Kennesaw State receives grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
Grant will support programming to encourage better driving behaviors
KENNESAW, Ga. (Dec 17, 2018) — The office of Health Promotion and Wellness at Kennesaw State University recently received a grant totaling more than $22,000 to participate in the Georgia Young Adult Program sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The grant is the 12th award for KSU’s Health Promotion and Wellness, which resides in the Division of Student Affairs.
Working with colleges and universities through the state, the GOHS uses strategies such as peer education, providing educational speakers to schools, and encouraging schools to develop creative, innovative techniques to reduce young adult crashes, injuries and fatalities in their communities.
“Kennesaw State is a returning grantee for us and we’re excited to see what 2019 brings both for their students and young drivers across Georgia,” said GOHS Communications Manager Robert Hydrick.
Kennesaw State will coordinate events such as impaired driving prevention programs, including social norming promotion. TIPS University Training will also be provided to help students learn specific strategies and skills for intervening in alcohol-related situations that they may encounter. Programming often surrounds events such as National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week and Safe Spring Break. Programs involve collaborations with the campus Greek community, student athletes, residential student communities, campus police and counseling services.
The grant runs Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2019.
– Thomas Dale
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.