National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

October 19-25 is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week!

Colleges and universities across the nation are sponsoring programs, forums, and educational initiatives aimed at raising awareness of alcohol issues on campus.  Students and administrators collaborate to design programs and dialogues that encourage safety and personal responsibility when alcohol is concerned.  Held each year during the third week of October, National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness week aims to bring attention to the serious public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college student during a part of the academic calendar that is marked by football games, homecoming weekends, and other large celebrations on many campuses. 

Choose Responsibility encourages you to take this opportunity to change the culture of binge drinking on-campus and off.  [CR] President John McCardell will be speaking on three campuses during the week: American University, The College of William & Mary, and Emory University.  [CR] Board members and staff will also be participating in CASA’s conference “How to Stop Wasting the Best and Brightest” on October 23.  Events, panel discussions, and presentations will continue throughout the remainder of the fall, and John McCardell will be visiting a number of other campuses including Purdue University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, and Manhattanville College.  We applaud the students and administrators who have planned events focused on binge drinking, the drinking age, and personal responsibility. 

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More Resources:

Gordie Foundation

Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol Issues


For Young Adults

Choose Responsibility recognizes that you are legally an adult and exists to empower you to speak up and make a difference.

For Educators

Choose Responsibility wants to help you understand and deal effectively with the realities of alcohol in the lives of young adults.

For Parents

Choose Responsibility is here to help you affirm and fulfill your parental role as your sons and daughters become adults.