Lyndon State College was awarded a NCAA “Choices” Grant, which provides funding for campus-wide alcohol education efforts. LSC made the “Healthy Hornet Choices” program which incorporates alcohol education with creative and fun activities and allows students to make informed and responsible decisions about alcohol use. The $30,000 grant, awarded over a three-year period, will be under the auspices of the LSC Athletic Department, the Office of Student Affairs, and the Psychology and Human Services Department.

Part of the program’s focus is on developing student-athletes and other student leaders as positive role models on campus. A strong relationship between student-athletes and the total campus community can serve as a positive strategy for alcohol prevention efforts and for creating a healthier campus.

The Health Hornet Choices campaign has four main objectives:

  1. Increase student awareness of personal choices about alcohol use and healthy behaviors through a campus-wide media campaign using social, print, and radio platforms.
  2. Provide opportunities for student-athletes and other student leaders to model their healthy choices through a peer-to-peer education program. This program will include at least 10 student-athletes and five other student leaders.
  3. Increase on-campus activities during high-risk drinking times. Each semester, the student body will select activities which will be cosponsored by the Choices program along with Residential Life and the Campus Activities Board.
  4. Develop college alcohol policies that focus on supporting, educating, and intervening with students, as needed.