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Articles Applying Generally to Students and the College Experience

Alcohol excesses on campuses is a recurring topic of the media   Several broad topic areas are reported as in the list below.  The links take one to the articles in each topic area:

1.  Student attitudes, practices and risks.

2.  Binge drinking, practices, risks, and short-term and long-term consequences.

3.  Sexual and other assaults resulting form alcohol excess, including prevalence of sexual harassment on campuses. 

4.  Parental awareness and involvement-Still necessary once student is "safely" on campus.

5.  Measures by colleges and universities to control excesses with uncertain success

6.  Ignoring the dangers and risks of alcohol excesses, by colleges, communities, society, and the beverage industry.

7.  Effect of binge drinking on academic achievement

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UMaine study says half of college students in clubs, teams face hazing-9/30/13 ““Alcohol consumption, humiliation, isolation, sleep-deprivation, and sex acts are hazing practices common across student groups.””
Student Perceptions About Campus Drinking Policies and Potential Impact on Alcohol Consumption-9/13/13 “Despite stringent drinking policies among various colleges and universities, inappropriate alcohol consumption continues to persist among college students.”
The Start Of School Is Not The Only Risky Time For Campus Rape-9/8/14 “It's the combination of alcohol consumption and students who are on their own for the first time that can make the first few weeks of school particularly dangerous.”
Authorities warn incoming students of potential campus crime-8/22/14 “State Public Safety officials are running a campaign called "Don't Turn Your Back, ACT."  In other words; say something if you see somebody drugging a drink.”
Vicious, Even Deadly, Hazing Still a Shameful College Tradition-8/13/14 “The age old practice of forcing a newbie to submit to violence, excessive or dangerous eating and drinking, even sexual humiliation doesn't only happen on college campuses and it's not just fraternities and sororities that dish it out.”
Returning college students should know dangers of drugs and alcohol-8/10/14 “Not cause a person to consume alcohol too fast to realize how intoxicated they have become; knowing how much alcohol is being consumed: 1 drink equals 1 four-ounce glass of wine, 1 12-ounce beer, 1 shot of 80-proof liquor and mixed drinks may be more than one serving and remembering that it's OK not to drink.”
No group that would degrade you is worth belonging to-8/9/14 “You may have instilled good judgment in your student but, once they leave home, the temptations and peer pressure can be overwhelming.”
Widespread drinking on college campuses a serious social problem-8/3/14 “Drinking loosens inhibitions and impairs the judgment of these young adults at a time when they are experiencing continuing physical, sexual and emotional changes in their lives.”
Ruth Bass: Alcohol is the real demon on campus-6/30/14 “Before colleges come anywhere near solving the problem of campus rapes and other kinds of sexual assault, they need to solve their alcohol problem: Too many college men and women getting drunk on a regular basis.”
Enough Of Fraternities, Sororities-5/21/14 “Fraternities and sororities are bastions of exclusion, anachronisms in this global society. They encourage cliques and excesses, and have brought ambulances to campuses far too often.”
Falling From Safety-4/17/14 “A string of students have died or been seriously injured across the country after falling out of on-campus residence halls or off-campus apartment buildings and fraternity houses during the past month.”  “Some of those incidents involved heavy drinking or drugs.”
Analyst on hazing - path needed to healing-3/27/14 “Lake said that universities that retreat to denial about a tragedy don’t emerge as well in the long run.”
College Students' Drinking Behavior Holds Steady-3/18/14 “While the percentage of college drinkers have stayed mostly steady, the report says that "a large percentage of college students who do drink, do so to excess."”
College Students' Drinking Behavior Holds Steady-3/18/14 “While the percentage of college drinkers have stayed mostly steady, the report says that "a large percentage of college students who do drink, do so to excess."”
What Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s pledging ban won’t fix-3/14/14 “The true culprit in fraternity malfeasance is alcohol abuse. Every one of the incidents described in my files — every single one — involves as its principal player titanic quantities of booze.”
Deaths force college fraternity to ban hazing-3/10/14 “But observers of the culture believe the behaviour of members - often disparagingly known as "frat boys" - has become even more debauched and dangerous in recent times.”
How a College Roommate Can Affect Your Child-2/24/14 “The studies show that roommate assignments can affect everything from academic performance to freshman weight gain.”
The sobering truth of reality-2/20/14 “I have addressed this topic previously and have a unique perspective since I have seen the issue from both sides of the proverbial fence. I retired from active law enforcement in 2006; and during my career I worked for the police departments of two state universities.”
The Dark Power of Fraternities-2/14/14 “A yearlong investigation of Greek houses reveals their endemic, lurid, and sometimes tragic problems—and a sophisticated system for shifting the blame.”
Fatalities in Michigan, Virginia Spotlight Deadliest Fraternity-1/31/14 “As membership in Greek societies has swelled, more than 60 people have died in fraternity-related events since 2005.”
Students who have been drinking are likely an easier target for crime-1/13/14 “The crimes have not only happened to students who are out after dark, but Neudigate said their activity has fostered the problem. About 60 percent of the student victims in the district where UC lies had been drinking just before they were robbed.”
Hazing continues despite efforts to change-1/12/14 “According to insidehazing.com, more than 250,000 students experienced hazing to join a college athletic team, 40 percent say a coach was aware of the hazing and 22 percent say the coach was involved.”
Some colleges move to ban hazing rituals-11/27/13 “A report by Bloomberg found at least 60 fraternity hazing-related deaths have occurred since 2005.”
Hazing embedded in college culture?-11/21/13 “"I was asked maybe 20 or 30 times this summer if my fraternity hazed," …… "Younger kids expect it, some even want it and that needs to change."”
'Drunkorexia' Hits College Campuses--10/27/13 “"Drunkorexia," or drinking alcohol on an empty stomach, is popular among students, with one study showing up to 40 percent of college students trying it.”
Fake ID Use Tied to High-Risk Drinking by Underage Students-10/17/13 “Underage students tend to drink less frequently than older students, but the use of fake IDs might lead them to drink more often and increase their risk of developing drinking problems, the researchers said.”
College Students’ Drinking Habits Formed in First Six Weeks of College: Expert-10/7/13 “In the first six weeks, first-semester freshmen often start drinking or increase the amount they drink.” ,,,,,,, “Students show up with all these expectations about the role that alcohol is going to play in their lives in college, and they just get a little bit nuts with the freedom,””
College drinking spikes among freshmen-10/5/13 “There's a spike in alcohol usage for first-semester freshmen that generally tapers off throughout the rest of the student's college career.”
Alcohol remains drug of choice for college students-8/21/13 “In a reference group of 209,576 college students, the report included statistics on a lifetime prevalence of substance use with alcohol leading the way at 86.8 percent, while marijuana claimed 44.9 percent, amphetamines claimed 12.6 percent, sedatives claimed 7.8 percent, and opiates claimed 2.9 percent.”
McClellan: Saga of a drinking arrest near campus-8/4/13 Alcohol bust for minor giving intoxicated minor a ride—college students
Commentary: Drinking and the College Experience-8/9/13 “Teenagers, whether they’re 13, 15 or 19, are trying to define who they are and who they should be. You wouldn’t tell a 13-year-old that drinking is “normal” – the same should be true for an 18- or 19-year-old.”
Frats Worse Than Animal House Fail to Pay for Casualties-3/28/13 “While at least 57 people have been killed or paralyzed since 2005 in incidents involving fraternities or their members, the low-profile national bodies have enjoyed increases of 13 percent in revenue and 29 percent in membership. “
College Freshmen Drinking Less, Survey Finds-1/30/13 “A national survey of college freshmen finds 33 percent reported drinking beer in 2012, down from 35.4 percent the previous year. In 1982, the survey found 73.7 percent of college freshmen reported drinking beer.”
Almost One-Fourth of College Women Try Hookah Smoking During Freshman Year-7/19/12 “Almost one-quarter of college women try hookah smoking during their freshman year, a new study finds. The researchers found the more alcohol the women drank, the more likely they were to try hookah smoking.”
Watch Out For Yourself – Always-6/22/12 Student view: “Weekend after weekend, semester after semester, I would see and hear about other female students leaving a bar or a house party late at night to walk home by themselves, and this never failed to stun me.  When I say “stun,” I guess I should clarify; it never surprised me, since this is unfortunately so common, but the complete lack of hesitancy these young women tend to show makes me shocked and sad.”
College Drinking: Maybe Not a Disorder but Still a Big Problem-5/22/12 “Whether or not problem drinkers become alcoholics later in life — and there’s evidence that many of them do — we can’t ignore the hard reality that college binge drinking plays a central role in campus deaths, sexual assaults, physical injuries, destruction of property, failing academic performance, unintended pregnancies, STDs, depression, domestic violence and other mental-health problems.”
Are There Legal Forms of Hazing?-How prosecutors view college initiation rituals-5/2/12 “. A 2008 survey found that 55 percent of college students involved in clubs, teams, or other student organizations experienced hazing, defined as any activity “that humiliates, degrades, abuses, or endangers.””
The Fun of Being Drunk Is All in Your Head, Not the Bottle-4/20/12 Study results---“ Iif we can prove to students that many of the perceived positive side effects of alcohol are actually due to their expectations, rather than the alcohol itself, then we could potentially reduce frequent binge drinking and its negative consequences."
10 Sobering Stats on College Drinking Deaths-4/10/12 No. 3---“Freshmen account for more than one-third of college student deaths”
So What Do College Students Do On Alternative Spring Break?-3/16/12 “If anyone doubts the strength and capacity of the next generation, don't. The host of young people I met during Alternative Spring Break is evidence enough to believe that this upcoming generation will make our world a better place.”
Spring break is the biggest peak for students' alcohol abuse-3/13/12 “Alcohol use by college students follows seasonal patterns.  Consumption peaks during holidays, such as Thanksgiving and New Year's, with the biggest peak of all being spring break week.”
