Faculty and staff have planned several days worth of fun and educational activities for UCA students to attend throughout the week.
Safe Spring Break 2014 starts today and runs until Thursday of this week, before students leave campus for the break which officially begins Monday, March 24.
According to UCA’s website, 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.”
The UCA Health and Wellness Office, Counseling Services, Student Life, SGA, Housing and Residence Life and Police Department are making a joint effort to put on the events.
The event schedule is as follows:
MONDAY, MARCH 17
SAFE SPRING BREAK FAIR – Student Center Lobby, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
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, 1:40-2:30 p.m.
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 – 12:30 p.m.
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, 11:00-2:30 p.m.
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, 11:00-2:30 p.m.
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.
All schedule information was taken from the same website, and more information can be found there.