The Collegian : the weekly newspaper of Behrend College. (Erie, PA) 1989-1993, February 13, 1992, Image 1

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Week starts
by Jerem
The Collegian
Penn State Behrend’s
celebration of the Sth annual
Drug Awareness Week will be
held next week. Sponsored by the
Health Advisory Board and Health
and Wellness Services, Drug
Awareness Week will last from
February 17 to 21.
Various sponsors will
present a week-long schedule of
programs designed to present
students with the negative effects
of drug and alcohol abuse.
Cathy Eck, health and
wellness coordinator, said, "The
main goal of Drug Awareness
Week is to let students know that
they can relax and have a good
time without using drugs or
The week is kicked off
Monday at noon with a
presentation in the Wintergreen
Lobby sponsored by The Multi
cultural Council.
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he Collegian
rsday, February 13, 1992 Vol. XL No. 17
Lady Lions trounce Westminster
Titans ... Page 11
Colleges try to
control alcohol, drug
use on campuses
Behrend to establish
substance-free floor
by Mark Owens
The Collegian
Universities and colleges hope
to curb vandalism, violence and
health problems on campuses by
clamping down on the use of
alcohol and other illegal
substances, according to a report
released earlier this week.
The Pennsylvania Association
of Colleges and Universities
released a report on Monday
calling for the following actions
to be taken:
• Colleges and universities not
permit brewery company
advertising or sponsorship of
events on their campuses.
• The federal government exert
control over the advertising of
alcoholic beverages on radio and
• Every educational institution
set up housing alternative, or
wellness wings, free of alcohol,
tobacco and other substances.
Although Behrend is not a
member of the association, last
week administrators announced
their own plans for establishing a
substance free floor in one of the
residence halls.
"The floor would be for
students who would rather not
deal with tobacco, alcohol or
illegal drugs," said Cathy Eck,
wellness coordinator for Behrend.
"We’re looking for 30 men or
women who are committed to the
idea of maintaining a healthy
lifestyle free from these
Eck said the substance free
floor would be located in either
Lawrence or Niagara Hall,
depending on the response she
gets from students.
Behrend, along with other area
institutions such as Mercyhurst
College and Gannon University,
are joining a national movement
to control the use of alcohol and
other substances.
"Alcohol is the most widely
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