In 2015, Wellness & Health Promotion Services along with Saluki Athletics were awarded one of the 3-year competitive NCAA Choices Grants. The purpose of the SalukiChoices program is to change campus norms and reduce the number of SIU students who misuse alcohol, thus enabling students to flourish academically, personally, and professionally.
NCAA CHOICES Grant
In an effort to educate students about the risks involved with the misuse of alcohol, the NCAA, with the support of the Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc., provides funding for NCAA CHOICES, a grant program for NCAA member institutions and conference offices to integrate athletics departments into campus-wide efforts to reduce alcohol abuse. NCAA CHOICES projects must partner athletics with other campus departments in the development and implementation of effective alcohol education projects.