office of special projects

A Matter of Degree (AMOD)

In 1996, Lehigh became one of ten universities nationwide selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to receive a five-year A Matter of Degree grant (AMOD) to address the problems of abusive drinking and its secondhand effects on other students and the community. In September 2001, due in large part to its success in phase one, Lehigh received a four-year grant renewal. The grant was administered by the American Medical Association and evaluated by the Harvard School of Public Health.

Through the environmental change approach, Lehigh built a campus-community coalition made up of students, staff and members of the South Side Bethlehem community to integrate programs, policy and other prevention efforts in an effort to change environmental factors that contribute to the abuse of alcohol.