Globe University has a long tradition of supporting a drug and alcohol free environment on their campuses. Staff members at Globe University-Sioux Falls are eager to help students by providing resources around the community. It’s not every day we are able to discuss these issues with students, which is why a drug and alcohol awareness event was held on Tuesday, November 11th.
A representative from Volunteers of America came to campus equipped with information and activities for students on drug and alcohol. Diane Hall, from South Dakota Highway Safety, brought “drunk goggles” with her, along with visual aids on statistics for highway accidents in Lincoln and Minehaha counties.
Diane brought six cards with her, which displayed different driving scenarios that could lead to an accident, such as “failure to yield” or “distracted driving.” She asked students to line up the cards based on which scenarios are the most common in Lincoln and Minehaha counties. She surprised students by revealing that failure to yield and following another driver too closely were common causes of accidents, while distracted or impaired driving were more likely to result in death and be heard about on the news.
“This was a great event to help mold the culture at this school. It is so important for students to have access to information and statistics on the dangers of drugs and alcohol. The more students know, the better their decisions will be.” said Diane Hall.
Thank you to Diane and our students for making this event successful.