Rock Chalk Responsible Choices Kick Off Event Set for Sept. 14

Sept. 13, 2006


Rock Chalk Responsible Choices, is a university-wide program that encourages responsible decision making by students in a perceived thriving party scene, will host its kick off event on Thursday, Sept. 14 at Budig Hall, Room 130, at 7 p.m. The event will include presentations by Student Success staff members, KU students and a special keynote presentation by Kansas women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

Rock Chalk Responsible Choices aims to create a team environment where students hold their friends and peers accountable, challenging their reckless decisions and produce a positive spirit of peer influence. The program works in collaboration with numerous departments throughout the University and Kansas.

Free prizes will be given away at the event, including an exclusive VIP experience at Late Night in the Phog on Oct. 13. Also, the largest group in attendance wins an alcohol-free tailgate party before the Kansas-South Florida football game on Sept. 23.

The goals of the program include increasing awareness of consequences and impact of irresponsible choices with the KU and Lawrence communities, increasing understanding of state laws and statutes concerning alcohol-related decisions and developing a clear understanding of University policies and procedures.

For more information on the event, contact Mike Harrity, coordinator of student-athlete development for Kansas Athletics, at (785) 864-7095 or at