RADNOR, Pa. (Aug. 16, 2012) — For the eighth consecutive year, Cabrini College received funding from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) to help prevent underage and high-risk drinking. Cabrini was one of six colleges and universities to receive $17,500, the largest amount the PLCB awarded to the 19 colleges and universities in the Commonwealth who received such funding this year.
The money will be used for Cabrini’s social norms marketing campaign, online alcohol education programming for incoming students, student surveys, travel expenses to the PLCB’s regional conference, and overtime expenses for the college’s Public Safety officers to staff events where alcohol is served.
“We are extremely grateful to continue our wonderful relationship with the PLCB, and we are proud to receive grant funding for an eighth year in a row,” said Chris Hyson, Director of Health and Wellness Education at Cabrini College.
According to Hyson, more than 95 percent of Cabrini Students report using at least one or more of the following strategies in regard to alcohol consumption: set a limit in advance, keep track of drinks consumed, choose not to drink, eat food before/during drinking, avoid drinking games, and use a designated driver.
Since 2005, Cabrini has received a total of $113,000 from the PLCB for a variety of initiatives, including the student organization P.A.R.T.Y. (Promoting Alcohol Responsibility Through You).
About Cabrini College Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College provides a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice.
Cabrini offers 1,300 full-time undergraduate students more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. More than 1,900 students are in graduate studies programs at the main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 13 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.