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Trivia and Pizza Night

Hosted by: College of St. Scholastica

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Please briefly describe your Communities Talk activity.

We hosted a game night with trivia about positive party behavior. Students provided information about fun activities to take part in that do not involve drinking. They also shared a presentation about the costs of drinking, including facts about how many students do not drink. Lastly, students participated in a trivia game where they were quizzed on the content of the presentation.

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How does underage drinking and substance misuse affect your community?

About 35% of our students who are underage choose to drink. This statistic comes from our Boynton College Health Survey, a survey of undergraduate students at select universities.

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What goal(s) did you hope to accomplish with your Communities Talk activity?

  • Reduce prevalence of underage drinking and other substances in community
  • Create an ongoing conversation about underage drinking and substance use prevention in the community
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Who did you involve in your activity planning, and who did your activity impact?

We involved students and staff at the College of St. Scholastica in our planning, and our intended audience was St. Scholastica students. We had a wonderful turnout of about 85 students who participated in the event.

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Which Communities Talk resources (or other SAMHSA resources) were most helpful for your activity?

  • Communities Talk website
  • Communities Talk planning guides
  • Communities Talk toolkits
  • Communities Talk social media content (e.g., Facebook, Twitter)
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Did the COVID-19 pandemic affect the planning or execution of your activities?

No, COVID did not affect our activity.

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What other challenge(s) did you face in planning your activity this year?

  • We did not experience any challenges.
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How did you overcome these challenges?

We did not experience any challenges.

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What are your next steps?

  • Host follow-up meetings or activities

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