Grand Valley Police Department
Alcohol Awareness Programs
It is our intent to encourage participants to be alert, aware, and responsible for themselves, others, and their community by aiding in making responsible educated choices regarding alcohol.
The police department offers a broad range of programming specific to alcohol awareness. A strong partnership has been developed with Alcohol Campus Education and Services (ACES) to co-program a number of seminars and courses. Most alcohol awareness programs include information about drinking related laws, university statistics, university policies, consequences and/or unintended consequences for underage drinking, drunk driving and binge drinking. Other sessions may include information on the impact of alcohol on relationships, community, academics, and other areas of student life. Students will also learn about how to identify, avoid, and manage an alcohol overdose situation.
• Familiarize participants with alcohol poisoning situations and responsible remedies.
• Introduce participants to responsible alcohol consumption strategies and alternatives.
• Encourage those participating to be alert, aware, and responsible for themselves, others and the community.
Q. Can I do more than one activity or theme?
A. Yes, however time is a factor and we would request you contact us in advance for specialized events.
A. No, our programs encourage individual awareness and harm reduction for self, others and the community. The focus will be on responsible decision making with an understanding of possible outcomes.
Binge Drinking / Drunk Driving: Learn about the dangers of binge drinking and drunk driving. Learn how to "party smart" and the importance of designated drivers. Learn about local resources for transportation and counseling. This is not an anti-alcohol program, but it is about responsible drinking behaviors.
“Mock-tails Party”: This has been a very successful program in previous years regarding alcohol consumption. “Mock tails” (non-alcoholic drinks) are served, and the recipes for the non-alcoholic drinks are provided with an educational component of to learn how to party responsibly.
Page last modified January 9, 2011