HIGH POINT, N.C., March 11, 2010 – The High Point University Greek community recently held events to help educate new members on important challenges they may face throughout their time in college. The series of events were held on Feb. 15, Feb. 25 and March 1.
Meredith McCrea, Greek Life coordinator at HPU, says the sessions included information about the dangers of alcohol and narcotics, as well as hazing. The series also included helpful information about study skills, time management and academic resources.
“We had a session with vice/narcotics detectives of the High Point Police Department, as well as a presentation from Brian Alley, who is the executive director of the Sam Spady Foundation,” McCrea says. “He discussed alcohol poisoning and risk management. We also had a session with Irene Ingersoll, who presented helpful information about being successful in the classroom at HPU.
“All of the new members from all Greek organizations were required to attend each session,” McCrea says. “We felt that it was important to educate new members about some of the issues or challenges they may face throughout college. ? I hope that each student took at least a bit of information away from the programs – and I hope it makes an impact on them.”
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu or on Twitter at @HighPointU.
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