Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Healthy Mavericks Alcohol and Drug Prevention Coalition is holding a town hall meeting and panel discussion on how students can lower their risks of consequences that result from underage drinking.
The Thursday, Oct. 3, meeting will be from 3-4 p.m. in Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Panelists include representatives from: City of Mankato Public Safety, the Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA), the Blue Earth County Attorney’s Office, and the University’s Violence Awareness Response Program, Alcohol & Drug Studies Program, and Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX.
The Healthy Mavericks Alcohol and Drug Prevention Coalition is part of a five-year grant program that began in 2015 at Minnesota State Mankato. Student Health Services at the University was selected to participate in the program, which is focused on preventing underage drinking among persons 18-20 and marijuana use among persons aged 18-25.
The program is funded through a state incentive grant awarded by the U.S. Department of health and Human Services to the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Minnesota State Mankato and six other colleges and universities are sub-recipients of a grant.