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Oct. 17: Mock House Party

11th annual event educates students about dangers of high-risk drinking.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Media Relations News Release, 10-10-2013

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Student Health Services is co-hosting an educational event called “House Party” on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Phi Delta Theta House (639 S. 4th St., Mankato) that is intended to educate students on the dangers of high-risk drinking.

It’s the 11th year in a row that Minnesota State Mankato’s Student Health Services has held the event, during which students take a tour of an off-campus house and explore a “house party” from a sober perspective.

Student volunteers act out scenarios that students may have encountered at a real house party. Students will be given statistical information about the prevalence of high-risk behaviors and then will be educated on how they can better keep themselves and their friends safe if they do choose to drink.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Reporters or photographers interested in covering the mock “House Party” are asked to contact Katelyn Anderson, graduate assistant in Student Health Services, in advance to make arrangements. Anderson can be reached by phone at 507-389-3239 or by email at

Joining Student Health Services and other Minnesota State Mankato departments as co-hosts of the event are the City of Mankato’s Department of Public Safety and the Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Student Health Services provides quality and affordable medical services and health education to Minnesota State Mankato students to enhance their learning experience and support their academic success.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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