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IUP Implements Year Two of Alcohol Culture Change Grant

IUP joins the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the other thirteen PASSHE universities in implementing the second year of “Challenging the Primacy of Alcohol in the Campus Culture of the Fourteen Universities of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.”

The U.S. Department of Education’s $500,000 grant is to create systemwide strategies based on NIAAA proven strategies to reduce high-risk drinking among first-year resident students on all PASSHE campuses.

Ann Sesti, assistant director of the Center for Health and Well-Being, is IUP’s campus coordinator for the PASSHE grant, “Challenging the Primacy of Alcohol in the Campus Culture of the Fourteen Universities of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.”

Rhonda Luckey, vice president for Student Affairs, serves on the PASSHE Grant Oversight Committee. This year’s activities include implementing:

  1. Social Norms Campaign to challenge student perceptions of alcohol use
  2. BASICS – Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students sessions
  3. Strategic planning for PASSHE and IUP
  4. CORE survey of first-year students

IUP’s activities are posted at the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Program website.

Faculty, staff, and students with IUP’s Center for Health and Well-Being are pleased to work collaboratively throughout the university to implement the grant, focused to positively impact students’ healthy, responsible, and legal choices related to alcohol use.

Posted on 9/24/2010 11:41:17 AM

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