recognizes National Collegiate
Alcohol Awareness Week
at California State University, Sacramento will join more than 3,000
other campuses across the country to promote personal responsibility
in consumption of alcoholic beverages during National Collegiate
Alcohol Awareness Week, Oct. 20 - 27.
"We have a responsibility to tell people that CSUS students
are making healthy choices," said Heather Dunn Carlton, chair
of the CSUS Alcohol Advisory Council.
According to a recent nationwide study
of college students, CSUS students drink less alcohol -2.6 drinks
per week compared to the national average of 5.2- and are considerably
less likely to engage in high-risk drinking than their peers around
The week of activities will include information tables throughout
campus, education programs, volleyball and interactive games, and
a bulletin board competition in residence halls. "We are trying
to show CSUS students that there are many ways to have a good time
without abusing drugs or alcohol," said Ken Morton, CSUS recreational
sports program advisor.
The CSUS recreational sports program will host the 2002 Natural
High Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 23 in the Library Quad with
a "kNOw limits" theme. It will provide an opportunity
for organizations-including the California Highway Patrol, Mothers
Against Drunk Driving and University groups-to give presentations
about responsibility and alternatives to drinking.
Students who sign a pledge promising not to drink and drive will
be eligible for prize drawings. Participation is free. Media assistance
is available by contacting the CSUS public affairs office at 278-6156.