Drug and Alcohol Safety Awareness Events

Bryan Campus Student Leadership and Activities - Awareness Events 2019-2020

Community Resource Fair - August 28-29, 2019

Safe Spring Break - March 3-4, 2020

Presented by Blinn College Student Leadership and Activities

College life is a turning point in many young adults’ life. It can be a highlight in a young life, but it also can include unfortunate events, some of which are highly preventable. Because of this, Student Leadership and Activities got a head start on promoting student safety with its Community Resource Fairs on all campuses during Welcome Week in August 2019. During these events, Blinn welcomed numerous community partners to provide students with useful information about the resources available to them in the surrounding community.

Blinn's goal with bringing in these community partners was to educate students regarding the resources available to support them during their college years. Blinn's hope is that providing this information gives its students more knowledge to make better decisions throughout their careers.

In Spring 2020, Blinn held a series of Safe Spring Break events, where the College again brought in campus partners to raise awareness about the dangers spring break raises for college students. With the help of the Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Blinn highlighted and dispelled many myths and realities of spring break in college.

For more information, please email Lane King at lane.king@blinn.edu.

Brenham Campus Student Leadership and Activities - Awareness Events 2019-2020

Community Resource Fairs held on August 29, 2019, and January 30, 2020

Think Fast Game Show held on September 6, 2019

Student Leadership and Activities on the Blinn College-Brenham Campus strives to proactively address the various issues and challenges college students face today. College students make various decisions and choices outside the classroom that can have lasting and at times negative impacts on their college experience.  With the increase in binge drinking across the country, it is essential to provide students with educational opportunities to promote awareness and knowledge of the choices they make. It is critical that students are introduced to information and resources to help them make informed decisions and choices. 

With that in mind, Blinn invited its community partners to its Community Resource Fair to share information regarding the services they can provide our students from a holistic perspective. One of those partners was the Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse helps us to raise awareness of the impact that alcohol and substance abuse can have on them as individuals. The Think Fast Alcohol Awareness Game Show is the most awarded interactive program that allows the sponsors to wirelessly connect an entire audience to the game promoting a totally interactive game by all participants. 

For more information, please email Peter Rivera at peter.rivera@blinn.edu.

Brenham Campus Office of Housing and Residence Life - Awareness Events 2019-2020

Blinn College-Brenham is a residential campus housing approximately 65% of its enrolled students.  Housing and Residence Life provides social and educational programs to support a student’s transition to college, help them to connect with the College and local community, encourage student engagement and interaction, and to provide the students with learning opportunities outside the classroom. These learning opportunities provide a proactive approach to address issues and challenges that can have an impact on the students' collegiate and residential experience.  

Students living on campus make decisions daily that could impact their success socially and academically. To support that learning and success Housing and Residence Life provides programs addressing critical issues such as alcohol awareness. These programs are coordinated independently or in partnership with other areas of the College, including Student Leadership and Activities. Housing and Residence Life has sponsored the following programs to support the students on campus:

October 22-26, 2018 - National Collegiate Alcohol Week Mock Tails Program

October 21-25, 2019 - National Collegiate Alcohol Week Mock Tails Program

During these weeklong programs, Housing and Residence Life had a mocktail hour to educate students about the effects of alcohol and how actions have consequences.

December 4, 2018 - Safe Solo Party

This educational program cautioning the dangers of drinking--underage, excessive, alcohol poisoning, and unknown additives.

For more information, please email Ryan Miller at ryan.miller@blinn.edu.

Student Resolution Management & Title IX Programming2018-2020

During the Fall and Spring semesters, Blinn College hosted a variety of events to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness. The goals of event are to educate the campus about SAAM, how everyone can be part of raising awareness and preventing sexual assault and provide information about campus and community resources available to survivors.

On the first Tuesday of  April 2018, Blinn College held a district-wide Teal Tuesday Kickoff event for SAAM on campus. We also provided information about how to get involved in spreading awareness and preventing sexual assault, and about the resources available for survivors. Campus and community advocates were present at the event to respond to questions from participants. The university radio station provided music to accompany the event. We drew peoplein with free food, coffee, and t-shirts in the most high-traffic area of campus.

During the Fall semester of  August 2019, Blinn College SRM & Title IX office held campus-wide trainings and presentations to residence halls about sexual assault. Topic: The dangers of alcohol and drug use and how it can contribute to sexual assaults.

During the Spring semester of April 2020, Blinn College presented its annual district wide SAAM campaign exhibit to raise awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.