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Annual 'House Party' Set for Oct. 16

Event is intended to educate students on the dangers of high-risk drinking.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office, 10-9-2014

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Student Health Services is co-hosting an educational event called “House Party” on Thursday, Oct. 16 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 is the 12th 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.

In May, Minnesota State Mankato’s Student Health Services was awarded MADD’s Underage Drinking Prevention – Teen Influencer Award for its annual House Party program.

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. Among the University departments that currently support the event (or have previously) are: Student Health Services/Health Education; Health PROs; Residential Life; Phi Delta Theta Fraternity; Residence Hall Association; Eta Sigma Gamma Health Honorary; Women’s Center; and LGBT Center.

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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