This week Southern Nazarene University (SNU) will be hosting another “Be the Best You” fair in the commons. On Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:30 to 1:30 you will find the commons full of booths informing students on the topics of drugs and alcohol. Of course, there will also be some free food and snacks accompanying all this information.
These types of activities take a lot of planning. I asked Resident Director of Chapman, Davis Hodam about who puts in all this work and he explained, “The fair is hosted by Res Life, the Health Center, Renew, The Well and SNU Athletic Training students will have a booth as well.”
You can visit all the different booths for chances to win prizes and become more educated about drugs and alcohol. Although SNU takes the stance of being an alcohol-free campus, there is still a need to learn and be familiar with these types of issues.
Associate Dean of Students, Katy Bradley touched on this subject when she was discussing the fair, saying, “We know that the topic of Drugs and Alcohol can be more of an underground conversation on college campuses, especially a Christian university like SNU. However, we believe it is vital that we are talking about these things and helping students understand the different ways they can be impacted by drugs and alcohol.”
On top of learning about this topic, there will be a drawing for prizes and gift cards for those who attend. Past “Be the Best You” fairs have included awareness on mental health issues on college campuses and have provided gift cards that students can really enjoy and their stomachs enjoy too.
While at the fair, enjoy some activities and conversation that will be sure to educate you and make you think. Learn from your friends, advisors, and college peers at the “Be the Best You” fair this week and use this for a chance to win some prizes too!