Events and Accomplishments

Events & Accomplishments

Kutztown University concluded its 2015-2017 Pennsylvania Liquor Board Grant.  KU was awarded $40,000 that supported efforts to reduce underage access and underage choice of alcohol consumption in the Kutztown Borough. Funds supported evidence-informed strategies and programs such as capacity building of the President's Roundtable on Alcohol and Other Drugs (PRT), AlcoholEDU for College for first-year students, and Social Norm campaigns.

Kutztown University received the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Bureau of Alcohol Education Grant for 2017-2019 for a total of $36,213.00 to support efforts to reduce underage access and underage choice of alcohol consumption as well as dangerous drinking with the Kutztown Living/Student Coalition Project. The projects will provide resources for web-based education programs, student-to-student peer outreach, and the building of a student-centered coalition known as the Think Tank.

StepUP! a bystander intervention program was implemented in 2015 and continues today. The program educates students to be proactive in helping others. We continue to support resources to combat the negative consequences of underage drinking by educating campus and community stakeholders on pro-active responses using Step UP! Training is available for students and student groups by contacting the director of Health Promotion and Other Drug Services.

Kutztown University continues to support the recovery community. Alcohol Anonymous meetings occur on campus on Tuesdays 8-9 p.m. and the meeting location for 2019-2020 academic year will be announced at the start of the semester. For more information on Alcohol Anonymous in the area visit the local AA website. For more information on Narcotics Anonymous in the area visit the local NA website.

In April 2014, concerned citizens of all ages and backgrounds, living in Kutztown and surrounding areas pulled together to form Kutztown Strong that continues to grow. Members of this organization are committed in making a difference. They want to help, prevent, and educate the community on substance use and substance abuse disorders. The group also provides information to the community on resources available for the Kutztown area community. The President's Roundtable participates as a stakeholder in Kutztown Strong