The Dean of Students Office at Georgia Southern University announced in a statement that the University has received a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety totaling $6,500 for participation in the Georgia Young Adult Program, a program dedicated to educating students on alcohol abuse, impaired driving, and underage drinking.
“The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety grant is a great thing for the University because it helps supplement the educational programming that the Alcohol and Other Drugs Office already does,” said Kerry Greenstein, associate dean of students, in a press release. “This extra money allows us to reach more students with information about safe drinking behaviors, and specifically supports our efforts to prevent drunk driving.”
Georgia Southern has received the grant for the last 8 years and will aid in the “Safe Rides Save Lives” campaign promotion through the use of fatal vision goggles and DUI simulators.
The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety works with colleges and universities around the state providing education resources, educational speakers, and statistical information.