Watauga Substance Abuse Prevention | Student Housing

Student Housing

WSAP Good Neighbor Initiatives | Good Student Neighbors...

Good neighbors pledge to abide by local ordinances, be a good steward of the community, and not provide alcohol or allow illegal substances at his/her residence.

What Students Can Do:

— Respect your neighbors and landlord. Remember that you live in a residential community comprised of children and adults.

— Familiarize yourself with North Carolina law, the student code of conduct, and your lease agreement to keep you and your guests safe.

— Contact your neighbors to let them know you’ll be having guests over, and ask if there is anything you can do as a host to make it easier for them.

— Limit alcohol consumption, and serve non-alcoholic beverages and food in addition to any alcohol

— Develop a guest parking plan so cars are not towed or cited.

— Do not promote alcohol as the center of the event by encouraging guests to engage in drinking games or serving alcohol in large open “punch bowls”

— Plan how people will be getting home. You may be held liable for the actions of people who leave your party intoxicated. Take care of your guests!

— Clean up any mess your event creates – both inside and outside of your house. Take a moment to make sure your neighbors’ property was unaffected by your party.

Follow 0-1-2 Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines:

0 ~ No alcohol for people who are:
Under 21, Operating any type of vehicle or machinery, Pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding, Recovering alcoholics or chemically dependent, Using certain medications.

1 ~ No more than one standard drink* per day for women.

2 ~ No more than two standard drinks per day for men.

* 1 standard drink = 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of 80–proof distilled spirits.