Bemidji State University’s students, faculty and staff will join campuses across the nation to participate in National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 22-31. The week-long awareness campaign aims to promote responsible decision-making and change peer-to-peer attitudes towards drinking and drug use.
|The BSU student senate started the “No Buddy Left Behind” initiative in 2015 as part of a new effort to remind students to watch out for each other.|
Multiple events have been planned throughout the week to educate students on topics related to drugs, alcohol and safety. The week will also feature on-campus, alternative events that will allow students to socialize with their peers in a safe and sober environment.
The week of events include:
- 2 – 3 p.m. Student Senate Safety Forum at the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
- 7 p.m. STRAIGHT TALK Panel at the American Indian Resource Center. Panelists will share their personal testimonies of triumph over adversities related to chemical dependency.
- 8 p.m. Sean Bott, the Mentalist, in the Beaux Art Ballroom – “A crazy blend of Jack Black and Criss Angel. Amazing!” – The L.A. Times.
- 1 – 7 p.m. The Annual Council of Indian Students Bemidji State University Powwow in the BSU Gymnasium
- 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. A Mocktails Halloween Costume Party and Dance at the 2nd Floor Oak Hall Lounge
- 12 p.m. Hannah’s Story, told by her mother in the Crying Wolf Room. Her story serves as a reminder of the dangers associated with drinking and of the valuable lesson to never leave your friends behind.
- 7 p.m. Hannah’s Story, told by her mother in Hagg-Sauer 100. Her story serves as a reminder of the dangers associated with drinking and of the valuable lesson to never leave your friends behind.
- 11 – 1 p.m. Be-Wise-Er held in the Hobson Memorial Union. Lifestyle Educators will provide tips to stay safe at the Halloween party.
- 11 – 1 p.m. Decorate your own Halloween Cookies at Lakeside in Hobson Memorial Union.
- 7 p.m. Opioid Crisis: The Face of Addiction Addiction is a serious, potentially life-threatening illness, but there is hope for a meaningful life. Held in Hagg-Sauer 100.
Jay Passa, health education coordinator, Student Center for Health and Counseling; jay.passa@bemidjistate, (218) 755-2080.
- Student Senate Safety Forum
- STRAIGHT TALK Panel
- Sean Bott, the Mentalist
- Council of Indian Students Bemidji State University Powwow
- Hannah’s Story
- Halloween Cookies
Bemidji State University, located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,100 students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. The university’s Shared Fundamental Values include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and international and multicultural understanding. For more, visit bemidjistate.edu or find us at BemidjiState on most of your favorite social media networks.