From MSU Today on Impact Radio: Fewer MSU students than ever are drinking and driving in 2008, and nearly 70 percent fewer report driving after having five or more drinks compared to 2000 data, according to information released Oct. 9 by the university’s Olin Student Health Center.
“The data shows that progress is being made in helping MSU students make choices about their health that will support them as they strive to attain both academic and social success,” says Dennis Martell, health education coordinator at Olin. “Our students are making more informed choices in many areas of health. They are doing this because we at the university have committed ourselves to providing them with access to health education and resources.
The findings are part of MSU’s involvement in the National College Health Assessment Survey.
Since 1998, MSU has attempted to bridge the gap between what students think is normal behavior and what actually is with the university’s Social Norms Marketing Research Project. The program aims to challenge the perceived environment of drinking on campus.
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