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Posted On: Thursday, October 25, 2012 02:57 PM, by Cynthea Strube Yestal
Cynthea Yestal
Beta Chi/Alberta
October 21-27, 2012 is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW). This year's theme - "Make Smart Choices" - really hits home with me as Kappa Alpha Theta's risk prevention committee chairman. As Thetas, we pride ourselves in being leaders, being responsible women and making smart choices. And as leaders, we need to challenge one another to make smarter decisions.

While we expect our members to follow local, state/province, and national laws and policies (see Article IV, Section 8 of the bylaws), we also have a duty to care about each other and step in when someone we know needs help. As Thetas, we look out for one another. We need to trust and respect a sister who thoughtfully and carefully asks, "Do you think you really should have another drink?" or suggests, "Maybe you should slow down or have a glass of water." Watch out for your sisters and challenge them to make smart choices as well. Let's hold each other to the higher standards of noblest of womanhood we wish to attain as Thetas.

Is your chapter participating in any events this week to mark NCAAW? Does your chapter have a program that is helping curb irresponsible drinking? If so, the risk prevention committee would like to hear from you at We can then share these successes with other chapters and even feature them in an upcoming blog post.

Cynthea Yestal, Beta Chi/Alberta, is the risk prevention chairman for Kappa Alpha Theta, and is a charter Life Loyal member.