Almost Half of College Student Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions Involve Alcohol-2/8/12 Study results--“The rate of alcohol-related treatment admissions is much higher among college students than for non-college students who are the same age—46.6 percent versus 30.6 percent.”
Facebook Intervention: Flagging Dorm Room Danger Through Social Media-2/28/12 Former student in coma----“"Once you start putting that on Facebook, it's not a one-time thing," said [G's] mother, Madelyn Bennett. "Had I gone on his Facebook page earlier, I probably would have called him home from school for drug and alcohol counseling."”
Seeking an end to hazing deaths-2/5/12 “Hank Nuwer, a professor at Franklin College in Indiana, has spent the past 40 years documenting every hazing death in the United States. Since 1975, he says, "there's been a death every particular year. Would I be very surprised if 2012 goes by without a death? Yes." “  “The one constant in 82 percent of hazing deaths, Nuwer found, was massive quantities of alcohol - part of a growing culture of binge drinking that is all too common at college campuses across America.”
Study looks at student drinking habits-2/6/12 “College students are especially prone to drink in part because of the college lifestyle.”  “Factors such as being around groups of heavy drinkers, being closer to establishments serving alcohol and the tendency to drink more alcohol than most can all add up to college kids drinking too much.”
FAMU death: Vigilance key to changing culture of hazing, experts say-1/22/12 As study on hazing:  “Alcohol poisoning is the leading cause of death, but other recent deaths have been linked to water intoxication, drowning, even suicide.”
Hosts of Off-Campus College Parties Drink More Than Their Guests-1/16/12 “Hosts of off-campus college parties drink more and engage in more alcohol-related problem behaviors than their guests, a new study suggests. The researchers found that hosts of on-campus parties tend to drink less than their guests.”
Hazing Deaths—More Common at Black Colleges? Not Quite-1/4/12 “That the overwhelming majority of hazing reports—86 percent—were by white students. The most common hazing practices reported in the study involved alcohol consumption, sexual acts, sleep deprivation, and humiliation.”
College hazing rituals escalate from childish to deadly, experts say-12/20/11 “Most institutions of higher learning have had anti-hazing policies for years, but incidents tend to be underreported, since victims and witnesses often don't want to lose their standing in their fraternity, sorority, band or athletic team, experts say. Milder forms of hazing, like forcing pledges to wear funny hats, often get laughed off by faculty and administrators.”
College hazing rituals come under new fire after death of FAMU marching band student-12/9/11 “Dangerous hazing rituals such as binge drinking on college campuses remains a major issue where many pledges have died as a result of alcohol poisoining. This past summer, the heartbroken mother of a Cornell University sophomore sued the ivy league school for $25 million dollars after fraternity brothers kidnapped her son, blindfolded him, bound his hands and feet, and forced him to drink so much alcohol that he passed out and died.”
Colleges warn more students abusing stimulants-11/27/11 “The American University junior never finishes her monthly prescription of instant-release Adderall used to control her ADHD…….. So she shares the extras with friends who promise to use it as a study aid, not a party drug. She sells whatever is left to friends of friends for $5 to $10 each.”
Drunkorexia: What is it doing to college students?-11/22/11 “Clearly, drunkorexia has serious and lasting consequences, even for students who aren't repeat offenders.“
Prescription drug abuse rises on campuses-11/17/11 “Prescription drugs, including opioids and antidepressants, are responsible for more overdose deaths than street drugs, such as cocaine, heroin and amphetamines, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
Students drink to avoid facing their fears-10/31/11 “Those of us who comprise the adults in the lives of college students — including parents — need to assess why students are coming to college in fear of facing their fears. Students have learned through environment, culture or experience that it is easier to avoid fear through drinking than it is to face fear and grow.”
College Students Who Post Drunken Photos on Facebook at Risk of Drinking Problems-10/4/11 Study----“College students who post photos to Facebook showing themselves getting drunk are at higher risk of alcohol dependence and abuse, compared with their classmates with no references to drinking on their pages.”
Drinking and Driving Death Rates Among College Students Have Been Significantly Overestimated, UVA Study Finds-9/2/11 “The rate of college student deaths from drinking and driving accidents is not nearly as high as leading national statistics suggest, according to a breakthrough University of Virginia pilot study that has found fatality rates up to 89 percent lower among Virginia college students than the leading estimates.”
Why do college students love getting wasted?-8/28/11 Must reading for all parents of college students from Slate
Emphasizing Downside of Drinking Doesn’t Persuade College Students, Experts Say-8/22/11 “When researchers used Breathalyzers to show college students their blood alcohol content, it had the opposite of the intended effect, encouraging them to drink more.”
Party schools don't really like parties-8/20/11 Dean of students at Ohio University” "Our concern is student behavior. Drinking among college and high school students is at epidemic levels."  
Make your you know your safety before sending the kids off/back to college.-8/15/11 Discusses risks of fires to college students noting: “Impaired judgment from the consumption of alcohol was often a large factor in these fire deaths.”
Drunk Support-8/3/11 “The term “drunk support” refers to the social nature of the college drinking scene, in which students push each other through the party with drinking games and gifted shots, but also help each other with bagels and water and escorts home.”
College Student's Guide to Safe Drinking-7/31/11 “Among full-time college students, 63.9% were current drinkers, 43.5% were binge drinkers, and 16.0% were heavy drinkers.”  Article addresses these extremes.
Some College Students Find Perceived Positive Effects of Drinking Outweigh the Negative-7/6/11 “Some college students continue to drink heavily even when they experience harmful effects such as hangovers, fights and unwanted sexual situations, because they perceive the benefits of drinking to outweigh the negative, a new study suggests.”
Hookup culture' making inroads on American Catholic campuses-6/16/11 “A “hookup culture” of casual encounters has “become the dominant script for sexual and romantic relationships on Catholic and secular campuses,” according to a new study from the Cardinal Newman Society.”
Later Class Start Times in College Linked to Binge Drinking-6/15/11 “College students who start their classes later in the day are more likely to drink more alcohol and binge drink, compared with students who get an earlier start, a new study has found.”
College Students Who Sleep in Drink More, Study Less-6/14/11 “Scheduling classes later in the day provides college students with more time to sleep in the morning, but it may also encourage them to stay up later drinking, new research suggests.”
College Party Culture Offers Dangerous Mix For Students-6/13/11 “The current culture on many college campuses can lead to problems including drug and alcohol abuse, criminal activity and health concerns.  Social studies analysts said that on most college campuses across the country, many students drink alcohol and many are underage.”
College student alcohol and drug use rise blamed on recession, bleak future-6/5/11 “The startling statistics from the U.S. Department of Education -- that college students started drinking and taking drugs more during the same period that the “Great Recession of 2008” kicked in – is not news to the health experts.”
College students sleep longer but drink more and get lower grades when classes start later-6/11 “Results show that later class start times were associated with a delayed sleep schedule, which led to poorer sleep, more daytime sleepiness, and a lower grade-point average. Students with later class start times also consumed more alcohol and reported more binge drinking.”
‘Drunkorexia’ Becoming Concern on Some College Campuses-5/26/11 “Campuses are seeing an increase in ‘drunkorexia,’ the act of restricting calories by day so students can drink alcohol at night without gaining weight.”
More U.S. college students die from suicide than alcohol-related causes, UVA researchers find-4/11/11 “The results seem to contradict conventional beliefs concerning the number of alcohol-related deaths, he said. Suicides accounted for 6.18 deaths per 100,000 students, while alcohol was a factor in 4.86 deaths per 100,000.  Overall, the No. 1 cause of death was vehicle accidents, at 6.88 deaths per 100,000, about half of them alcohol-related.”
Sex, Sunshine, and Spring Break Safety-3/8/11 Helpful safety reminders for spring break, including: “If you go out to the bars, be sure to go with friends and people you know. Plan ahead in case you need cab fare, and never leave a friend behind. Alcohol can cause blackouts, which can lead to sexual assault, rape, robbery, and even death.”
Study reveals danger-soaked side of drinking games-1/20/11 Study “showed a correlation between participation in drinking games and alcohol-related problems. Problems included having trouble studying, experiencing withdrawal symptoms and going to school or work drunk.”
Study: Students learning abroad increase drinking-10/11/10 Study results include:  “On average, those students doubled their drinking while abroad, but most returned to an average of three to five drinks a week when they returned to Seattle. A subset of students who traveled to the Middle East and other places where drinking is not as prevalent reported their intake decreased while abroad.”
The five types of college drinkers-10/5/10 5 Types identified and described in the article: 1) Captains of Control, 2) Malleable Moderate, 3), Savvy Sippers 4) Easily Swayed Swiggers, 5) Copious Confidents
One Student's 21st-Birthday Wish: Plenty of Drinking, but Hold the Alcohol-9/19/10 “As Leslie …. approached her 21st birthday this month, she made a simple request to her friends on Facebook: Don't buy me a drink.”---Read more
Risky alcohol-related driving behavior increases at age 21-5/31/10 Researchers “recruited 1,253 first-year college students to participate in a four-year study examining drinking behaviors. They found that, among 20-year-olds, 8% drove after drinking any alcohol, 20% drove while intoxicated and 43% rode with an intoxicated driver. At age 21, 63% drove after drinking any alcohol, 25% drove while intoxicated and 49% rode with an intoxicated driver.”
Where Does Controversy End Up? The Aftermath of Princeton's Op-Ed Fallout-4/2/10 “The op-ed, written by a freshman columnist, sparked a nationwide controversy regarding the role of consent in drunken hook-ups, with Princeton at the epicenter. The piece argued that an inebriated female "knew what would happen if she started drinking"  “We all know that the more people drink, the less likely they are to make wise decisions.  It is common sense."”
College drinking: Students don't think beyond 'Friday night'—Fall 2009 “Police say the problem with some college students, especially those who drink, is that they don't think beyond Friday night. They take a chance and wind up doing something that can hurt their future.”
