Oct. 15-21 Marks Alcohol Awareness Week For Baylor Campus

Oct. 11, 2000

by LoAna Lopez

Alcohol consumption on college campuses remains a concern for administrators, faculty, staff and students across the nation. In response, Baylor University's Health Education and Wellness office will sponsor its annual Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 15-21.

"You simply must have the appropriate information in order to make a wise choice regarding any health issue," said Andrea King, student outreach coordinator.

One activity planned for Alcohol Awareness Week is the Red Ribbon Campaign, whereby faculty members help distribute ribbons to students who commit to abstain from alcohol consumption for a period of time they choose.

The Health Education and Wellness office also makes available to the community a Peer Education Program. Peer educators are trained students who inform peers on current issues, such as substance abuse, eating disorders, stress and date rape, among others. Faculty are encouraged to make use of these students to assist with anything from handing out ribbons to giving a presentation in class.

Baylor's week of events coincides with National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week and Health Enrichment Month.

For more information about Alcohol Awareness Week, the Red Ribbon Campaign or peer educators, contact Health Education and Wellness at 710-3520.

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