Welcome to Wally Says!
WHO IS WALLY?
Wally the Wall Pond Turtle is Coastal Carolina University's personal social norms mascot.
WHAT IS SOCIAL NORMS?
Social norms focuses on correcting misconceptions about drinking and party behaviors of Coastal Carolina University students. The goal of the campaign is to empower students to make more informed decisions by providing them with facts, not stereotypes or rumors. For more information about social norms and other schools that have similar campaigns, check out the National Social Norms Institute.
WHERE ARE THESE STATISTICS COMING FROM?
National College Health Assessment (NCHA) Dataset (2012) at Coastal Carolina University.
64% of CCU students don't drink or keep it to 4 or less when they go out.
84% of CCU students are willing to be designated drivers.
79.3% of CCU students eat before they drink or don't drink at all.
SAFE DRINKING TIPS
While there is always risk involved with drinking, you can minimize these risks by following these tips.
- Assume personal responsibility to keep track of drinks and be careful.
- Stay with friends.
- Do not travel alone.
- If you have been drinking, do not drive. Either stay at a safe place, walk, use a designated driver, or call a cab.
- Party only in familiar, comfortable, safe places.
- Eat before drinking.
- Stay hydrated.
- Alternate between alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
- Watch your drinks.
- Do not let strangers get you drinks.
- Do not drink with strangers or alone. Only drink around people you know and trust.
BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT
A drink is classified as 12oz of beer (one can), 5oz of wine (about one glass), or one shot of hard liquor.
BAC can measure how intoxicated an individual is by measuring the percentage of alcohol in the bloodstream. There are several factors that affect BAC, including how many drinks are consumed, time, weight, tolerance, gender and more. To calculate your BAC, please click here and fill in your information. Remember, the only safe BAC is 0.00!