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Friday’s Green Zone social, set for 4-6 p.m. at Begley’s College Hill Tavern, 420 Cattell Street, will include a cricket-style dart tournament with prizes.

There will be one open division for students, faculty, and staff with a single-elimination format. The tournament will start at 5:45 p.m. (registration deadline was Thursday). The top three finishers will receive a horsehair dart board; two have cases. All who attend will receive a prize.

A Lafayette ID is required to enter the Green Zone social, which is designed to bring together students, faculty, and staff; all ages are welcome. Free food and soft drinks will be provided, and other beverages will be available for purchase at the bar for those over 21 with photo ID.

The event is sponsored by Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, Residence Hall Council, and Student Life.

The evening is among several educational and social programs this year on the theme of “Staying in your Green Zone” as part of the College’s commitment to “strengthen campus social norms and provide positive reinforcement to the majority of students who socialize in a positive and safe manner,” according to the Alcohol Oversight Committee.

“Students who stay in their Green Zone (.00-.059 blood alcohol concentration) report having more fun while suffering fewer negative consequences, such as a drop in their academic performance or interpersonal conflict,” says Kevin Worthen, director of Student Life and chair of the Alcohol Oversight Committee. “We host Green Zone events to create a fun, engaging, and inviting atmosphere where students, faculty, and administrators can socialize as a community.”

Research indicates that alcohol consumption by students nationwide has declined over the past decade and that most students who drink do so safely. The Alcohol Oversight Committee coordinates a multidimensional approach to reduce high-risk alcohol use by Lafayette students that includes enforcement of alcohol policies, education about the effects of alcohol and actual drinking norms on campus, and interventions with students with alcohol-related problems.

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