Date for Mocktails set

On Oct. 13, Southeastern will be holding an event called Mocktails.

Mocktails is an event that different organizations such as Peer Educators Educating Peers (PEEPS) and use to help bring alcohol awareness to Southeastern’s campus.

The purpose of this event is to promote a designated driver program throughout all student organizations and increase awareness in the dangers of drinking and driving as well as underage drinking. Any organization wishing to enter the event can pick up the form in room 203 of the Student Union.

In the past, the Mocktails program has had themes such as 90’s cartoons and I love the 80’s, this year’s theme for Mocktails will be around the world.

“All of the organizations will be able to set up booths and dress up with the theme,” said Beth Richardson, assistant director of the Office for Student Engagement.

This year, Mocktails will be adding an event to it called “Dance Your Butts Off.”

“In ‘Dance Your Butts Off’ all of the participants will dance around to see how many cigarette butts that they can get to fall from their pants,” said Richardson.

In the past, they have had guest speakers to come and talk to members from all of the organizations as well as the students before they went to the bottom floor of the student union to visit the booths that were set up.

The guest speaker for this year’s Mocktails is Michael Gershe, who will be speaking in the Student Union Theatre at 7 p.m.

Only groups registered as organizations on Southeastern’s campus will be allowed to enter the Best Booth and Best Drink competitions.

Since the purpose of this event is alcohol awareness, none of the booths will be serving alcohol

Last year, the campus chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored people (NAACP) was the winner with the theme of Rugrats.