Party smart is not a contradiction. You can have fun, entertain your friends, kick back and relax, and–yes, even drink alcoholic beverages–without violating the law, annoying your neighbors, destroying property, endangering yourself or others, or getting the police involved.  So if you are going to party, be smart about it. There are simple choices you can make ahead of time to make sure you are making the right choices later.

Party Smart is all about how to do that. Party Smart tells you in plain language what the laws are; gives you tips on how to be a responsible host or guest; and gives you an opportunity to speak with an Elon Campus and Elon Town Police Officer and Student Life Staff from the University. Here are just a few tips to help you party smart.

Party Smart tips for students, from students

  • Decide how you will get home before you go out.
  • Alternate alcohol with water to stay hydrated.
  • Don’t drink and drive.
  • Watch your drink.
  • Offer to be the designated driver.
  • Eat before drinking.
  • Never walk home alone.
  • Stay hydrated by keeping a bottle of water with you at all times.
  • Stick to one kind of alcohol, don’t mix.

Tips for Hosting a Party or Event

Are you planning an upcoming party or other event? If so, check out our Party Smart tips. Having a safe and responsible party is all about planning ahead and being smart.  Unfortunately there are some risks involved with partying – especially when it comes to alcohol. Remember that you are assuming liability and risk as a party host, so Party Smart! Here are some suggestions that will keep you and your guests safe: