USDE Grant Funded Programs

Project-REAL - Culture, Campus, and Community: A Faith-Based and Community-Based Social Norms Approach Integrating Three Levels of Intervention

Project REAL at Gonzaga University addresses prevention at three recommended levels, universal, selected and indicated; promotes healthy campus social norms and expectancies and campus policies and procedures, and enforces regulations and laws.

The program reports that the number of students who use alcohol decreased by almost 10 percent over the past two years and there was a 4.6 percent decrease in students who report having consumed 5 or more drinks in a row.

Expansion activities include a multi-part strategy that creates and supports new late night activities and recreation that promote healthy choices and alternatives to abusive drinking and establishes linkages with other community agencies and organizations and the surrounding neighborhood.