A police investigation into a reported sexual assault at the Sigma Chi fraternity house led to a further investigation into procurement
of alcohol for an off-campus fraternity party involving minors.
While the investigation into the sexual assault did not result in criminal charges, the investigation did raise concerns about personal safety when individuals’ ability to make good decisions on behalf of their own safety and well-being is compromised due to heavy alcohol consumption.
If you are going to attend a party, be responsible for yourself and others.
- Legal drinking age in Nebraska is 21
- Go with a friend/buddy, agree to watch out for each other’s safety. Arrive together and leave together.
- Never drink from glasses or containers not opened in your presence or of unknown content or origin.
- Drinks containing high alcohol content or drugs (known or unknown to be in the drink), or shots of alcohol can significantly compromise your body’s ability to deal with it. Pounding or shooting drinks can overwhelm your body and cause serious medical issues including death by alcohol poisoning.
- Drinking to pass out or to black out puts you in an extremely vulnerable position and compromises your personal safety.
- Whether you are of legal drinking age or not, consciously making a decision to consume alcohol can have legal, academic, and life consequences.