Off-Campus Student Services/Resources for Adult Learners wants
CSU students to know there is more to a party than tapping a keg
and turning up the music.
OCSS/RAL is trying to bring light to the smaller details that go
into planning a party by providing 500 party packs to CSU
Each party pack contains two cans of soda for sober hosts, a
party pack T-shirt, RamRide information, one date-rape drug-test
kit, one trash bag, one recycling bag, 25 “over-21” wristbands, 16
handouts to distribute to neighbors to announce the party, one roll
of tape for posting the fliers, a party checklist, a handout
outlining common code and ordinance violations, information about
sexual assault and date rape, and a party evaluation card.
“I used everything except the tape,” said Erin Kanzawa, a senior
art major who picked up a pack last week.
The goal behind distributing the packs is to allow students to
have fun without breaking laws, disturbing neighbors or becoming
involved with the police, said Jennifer Johnson, a community
liaison coordinator for CSU and Fort Collins. Each pack includes
information regarding city ordinances as well as the punishments
for breaking the ordinances.
“This isn’t a shame on you. You can have fun with the idea of
being responsible and still having a good time with your friends,”
The idea for party packs was hatched last year during a student
forum about promoting responsible behavior. The party packs
distributed at CSU are modeled after a similar program at Ohio
Party pack distribution began last spring when 100 packs were
made available. Within two days, potential hosts had picked up all
of the packs. This year OCSS/RAL is distributing 500 packs.
Distribution began Wednesday and so far 75 students have picked up
Packs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students
interested in getting a pack are required to list their name and
address when they pick it up to allow OCSS/RAL office track results
of code and ordinance violations.
The packs can be picked up at the OCSS/RAL office in the lower
level of the Lory Student Center.
“I definitely think (a party pack) educates about what you need
to do if you are having a party and how to be safe about it,” said
Jamie Reed, a freshman biology major and party pack recipient.
Breakout: Students may pick up a party pack by calling Jennifer
Johnson at 224-6047 or through the Off-Campus Student Services