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After all, this is about you. Let us know how we can improve. Also feel free to ask us any questions regarding alcohol poisoning. We greatly appreciate your feedback.

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Your Thoughts so Far...

Be Real

Sam Bacon on April 26, 2015, 12:03 am

The Be Real section is very helpful. I think that the concrete information it gave me will be the most helpful thing for my own safe drinking.


Caely Martin on September 20, 2014, 11:55 pm

Hello, I went to the BBQ on the quad yesterday, and got one of the wristbands. While I had a lot of fun, I just wanted to give a suggestion about the wristbands. In a town that I know, they have wristbands that give the number for a ride home service for people to wear to the bar. I was thinking you could do the same thing, except put the CUPS acronym on them. That way, people wouldn't necessarily have to memorize it, but they would have the information when it's important.

bewise on September 2, 2014, 2:21 pm

Thanks for reaching out Victor! We are having another DJ competition as part of our annual BE Wise BE-BQ on Friday, September 19th. Details about the DJ competition will be available on our Facebook page early this week: https://www.facebook.com/BeWiseSU We hope you will participate in the competition again!

DJ for BEWise

Victor Suarez on August 27, 2014, 7:36 pm

I am sending BEWise this email because I am interested in being a part of the campaign this year again. I have DJed for the campaign twice already and would like to know if you need a DJ for your BEWise events. In the past years you guys have really liked my music and it was a blast to DJ for you. Let me know. Thanks!

bewise on November 14, 2013, 5:09 pm

Losing a loved one to a tragic death can be overwhelming. It can be more complicated when it's a sibling's death due to a substance overdose. There may be a range of feelings from sadness and grief to anger and guilt. These feelings can be so powerful that they become difficult to handle. While there is no one right way to feel or react, some ways of coping can be harmful, such as using substances yourself. Many people find talking with someone to be helpful, whether it be with friends, family, a support group, a therapist, or a religious or spiritual leader. Here at SU, you can confidentially talk to a therapist at the Counseling Center and perhaps participate in our Grief Group. You can also speak with a chaplain at Hendricks Chapel. Both services are available at no cost to students.

How to deal with loss

James on November 11, 2013, 6:56 pm

I have a question, on how I should deal with the loss of a sibling of mine who dies of alcohol poisoning. What can I do to deal with it in a better way? what do you advise? Thank you

bewise on October 21, 2013, 8:44 pm

Great question! Outside of the Hill Communications student-run public relations firm, we do not have a formal student group working on the campaign. That said, we are looking to expand student involvement, so if you are a student interested in getting involved, contact subewise@syr.edu for more information. Hope to hear from you soon!

How Do I get Involved?

on October 16, 2013, 3:39 am

I want to be apart of BeWise. How do I do that? Is there an interest meeting?

on October 1, 2013, 2:49 am

Easy to use, very user friendly!

on September 5, 2013, 1:06 am

Thank you for this website.

on September 4, 2013, 2:33 pm

I think the reason most people don't call is because of getting in trouble. I think there should be a way to call for a person without consequences. This will save lives because students will know they aren't risking getting themselves or anyone else in trouble. What is more important? Saving a life or catching students drinking?

Improving Content

Doug on August 11, 2013, 5:54 am

It would be great if you guys could create an App for smartphones with the BAC calculator - I think students may actually use it, and it would also help measure how successful you've been in getting the word out based on how many people have downloaded it for use. (You could also include the emergency numbers and other info) Keep up the good work!

bewise on April 15, 2013, 1:12 pm

Thanks for your support Sam! You can contact Katelyn Cowen in SU Health and Wellness Promotions at healthpromotions@syr.edu for more information about how to get involved. We hope to hear from you!

Be Apart

Sam on April 14, 2013, 9:42 pm

I love the BeWise! How do I get involved to suport this and to share the word?

Be Apart

Sam on April 14, 2013, 9:42 pm

I love the BeWise! How do I get involved to suport this and to share the word?

We've chosen an owl name!

bewise on March 26, 2013, 8:22 pm

Congratulations to Susan Grutza who submitted the idea for Party Fowl the Owl! We love this name and have modified it a bit to be Party F. Owl. Learn more about Party F. Owl at our BE-BQ event on the quad: https://www.facebook.com/events/100402740154592/

You guys are rock!

on March 20, 2013, 8:49 pm

Keep up the good work - your message is an important one and if you keep at it, students will definitely start to listen. Thank you for all your hard work!

Owl Name Suggestion

Amanda Tetro on March 15, 2013, 6:02 pm

Herberd Hoover

Do you want to name our owl?

Taylor Arias on March 14, 2013, 8:15 pm

My suggestion would be either Olive or Oliver the Owl.

Name The Owl

Taylor on March 13, 2013, 1:03 pm

The owl should be named Olly the Owl because him and Otto could be friends and their names can go together.

name the owl

Deidre Plumley on March 6, 2013, 11:14 pm

Owlbert Einstein Colin P'Owl Duke Owlington Erwin Gufo (Italian for Owl) Archimedes Chirpy

on March 6, 2013, 10:27 pm

Wisenhower the Owl!