Duke Lacrosse Scandal Sheds New Light on the Stripper Industry: A Campus Trend?-4/24/06 ““ABC News spoke with students and recent college graduates from around the country. All of them wanted to speak anonymously given the delicate nature of the topic, and all said the same thing: They had seen strippers at parties on or near campus, often at fraternity and athletic team parties celebrating birthdays or new pledges.””
In college_ first year is by far the riskiest-1/24/06 Reporters found that“of 620 deaths of four-year college and university students since Jan. 1, 2000, finds that freshmen are uniquely vulnerable. They account for more than one-third of undergraduate deaths in the study, although they are only 24% of the undergraduates”

 

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Cancer Fears Could Curb College Binge Drinking-3/25/14 “Now it seems that stoking students’ own fear of an early death might be the right messaging to help curb college binge drinking.”
Update On Binge Drinking Among College Students: From Bad To Worse-3/11/14 “Peer pressure contributes significantly to binge drinking on college campuses Collins explained, with hazing events in fraternities as dangerous end-games.”
Binge drinking a dangerous fad among college students-10/8/13 Student view—“ Drinking is often seen as an essential component of the college experience. Many students bring their high school drinking habits with them, and the college environment almost always exacerbates the problem.”
Experts promote multi-faceted approach to binge drinking on college campuses-9/27/13 “With the right screening, a college can use motivational interviewing to introduce change through empathy and communicating with students in a non-confrontational manner.”
Dangers of binge drinking addressed at NVCC forum-8/5/13 “There were a total of five local-area alcohol-related college student deaths the same Halloween weekend that my son died.”
Dangers of binge drinking addressed at NVCC forum-8/5/13 “College students today seek out new and innovative ways of getting extremely intoxicated fast, and in untested and unprecedented ways that can be extremely dangerous. She said they often try different combinations of alcohols and other ingredients, taking 15 to 20 shots of alcohol in mere minutes.”
Expressing concern about binge drinking can influence student choices-7/18/13 “The study focused on how students who had people in their lives who expressed concern about alcohol consumption were more likely to be concerned about their own alcohol consumption.”
Study: College Women Binge Drink More Often Than Men-5/17/13 Study results:  “The study followed 992 college freshmen over the course of two years—researchers found that women were more likely to exceed the weekly guidelines than men.
College binge drinking raises risk of heart disease-4/23/13 Study---“, researchers found that four years of heavy drinking between the ages of 18 and 25 may be enough to permanently increase a person's risk of heart attack, stroke and atherosclerosis.”
Social media influence on binge drinking-1/8/13 ” Today, students face a new monster that may be driving them to the bottle - social media. From pictures of glitzed up college freshman getting ready to tackle the weekend trickling down newsfeeds to tweets of emptying red solo cups, both Facebook and Twitter have become new tools for students to promote their weekend shenanigans, legal or otherwise.”
Hazing: Ritual Bullying Turns Deadly Again-5/7/12 “ According to the website hazingprevention.org, there has been at least one hazing-related death on a college campus in every year since 1970. Most of the deaths are related to alcohol — no surprise.”
Colleges pledge to squelch dangerous rites of hazing-5/2/12 "There are so many students who are leaving our schools with deep psychological trauma that they're never going to talk about," she said. "The shame is so deep, that somehow they're weak, that they couldn't take it. The culture reinforces that."
10 Sobering Stats on College Drinking Deaths-4/10/12 No. 3---“Freshmen account for more than one-third of college student deaths”
Alcohol Poisoning: Always a Risk for Partiers-3/20/12 “I play drinking games…where I drink more than five drinks at a time and I reach an acute level of intoxication,” said Marcus Davis, a junior nursing student from Ft. Lauderdale. “I’ve never thought about the fact that it can lead to coma and/or death.””
The great campus-drinking debate-3/16/12 On Huguely case---“ The case highlighted yet again the problem of rampant alcohol abuse on campus--and the situation of friends and bystanders who know perfectly well that someone has a drinking problem but don't care or know how to intervene.”
Spring break is the biggest peak for students' alcohol abuse-3/13/12 “Alcohol use by college students follows seasonal patterns.  Consumption peaks during holidays, such as Thanksgiving and New Year's, with the biggest peak of all being spring break week.”
Mike Nichols column: The serial killer is in the bottle-3/10/12 “Nine young men died in the river between 1997 and 2010. Now there are two more who've met the same fate elsewhere in Wisconsin. “  “There are well-worn lessons I hope some college kid someplace will stick on his refrigerator and see when he opens it to grab a few beers before heading to the bar for more of the same. Know your limit, and keep a close eye on whatever buddy doesn't know his.”  “Realize, too, that the only serial killer in these cases is the one that comes in a bottle.”
Huguely case spurred changes, but campus drinking remains-3/12 pervasive “Excessive drinking at colleges -- and the violence that can go along with it -- is hard to address because binge drinking is so prevalent and students don't believe they'll suffer any serious consequences, said Mike Gimbel, a Maryland substance-abuse education consultant.”
The tragedy of George Huguely---2/22/12 “University of Virginia’s substance abuse prevention center notes that 71 percent of U-Va. students drink on a typical Saturday night, with 20 percent consuming more than 6 standard drinks and 18 percent consuming four to five.”  “But this should not happen at college.  It’s an adult tragedy with adult consequences. Where were the adults?”
Murder trial of UVA lacrosse player highlights rampant alcohol abuse on our college campuses-2/20/12 “Many of you will maintain that drinking has always been common in college, but the research shows a rise in binge drinking and alcohol-related deaths of young people.”
Students are 'starving for a drink'-2/18/12 “Studies on college campuses in North Carolina, Missouri and Texas have found that as many as 21 percent of students (women more so than men) admit to eating sparingly or not at all before drinking. That puts them at a higher risk of blacking out, driving drunk, having unwanted sex and killing brain cells.”
Huguely trial highlights alcohol abuse at colleges, universities-2/18/12 “But trial testimony over the past two weeks from witnesses, most of them former U.Va. students, has repeatedly shown that Huguely, now 24, was part of a college culture where some young people drink before working on papers, "pregame" before going to bars and drink to get drunk almost every time.”
After Daughter’s Death, Ithaca College Professor Leads Push to Curb Drinking-2/15/12 “Following the alcohol-related death of his daughter, Prof. Joseph Cheng, finance and international business, Ithaca College, is leading an initiative to have students publicly pledge to abstain from drinking alcohol until they turn 21”
Study: Student drinking a 'serious problem' on college campuses-2/12 “Nearly half of all substance abuse treatment admissions involving college students (ages 18-24) in 2009 were for alcohol disorders, according to a recent study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Moreover, the student admission rate was much higher than nonstudents in the same age group (46.6 percent to 30.6), the report found. “
Dartmouth president leading campaign against binge drinking-1/16/12 President Dr. Kim on lowering drinking age: “I don't. I'm a public health physician. There are two pieces of evidence. The 21-year drinking age has reduced automobile accidents in every group of people of that age except college students. Moreover, I'm beginning to be more and more convinced by data on the toxicity of alcohol for adolescent brains.”
Hosts of Off-Campus College Parties Drink More Than Their Guests-1/16/12 “Hosts of off-campus college parties drink more and engage in more alcohol-related problem behaviors than their guests, a new study suggests. The researchers found that hosts of on-campus parties tend to drink less than their guests.”
Back to School & DRUNK AGAIN… Thanks to Xanax, Girls Are Becoming ‘Cheap Drunks’ According to One Author/Expert-1/12/12 “Xanax, it’s widely known on campus (especially with girls), will get you drunker faster, meaning you consume less (calories and money — both important to college women) and get a more intense effect — fun for some, but landing others in the hospital or morgue.”
WARNING! Alcohol Poisoning Comes With Danger-12/19/11 “The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) states that approximately 599,000 college students in the United States get accidental alcohol-related injuries. Half of them are under the legal drinking age of 21, and some may even be under the age of 18. “
Women’s Binge Drinking in College Linked with Sexual Assault Risk-12/8/2011 “Binge drinking was associated with young women’s risk of sexual victimization  “Among women who had ever consumed 10 or more drinks in one sitting since they started college, 59 percent reported being sexually victimized by the end of their first semester.”
Binge Drinking Games a Popular Sport-12/6/11 “Binge drinking is harmful to the body and mind and results in long term side effects as well as death in some cases.  For instance, drinking games, like beer pong, are becoming increasingly popular among college students. These games encourage the consumption of large amounts of an alcoholic beverage. The effects are staggering and, in some cases, dire.”
Ex-party animal hits campuses to fight binge drinking-11/29/11 “"I look back and think about what a wasted time," Upshaw says of her party-down days. Now she wastes no time: "I want to change the world and I'm going to."”
Book review: Getting Wasted-Study of college drinking puts beer goggles under the microscope-11/23/11 The author “points out some positive repercussions of excessive drinking, most of which revolve around the communal nature of partying and even its side effects, like fights, arrest and illness, which strengthen social bonds and, perhaps ironically, prepare students to better deal with the world they will enter once they graduate. Nursing a blacked-out, profusely vomiting dorm room-mate while trying to avoid the scrutiny of the R.A. has become a modern rite of passage.”
Student mortality study released-11/14/11 Student article---” The study showed that on an observed annual basis, 3.37 students die in alcohol-related vehicular accidents out of every 100,000 students. Suicide, with a rate of 6.18 deaths out of every 100,000 students, topped the list of most common causes of college student deaths.”
Undergrads' Drinking Patterns May Predict Future Abuse-Impulsivity, aggression linked to continued alcohol problems, study says-10/22/11 “College students who are heavy drinkers may be more likely to continue their unhealthy drinking habits after graduation if they have high levels of impulsivity and aggression, according to a new study.”
Binge drinking numbers rising-10/20/11 “Underage drinkers typically tend to drink on fewer occasions than their older peers but have more alcohol-related problems than students of legal drinking age.”
