Alcohol Awareness week 2014 was once again a week dedicated to sharing information about the risks associated with illegal and excessive alcohol use for Duquesne students of any age. The week included a variety of activities to illustrate to students how the illegal and/or excessive alcohol use can negatively impact them in legal, social, career, clinical, health, interpersonal and other ways. Various activities were planned to raise awareness in a fun and interactive way, to help students understand the “real vs. perceived” social norms of alcohol use in society and on campuses, and to provide strategies to reduce the risks and to learn refusal skills. A recap of the week includes: A kickoff Mass on Sunday, a panel on Monday to discuss abuse and “any given night” risks, an information fair on Tuesday, The annual Mocktail Mixoff on Wednesday—which this year brought a record 32 teams to compete, a collaborative information event with the department of Athletics on Thursday, and two late night events on Friday and Saturday to focus on the risks of excessive alcohol consumption.
The Week was hosted by Office of Residence Life, DU CARES, Greek Life and Gamma (Greeks Advocating for the Mature Management of Alcohol)