Texas Tech University

Alcohol Awareness Week Kicks Off on Campus

Kristen Barton

October 17, 2016


National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week focuses on alcohol-related issues on college campuses.

Oct. 17-21 is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, focusing on bringing issues related to alcohol to light. Texas Tech University will use this week to teach students about alcohol abuse, impaired driving and making healthier choices about alcohol.

Several different organizations and departments will be hosting events throughout the week, sponsored by Student Union and Activities. Students can attend any events throughout the week.

All Week (Oct. 17-21)

  • Letters to my Former Self

Monday (Oct. 17)

Tuesday (Oct. 18)

  • "Plays on Tap: 5 Short Plays" (4–11 p.m.):
    Students in Recovery will host "Plays on Tap: 5 Short Plays" and a panel discussion in the SUB Escondido Theatre.

Wednesday (Oct. 19)

  • Drunk Goggles Obstacle Course (11 a.m.–2 p.m.):
    TAB will host a Drunk Goggles Obstacle Course in the SUB Ballroom A.
  • Students Fight Back (4–6 p.m.):
    Students Fight Back will be hosted in the SUB Matador Room.

Thursday (Oct 20)

  • Rec Fair (4–7 p.m.):
    Rec Sports will host a Rec Fair in the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center.
  • Thursday Movie Night: "Pay it Forward" (10 p.m.):
    Student Union and Activities will host Thursday Movie Night: "Pay it Forward" in the SUB Escondido Theatre.

Friday (Oct. 21)

  • OctSober Fest (11 a.m.–2 p.m.):
    RISE will host OctSober Fest in the Free Speech Area between the SUB and the Library.
  • Zombie Run (4–11 p.m.)

"National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness week aims to bring attention to the serious public health issues posed by excessive drinking among students," Kristin Miller, unit coordinator of Student Union and Activities, said.

For more information, visit the Tech Activities Board website.

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