Georgia College has received a $10,599 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to reduce high risk drinking and educate the campus about highway safety. This is the 14th consecutive year Georgia College has been awarded this grant. GOHS gave an increase from $7,400 to $10,599 this year to provide more resources for educational opportunities. This grant runs from October 1, 2018 to September 30th, 2019.
Funds from the grant have already been used to send 3 Peer Health Educator members and the advisor to the RSO Health Movement to the NASPA General Assembly conference in Orlando in November. Students had the opportunity to meet other peer health educators from across the country and learn new ideas of how to engage their campus.
Social marketing materials focused on not driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs and other traffic safety messages, a Trivia Night, and alcohol awareness activities will be provided by the grant in the Spring of 2019. The grant will also allow the Office of Health Promotion to conduct the American College Health Association National Collegiate Health Assessment with students in February and March.
For more information about the grant, please contact Prevention Coordinator Rachel Pope, firstname.lastname@example.org.