Outreach Topics


Alcohol Truth, Lies, and Consequences (LIB 100 Approved)

This program was designed to illuminate the truths, facts, and consequences of college drinking. The ACES Office and Grand Valley State University Police Department work together to present this awe shocking program.

Grand Valley students are the focus as we discuss the differences between social drinkers and binge drinkers, and also cover the potential consequences of underage and excessive drinking. Health and Legal consequences are also brought into focus.


Women and Alcohol

The ACES Office recognizes the unique needs of each gender as it relates to the consumption and effect of alcohol in the body and bloodstream. Alcohol and Women has been tailored to meet the needs of GVSU female students who choose to drink.

Along with signs of dangerous drinking, the effect of alcohol at different levels in the bloodstream, and useful tips to employ when drinking, Alcohol and Women will address important safety issues and ways to remain cautious while consuming alcohol.


Men and Alcohol

The ACES Office recognizes the unique needs of each gender as it relates to the consumption and effect of alcohol in the body and bloodstream. Alcohol and Men has been tailored to meet the needs of GVSU male students who choose to drink.

Along with signs of dangerous drinking, the effect of alcohol at different levels in the bloodstream, and useful tips to employ when drinking. Alcohol and Men will address important issues related to the consequences of underage and excessive drinking.


Alcohol and Athletic Performance

Whether working out for leisure or to stay in shape, a member on a University team, or participating in intra-mural sports, athletes of all types are a special designation of students that are uniquely affected by alcohol. With this in mind, the ACES Office has created a program that addresses the impact and effect of drinking in conjunction with athletic performance. This program addresses the negative impact of alcohol on athletic performance for those who choose to drink.


Mario Kart Drunk Driving

Introduced to us by GAMMA (Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol), Mario Kart Drunk Driving has quickly become one of our most popular programs. A mix between education and entertainment, this program introduces the risks of drinking and driving, and integrates Drunk Goggles with Mario Kart racing.


Spring Break/Travel Safety

Drinking among friends and in familiar places is one thing, but how do you ensure your safety when in unfamiliar places and among unfamiliar faces?

The Spring Break/Travel Safety Program ties safe drinking and physical safety together, to educate students on the increased risks of harm when traveling across the state, nation, or internationally for spring break. Even if simply returning home, the Spring Break Safety program aims to educate students on the importance of being extra cautious when choosing to drink in new environments and with new people.


TIPS Trainings

Training for Intervention Procedures is a program that aims to do just that: Educate students on how to recognize, advocate, and intervene in situations where friends are abusing alcohol. Upon successful completion of an exit test, participants will be awarded a nationally recognized certification.