SAL members at Colorado State University participated in a creative way to raise funds for their chapter while also promoting safety and responsibility in their campus community by getting involved with their school’s RamRide car service.
RamRide is a free, safe, non-judgmental ride home for CSU students and has been dedicated to improving the safety of the school and surrounding community. Ramride runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 10pm-3am and is provided as an effort to promote responsible drinking. The volunteers have an option to be dispatch, a navigator, or a driver. Those helping first meet to enjoy dinner and training together. At 10pm, they are then available to get people to and from their location/back home safely.
Chapter President Angela Mei explained, “RamRide is a great way to get involved with our campus community, and to know and understand our fellow students a lot more. It is probably one of the most well-known community service events we have on our campus. This helps lower our rates of drunk driving, and to keep our Ram community safe.”
As many know, alcohol is huge reality on most campuses across the country, so these services that bring awareness with positive angles are very beneficial. SAL members, in being responsible and supportive of their fellow students by giving them rides, are making things safer for both the students who are drinking and the community who they might otherwise come in contact with while driving home.
To learn more about the Colorado State University Chapter, click here.