Underage binge: Drinking leads Fort Collins student to the edge, back--230 intoxicated minors treated at PVH in 2010-10/1/11 “At age 19, K….. moved in with friends and started drinking socially while pursuing a criminal justice degree at Front Range Community College.  Like most underage drinkers, he did his drinking at parties, where there were no licensed bartenders to cut off people from overindulging.  "Some people would get so drunk, they'd just pass out ... in the bathroom, bathtub, living-room floor."”
Study finds dangers of binge drinking-8/25/11 “According to a recent study by Blue Cross Blue Shield, binge drinking is the third leading cause of preventable deaths in the U.S. and about 17 percent of adults in New York have admitted to binge drinking.”
College students fall prey to blackouts after binge drinking-8/3/11 “The greater the number of blackouts, which are fueled by drinking, the greater their chances of having an injury in the future when under the effects of alcohol.”
Student Binge Drinking Linked to Brain Damage, Injuries-7/26/11 “New studies link student binge drinking to brain damage and drunken blackouts to higher rates of injury. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that 42 percent of American college students engage in what’s known as “binge” drinking.”
Excessive Drinking Still a Problem Among College Students-7/11/11 “Alcohol is estimated to be involved with:---27 percent of college dropouts---33 percent of academic failures among college students---58 percent of violent behaviors on college campuses---59 percent of unsafe sexual practices among undergraduate students---63 percent of acquaintance rapes among college co-eds”
Blackouts linked to future drinking injuries in college students-7/1/11 “The more memory blackouts a college student experiences when drinking, the more likely he or she is to suffer an injury while drinking at some time in the future, a new study says.”
The Underage Drinking Epidemic-Teens are finding new—and more dangerous—ways to binge.-6/13/11 “Kegs and watered-down beer have long been as much a part of the campus experience as trying to avoid early-morning classes.”  “What is new—and increasingly alarming to those confronting the issue—is the rising trend of extreme underage drinking.”
Binge drinkers need to use more of their brain to learn, study suggests-5/17/11 “Researchers in Spain say they've found a link between "a sporadic, drunkenness-oriented drinking style" and a decreased ability to learn new information presented verbally.”
Study Finds Binge Drinking Associated with Impaired Memory in College Students-5/17/11 “Binge drinking appears to hamper young adults’ ability to perform simple language and memory tests, a new study shows. The research suggests that drinking large quantities of alcohol in a short period may have an effect on the region of the brain involved in learning.”
Study reveals danger-soaked side of drinking games-1/20/11 Study “showed a correlation between participation in drinking games and alcohol-related problems. Problems included having trouble studying, experiencing withdrawal symptoms and going to school or work drunk.”
Mass. alcohol poisoning deaths soar in past decade-12/23/10 “The number of deaths attributed to drinking fatal levels of alcohol jumped from just 18 in 2000 to 228 in 2008”  “Massachusetts, with its plethora of colleges and universities, also has a binge drinking rate that is higher than the national average”
Study: Students learning abroad increase drinking-10/11/10 Study results include:  “On average, those students doubled their drinking while abroad, but most returned to an average of three to five drinks a week when they returned to Seattle. A subset of students who traveled to the Middle East and other places where drinking is not as prevalent reported their intake decreased while abroad.”
Spiked energy drinks alarm-TREND: Experts warn of a high-risk craze among students-8/21/10 ““The latest drinking craze on college campuses -- and even at high school parties -- is what many experts call a dangerous mix of caffeinated energy drinks and alcohol. Roberts said the drinks create a triad of problems, by combining students, whose decision-making skills are underdeveloped, with alcohol, which impairs good decision-making, and caffeine, which simply makes them alert, but not quick to react.”
Editorial: Targeting binge drinking-8/4/10 Study“found that colleges were dealing with incidents on a case-by-case basis and focusing too much attention on enforcing restrictions on campus rather than working to change the drinking culture off campus.”
Many Drinks Too Many: The Odds of Alcohol Poisoning-Srping 2010 “Alcohol poisoning occurs when a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) reaches .25 to .40 grams per deciliter. An average 160-pound male could hit that range—and beyond—with 20 drinks in one hour. At this extreme level, alcohol overloads the liver’s processing capacity. The heart and lungs can fail, leading to coma, and sometimes even death. Those who survive can be left with brain damage.”
Mother of Binge Drinking Victim Urges Students and Parents to Discuss Signs of Alcohol Poisoning, Emphasize Peer Responsibility Prior to Spring Break-3/11/10 “It’s much easier for a student to call for medical help than to call a friend’s parents and explain to them why their son or daughter died of alcohol poisoning,”
Campuses urged to stress perils of binge drinking-3/10/10 “College students need to broaden their fun beyond  alcohol-fueled social activities, and campuses need  to make students more aware of the dangers of  binge drinking.”  “In November, a Drake student nearly died from alcohol poisoning in a fraternity hazing incident. Last fall, several Drake students reported being sexually assaulted at local bars after binge drinking.”
Column: 'Smiley-face killer' theory losing steam-3/7/10 Student drawings-a pervasive unproven theory, but there are sufficient drawings for it to arise.
COLLEGE BING DRINKING-College Binge Drinking & Hazing: An Emerging Epidemic -1/19/10 “Fraternities and sororities bear the brunt of the blame for the phenomenon of “binge” drinking, probably because they deserve it. Sixty-five percent of members of the Greek system self-report as binge drinkers. Not only does the Greek system play host to the majority of on-campus parties, but older members frequently “haze” new recruits by encouraging or demanding rapid consumption of alcohol in a short period.”
Colleges Need to Target High-Risk Binge Drinkers, Study Says-12/18/09 “Half a million college students in the U.S. suffered injuries each year as a result of binge drinking. Many of those injuries are suffered by frequent, heavy drinkers, up to 40 percent of whom have been injured due to drinking, according to the study.”
Heavy-drinking Colleges Showing No Improvements-9/11/09 “In 1993, 58 percent of students reported binge drinking in the past two weeks; in 2005, 56 percent said the same. And although 28 percent of students in 1993 said they frequently binged, that figure was 32 percent in 2005.”
Binge Drinking and Its Consequences Up Among American College Students-6/16/09 “Apparently the countless tragedies and alarming statistics have done nothing to curtail the habit. In fact, according to a new study from the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, binge drinking among American college students is on the rise; as is its consequences.”
Extreme College Drinking and Alcohol-Related Injury Risk-Winter 2009 Study: “A total of 12,900 college students seeking routine care in 5 college health clinics completed a general Health Screening Survey. Of these, 2,090 students exceeded at-risk alcohol use levels and participated in a face-to-face interview to determine eligibility for a brief alcohol intervention trial.”

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University of Virginia U.Va. Looks At Ways To Curb Drinking At Its Frat Houses-12/11/14 “A fourth-year student, wants to designate frat brothers to stay sober and self-police during parties.” Address issue
University of Wisconsin Campus underage drinking tickets spike as UW police increase patrols-12/11/14 “Underage drinking tickets cost first offenders $263.50, and get more expensive with subsequent offenses. Students cited for drinking can also face sanctions from the university, and many are required to take an alcohol education course as well.” Address issue
Cal Poly Friday Night Live encourages Cal Poly students to make healthy choices-12/10/14 “Cal Poly is one of the few college campuses in the country to operate a Friday Night Live program, and the first and only university in California to operate one, according to the organization’s coordinators.” Address issue
General Dismantle the drinking infrastructure-12/10/14 “Kevin Carey asks a tougher question: Why do the students have so much time on their hands? Should the academic load be heavier?” Address issue
West Virginia University WVU students owning up to behavior issues-12/9/14 “During the discussion, students put everything on the table to be modified in an effort to begin address how to remedy the problem.” Address issue
University of Nebraska-Lincoln In wake of student's death, UNL Greek leaders take on drinking culture-12/7/14 “Greek leaders also want leaders in individual chapters to educate their members on how to step in if a friend’s drinking has become dangerous.” Address issue
Boston University Boston University institutes program to reduce binge drinking-12/5/14 “This initiative began in 2011 when approximately 250 students were hospitalized for alcohol related problems at BU alone and alcohol abuse caused multiple problems at other Boston area schools.” Address issue
Miami University Alcohol policy keeps students safe-12/5/14 “The Good Samaritan Policy, also known as the Medical Amnesty Policy, offers students an opportunity to seek the emergency help they may need for themselves or a friend when under the influence of alcohol or drugs without legal consequence.” Address issue
Lehigh Lehigh 4 Campuses Respond to Risky Drinking-12/4/14 “Increased penalties for consumption of hard liquor, along with the scheduling of more alcohol-free social events, have helped cut down on the number of freshmen heading to the emergency room.” Address issue
Chico State University 4 Campuses Respond to Risky Drinking-12/4/14 “The university is trying a variety of measures, including more regulation, parent education, and quicker intervention when trouble arises.” Address issue
General Fighting alcohol and drug abuse on campus-12/4/14 ““Alcohol and substance on campus has been a huge problem for years that really needs to be addressed.”” Address issue
General 4 Campuses Respond to Risky Drinking-12/4/14 How four major universities are addressing alcohol excesses Address issue
University of Nebraska at Lincoln 4 Campuses Respond to Risky Drinking-12/4/14 “Nebraska is widely considered a model of how to build strong partnerships with local law enforcement, policy makers, and nearby colleges.” Address issue
Rutgers University Fighting alcohol and drug abuse on campus-12/4/14 ““Alcohol and substance on campus has been a huge problem for years that really needs to be addressed.”” Address issue
Yale University 4 Campuses Respond to Risky Drinking-12/4/14 “Administrators are trying to bring people on the decentralized campus together to discuss alcohol problems, enforce rules, and encourage students to seek help.” Address issue
West Virginia University WVU to host forum on ‘excessive drinking, reckless behavior’ among Greeks-12/3/14 ““This is just the beginning of a discussion to address some serious issues that are affecting college campuses across America and to implement a culture change at WVU.”” Address issue
University of Pennsylvania Keeping students safe on Penn's campus-12/1/14 “Administrators from athletics, student life, and the office of fraternities and sororities would begin accompanying Penn police to get a firsthand look at the party scene so they could better be a part of the solution.” Address issue
Concordia University Concordia students develop program to raise awareness of drinking & driving risks-11/26/14 “They have distributed brochures and fact sheets with details like alcohol tolerance levels based on body weight, water intake to balance alcohol intake, and a directory of where to go for professional help and services.” Address issue
West Virginia University Gee seeks culture change after freshman’s drinking-related death-11/21/14 Indeed, it is a culture that needs to be changed at nearly every institution of higher education across this country. So, how do we go about changing a culture in which the participation of a small percentage affects the whole?” Address issue
University of Michigan Shorter Welcome Week leads to decreased alcohol use-11/18/14 “The first home game against Appalachian State University was not only first-year sa President Mark Schlissel’s first exposure to Michigan football, but to the University’s culture of alcohol consumption on campus. And after seeing students drinking on rooftops and struggling to stand up, Schlissel said he was terrified.” Address issue
General West Virginia University fraternity death: How to stop 'Animal House' behavior-11/15/14 “As reports of such incidents increase, some fraternities have formed an organization to address problems of sexual misconduct, binge drinking, and hazing.” Address issue
West Virginia University West Virginia University fraternity death: How to stop 'Animal House' behavior-11/15/14 “As reports of such incidents increase, some fraternities have formed an organization to address problems of sexual misconduct, binge drinking, and hazing.” Address issue
Universtiy of North Carolina On-campus drinking citations rise-11/14/14 “There were 682 citations issued in residence halls in 2013 — more than double the number of referrals DPS got from residence halls in 2012.” Address issue
Winthrop University Winthrop athletes face charges for alcohol-11/11/14 “There were 16 athletes who play baseball, lacrosse, volleyball and who are cheerleaders, along with eleven others who were at two off-campus parties.” Address issue
Texas Tech University Texas Tech University Implements Changes Over Greek Life Concerns-11/4/14 The Greek Task Force plans to come up with ways to supervise parties, and focus on the season in which Rush takes place.” Address issue
Lehigh University TIPS training reinforces alcohol education for off-campus, Greek-affiliated students-10/31/14 “According to the TIPS training website, the training is “the global leader in education and training for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol.” Address issue
Clemson University Clemson frats face hazing charges-10/30/14 “After 15 reported serious incidents in the first month of the school year, including hazing, sexual misconduct and underage drinking, Clemson suspended all Greek activities Sept. 24.” Address issue
Universtiy of Michigan University Police urges safety during Halloween, Homecoming-10/30/14 “He said students often have the tendency to ignore dangerous situations, and encouraged students to avoid taking drinks from a common container and to never leave a drink unattended.” Address issue
Virginia Tech Police, Virginia Tech students promote safety during Halloween weekend-10/30/14 “The rule of thumb for these students is "Go with friends, stay with friends, leave with friends," to raise awareness about keeping out of harms way when going out.” Address issue
Bates College Trick or Drink, No More-10/29/14 “What’s more, parties, as legendary as they may be, don’t mix well with the wide emphasis in the last decade on mitigating excessive drinking. That’s of particular concern at Bates -- where the administration has been focusing on improving on campus culture related to drinking and encouraging healthier, more respectful behavior.” Address issue
Cal State Northridge Cal State Northridge bans pledge activity at fraternities, sororities-10/26/14 “As Cal State Northridge investigates another possible hazing incident, the school has banned its 54 fraternities and sororities from all recruitment and pledging activities for new members possibly until spring.” Address issue
Drew University Safe drinking encouraged with approach of Halloween-10/24/14 ““Our primary concern is in keeping students safe.  When someone has had too much to drink or used other substances, the most important thing is to get that person the help that they need.  I don’t want students to be afraid of getting themselves or friends in trouble.”” Address issue
Drew Universtiy Safe drinking encouraged with approach of Halloween-10/24/14 “That is why Drew upholds the Good Samaritan Policy. It is not a policy that discourages students from drinking according to Waldron, as she said, “It is not realistic to say college students won’t drink, but we educate them to make smart decisions.”” Address issue
Illinois Wesleyan University Golf cart takes alcohol message to IWU students-10/24/14 “Rogers said a 2013 survey showed that 32 percent of IWU students don't drink at all and 40.5 percent drink an average of one to five drinks a week, which Rogers described as moderate drinking.” Address issue
Kansas State University Everything you should know about binge drinking-10/23/14 “The program doesn’t tell students to not drink, but rather gives people the information and educational tools to see the consequences of drinking too much, the signs of alcohol poisoning and other related effects involving drinking.” Address issue
University of Minnesota, Crookston UMC Students get a lesson in Social Host Ordinance 101-10/22/14 “However, did you know that it is also against the law in Crookston to provide an environment for underage drinking or to allow underage drinking to take place, regardless of whom provides the alcohol?” Address issue
University of Georgia Campus group combats alcohol culture with ‘dry’ parties-10/22/14 “They have an event almost every Friday night. They start the year with a “pig pickin’” barbecue, followed by “scoop a loop,” featuring ice cream. Occasionally they bring in bands or musical artists, such as Josh Garrels.” Address issue
Rice Universtiy Students must respect alcohol policy at NOD-10/22/14 “Following the 2012 Night of Decadence, during which 11 students were hospitalized, as well as other similar instances of unsafe behavior, Rice instituted a new alcohol policy.” Address issue
Stanford University OAPE makes changes to freshmen alcohol awareness programming-10/22/14 “Turning Points covers four major topics: sex in college, partying smart, sexual violence and healthy relationships. The “Partying Smart” section discusses alcohol and other dangerous substances in depth.” Address issue
University of Michigan Learning to stay in the blue-10/21/14 “A high proportion of alcohol abuse occurs within Greek Life. According to the study, students who reside in a sorority or a fraternity house were found to be more likely to drink alcohol.” Address issue
Georgia Southern University Georgia Southern observes National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week-10/20/14 “"We hope that the events of the week will motivate students to drink responsibly, set healthy limits and never drive while under the influence of alcohol.” Address issue
General Schools try new strategies to battle college drinking-10/18/14 “This fall's freshmen likely will find that the higher education tradition of excessive alcohol consumption is alive and well, but there are new variables: Energy drink mixers keep students awake and drinking longer.” Address issue
Universtiy of Illinois McKinley to host ninth-annual “Alcohol Awareness: Think Before You Drink”-10/16/14 “The Think Before You Drink event will consist of an expert panel informing students of what happens physically, mentally and socially when alcohol is consumed.” Address issue
University of North Dakota City considers passing new drinking laws-10/14/14 “One of these ideas is implementing a social host ordinance, which would hold landowners or homeowners accountable if individuals under the age of 21 were found to be drinking on the property.” Address issue
Texas Tech University Organizations promote alcohol awareness-10/12/14 “The Texas Tech Activities Board, in partnership with other campus organizations, is hosting Alcohol Awareness Week this week through events and activities to raise awareness about collegiate alcoholism.” Address issue
University of Minnesota U of M police target student drinking to deter major crimes-10/10/14 “The number of alcohol-related citations just over the first weekend of the semester this year? More than 90, most coming between 10 p.m. and midnight.” Address issue
Syracuse University University officials question reason behind spike in alcohol violations-10/9/14 ““Our data shows that SU students drink a lot, significantly more than the national average, and that places our students at risk.”” Address issue
Cornell University Cornell Partakes in Program to Minimize Substance Abuse-10/9/14 “. The new iniative specfically targets minimizing alcohol and substance abuse on campus.” Address issue
Haverford College At Haverford, students and administration collaborate to create college’s party policy-10/9/14 “Student voting on alcohol policy changes is unlike the process at Swarthmore. Although a few students were consulted prior to implementing new rules, some on campus feel that not enough of students’ concerns were taken into consideration.” Address issue
University of Minnesota Crackdown on illegal drinking may prevent crime, U police say-10/9/14 “Officials say intoxicated students were targets in robberies last fall; move is also part of a wider effort to improve campus safety.” Address issue
Washington University in St. Louis Alcohol ban an ineffective solution to a bigger problem-10/8/14 “They accumulated so many Emergency Support Team calls that alcohol was unilaterally banned from the two buildings for a week.” Address issue
University of Arkansas Campus Alcohol Amnesty Policy Goes Into Effect-10/8/14 “The new Razorback Medical Attention and Reporting Alternative Resolution Policy became effective Sept. 9.” Address issue
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Greek Affairs addresses hazing, alcohol, sexual assault through education-10/8/14 “UNL’s Greek system has dealt with hazing, high-risk behaviors and accusations of sexual assault over the years.” Address issue
Arizona State University Program traces source of liquor to underage drinkers-10/7/14 “Even though these individuals have made the choice to drink, placing responsibility on the people or establishments supplying that alcohol is a key component to reducing underage drinking.” Address issue
University of Wisconsin Blank, Berquam address major campus issues-10/6/14 “This year the university has done more work to be transparent about the fact that alcohol abuse on campus is being monitored to address the problems associated with it.” Address issue
DePaul Unversity Alcohol violations at DePaul soar compared to last year-10/5/14 “Within the first three weeks of classes at DePaul, there was a 175 percent increase in alcohol-related Public Safety reports compared to the same time period last year.” Address issue
Quinnipiac University Altered payment method for alcohol and drug fines-10/3/14 “Students receive a $100 fine for their first policy violation, a $150 fine for any subsequent violations, and a $50 fine if they are complicit or found with alcohol paraphernalia (such as funnels or drinking games) on their personage. Students have two weeks after their conduct meeting to pay the fine.” Address issue
