The Perils of the College Drinking Culture

posted May 14, 2013, 7:20 PM by HSS PTSA Webmaster   [ updated May 14, 2013, 7:21 PM ]
A program of the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County in collaboration with the Fairfax County Police Department

Make plans to attend an upcoming screening and panel discussion on a powerful documentary, "HAZE", which looks at the crisis of binge drinking and hazing on college campuses. The documentary is a must-see for all parents and/or guardians and their college-bound teens, as well as anyone else concerned about underage drinking. 

Learn how you and your student can best prepare to handle difficult issues he or she will face here at home, as well as on college campuses in the fall. Parents and students are encouraged to attend together. 

Three regional community forums will be held across Fairfax County this spring and summer. A distinguished panel will be on hand to answer questions. Among those who will take part are: Fairfax County Deputy County Executive David Rohrer; Raymond Morrogh, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Fairfax County, and his deputy Casey Lingan; William Hauda, M.D., Inova Fairfax Hospital; Fairfax County Police Captain Bruce Ferguson, commander, Community Resource Division; Mary Ann Sprouse, director, George Mason University’s Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education and Services (WAVES); Jeff Levy, father of a student who died following drinking at a college party; Samara Kimmelman, a George Mason University graduate student; and local students. A question and answer session will follow. 

Forums will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on:
May 16 at Westfield High School, Chantilly (Auditorium)
May 22 at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale campus (Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center)
July 31 at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale campus (Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center)

For more information: 
Visit  or contact Lucy Caldwell, Fairfax County Police Department, at 703-246-3271