The Alcohol Issues Matter organization (AIM) was founded in 1994 to address the issues surrounding the use of alcohol in the Hope Community. It focuses on promoting awareness of alcohol issues. Student Development employee Fonda Green facilitated much of the alcohol-related programs at Hope College.
BACCHUS, an acronym for Boost Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students was formally incorporated in 1981. It was founded and led by Gerardo Gonzalez, an alcohol educator and professor at the University of Florida. The main point of BACCHUS is that students are best enabled to influence the drinking behavior of other students.
This collection consists of background information, newsletters, magazines, newspaper clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, posters, and booklets relating to the AIM and BACCHUS organizations. Also contains materials dealing with specific areas of the programs, such as Alcohol Awareness Week and spring break.
Repository citation: Hope College, "H92-1324. AIM/BACCHUS. Records, 1976-1998. 4.50 linear ft." (2012). Collection Registers and Abstracts. Paper 45.
April 9, 2012.