UCA plans Safe Spring Break activities

Faculty and staff at the University of Central Arkansas have planned a week of safety-related informational sessions and fun sessions to prepare students for their time away from the university during Spring Break.

The week of activities, Safe Spring Break 2014, will take place prior to students leaving campus from Monday, March 17 to Thursday, March 20. The events consist of several activities designed to provide educational information to students in order to encourage responsible decision-making and prevent or reduce the risks involved in the college Spring Break experience. Spring Break is the week of March 24.

The university’s Health and Wellness Office, Counseling Services, Student Life, SGA, Housing and Residence Life, and the UCA Police Department are working together to put on the following events:

SAFE SPRING BREAK 2014

MONDAY, MARCH 17
SAFE SPRING BREAK FAIR – AMPHITHEATRE, 12:00 – 2:00PM
(Location moved to Student Center Lobby)
Informational tables will be set up with games, giveaways, and food. Students can learn about the following topics: alcohol education, travel safety, sexual assault awareness, sun safety, and water safety.

TUESDAY, MARCH 18
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.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19
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 20
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” SOLO CUP PLEDGE – ALUMNI CIRCLE, 11:00-2:30PM
Students can add their name to a Red Solo Cup which will be used for a “Know Your Limits” display. This serves as a pledge that they will be responsible on Spring Break and know their limits when it comes to alcohol.