Tips for Party Goers
TIPS FOR PARTY GOERS
Whether you are partying on campus or off campus, please consider the following:
- Only accept unopened cans and bottles. Beverages that come in sealed containers are much safer than mixed drinks.
- If you order a mixed drink, watch the person who mixes it.
- If you put down your drink for any reason, get a new one.
- Make sure the cups the bartender is using have been stacked upside-down (so that nothing could be sitting in the bottom of the cup).
- Never drink anything out of a common punch bowl.
- If someone offers to get you a drink, go up to the bar/keg with them to accept it.
- Be wary about accepting drinks from anyone you don't know well or long enough to trust.
- Subscribe to the "buddy system": always party with one or more friends and keep an eye on each other. If someone begins to appear "too drunk," get them to a safe place.
- Watchful friends can help prevent rape by the use of drugs.
- Effects of date rape drugs usually begin within thirty minutes, peak within two hours, and can persist for up to eight hours.
- Symptoms include memory impairment, drowsiness, visual disturbances, dizziness, confusion, gastrointestinal disturbances, urinary retention, nausea and MEMORY BLACKOUTS.
- If you think that you have been a victim of any kind of sexual assault, notify the Heath and Counseling Center immediately (drug screens are effective within 72 hours) and/or a Sexual Misconduct Advisor. Report incidents to the Security and Safety office and/or to the Knox County Sheriff's department.
Sponsored members of:
Sexual Misconduct Task Force
Kenyon Men Against Sexual Assault
Kenyon Student Athletes