West Virginia Universitys popular WVUp All Night weekend entertainment program has once again garnered national recognition.
Promising Practices: Campus Alcohol Strategies, a sourcebook to be published in November by the Center for the Advancement of Public Health, includes WVUp All Night in its compilation of programs designed to reduce alcohol-related problems among college and university students.
“It’s exciting to be included in this sourcebook and to be recognized as a leader,”said Vice President for Student Affairs Ken Gray.”Up All Night is indeed a promising practice, and we hope it will continue to provide inspiration to other colleges and universities in the battle against substance abuse on campuses.”
In its third year, WVUp All Night has been profiled in The Templeton Guide: Colleges that Encourage Character Development and has received media attention from state and national sources such as Good Morning America and the BBC . Campus leaders have also been invited to speak about the program at national and international conferences.
Free food including a midnight breakfast buffet and entertainment such as dances, concerts, movies, comedy clubs and more attract some 1,000-4,000 students to the Mountainlair student union most Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Promising Practices is an effort by the Center for the Advancement of Public Health to make campuses healthier and safer living and learning environments and is designed to share ideas for preventing or reducing alcohol-related problems.