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July 23, 2015

Pitt gets alcohol education grant

Pitt has been awarded $34,412 through the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s 2015-17 alcohol education grant program.

The grant will fund “Panther Bridge: Campus and Community Connections to Address Dangerous and Underage Drinking,” a three-pronged program that emphasizes engagement, education and enforcement to reduce dangerous and underage drinking among undergraduate students.

Paul Supowitz, Pitt’s vice chancellor for community and governmental relations, said: “This grant will allow Pitt’s Office of Community and Governmental Relations to collaborate with the University’s Student Health Service, Pitt Police, Office of Residence Life and community partners to enhance programming to reach new audiences, develop data-based training materials, make available proprietary technology shown to decrease binge drinking and implement proven programs across multiple platforms. We’re all dedicated to fostering a safe and positive environment for our students and the community.”

Panther Bridge will introduce and expand evidence-informed programming that has proven to be effective in reducing dangerous and underage drinking on and off college campuses.

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