Nelson Hall will update freshmen on the dangers of alcohol abuse.
Nelson Hall is hosting Alcohol Awareness Night for freshmen Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. with the goal to educate students about substance abuse in a residence hall setting. There will be drinks set up at the fake bar with a root beer keg and non-alcoholic Jello shots. Students will mingle through various stations as they answer trivia, try on fatal vision goggles and play drinking games such as Tippy Cup, receiving a stamp for each drink they consume.
At the end of the night, an app will add up all of the drinks after accounting for gender and weight, revealing a blood-alcohol concentration that is fatal for many students.
“It’s easy to think that the (Bethel) covenant is harsh, or ‘Yeah, we’re Bethel; we’re a dry campus,’” Resident Assistant Jensen Potts said. “First, it’s a fun event. But it also shows that there’s a reason that Bethel doesn’t want us participating in drinking alcohol.”
– Emma Harville, Clarion correspondent