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Student Outreach & Support: WADE (Wellness, Alcohol & Drug Education)

Alcohol Awareness Week

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ALCOHOL AWARENESS WEEK 2015: October 26-October 30

Join us in learning about alcohol and the impact it has on ourselves, our campus and our society by attending any of the events throughout the week.  You can also engage online by searching #makeSMARTchoices on any social media site that utilizes hashtags.





9am-5pm: #BlackOutDay2015 is an annual awareness event at SJU to promote healthy choices and reflect on the impact of alcohol on our community while honoring those we have lost due to alcohol.  Those participating in Black Out Day will wear black and take a vow of silence from 9am-5pm. Often, participants do this to honor a loved one they lost due to addiction, overdose or accidents such as DUI.  

During this time, the participant can not speak or communicate in any way including via text, Facebook or any other social media and at any time including in class, at lunch or hanging with friends.  This silence is to represent what it would be like if that person was lost due to an alcohol-related tragedy and no longer able to participate as an active member in our community.

                                  Please respect the silence of those participating in Black Out Day.


530pm-7pm: Black Out Day Dinner and Discussion is open to the entire campus commjunity.  All are invited to come together as participants break their silence to discuss how we can work together to address alcohol on our campus.  We will hear from those who took the vow of silence as well as those who witnessed it and reflect on the impact alcohol has on our community. To RSVP to attend this dinner, complete this form.  

     To register for Black Out Day to either participate in this Day of Silence or to RSVP to attend the Dinner and Discussion or both, complete this form.


7:30pm: The weekly Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting is tonight in Campion, Sunroom 2.  This meeting is open to anyone in recovery or anyone supportive of recovery.




8pm: The weekly Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting will take place in Campion, Sunroom 2.  This meeting is open only to those in recovery or those struggling with trying to be sober. 


10pm-2am:  Annual Halloween Dance Party hosted by the Black Student Union will be just $2 for SJU students and $5 for non-SJU students.  Stop by The Perch to meet others, dance and enjoy the music!  



**If you are struggling with an addiction or are looking for support for yourself or a friend, please reach out to Wellness, Alcohol and Drug Education (WADE) at or stop into Campion 212.  You can also contact the Peer Educators for more resources at  There is help.  There is hope.  You are not alone.**