University of Central Missouri educates peers about alcohol risk reduction
The University of Central Missouri is committed to be a partner for positive change when it comes to alcohol abuse prevention and positive health promotion. The office of Violence and Substance Abuse Prevention (VSAP) works hard to promote positive behaviors through our social norms marketing campaigns. We saturate measures about how our students really drink to correct misperceptions that exist on campus. We also work with peer education groups and have three active groups on our campus, GAMMA (Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol), EPIC (Encouraging Positive Interventions on Campus), and MoMen. Each of these groups allows students to present to their peers from a wide range of VSAP made programs on alcohol risk reduction, social norms, and bystander intervention. These three student groups are registered organizations with constitutions and regular meetings. Our peers have been through NASPA's certified peer education training and help us bring awareness to many issues in prevention. The VSAP office also helps student put on alcohol edu-tainment programs using clicker technology and promote late night alcohol free activities throughout mini-grant opportunities.
For more information on the University of Central Missouri's prevention efforts contact Jenny Rabas, Assistant Director of VSAP at [email protected].
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