Virginia Tech receives Operation Undergrad grant from Virginia ABC
Virginia Tech has been awarded one of six Operation Undergrad grants from the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to be used for alcohol education and enforcement initiatives on its campus.
Funded by a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and administered by ABC, the grants, totaling $53,900, were awarded to a diverse pool of universities and a college that demonstrated creative and effective alcohol education plans geared to prevent underage and high-risk drinking.
The $8,900 awarded to Tech will help support the university’s Using Bicycle Patrols to Address Underage and At-Risk Drinking Among Virginia Tech Students initiative. The project’s activities include implementing a social media marketing campaign to provide educational messages about the dangers of underage drinking and promoting alternatives on the “Hokies for Party Positive” Facebook page and increasing enforcement efforts with the addition of strategic bicycle patrols by Virginia Tech and Blacksburg police officers.
Also receiving grants were George Mason University, Hampden-Sydney College, Longwood University, Hampton University and Virginia Commonwealth University. Each of those five schools received $9,000.
– Submitted by Valerie Hubbard, ABC
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