Texas Christian University TCU attempts to change weekend party culture-10/3/14 “Students returned to campus this fall to find a revised alcohol policy that now limits them to a total of three alcohol violations during their time at TCU.” Address issue
Arkansas State University Changes to Arkansas law leads to more liquor arrests and violations at A-State-10/1/14 “When the law changed, they made it where if it is in their body and you can smell their odor of an alcoholic beverage that now constitutes a minor in possession.” Address issue
General Catholic Colleges Are Working to Address Binge Drinking on Campus-9/30/14 “Kaczor also suggests possible “pre-arrival education” involving clear communication of policy on campus tours to show that a college is not a “party school.”” Address issue
University of Oregon Over 50 busted for parties or alcohol violations near UO campus in Eugene PD's weekend patrols-9/29/14 “Eugene Police is working with the UO Police Department and neighbors in the University of Oregon campus area to make sure Duck students celebrate the 2014-15 school year within the law.” Address issue
Texas Tech University Tech alcohol incidents examples of 'college effect'-9/27/14 “The university offers several alternatives to drinking, including alcohol-free events sponsored by the Tech Activities Board. Murphy said the university offers financial incentives to fraternities and sororities who host events that meet the alcohol-free criteria.” Address issue
Rhode Island College RIC shuts down sports program to address alcohol use-9/26/14 ““The big message here is that there is no room for alcohol in our program. We work everyday to build champions and it will not be tolerated.” Address issue
Oregon State University OSU freshmen required to take classes on alcohol, sexual assault prevention-9/26/14 ““It's a culture shift for us because it clearly says that high risk alcohol use is not apart of our values here, and sexual violence is something that were going to stop.”” Address issue
Dartmouth College Committee considers alcohol policy changes-9/26/14 “The committee’s research follows changes in alcohol policy at peer institutions, including approaches that ban hard alcohol, prohibit drinking games and encourage open doors at social gatherings in residence halls.” Address issue
Clemson University Clemson University Suspends Fraternities After Pledge Tucker Hipps Dies Clemson University Suspends Fraternities After Pledge Tucker Hipps Dies-9/25/14 “Hipps' death was at least the 15th "serious incident" related to fraternities since Aug. 20, some of them including hazing, alcohol-related medical emergencies and sexual assault.” Address issue
University of Massachusetts Policies for upcoming Homecoming game outlined by UMass Athletics-9/25/14 “Beverages must be consumed from non-glass containers, and drinking games involving excessive alcohol consumption are prohibited.” Address issue
University of Massachusetts Policies for upcoming Homecoming game outlined by UMass Athletics-9/25/14 “Beverages must be consumed from non-glass containers, and drinking games involving excessive alcohol consumption are prohibited.” Address issue
University of Toledo Alcohol-free tailgates gain attention of UT students-9/24/14 “The alcohol-free tailgates are offered to “provide an environment for people where they can spend some time, tailgate and not have to be around alcohol.”” Address issue
University of Maryland Univ. of Maryland officials discuss selling alcohol at athletic events-9/22/14 “SGA President Patrick Ronk said the driving force in this initiative is an effort to increase safety by decreasing binge drinking before games.” Address issue
Dartmouth College Dartmouth Wants Students’ Help in Reforming Greek Life-9/20/14 “Will said on Thursday that college officials are also considering a ban on hard liquor, which she said would be effective in protecting freshmen, who are barred from fraternity parties serving alcohol during their first six weeks on campus.” Address issue
University of Nebraska UNL warns students about 'I'm Shmacked' party-9/19/14 Statement issued “that says, in part, that the I’m Shmacked brand “promotes unsafe and unseemly behaviors such as excessive drinking and objectification of women.”” Address issue
University of Tampa Tampa to fine landlords, renters for illegal house parties-9/18/14 “While Smith said his problem was with University of South Florida students, council member Frank Reddick proposed the ordinance after two years of complaints from residents in West Riverfront and North Hyde Park about house parties at homes rented by University of Tampa students.” Address issue
Texas Tech University Texas Tech requires alcohol education course for new students-9/18/14 “We reviewed the campus police department's daily crime log for the first two weeks of this month.  We found four students cited for public intoxication, six underage students cited for either possession or consumption and four students taken to the hospital from residence halls with possible alcohol poisoning.” Address issue
University of South Florida Tampa to fine landlords, renters for illegal house parties-9/18/14 “While Smith said his problem was with University of South Florida students, council member Frank Reddick proposed the ordinance after two years of complaints from residents in West Riverfront and North Hyde Park about house parties at homes rented by University of Tampa students.” Address issue
General Schools are trying to prevent binge drinking-9/17/14 “Excessive drinking has been partially to blame for many sexual assault cases on college campuses nationwide. College advisors want students to know that the perception that everyone drinks is not true.” Address issue
Northern Arizona University Alcohol Safety Initiatives Expanded at Northern Arizona University-9/16/14 “School officials say a recreation room at the student union will be rebranded as a new, late-night hangout space. The Hub will offer trivia games, karaoke, football-viewing parties and other activities.” Address issue
General Colleges Brainstorm Ways To Cut Back On Binge Drinking-9/16/14 “"The thing that's so striking to me is that many universities perceive [binge drinking] as an intractable problem and that there's nothing they can do."” Address issue
University of South Dakota Number of registered alcohol-permitted dorm rooms on the decline-9/16/14 ““A lot of students that are interested in alcohol-permitted rooms on campus end up moving off campus because they find a place to live.”” Address issue
Wesleyan University Wesleyan fraternities launch alcohol abuse, sexual assault prevention program-9/15/14 “The Safe and Sober campus initiative is a goal-directed intervention program designed to raise awareness and galvanize students to decrease the prevalence of alcohol abuse and binge drinking on campus.” Address issue
Paul Smith’s College Paul Smith’s College to Offer Minor in Craft Beer Studies-9/15/14 “The rural upstate New York school will offer the brand-new minor starting this fall as a way for students to tap into careers in micro and craft brewing.” Address issue
Swarthmore College Alcohol policy undergoes major shifts, change to come uncertain-9/4/14 ““Over 70 percent of parties registered last year used primarily hard liquor.  Given the wealth of empirical data and understanding about college-drinking behaviors now available, we also know that hard liquor is particularly dangerous because it is ingested at faster rates than beer or wine and often mixed with sweet drinks that mask the alcohol being consumed.  We’ve had lots of cases of students blacking out after having what they thought was ‘one or two’ drinks but were likely significantly more servings than they assumed.”” Address issue
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point UW-Stevens Point emphasizes drug, alcohol policies by posting consequences in residence halls-9/4/14 “Stevens Point has plastered the consequences for violating drug and alcohol policies throughout every residence hall on campus.” Address issue
Kansas University Alcohol and sex can create a dangerous mix on campus-9/13/14 “As part of that 2009 report, KU implemented new alcohol policies.”   See article for policies. Address issue
Johns Hopkins University Hopkins targets student drinking-9/11/14 “Shollenberger’s committee will also seek advice from students to get a better understanding of alcohol abuse at Hopkins.” Address issue
Wesleyan University DKE Hosts Workshops Regarding Alcohol Abuse, Sexual Assault Prevention-9/11/14 ““The ‘Safe and Sober’ campus initiative is an intervention program and workshop designed to raise awareness and galvanize students to decrease the prevalence of alcohol abuse and binge drinking on campus and to decrease...devastating public health and safety consequences of this abuse.”” Address issue
Northern Arizona University NAU ramps up alcohol safety-9/10/14 ““Even though it’s not this hugely reported phenomenon, from surveillance, we believe that sexual assaults — particularly sexual assaults between acquaintances under the influence of alcohol — is a much bigger phenomenon than is getting into formal channels at the university.”” Address issue
Fresno State WATCHDOG teaches alcohol awareness-9/7/14 “That as an alcohol-awareness campaign, it’s important to reach out to fraternities and sororities on campus. However, she said it is still the responsibility of the person, not the Greek system, to control their alcohol intake.” Address issue
Cal State Northridge CSUN fraternity shuts down after pledge's death during hazing-9/5/14 “The hike began early in the morning after the students were given little time to sleep. Each carried a gallon of water, and the group had an additional case of 12-ounce bottles of water.” Address issue
Fresno State Taking a serious look at alcohol poisoning on campus-9/5/14 “However, they're taking a stance against alcohol poisoning by getting educated through the watchdog training program called "Watch Your Dog."” Address issue
George Washington University GW's drug safety office considers app that estimates blood alcohol content-9/4/14 ““Many students are unaware of what the definitions of a standard drink is and probably more have difficulty pouring a single serving…..“Apps like this could actually give them false confidence that they’re less intoxicated than they actually are.”” Address issue
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Update: University codifying drug and alcohol violations-9/3/14 “Officers are taking a proactive approach this year, with officers visiting groups of students and talking with landlords before there's a problem.” Address issue
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Drug, alcohol, hazing policies undergo major modifications-9/2/14 “The list of Institute-imposed sanctions, however, newly states, “The sanctions of disciplinary suspension and disciplinary expulsion will be strongly considered… when a student has failed to summon medical assistance for someone she or he knew, or reasonably should have known, to be in medical jeopardy due to alcohol or substance use.”” Address issue
University of Montana Alcohol education now mandatory at all Montana universities-8/29/14 “The new program, AlcoholEdu, was developed by EverFi and is being implemented by the Montana University System at schools this fall.” Address issue
Ohio State Uiniversity Ohio State University Opens New Alcohol And Drug Resource Center-8/29/14 “Ohio State Higher Education Center for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Misuse and Recovery will develop prevention programs that universities across the county utilize.” Address issue
Southern Louisiana University Top five most broken rules on campus-8/26/14 “Alcohol, drugs and disorderly conduct may have made the top five most broken student violations over the last few years” Address issue
