Virginia's George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. GMU is currently collaborating on a multi-year research project "Understanding Teen Drinking Cultures in America". This is the second time The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility has supported independent research at GMU. Its nationally acclaimed "Promising Practices: Campus Alcohol Strategies" initiative was also supported by a multi-year grant from The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility.