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The following post was written by guest blogger, Karoline Park, Harm Prevention Specialist for the Fraternity.

It’s that time of year again—grab your sunscreen, a good book and your best sister-friend! Whether you’re headed to the mountains, visiting a new country or are taking a stay-cation, everyone can play a part in ensuring spring break safety. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind as told by our favorite roommates:

  1. Never leave a friend or sister alone.
  2. Always apply (and reapply!) sunscreen and drink plenty of water. Yes—even if you are hitting the slopes or hiking!
  3. Never let a non-licensed person make your drink and don’t leave your drink alone.
  4. Be aware of your surroundings and always have a plan for your day.
  5. Eat plenty of food and do not skip meals.
  6. Stay connected! Keep your phone charged and communicate with your group.
  7. Keep your assets safe. If your hotel room has a safe, be sure to use it.
  8. Require consent. If it isn’t a resounding yes, then it is a no!
  9. Do not drink and drive. Utilize Uber, Lyft or taxis to travel safely.
  10. Always have a backup plan. Carry cash, write phone numbers down in case you get separated from your phone and do not travel far away from your hotel alone.

At the end of the day, spring break should be some of the best fun you and your friends have in college. Take care of one another, be safe and always ask for help when needed. If you, your sisters or friends find yourself in a difficult position or in need of medical attention, call 911. Communicate with your chapter’s leadership and feel free to reach out to the Harm Prevention Team at harmprevention@alphagammadelta.org or call 317.662.4200.

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