“Do The Gorilla Thing,” a program of the PSU Gorillas In Your Midst peer education group, won the Excellence for Outstanding Program award at the April 6 Meeting of the Minds conference in Kansas City, a regional prevention and health education conference for college and university peer educators.
The campaign is a campuswide program that translates to “Do The Right Thing” when it comes to diversity, vision, honor, academics and leadership, according to Gorillas In Your Midst adviser J.T. Knoll.  The program aims to educate PSU students, particularly incoming freshmen, about substance abuse, mental health, stress management and bystander behavior.
Knoll was also named outstanding adviser at the conference.