Ivy Tech hosts first alcohol awareness day, before spring break

March 2, 2012

Ivy Tech hosts first alcohol awareness day, before spring break

Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus will hold its first Alcohol Awareness Day on Monday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the main campus, in the Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building. Ivy Tech is hosting Alcohol Awareness Day during the spring semester with the hope of educating students about problematic use prior to spring break.

Psychology faculty and students in Ivy Tech’s Intro to PSYC course, as part of a service-learning project, will host a variety of events in the main campus rotunda. Participants will experience sobriety activities where they will wear goggles that simulate intoxication, and then experience different field sobriety activities such as walking a straight line and tossing a ball. Additionally, students will learn about serving sizes and calculate their personal blood alcohol level in relation to various drink sizes. A screening instrument will be available for students to take that will assess their personal level of drinking and counselors will be on hand to discuss the results of the screening in an individual and confidential manner.  

Student service-learning projects included creating educational poster advertisements that express alcohol’s dangerous impact on the binge drinker. Participants will have a chance to vote on their choice of the most effective poster. 

Ivy Tech Bloomington’s Office of Student Support and Development has partnered with IUs Center for Human Growth to offer free counseling services to students through the Counseling and Outreach program. The program provides service to Ivy Tech students in the form of individual counseling and personal growth groups to help with a variety of problems including addiction, depression, stress management and relationship troubles. All counseling is confidential.

If you are an Ivy Tech student and would like to make an appointment with the counseling and outreach center, contact (812) 330-6287 or email counseling-r14@lists.ivytech.edu.

Ivy Tech Community College (www.ivytech.edu) is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.