University of Colorado When drinking goes too far-Where to go on campus for help-8/26/14 “"If you look at the extent that alcohol is involved in issues like sexual assaults, physical assaults, property damage, unprotected sex and lower grades, the odds are good that alcohol abuse will get you into trouble."” Address issue
Indiana colleges Excise Police reminds college students of perils of underage drinking on campus-8/25/14 ““Excise officers are committed to reducing tragedies associated with underage drinking and excessive alcohol consumption.”” Address issue
Missouri State University On-Campus Alcohol and Drug Recovery Program Offers Help to MSU Students- 08/22/2014 "We have a space, and we have other students who are involved and are cheering for the team, but we want to do so without the pressure of to drink or do drugs." Address issue
University of Colorado Know the rules on drinking and drugs at CU-Boulder-8/22/14 “Throughout orientation, CU stresses to new students and parents that there can be consequences to use of drugs and alcohol.“ Address issue
Indiana University IU move-in day; Mother educates students on power of good decision-8/20/14 “Always walk with a friend, know the laws, never take an open drink, and always watch out for each other because t could save a life.” Address issue
Mississippi State University Alcohol policies vary across SEC schools-8/15/14 “Mississippi State University Dean of Students Thomas Bourgeois said his university does not have an official written policy, but uses "common sense" when handling the cases of students who violated university alcohol policy.” Address issue
Skidmore College Skidmore Responds to “Reefer Madness” Claim-8/5/14 ““Alcohol and drug use is a serious issue on most of the nation’s campuses and we take it seriously at Skidmore.”” Address issue
Vanderbilt University Alcohol policies vary across SEC schools-8/15/14 “Schools that do have some type of official medical amnesty or good Samaritan policy include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt.” Address issue
University of Alabama Alcohol policies vary across SEC schools-8/15/14 “The University of Alabama cites parental involvement as key to success after a student is found in violation of the school alcohol policy.” Address issue
University of Arkansas Alcohol policies vary across SEC schools-8/15/14 “Arkansas and Kentucky are working to have medical amnesty policies starting this fall.” Address issue
University of Florida Alcohol policies vary across SEC schools-8/15/14 “All first year students at UF are required to participate in an online alcohol education program before they can enroll for their second semester.” Address issue
University of Georgia, Alcohol policies vary across SEC schools-8/15/14 “Schools that do have some type of official medical amnesty or good Samaritan policy include Alabama, Florida, Georgia.” Address issue
University of Kentucky Alcohol policies vary across SEC schools-8/15/14 “Arkansas and Kentucky are working to have medical amnesty policies starting this fall.” Address issue
University of Missouri Alcohol policies vary across SEC schools-8/15/14 “At the University of Missouri, Kim Dude, director of the Wellness Resource Center, said though there is no official medical or good Samaritan policy, the student conduct office would not get involved if students called for help.” Address issue
University of South Carolina Alcohol policies vary across SEC schools-8/15/14 “USC doesn't have a policy in place, and first responders wouldn't cite anyone for calling for help, but students would be contacted for a follow up counseling session about alcohol usage.” Address issue
Arizona State University Arizona State Clamps Down on Tailgating, Some Fans Predict Lower Game Turnout-8/14/14 “The rules ban kegs or any other “common source of alcohol,” “drinking apparatuses” such as beer bongs and “drinking games” such as “beer pong, shot gunning, and flip cup.”” Address issue
Eastern Carolina University ECU Police Chief Talks Campus Safety & Security Ahead Of Students Return-8/14/14 “Lewis says with around 1,300 cameras and panic stations around campus -- technology will be aiding in keeping students safe.” Address issue
University of Connecticut UConn Suspends Three More Greek Organizations-8/12/14 “The women in Delta Zeta, according to the university document, on March 7 forced members of an unnamed fraternity to consume alcohol; eat dog treats; paint their bodies; wear women's thong underwear and drink shots of alcohol off each other's bodies.” Address issue
University of Michigan Increased volume of alcohol, drug offenses among reasons U-M shortened move-in period for students-8/7/14 “According to university spokesman Rick Fitzgerald, the high volume of alcohol-related calls was one of the leading factors in restructuring the schedule.“ Address issue
General Preparing Your Teen for College: Talking About Alcohol-8/5/14 “4,  Stay involved. If there is a parents' visiting day, go! Check that your teen is doing well and meet his/her friends and roommates.” Address issue
University of Arizona Fraternity Fallout: FIJI leaders close chapter at University of Arizona-8/5/14 “The U of A is in the process of signing a lease with FIJI leaders so it can turn the former fraternity house into a residence hall.” Address issue
University of Vermont UVM takes new approach to drug and alcohol abuse-8/4/14 “The University of Vermont hopes to catch substance abuse before it's too late with SBIRT, Screening Brief Intervention Referral to Treatment.” Address issue
University of North Carolina Report urges UNC system to improve campus security-7/31/14 “Recommended 36 steps to respond to sexual violence, beef up law enforcement preparedness, and combat alcohol and drug abuse on the state’s public campuses.” Address issue
University of Connecticut Plaintiffs, University Agree To 'Move Forward' Regarding Complaint About How Sexual Assault Cases Were Handled-7/18/14 “The statement also says that the plaintiffs "acknowledge that certain UConn employees provided compassionate care and assistance to them but allege that the overall response showed deliberate indifference."” Address issue
University of Arizona FIJI placed under interim suspension pending UA investigation-7/9/14 “The letter said that FIJI poses “a substantial risk to members of the university community” and is therefore placed under interim suspension of recognition.” Address issue
University of Iowa UI targeted for in-depth alcohol, drug analysis UI targeted for in-depth alcohol, drug analysis-6/20/14 “The University of Iowa’s dubious crowning as the country’s top party school has earned it an in-depth analysis by a national advocacy group hoping to shed light on the larger picture of drug and alcohol use on American college campuses.” Address issue
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Future UW-L freshmen learn about drinking dangers, resources-6/14/14 “Alcohol-related drownings in La Crosse have claimed the lives of at least 10 college-age men and women since 1997, not including UW-L student Neala Frye, who died in 2013 of hypothermia secondary to intoxication after wandering away from an Onalaska bar.” Address issue
Towson University Towson University Recognized for Alcohol Education Program-6/12/14 “On-campus alcohol violations and recidivism for fraternal organizations have dropped significantly since Towson implemented the TIPS for the University program over 3 years ago.+ Address issue
University of Georgia UGA to receive $1 million gift to promote alcohol education on campus-5/22/14 “The mentor program pairs students at risk with a faculty and/or staff member. The pair will meet to develop a values-based personal mission statement and create an action plan for improved career, campus and community engagement for the student.” Address issue
University of Texas System UT system approves zero tolerance hazing policy-5/15/14 “The recommendations come from the school's task force on hazing and alcohol. The goal is to not only keep students safe but to help them feel that they don't have to go through hazing to be accepted into a group.” Address issue
Bates College President Spencer calls on students to help foster more responsible and respectful behavior-5/15/14 “. An initial committee of students will work with faculty, staff and college leadership beginning next fall to develop ideas on how to shift campus culture, improve student behavior, promote respect and encourage activities that do not involve excessive drinking.” Address issue
University of Maryland UMD College Student Pedestrian Accidents UMD College Student Pedestrian Accidents-5/9/14 “Officers will issue warnings to jaywalkers and those intoxicated in public. Drunk driving and distracted driving laws will be strictly enforced.” Address issue
University of Kentucky  Ban reconsidered -5/1/14 “The current ban on alcohol use on campus, in place since 1998, has only served to change where students drink, Blanton said, and that has sometimes harmed relationships between students living off campus and their neighbors.” Address issue
University of Connecticut UConn's Spring Weekend Filled With 'Orderly' Fun-4/25/14 “University police reported only two arrests overnight.” Address issue
University of Kentucky UK relaxing alcohol ban on campus-4/24/14 “The alcohol ban has been blamed by some for shifting student parties to surrounding neighborhoods off campus.” Address issue
University of Connecticut UConn Spring Weekend: Talent Contest, Oozeball, Cake Decorating-4/22/14 “Spring Weekend…. will include a 5-K race, volunteer work, a talent contest and cake decorating, along with a ban on guests and the promise of heavy police scrutiny.” Address issue
Dartmouth College Dartmouth president could give us all a lesson on campus behavior-4/18/14 “No one expects college students to suddenly swear abstinence. But they might be persuaded to slow down.” Address issue
Dartmouth College Dartmouth president calls for end to ‘extreme behavior’ that mars image of elite college--4/16/14 “Hanlon also said he will convene a committee of students, faculty, administrators and alumni to draft reforms to end sexual assault, high-risk drinking and other harmful behavior.” Address issue
East Tennessee State University Students invited to participate in National Alcohol Screening Day-4/10/14 “She listed scenarios of people with drinking problems, one whose alcohol use leads to regular arguments and fights, or perhaps a person who regularly engages in unprotected or unwanted sex when drinking. In both cases, a person would be “using alcohol in a way that is dangerous and disruptive.”” Address issue
University of Pennsylvania Liquor police: 'Our presence was requested'-4/9/14 “Penn requested that the BLCE meet with students from the Greek “problem houses” — a group of about 12 houses affiliated with on- and off-campus fraternities on DPS’s radar.” Address issue
University of California-Davis Campus Judicial Report-4/8/14 Student article---Includes tips on keeping safe related to alcohol Address issue
University of Michigan SACUA addresses alcohol consumption on campus-4/7/14 ““I’m Shmacked’” is a video series that glamorizes partying and alcohol consumption at campuses across the nation. There are at least three “I’m Shmacked” productions featuring the University.” Address issue
University of Arkansas Campus Group Promotes Safe Alcohol Practices Campus Group Promotes Safe Alcohol Practices-4/3/14 “Students on campus interested in promoting safe alcohol use at the UofA can apply for Razorbacks Offering Accountability Resources, a peer education group about alcohol.” Address issue
