by stopping by the Impact Tech display case in the Student Union Building.
“This year we are focusing on providing all the tools necessary for students to make informed decisions about their own relationship with alcohol,” said Delia Tibbs, health educator for Student Health Services. “We want to show that drinking is not the only way to have fun and at Texas Tech, we have plenty of alternatives.”
Alcohol Awareness Week is an effort of Student Health Services, Texas Tech Athletics, the Student Recreational Center, and the Alcohol Prevention Coalition, comprising organizations from both the Texas Tech campus and the Lubbock community.
CONTACT: Delia Tibbs, health educator, Student Health Services, (806) 743-2844 ext. 290 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.