Media invited to student-led ‘alcohol speakout’ at WFU tonight

Members of the media are invited to Wake Forest University tonight as hundreds of Wake Forest students are expected gather in Wait Chapel at 7 p.m. for an “Alcohol Speakout.” No administrators or university staff members will be present at the event, in the hopes of creating an honest dialogue between students.

Organized by the Wake Forest Greek system and the Greek Alcohol Advisory Council (GAAC), “Alcohol Speakout” is about students talking straight to students about an issue that hits close to home. Sept. 4 is the six-year anniversary of the death of Maia Witzl and Julie Hansen, two Wake Forest students killed by a drunk driver. The event is organized in their memory.

Several student leaders will share their experiences, including a starting member of the Wake Forest football team. Approximately 1,000 students filled the seats of Wait Chapel for last year’s event.

To arrange coverage, contact Sarah Mansell at or 336-758-5237.

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