Two colleges in northeast Nebraska are launching a program designed to head off problems with binge drinking and house parties.
The “We Agree” campaign is being introduced at Northeast Community College in Norfolk and Wayne State College in Wayne.
Pete Rizzo, director of residence life at Northeast, wants to help students recognize the dangers. He says it’s a campaign to educate students about the array of risks of going to parties where alcohol is being served.
Rizzo says the campaign aims to change some skewed views.
He says there’s a misconception that all college students drink, but a survey at Northeast found only one in three students said they consume alcohol regularly.
They also want students to be aware of the various rules, ordinances and laws should they plan to attend or host a party.
Rizzo says socializing is part of college life but “we want them to be safe and make wise choices.”
The “We Agree” campaign is funded with a grant from the Nebraska Collegiate Consortium and the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department.
Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton