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Jim Zietz | Senior Photographer | Office of Communications & University Relations

LSU Holds Smart & Safe Spring Break Festival

On Tuesday, March 31, LSU held the Smart & Safe Spring Break Festival. The day’s events focused on educating students about spring break safety and health issues before they leave for their spring break vacations. Activities were held at Free Speech Alley, Union Circle, Union Plaza and Tower Drive.

The Smart & Safe Spring Break Festival was an interactive spring break safety preparedness event organized by the LSU Safety Committee. The committee is made up of the following: Public Safety, LSU Health Center, Division of Student Life, Residential Life, Student Government and Communications & University Relations.

Festival exhibitors supplied information and giveaways related to Spring Break safety and health key messages. Safety tips were passed along to students both verbally and in the form of pamphlets and brochures. Information included advice on limiting alcohol consumption, staying active and planning a safe vacation.

Giveaways included "Safer Spring Break Packs" with information about sun safety and sexual health and abstinence information, distributed by the LSU Student Health Center; safety whistles with important campus safety telephone numbers printed on them, distributed by LSU Residential Life; and "Stay Safe" materials including safety key fobs with important campus safety telephone numbers – LSU Police: 578-3231, Baton Rouge City Police: 389-2000 and Campus Transit: 578-5555.

Other activities included the LSU Police Department’s motorcycle unit, K9 bomb-sniffing dog demonstrations and sign-up for LSU’s emergency text messaging and credit monitoring services.

Other information available at the fair included brochures on how to take care of body piercings, information on preventing vehicle and identity theft and water safety.

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Ernie Ballard | Editor | Office of Communications & University Relations
April 2009