Owl Name

Eric on March 6, 2013, 8:06 pm

Hooty - Hooty gives a hoot. Hooty cares about you!

Owl Name

on March 6, 2013, 4:27 am

I second Boozer

Aldie K. Levine on March 5, 2013, 6:31 pm

I think the Owl's name should be Arlo the Owl!

Owl Name II

Susan Grutza on March 5, 2013, 4:53 pm

Party Fowl the Owl

Name the Owl Archimedes!!!!!!!

Susan Grutza on March 5, 2013, 4:46 pm

Archimedes, after "Archimedes of Syracuse", the Greek philosopher. (Archimedes of Syracuse was born in the city of Syracuse on the island of Sicily in 287 BC)

Terance Walsh

Name for owl on March 5, 2013, 4:39 pm

Name the owl Terance

Name the Owl

Jason on March 5, 2013, 3:16 pm


owl name

Dan on March 5, 2013, 2:45 pm


Name the Owl

Elizabeth on March 5, 2013, 3:39 am

I think we should name the owl Errol.

Owl Name Suggestion

Kendra Morris on March 5, 2013, 3:33 am



Chengzhen Meng on March 5, 2013, 1:25 am

Sowlu It has SU and Owl in it, can also stand for Syracuse love you


Sam on March 4, 2013, 11:53 pm

I would like to say that I love the BeWise Owl. The first thing that caught my eye was the cartoons. They are so wonderful. I am so thankful for CUPS. It actually helped me save a friend and a friend save me. CUPS helped me and her to remember what the signs were for alcohol poisoning. That was a scary night for me now I wear the wristband and the background on my phone is the BeAware owl just to always remeind me of everything. Who ever thought of this idea is an amazing person. I support the BeWise 110%. Thank you so much <3

Owl Name

Connie Flores on March 4, 2013, 11:46 pm

1) Erol 2) Arrow (Points you in the right direction)

Naming the Owl

Lauren Bartos on March 4, 2013, 11:45 pm

Ouzo Owl

Be Wise Owl

Susie Scalise on March 4, 2013, 11:43 pm

His name should be "Oliver"

Naming of the Owl

Lauren Bartos on March 4, 2013, 11:38 pm

Oli Owl!!!!

Naming the owl

Alia on March 4, 2013, 11:35 pm

Icarus. Have a great day!

Owl Name

Samantha on March 4, 2013, 11:30 pm

So-bird. Or Soberd (Like 'sober' and 'bird' together)

Owl's Name

Devon on March 4, 2013, 10:54 pm


on March 4, 2013, 10:37 pm

Otta (be wise)


William Olivas on March 4, 2013, 9:59 pm

Timothy Bullwinkle Sgt. Smitherdoodle Wilfred (male) Roxy (female) Dragon Athena (female) Baltimore (male) Titon Sula Iliad .....and William VonThundertrap!


William Olivas on March 4, 2013, 9:59 pm

Timothy Bullwinkle Sgt. Smitherdoodle Wilfred (male) Roxy (female) Dragon Athena (female) Baltimore (male) Titon Sula Iliad .....and William VonThundertrap

Name for the be wise owl

Jannuel Cabrera on March 4, 2013, 9:57 pm

The owl should be named, simply, "The Night Owl."

Colleen Koroma on March 4, 2013, 9:38 pm

Willard Wise

Name the Owl!

Kenny Kim on March 4, 2013, 9:31 pm

I want to submit the name "Wes" for the owl. Full name could be "Wes the Wise Owl". its short sweet and pretty catchy. Thanks!

Name the Owl:

Amanda Piela on March 4, 2013, 9:25 pm


Owl name

on March 4, 2013, 9:14 pm

Octavius, Oswald, Leviticus, Dr. Cluckers, Hoover!

Owl name

Ali Harrison on February 28, 2013, 8:52 pm

Name for the BeWise owl: boozer

Creepy owl yo

on February 25, 2013, 10:09 pm

the owl is a little creepy- most interesting thing is the calorie equivalences- put in more of those

Owl Name

Bri on February 7, 2013, 9:53 pm

The owl's name should be, Gilbert the Owl.

Name The Owl

Hattie on January 29, 2013, 9:44 pm

Name suggestion Wendell. "Wendell the Wise"

on January 24, 2013, 3:08 pm

The website looks great. Nice work!

Make a facebook page!

Chelsea on January 14, 2013, 12:20 am

I love the site! The colors are bright and inviting and I love the owl. I'm an RA in DellPlain and wanted to make a suggestion---- Make a Facebook Page! I made a bulletin board with the Owls on it to get your message out. I thought it would be neat to post it on your wall. I can't seem to find a page. Once again, great job and awesome message. P.S. a suggestion for the Owl's name: AL "the alcohol Owl"