Alcohol Information and Links
Alcohol and drug use is an issue that many students encounter when they get to college. Millikin University has an alcohol policy which sets forth guidelines regarding who may consume alcohol and where. Illicit drugs are, of course, prohibited. The Office of Student Programs provides a variety of resources to increase awareness of the potential dangers and effects of alcohol and drug abuse. This website (see adjacent links) contains some facts about alcohol as well as some additional resources for those who are interested. Please contact the Office of Student Programs if you have any other questions or concerns about alcohol or drug use, or Millikin's alcohol policy.
If you're going to party...Party Smart!
More assaults are occurring on college campuses due to the increasing use of "date rape" drugs such as RUFFIES and GHB.
When you go to a party, bar, or even a small gathering...
- Don't accept beverages, including alcohol, from someone you don't know well or trust.
- If someone offers to get you a drink, accompany that person to the bar, watch your drink being poured, and carry it back yourself.
- Don't share or exchange drinks.
- Don't leave your drink unattended while dancing, talking, using the restroom, or making a phone call. If you accidentally leave your drink unattended, discard it.
- Be very cautious about drinking from a punch bowl or from a container being passed around.
- Don't drink anything that has an unusual taste or appearance (e.g. salty taste, excessive foam, unexplained residue).
Be a friend...
- Appoint a designated "buddy" or sober person when you go to parties or bars. Periodically check up on each other.
- Be alert if one of your friends appears very intoxicated after consuming a small amount of alcohol. They may be in danger.
- Warn friends about high-risk situations, such as bars or particular parties where "dosing" is known to have occurred.
Some signs you might have been drugged...
- If you feel a lot more intoxicated than usual for the amount of alcohol you consumed.
- If you wake up feeling very hung over, or "fuzzy," or it lasts longer than usual.
- If you remember taking a drink but cannot recall what happened for a period of time after you consumed the drink.
- If you feel as though someone had sex with you, but you can't remember any or all of the incident.
If it happens to you...
- Get to a safe place.
- Ask a trusted friend to stay with you and assist you in getting the help you need.
- Go to a hospital emergency department as soon as possible for an examination and evidence collection.
- Preserve as much physical evidence as possible. Try not to bathe, shower, or douche. Don't throw away the clothes you were wearing.