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Party Smart

Message from the Student Government Association:

Anyone who's been to parties with their friends downtown on a Friday or Saturday night knows how fun it can be. But they'd also know about some of the downsides of the party scene: the noise, the police, and the partiers who have had too much to drink.

That's where this website comes in. The Committee on Legislative Action (COLA) of the Student Government Association has put together this website to educate students about our philosophy on Smart Parties downtown: Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Smart.

1.      Be Safe- To reduce the number of alcohol related arrests, public intoxication, detoxifications, noise violations, DUIs, and alcohol related violence.

2.      Be Kind- To lessen the impact of student parties on the Burlington community.

3.      Be Smart-To increase knowledge of the risks of alcohol intake in a way that appeals to students and refrains from being preachy.

That's why COLA and the SGA has consulted with the Office of Student and Community Relations (OSCR), Police Services, Center for Health and Wellbeing, the Women's Center and even the Burlington Police to create this website. It's full of resources, information and tips for how to throw and attend a successful, safe and respectful party, even including some non-alcoholic alternatives if the drinking party scene isn't your thing. So click around, pass it along to your friends and keep the tips in mind the next time you're partying!

As another note, remember that drinking underage is illegal. While we realize that some students choose to drink, it is often a better choice to choose not to. Choose wisely! Whatever your choice is, we hope that you can use this site as a resource.

Any questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to


The Committee on Legislative Action of the Student Government Association

Chris Shackett, Jimmy Candon, Lucas Morgan, Mike Glynne-  Members of COLA

Julia Michel, Co-Creator of Party Smart, Former SGA Senator

Eddy Foster, Co-Creator of Party Smart, SGA Senator

Last modified September 08 2009 05:41 PM

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