ACC Spring Break Preparation 2015

Story by Ryan Fontenette-Mitchell, Reporter

Survival tips gave students a new perspective on spring break, today at the Rio Grande Campus. The Office of Student Life held a spring break preparation fair from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Austin Police Department attended to provide students with safety tips on spring break.

Students were advised to travel in groups and never leave their drinks unattended. APD provided a pair of goggles that simulate the effects of intoxication and had students perform field sobriety tests while wearing them to show the effects of alcohol on vision and response times.

Dosomething.org reported that at least one spring breaker dies from falling off a balcony every year. The site mentioned alternatives to typical spring break activities such as partying. For example, last year 10 University of Washington students spent spring break building houses in Denver.

For more tips on having a safe spring break or other alternatives visit these links:

https://bethanyguidetocollege.wordpress.com/tag/spring-break-statistics/

http://www.usnews.com/education/slideshows/12-alternative-break-trips-for-college-students

 

Student Life

Hien NguyenContributor 

A delegation of six students and two staff members represented the Office of Student Life at this year’s National Association for College Activities. The conference was held in Arlington, Texas from Oct. 23 to 25.

The annual conference brings student leaders together from different colleges for professional development sessions and activities to help improve leadership and networking skills.

To participate in similar activities, students may contact the Office of Student Life on any ACC campus for more information on how to get involved.