Student Health Services


Alcohol Education and Programming Grants

Funds Available: Alcohol Education and Programming Grants*

Grants of $500-$1000 are available to support Alcohol/Drug Education and Programming.

Funds must be used in the specified semester.

The purpose of this grant is to promote healthy decision-making related to alcohol/drug use and support decisions to reduce/avoid use by engaging in alcohol free social opportunities.

Who is Eligible to Apply for Funds?

  • WCU students/ student organizations
  • WCU faculty
  • WCU Staff

Collaborative projects (students, staff, and faculty) are strongly encouraged

Types of Projects or Approaches

Applicants are encouraged to develop creative and informative projects to highlight the benefits of alcohol free events and/or risks of use/overuse of alcohol.

Programs may involve a social event AND MUST INCLUDE and educational component. Educational components should have a positive message and avoid scare tactics, which have not been shown to be effective. 

Positive messages can include:

  • Encouraging social options on campus or in the borough (no need to say “alcohol free”)
  • If drinking:  pacing, limiting to 4-5 drinks, avoiding or limiting pre-gaming, eating a meal, alternating with water, calling 911 when someone appears to have alcohol poisoning.

Projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Start-up funds to support a fundraiser for a related community organization (Safe Harbor, Salvation Army, Friends Shelter)
  • Residence Hall late night event that includes an educational component.
  • Curriculum infusion programs related to alcohol/drug use
  • Programs for students moving off-campus for the fall semester (Party Planning, Good Neighbor focus)
  • Video projects that present positives of non-alcohol activities
  • Video projects that present both sides of partying: good and not good stuff and points for keeping it safe.
  • Sponsor a Mix-Off (contact Alcohol Education Office for details)


Funding Limits

Grants will be awarded to a maximum of $1000. Spring funds must be used before June 30, 2014.  Fall funds must be used prior to December 16, 2014.

Due Dates


Requests for funds will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the funds are depleted.


To Apply

Download a writable word document, complete it, save it with a title that reflects the project, and email to:

Need clarification or assistance? Contact Mary Jane Rogan by email or phone (610-430-4194).


*The Alcohol Education and Programming Grant is funded by fines paid by students who have had alcohol/drug related judicial violations.