Alcohol Awareness on Campus Helps Keep Social Life from Becoming Problematic

by CHELSEA SCHAFFER, CSU Communications Graduate Assistant

As National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week continues this week running October 17-23, Fraternity and Sorority Life hosted activities that draw a distinct line between college socializing and problematic drinking.

Adam Klotz, who is responsible for Risk Management for Fraternities, said he works to help students get the resources they need for making good decisions.

“College is a big transition when it comes to living on your own and our goal is for everyone to feel safe and welcome here at MSU,” he said.

Among the concerns addressed this week is binge drinking. While this is not new on college campuses, binge drinking crosses from social drinking into something much more problematic.

Helping to raise awareness, the Greek community worked with Student Health Services where Health Educator Lori Marti said various tabling activities in the Centennial Student Union, University Dining Center and Myers Field House offers serving size activities, calories in alcoholic beverages and other alcohol-related information.

Along with raising alcohol awareness, Klotz’s position entails raising awareness to national college campus concerns that range from sexual assault awareness, hazing awareness and prevention and mental health awareness.

Looking for more support? Contact student health services for a mental health appointment at 507-389-6276 or make an appointment with the Counseling Center at 507-389-1455.

The Counseling Center is located in 285 Centennial Student Union and is open from 8 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year. 

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