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11-26-2011


UC Receives BKW Grant

Williamsburg, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands (UC) recently received news that they had been awarded the Bell-Knox-Whitley Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (BKW-KY-ASAP) grant to continue use of their My Student Body program. The program is a website the school uses to educate students on living a healthy life style and making good choices

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Initially when the program started three years ago in 2009, UC received the grant from BKW-KY-ASAP that totaled $8,000 to get the project started. Since then the university has been able to start the www.mystudentbody.com website. The site is designed to provide students with thorough knowledge on the subjects of drug abuse, alcoholism, and sexual violence. UC’s Director of Career Services Debbie Harp states, “The program allows us to enhance our drug and alcohol prevention education efforts on campus.”

Since the program was created around 400 users access the website yearly and freshmen enrolled at UC are required to take the online program as an assignment in their Insights class, a freshmen class offered to provide students an easy transition into college. Students must take a pretest to see how knowledgeable they are on the issues and once the program is complete they take another test to see what they have learned. In order for a student to pass they must get a 75% average on the post test.

The website also provides updated articles on sexual violence, drug abuse, and alcoholism for students to be able to read.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees; more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.