Have you ever been to a party where there was that one guy or girl that was so intoxicated they could not walk, talk or was just plain belligerent? We all may have a story similar and no one wants to end up being “that” guy or “that” girl. The good news is, the University Wellness Program and Health Services is providing us with events all next week to help us know our limit and to help us help our friends so that we won’t risk ruining our image!
Next week is “Don’t Be That Guy/Girl”(DBTG) Week. It is a comprehensive alcohol prevention program aimed at educating students on alcohol consumption and the risk factors associated with drinking alcohol. The program has two main goals: to give alternatives for students who are underage or prefer not to drink and to provide awareness on safe partying and alcohol responsibility for those that do. This is accomplished through fun, educational, non-alcoholic tables and events. The events for DBTG Week are:
Monday October 26, 5PM-7PM
Location: Williams Center Multipurpose Room
Description: Gather your friends and join us as we kick-off DBTG Week, or Don’t be that Girl/Guy Week with trivia night! Cash money prizes will be given to the teams who can accurately answer the most pop culture and Alcohol Awareness questions.
Campus Farmers Market
Tuesday October 27, 2015; 10AM-1PM
Location: Across from Lakeside
Description: The University Wellness Program & the Center for Sustainability have partnered with the Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market to bring the market to campus! Local farmers provide fresh produce, baked goods, honey, meat, dairy products and fair trade coffee.These farmers/vendors use environmentally sustainable practices including fewer pesticides, no antibiotics or growth hormones, and no preservatives.Stop by on your way to class to meet new people, grab lunch, learn something new, or to pick up a free giveaway! Cash, credit card, debit, and EBT are accepted!
Tuesday October 27, 2015 @ 7PM
Location: Russell Union Ballroom
Description: Witness real-life and dangerous situations where drinking is involved and learn ways you can prevent these negative consequences from happening!
Wednesday, October 28, 2015; 11AM-1PM
Location: Russell Union Commons
Description: Join the Wellness Ambassadors as they provide you with stress-relieving activities to take your mind off your worries. Activities include: Making stress balls, playing with Play Dough, painting your nails, coloring, and a special activity that changes each month! This month’s activity: Pumpkin Decorating. This event is provided by Georgia Southern Health Education and Promotion and the University Wellness Program.
All Recovery Night
Wednesday, October 28; 8PM
Location: Nessmith Lane
Description: Hear from students just like us who are recovering from addiction– it can happen to anyone! All Recovery Night is put on by the student group Students About Service (SAS) and is hosted every third Wednesday of the Month.Then after, head over to the ballroom for Club Remix!
Wednesday October 28, 2015; 9PM-11PM
Location: Nessmith Lane Ballroom
Description: LET’S PARTY! Join us for food, mocktails, giveaways, and lots of dancing! This event is part of DBTG Week— we believe it’s okay to party sober; you’re still in for a good time!
This event is Halloween themed!
Eagles Get SASSI & Mocktail Bar
Thursday October 29, 2015; 11AM-1PM
Location: Russell Union Ballroom
Description: Enjoy a mocktail while getting a S.A.S.S.I screening! S.A.S.S.I, or Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory, is an alcohol/other drug screening administered by the Office of Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs at Georgia Southern University. It is used to evaluate an individual’s probability of having a substance dependence disorder.
By taking this free screening, students will be provided with specific, personalized feedback about their alcohol and other drug use, and their risks and their likelihood of having a substance dependence disorder. The instrument is over 94% effective.
Don’t Be That Guy/Girl Tailgate
Thursday, October 29, 2015; 4:30PM-7:30PM
Location: Paulson Stadium
Description:Tailgate Time! Join the University Wellness Program before the game at Paulson Stadium for music, food, and giveaways.
Don’t these sound fun? Make sure you join University Wellness and Health Services for a fun, educational, and eventful week! We cannot wait to see you!