Immaculata Receives Two Grants for Alcohol Education Programming

With the generous support of two organizations, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) and the NCAA, Immaculata University has received over $47,000 in grant money for the next three years for alcohol education programming for students.

Immaculata University is among 19 college and universities in Pennsylvania who received a one-year grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.  Immaculata received a grant totaling $17,499.99.  The PLCB grants help schools develop strategies to reduce underage and dangerous alcohol use including enforcement efforts; social norms campaigns to change how students think about alcohol and binge drinking; Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS), a program to help those students who drink heavily make less risky alcohol-use decisions; and college alcohol risk assessments of the campus and surrounding areas to identify alcohol-related issues.

The NCAA selected Immaculata University for its NCAA CHOICES grant worth $30,000 over three years.  Immaculata’s program, titled “Mighty CHOICES for Immaculata Mighty Macs,” is designed to fully integrate athletics into current campus-wide alcohol education programs as part of the larger campus effort to increase student awareness of the risks associated with alcohol consumption and the actual rate of alcohol consumption among their peers, as well as demonstrate healthy behaviors through alcohol-free programming. 

The NCAA CHOICES program was started in 1991 when Anheuser-Busch endowed the NCAA with $2.5 million to create a grant program to help NCAA-member institutions and conferences integrate athletics into larger campus-wide alcohol education efforts.  Immaculata University is a member of the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC).

Immaculata University is a Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.

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