'Take the Lead' outreach event to focus on responsible drinking decisions

April 10, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Student leaders featured in the 2017-18 "Take the Lead" campaign, which promotes alcohol harm-reduction messages, will be on hand to talk with peers from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in the HUB-Robeson Center at University Park.  

During the outreach event, students will have an opportunity to talk with student leaders about responsible drinking decisions, and share their tips for having fun and being safe when socializing. Students also will be asked to write down their own positive behaviors and pose for a photo that demonstrates how they "Take the Lead."

The seventh annual Take the Lead campaign, organized by Penn State Health Promotion and Wellness, introduces students to role models who have a positive outlook about alcohol use during college. The campaign is sponsored by University Park Undergraduate Association, Council of Commonwealth Student Governments, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, Off-Campus Student Union, Student Athlete Advisory Council, Area Residence Hall Associations and Council of Lionhearts.

This year’s campaign features eleven student leaders from a number of athletic, multicultural and professional student organizations at Penn State. The students include Rachel Reiss, Blue Sapphire featured twirler, Blue Band; Darius Williams-McKenzie, University Park Allocation Committee; Chahat Sharma, president, She’s the First; David Lucas, men’s track and field; Katie Jordan, president, University Park Undergraduate Association; Lawrence Green, international relations chair, BLUEprint; Natasha Roberts, mentor coordinator, BLUEprint; Jane Pereira-Ogan, vice president for standards, Panhellenic Council; Katie Heckman, Blue Band; Nicole Marie Medvitz, women’s gymnastics; and Sabrina Sayoc, director of external affairs, Filipino Association.

(Media Contacts)

Last Updated April 10, 2018