Dean of Students

While you might be wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day, you can choose to stay true and STAY IN THE BLUE. Here are some tips for having a fun weekend, while staying safe and legal. "Staying in the Blue" means keeping your blood alcohol content (BAC) at .06 or below. A reminder that there are a lot of students who choose not to drink, and they are always in the blue.

Stay in the Blue Reminders:

  • Expect Respect: GIVE it and GET it. Behave with integrity and consideration for others
  • Plan a safe, sober way home before the celebrations begin
  • Avoid walking around with open containers. It is illegal to be on public property with open containers of alcohol

  • Eat food (with fat/protein) prior to and during the festivities

  • Alternate non- alcoholic beverages with alcoholic beverages

  • Measure your own drinks 

  • Avoid shots 
  • Pace yourself
  • If impaired: use a taxi, call a sober friend or use public transportation

  • If a drunk driver is spotted on the road, don't hesitate to contact local law enforcement

  • Know the signs of an Alcohol Emergency and know what to do

  • Download the Stay in the Blue app!