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Peer educators will be working with staff from the counseling center and health promotion to create a group of dedicated students who are trained to provide educational trainings and outreach on increasing awareness about alcohol use and alcohol poisoning. Peer educators can provide presentations to classrooms, on and off campus students, and other groups that request information. Peer Educators believe in educating and empowering other students to make healthy choices and decisions regarding the use of alcohol. Peer educators are committed to making a difference on the Syracuse University campus through nonjudgmental connections with their peers about alcohol. So come join Party F. Owl and let’s make it happen! Your Commitment:
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Individual reactions to alcohol vary and are influenced by many factors, such as:
No. Puking only empties the contents of your stomach. Alcohol is quickly absorbed into your system and your bloodstream. And since throwing up does not affect the amount of blood in your system, only time can lower someone’s BAC.
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Most sexual assaults on a college campus are non-stranger assaults, meaning that the individuals involved knew each other. Alcohol is a factor in many of these non-stranger sexual assaults as every year more than 70,000 college students ages 18-24 are victims of sexual assault in which alcohol use was involved.
In some cases people drink in the context of wanting to “hook-up” with someone. In cases such as these individuals who have been drinking may be more likely to act on a belief that it is okay to engage in sexual activity without getting the other person’s consent or their alcohol use may make it feel easier for them to ignore the need to get consent. Drinking may also reduce an individual’s ability to process and react to the other person’s behavioral cues indicating that they do not want to engage in sexual activity. Intoxication is not an excuse for sexual assault and an intoxicated person can be held responsible for their actions.
Some people who have committed sexual assault might have encouraged their victims to drink large amounts of alcohol or might have intentionally sought out those who were already drunk. Every year more than 100,000 students report having been too intoxicated to know if they consented to having sex Remember, a person who is intoxicated cannot legally provide consent for sexual activity.
Yes. The purpose of BE Wise 101 is for participants to increase awareness of alcohol poisoning, how to avoid it, its signs, and how to respond to it. Participants will also learn strategies for safer drinking and facts about alcohol. The presentation lasts approximately one hour. You can request a presentation here.
Peer educators provide educational trainings and outreach on increasing awareness about alcohol use and alcohol poisoning. This group of dedicated students will be working with staff from the Counseling Center to receive training and support surrounding these topics. Peer educators can provide presentations to classrooms, on and off campus students, and other groups that request information. You can apply to be a peer educator here.