- Do NOT mix drugs and alcohol. There is no way to anticipate how your body will react to the mixture - the reaction could be very serious or even fatal.
- Remember: You never know what you are actually taking. Though distributors may assure you that you are getting a certain drug, there is a high likelihood that this drug has been cut with something else, or is a different drug entirely. This is especially common with pills.
- Make sure to remain hydrated. A good rule is to drink about two cups of water (500ml) every hour.
- If you do not feel well, seek help immediately!
- For friends of people who are not feeling well:
- Monitor your friend, and make sure they are drinking enough water.
- If they are displaying extreme or out of character behavior, get them help. It could be the result of drugs or excessive alcohol in their system, and their health may be at risk.
- By speaking up, you could save your friend from serious harm and could even save their life.
- You don't have to drink to have a good time at Block Party, but if you do choose to:
- Eat before, during, and after the event.
- Don't take (or give) unwanted peer pressure
- Have a safe ride home!
- Watch over your friends and peers. If you see someone in medically dangerous conditions, do not be afraid to reach out to a security guard, police officer, event staff or event volunteer to ask for help. Your health and safety is our first priority!
- Alcohol, drugs, and people under the influence of either will not be permitted inside.
- All individuals must be in compliance with UCR standards of conduct.
- Remember that even if you're 21 and over, marijuana and alcohol are not permitted on the UCR campus or at UCR events.
- UCR is a smoke-free campus, no smoking or vaping is allowed on campus.
- Avoid pre-gaming, drinking, and drugs before Block Party.
- You'll want to remember this amazing event at UCR and you won't want to miss your favorite artist!
- Remember it's ok to not drink alcohol or use drugs. many UCR students don't!
- Never mix alcohol with drugs, even those prescribed to you.
- Marijuana mixed with alcohol leads to unpredictable results including nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.
- Edible marijuana products typically contain larger amounts of the active ingredient and can take several hours to peak. mixing them with alcohol or other drugs can increase the dangerously intoxicating effects.
- Ecstasy and alcohol together increase the risk of overheating and dangerous dehydration.
- Cocaine and alcohol combined increase the risk of heart attacks and sudden death.
- For more information, visit this website.
- Don't leave your friends alone!
- If you see someone who's had too much to drink, step in to help and don't leave them alone!
- Medical aid will be in the student services building for anyone who is hurt or intoxicated.
Sexual Assault Prevention
- Consent is a mutual, affirmative, voluntary, and revocable agreement by each participant to engage in sexual activity. An informed verbal “yes” must accompany positive and engaging body language.
- The initiator of sexual activity is responsible for receiving consent from their partner. Obtaining consent is a continuous process, meaning consent to kissing doesn’t mean consent to everything else. Consent is voluntary and can be withdrawn at any time. Consent must be given without coercion, force, threats or intimidation by the initiator.
- Consent cannot be given when someone is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. However, perpetrators may attempt to use alcohol and/or drugs to facilitate a sexual assault. Statistically, the majority of reported sexual assaults occur while one or both parties are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol or drugs is never an excuse for choosing to violate another person.
- Sexual assault is any unwanted, non-consensual behavior from kissing and fondling to rape. Ignorance of the law or of University policy concerning sexual assault, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment is never an excuse for non-consensual sexual behavior.
- Keeping UC Riverside safe is a community responsibility. Check out the tips below on how you can help prevent sexual assault.
- Identify common behaviors that often precede an assault. Recognizable red flags include seeing someone who is attempting to separate an intoxicated individual from their friends.
- Take action as a responsive bystander and remember to be proactive if you see those behaviors happening. You can help someone who is intoxicated by reconnecting them with their friends or university official to escort that person to the Medical Aid area. You can also notify any of the festival volunteers or law enforcement officials on site if you are concerned for someone’s safety and well-being.
- Don’t be a bystander. Be a Highlander!
- If something happens to a friend, know you can be a responsive bystander by showing your support:
- Listen and believe them. Let them know that you care.
- Remember sexual assault is never the fault of the survivor.
- Be aware of your response and respect their decisions.
- Know the resources and seek support for yourself.
- CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center is a confidential and free resource for all students, staff, and faculty affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. If you or a friend need to speak with a confidential CARE advocate, call 951-827-6225.
- There will be a special ADA viewing ramp at the main stage.
- ONLY service animals are allowed into the venue. No support animals are allowed.
- If you have an AID with you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 28th by 5pm.
- Individual bringing and using a service animal on campus is responsible for any damage caused by the animal and must take appropriate precautions to prevent property damage or injury.
- Individuals are also responsible for cleaning after their animal while on campus.
- For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please email email@example.com. Requests should be made at least 1 week prior to the event.
- Housing policy violations will have heightened consequences for a 24 hour period, between 8 am Saturday and 8 am Sunday, around Block Party to mitigate disruptions in the Residence halls and Campus Apartments.
- Students not abiding by the UCR Standards of Conduct will be referred to Student Conduct for disciplinary action. In addition:
- Students will be removed from the venue if found by UC Staff and/or safety officials to be unable to care for their health and safety of others or acting in a disorderly manner.
- If found responsible for violating UC Policy, students will be prohibited from attending future concerts for the current academic year, at minimum.
- Students who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs are encourage to seek out immediate medical assistance from venue staff.
- Students who select to seek out help rather than wait for staff to respond may be eligible for a diversionary process rather than the formal disciplinary process.
In the Venue:
- ASPB staff and university staff will wear clearly identifiable uniforms.
- There will be a free water station for any attendee. (Please bring an empty reusable bottle)
- There will be a Lost & Found and Information booth located at the Bell Tower in the venue. After the festival, found items will be relocated to the UCR Police Department.
The Sobering Facility at Block Party is a safe and supervised service for students who are unable to care for the health & safety of themselves or others due to over-intoxication during Block Party.
Why Did I End Up at the Sobering Facility?
Why Did I End Up at the Sobering Facility?
- If you are assessed to be unable to care for your health and safety by University or safety officials, then you will be brought to the Medical Aid tent for further care.
- If you feel that you are unable to care for your own or another’s health and safety, you can admit yourself to our Medical Aid by reaching out to a Campus official, Block Party Staff member, or the UC Riverside police.
- Stumbling/Unable to walk unassisted
- Slurring words
- Strong odor of alcohol or controlled substances
- Failure to comply with directives of University officials
- Stay calm and follow the instructions of the Medical Aid Staff. The Medical Aid tent has staff and volunteers including medical providers and police trained to look out for your health, safety, and wellbeing.
- The minimum length of stay in the Sobering Facility is 4 hours.
- If you decide that you want to leave the Sobering Facility before your 4 hours are met, then you will be returned to the custody of the Police Department. (Typically, that means downtown detox or jail.)
- Your friends can ask the staff at Medical Aid, and we will be able to provide them with an estimated release time (minimum 4 hours from check-in), but that may change based on your health and safety.
- Your friends cannot accompany you inside Medical Aid