(Nov. 12, 2010)--UTSA Student Health Services (SHS) received this fall U.S. Department of Education funds, "Grants for Coalitions to Prevent and Reduce Alcohol Abuse at Institutions of Higher Education."
Through SHS, UTSA will host and coordinate development of a sustainable statewide coalition on alcohol consumption including binge drinking among under-age students at institutions of higher education. The coalition will incorporate a cross-site, comprehensive, multi-modal, multi-year approach that will evaluate, educate and help prevent the consequences of behaviors related to alcohol abuse in the target population.
The coalition will continue to expand and enhance the collaborative programs, resources, research and networks existing within the participating IHEs and their respective communities.
In collaboration with the UTSA Office of Student Life, SHS has identified 12 sectors to target including college-aged students and their parents, the business community, media, secondary schools, youth-serving organizations, law enforcement, religious and fraternal orders, civic and volunteer groups, health-care organizations, and state, local and tribal governmental agencies.
The coalition will solicit broad participation from addictive disorder interventionists to help achieve the goals and objectives of the project.
Special thanks goes to Elizabeth Stanczak, UTSA executive director of health and counseling services, and Howaida Werfelli, UTSA health education coordinator, for their continuing efforts to make this project possible.
The UTSA community welcomes students to their on-campus home! Laurel Village, Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall are home for 2,300 students during the academic year, and Move-In event kicks off the start of Roadrunner Days.
Laurel Village, Chaparral Village, Alvarez Hall, Main Campus
The College of Engineering hosts this seminar featuring Jeff Adams, Southwest Zone Quality Manager, Siemens Building Technologies Division. The event is free and open to the public.
Engineering Building (EB 3.04.30), Main Campus
This is a terrific opportunity for incoming transfer students to network with staff that serve our veteran, non-traditional, and transferring students, as well as meet transfer peer mentors who can help answer questions about UTSA.
Main Building ground floor lobby, Main Campus
After a day full of moving and getting settled into their new UTSA home, students and their families can have some refreshments and snacks at the Welcome Back Reception. The event tops off with the premiere performance of the Spirit of San Antonio, UTSA's Marching Band.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
Can you survive the library wilderness? As a part of Roadrunner Days, UTSA Libraries is hosting a mobile adventure for you to play and find out more about the library!
John Peace Library, 2nd floor, Main Campus
Come meet your UTSA Volleyball Team as they gear up for the 2017 season! The game begins at 5 p.m. then the team will hold an autograph and photo session after the game.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
This engaging discussion pulls back the covers on hooking up, clarifying when it’s actually sexual violence and how bystanders can protect potential victims from predators.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
Late Night at the Rec is an awesome UTSA tradition that transforms a standard information session into an exciting night of fun. At this annual event, you’ll be able to learn about our facilities, recreation programs, and wellness services offered at Main and Downtown Campuses.
Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus
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