Call it a straight shot of awareness, with no chaser.

Most college students will say theyve heard it all when it comes to drug and alcohol awareness programs, but one group of West Virginia University students arent so sure.

And this group, all members of Dr. Ginny Majewskis community organizing class in the Division of Social Work, have decided to belly-up to the podium to make their point.

The class has organized an open forum for students, faculty and staff from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 8) in the Greenbrier Room of the Mountainlair student union on the Downtown Campus.

You think you know, but you have no ideathe truth about drugs about drugs and alcohol,is the title of the forum that features professionals who work with sexual assault victims and law enforcement officers.

Beth Chambers, a graduate student in social work from Carmichaels, Pa., who is helping organize the forum, said the goal is to shine the light of awareness on these type of incidents.

Valley Crisis Specialists, an area community health organization, will also staff a booth at the event.

Other students helping with the forum are Greta Martin and Rachel Blais, both of Morgantown; Onick Lewis, of Washington, D.C.; Elliot Branch, of Brownsville, Pa.; Holly Steadman, of Bruceton Mills; Meredith Zickafoose, of Point Pleasant; Mary Yocco, of Bridgeport.

For more information, contact Chambers at .

The Division of Social Work is housed in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.