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Penn State DuBois Receives $10,000 to Fight Alcohol Use

10/4/2010 —

DuBois – Penn State DuBois has received a $10,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) to help develop strategies to eliminate underage and dangerous drinking. 


According to the PLCB, the grant is intended to fund enforcement efforts, campaigns to change how students think about alcohol and binge drinking, counseling and training activities, and other intervention programs.  Penn State DuBois is among 32 colleges and universities to receive such funding.


"We are very excited to have received this grant funding from the PLCB," said campus Health Services Coordinator Jill Betton. "Our goal is to create an environment that is conducive to students making a positive impact on others and sending a message to make healthy choices.  This grant will allow us to work with the Partnership For Prevention Coalition to provide quality educational programs focused on reducing underage and dangerous drinking among college students."    


Specifically, Penn State DuBois will use the PLCB funds to implement programs and efforts including Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS); Certified Peer Educators; Alcohol Alternative Events; Social Norm Messaging; Student Health 101; and community service projects. 

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