T3C Looks Forward to Another Academic Year

T3C (Tri Campus and Community Coalition on Student Drinking) looks forward to another academic year.  There are exciting things happening in our efforts to address college student drinking. Highlights of these efforts are summarized below.  A GENERAL T3C MEETING WILL BE SCHEDULED IN EARLY OCTOBER.

Yellow DTA bus signs will be appearing stating -It is not about you, Alcohol Overdose Р911 Make the call.  This campaign is supported by the Miller Dwan Foundation and is further communicated with refrigerator magnets and wallet cards identifying the symptoms of alcohol overdose.  Posters on the three campuses will be another component of this campaign.

Another informational campaign deals with Buzzed Driving being Drunk Driving  That message will be visible on all three campuses.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has received a major grant from the federal government aimed at 18 to 24 year old college students as well as veterans.  Details about applying for local grants from DHS are now being developed.  This process is being monitored so that T3C will be able to submit a grant application when the request fro proposals is sent out.

College of St. Scholastica
A new recovery services program serving the College and Twin Ports community, Clean recovery for life, is now a reality.  A celebration of this service will take place in the CSS Mitchell Auditorium, Thursday, Sept. 17.  Admission is free and all are welcome.  recovery@css.edu www.css.edu/recovery.xml

Lake Superior College
LSC received a grant from the Miller Dwan Foundation to work with alcohol abuse and mental health issues.  Implementation of the grant is beginning.

University of Minnesota Duluth
New protocols addressing student drinking emphasize health and safety of students.  With the cooperation of the Duluth Police Department, UMD is now able to track student infractions in the community and to identify repeat offenders.  The objective is to intervene in a positive manner to reduce alcohol abuse behaviors in repeat offending students so as to forestall injury or death. Secondarily, such interventions should benefit student academic performance and improve the quality of life in the community areas shared by students and other residents.

LOOK FOR A T3C OCTOBER MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT TO BE SENT LATER THIS MONTH.  Please email if you no longer wish to be a T3C participant.

J Clark Laundergan Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Sociology
University of Minnesota Duluth
T3C Coordinator
Duluth, MN 55812

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