Safe Spring Break 2013 will take place prior to students leaving campus for Spring Break (March 11-14). 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 to put on these events.
Monday, March 11th
“AWARE TXT” distracted driving Simulator – Short-Denny Block, 10:00 – 4:00pm
Students will learn the dangers of texting while driving, consequences of their actions, and how to make the right choice. This program is sponsored by SGA.
Distracted Driving Pledge – Alumni Circle, 10:00-4:00pm
Students can add their name to the banner pledging that they will not text and drive.
Tuesday, March 12th
Fatal Vision Pedal Cart Course – Alumni Circle, 11:00-2:30pm
Students will have the opportunity to ride pedal carts while wearing “drunk goggles.” This activity is designed to inform students about alcohol impairment and discourage driving under the influence. Safe Spring Break T-shirts will be given to participants.
“Know Your Limits” Banner Pledge – Alumni Circle, 11:00-2:30pm
Students can add their hand and name to the “These Hands Know Limits” banner. This serves as a pledge that they will be responsible on Spring Break and know their limits when it comes to alcohol.
Wednesday, March 13th
Safe Spring Break Fair – S.C. lounge, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Safe Spring Break Survival Kits will be given away. Students can learn about travel safety, alcohol education, sun safety, and water safety.
Safe Passage Video – Student Center 223/224, 11:00 – 12:30pm
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.
Thursday, March 14th
Sexual Assault Awareness Video – Student Health Center 307, 1:40-2:30pm
This powerful video addresses acquaintance rape, provides safety tips, and is specifically designed for college students.