A New School Year – Let’s Talk About It
As mentioned, We develop and distribute materials that advocates, administrators, and allies can use to engage students throughout the school year. Talk About It is that collection of complementary workshop materials and follow-up education programs designed to continue engaging and promoting change among the entire USF community. Since, consistent messaging and branding help students make connections between all campus initiatives and resources, we reach out to all departments that educate and empower students on these topics. Since many departments already use materials on their relevant topics, we help by redesigning and branding them Talk About It.
For sexual violence prevention and alcohol awareness programs to be successful and win the attention of students, we need to deliver an attractive, effective, cohesive, consistent, and positive set of messages around the topics of alcohol, drugs, and sexual misconduct that empower all students to make decisions that ultimately result in a safe, fun, and successful college life experience.
And so the semester begins and our plan to facilitate a successful Fall 2014 goes into full force. Awareness is an incredibly important piece of the puzzle when broaching these challenging topics. At USF, Campus Safety and Partying Smart are topics of focus for August and September. Unfortunately, far too many students die each year from Alcohol poisoning. The three pieces that we created for S.H.A.R.E. (Student Housing and Resident Education) include a 11×17 Party Smart Guide (each room), 36×24 Party Smart Bulletin (for the main floor or each Res Hall) and a 3×5 Alcohol Poisoning Awareness Magnet (each room).
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We believe that together we can shift campus culture here and across the nation.