Pi Beta Phi at Toledo aims to curb drunk driving

Pi Beta Phi at Toledo aims to curb drunk driving

In 1996, a Pi Beta Phi sister at the University of Toledo was killed in a drunk driving accident. Her name was Katie Hoben, and the drunk driver was a fellow UT student.

Pi Beta Phi drunk driving pledge chalkboard

In her honor, and with the goal of preventing more fatal accidents, the sisters created Mocktails / Mock Trial. The program is a carefully-crafted sensory experience that demonstrates the profound and irreversible consequences of drunk driving.

Mocktails / Mock Trial is powerful example of how the fraternity and sorority community can facilitate critical conversations. This episode transports you into the event so that you can experience it like the students on campus do. You’ll learn about the different facets of this program and hear from some key players from the 2017 edition.

Listen here ⬇️

Selected links from episode 2 with Pi Beta Phi

If you or someone you know is battling with alcohol or substance abuse issues, please call 1-800-662-HELP (4357). You can also find resources on the website of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Pi Beta Phi mocktails handcuffs

Watch coverage of the 2017 Mocktails / Mock Trial on the local ABC station’s website.

Prepare yourself to make safe choices by exploring the BAC estimator I referenced on the show.

You can connect with this chapter of Pi Beta Phi on Facebook and Twitter.


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