Wilkes University


Wilkes University Observes Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 19-23 With Awareness Walk And Educational Demonstrations

Wilkes University will observe Alcohol Awareness week from October 20-23. The highlight of the week will be the annual Alcohol Awareness Walk on Tuesday, October 20 at noon.

Participants will walk from the University’s greenway to Kirby Park and back, a one-mile walk, in an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of excessive and underage drinking. Those in attendance will receive a free long-sleeve t-shirt and are invited to a lunch after the walk’s completion. 

The walk is part of a four-day series of events sponsored by Health & Wellness Services and BACCHUS. 

Additional events include: 

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Northeast Highway Safety Program will have displays set up on the university’s greenway regarding the dangers of distracted driving. Participants can try on impairment goggles to simulate the effects of being drunk. 

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Northeast Highway Safety Program, along with the Lehigh Valley Health Network, will have driving simulators set up in the first floor of the Henry Student Center. Students can choose to simulate distracted driving or driving while under the influence. A representative from the Pennsylvania State Police’s Bureau of Liquor Enforcement will be demonstrating impairment goggles.