University of Cincinnati Anti binge-drinking group circulates posters on campus-4/3/14 “To combat a binge-drinking rate higher than the national average, the University of Cincinnati has been collaborating with the Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati to promote responsible drinking among students.” Address issue
Eastern Washington University Alcohol delivery on campus prohibited-4/2/14 “When Carr consulted with Tim Walters, Eastern’s police chief, he found out the delivery of alcohol on campus was illegal.” Address issue
General Mixology Classes, Cash, and Other Creative Ways Colleges Combat Binge-Drinking-3/28/14 “While some colleges have cracked down on drinking with zero-tolerance polices, others have gone alternate routes to keep their students safe.” Address issue
Hamilton College Mixology Classes, Cash, and Other Creative Ways Colleges Combat Binge-Drinking-3/28/14 Allows “students who are over 21 and have undergone special training to host on-campus parties with kegs.” Address issue
Harvard University Mixology Classes, Cash, and Other Creative Ways Colleges Combat Binge-Drinking-3/28/14 Some schools, like Harvard University, offer grants so students can buy items other than alcohol for their parties.” Address issue
University of Virginia Mixology Classes, Cash, and Other Creative Ways Colleges Combat Binge-Drinking-3/28/14 “The University of Virginia started a “Savvy Fox” program for their annual Spring Foxfield Races, a boozy horse-racing event.” Address issue
Yale University Mixology Classes, Cash, and Other Creative Ways Colleges Combat Binge-Drinking-3/28/14 Free bartending classes-The Yale College Dean’s Office offers free bartender training and certification to all undergraduates–no matter their age.” Address issue
St Michael’s College At Night, Burgers Beat Beer-3/27/14 “They started breaking up the party but found that, to everyone’s surprise, the source of ruckus was not a keg stand or game of beer pong, but a table of immensely popular chicken patty sandwiches.” Address issue
Boise State Mandatory alcohol education coming to campus -3/20/14 “Widespread alcohol consumption by students, whether legal or not, is no secret. To combat this and other risky behaviors, Boise State is preparing to implement a mandatory online education program.” Address issue
University of Wisconsin New alcohol policy circumvented key campus shared governance groups-3/13/14 “Some members of these shared governance groups said they should have had the opportunity to offer input on the policy.“ Address issue
University of Delaware New campus coalition for alcohol, drug abuse prevention formed-3/6/14 “Acknowledging that there is no “silver bullet” or right answer for resolving the issues of alcohol abuse and underage drinking on college campuses, Grasso said that the goal of the coalition is to encourage responsible drinking among students who can legally drink and to minimize the risks of drinking for all UD students.” Address issue
University of Illinois Law enforcement prepares for Unofficial-3/4/14 “While local law enforcement practices strict zero tolerance laws during Unofficial, extraneous circumstances will affect the assertion of some penalties.”” Address issue
University of Illinois University students distribute alcohol safety information-2/26/14 “The Champaign Community Coalition hopes to deter alcohol related fatalities and injuries through the Walk as One. The pamphlet distributed during the event contains information to help students participate in a safer Unofficial, including a tip sheet, a list of penalties and guidelines for developing a “Drinking Plan.”” Address issue
University of Pennsylvania FERPA permits parental notification policy-2/26/14 “A little-known University policy, which was cited in a recent campus study, states that if a student is hospitalized twice for alcohol or other drug use, the student’s parents can be contacted.” Address issue
University of Oregon Are campus and city alcohol regulations drying up Eugene?-2/21/14 “Options for students that are looking to drink before going to a party are slim as they know that the party they are attending probably won’t have alcohol available.”  “A new ordinance on unruly gatherings adopted by the City of Eugene last January, defines unruly gatherings as any event where alcoholic beverages are being served and consumed, and partake in at least two other law violations.”  “Fines for unruly gatherings can be up to $1000 for students.” Address issue
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus Nightlife, UPC plan alcohol-free activities for students-2/21/14 “For students who are old enough to drink, there are nightlife options throughout Lincoln. But for the students who are underage or prefer not drink, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers various activities not only for entertainment purposes but to curb student drinking as well.” Address issue
University of Pennsylvania University to hire alcohol and safety educator-2/18/14 “39% of undergraduates report that they use alcohol or other recreational drugs to combat stress” Address issue
Eastern Washington University Underage alcohol violations decrease at Eastern-2/17/14 “Mike Bowers, the interim director of Student Rights and Responsibilities, said his office received 159 referrals for alcohol violations on campus.” Address issue
Boston University BU cracks down on student drinking-2/15/14 “Compared with the fall semester, the number of alcohol-related hospitalizations among BU students is up 7 percent so far this semester, including 11 students who had to go to the hospital in the past week as a result of excessive drinking.” Address issue
University of New Hampshire UNH ranks high in college arrest statistics-2/14/14 “for the past three years on its website, recorded that between 2010 and 2012, 717 students were arrested on campus for violating liquor laws and 294 were arrested on campus for drug possession.” Address issue
Colorado Mesa University CMU student says alcohol education is lacking at school-2/12/14 “CMU does not have any student groups focused on alcohol abuse nor do they have any mandatory classes to take before starting school, which isn't the case at many universities.” Address issue
University of Minnesota Duluth UMD ranks 7th in alcohol, drug arrests on campus-2/11/14 “The survey looked at 2011 arrests and citations on campuses with at least 5,000 students. UMD arrested 14 students per 1,000 for alcohol and drug offenses.” Address issue
Cleveland State University How CSU is working to combat the growing issue of student drinking-2/10/14 “Who is anybody kidding? When the weekend finally lands, students want to let loose. For many, their primary destinations are bars and parties, and their usual mode of entertainment is drinking alcohol.” Address issue
Emerson Alcohol policy instated at Emerson Los Angeles-2/5/14 “The alcohol policy is the same at both the Boston and LA campuses, but where the LA campus differs is in the average age of students living on campus.” Address issue
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh UW-Oshkosh disputes ranking as top school for alcohol-related arrests-2/3/14 “But school officials say it reflects a commitment to curbing abuse issues on campus.” Address issue
University of Oregon Jennifer Summers works to prevent alcohol abuse-2/2/14 “In the past two years, both the numbers of on-campus violations and alcohol-related medical transports have decreased, with violations going from 1,030 in 2010-2011 to 932 in 2012-2013 and alcohol-related transports going from 64 to 32 between 2011 and 2013.” Address issue
Xavier University Xavier University students want 'better' rules regarding penalties for underage drinking-1/28/14 “"Just encourage people to call 911, to call campus police and inform them that a student has alcohol poisoning," Redd said. “This doesn't encourage more drinking. This encourages safety drinking."” Address issue
University of Wisconsin Campus alcohol service policy takes effect-1/21/14 “For alcoholic beverage service to be permitted, at least two-thirds of attendees must be above the minimum legal drinking age of 21.” Address issue
University of North Dakota New alcohol policy will bring change-1/17/14 “Last semester, UND decided that if alcohol is discovered in the dorms, the police should be contacted immediately — rather than RAs handling the situation.” Address issue
Yale University Yale Pursuit of Alcohol Safety Threatens Bar Once Featuring Bono-1/15/14 “Off-campus bars like Toad’s complicate university efforts to crack down on alcohol, as they fall outside the range of campus police. Bar owners say they provide an important role in enhancing student social life.” Address issue
General Some colleges move to ban hazing rituals-11/27/13 “A report by Bloomberg found at least 60 fraternity hazing-related deaths have occurred since 2005.” Address issue
University of Florida Some colleges move to ban hazing rituals-11/27/13 “The University of Florida announced a change in its policies following numerous hazing allegations on campus. The school now limits the pledging time for new members and requires that alumni or chapter advisers be present for initiation rituals.” Address issue
University of Maine Some colleges move to ban hazing rituals-11/27/13 “A comprehensive study by the University of Maine found 55 percent of college students involved in clubs and organizations have experienced hazing.” Address issue
University of North Carolina UNC fraternity suspended in wake of death-11/27/13 “The Alpha-Alpha Chapter of Chi Phi issued a statement this week confirming that it has been suspended from campus for alleged violations including alcohol use and inappropriate activities with new initiates.” Address issue
University of South Florida USF offers amnesty for drug, alcohol emergencies-11/27/13 ““Too often, kids will be drinking or they will be using illegal drugs, taking prescription drugs, and they won’t call for help thinking that they, too, will get in trouble.”” Address issue
Chico State University Chico State University: Student code of conduct not place for community alcohol concerns-11/26/13 “Despite some community interest, university officials and the California State University system board of trustees are not interested in expanding the university's jurisdiction.” Address issue
Dartmouth College Dartmouth president addresses student safety-11/22/13 “that the number of students treated for extreme intoxication — blood alcohol content above .25 percent — dropped from 80 in 2011 to 31 last year. Just five were treated this fall, compared to 29 in the fall of 2010.” Address issue
Tennessee colleges PROBLEM: Colleges In Tennessee Have Risen Concern Over Alcohol Usage-11/22/13 “The problem of high-risk drinking among college students and young adults is widespread and results in numerous short- and long-term consequences for students, educational institutions, and their surrounding communities.” Address issue
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Bracelets Designed to Keep Students Safe at UW-Stevens Point-11/21/13 “The bracelet says "bring a buddy" to remind students, but also has the phone number of a cab company written on them if they need a ride home.” Address issue
Indiana University Alcohol limits at fraternity parties a small step forward-11/19/13 “Alcohol is at the root of many student-related problems on the Indiana University campus. That’s known even to some of the students, which prompted the IU Interfraternity Council to recently set limits on the amount of hard alcohol allowed at fraternity parties.” Address issue
University of Pennsylvania A core objective of the pilot is leveling the playing field between Greek and non-Greek organizations-11/18/13 “Because the pilot allows registered events with more than 150 attendees to serve beer and wine only, it has been difficult for some Greek chapters that frequently register larger parties to serve mixed drinks at their events.” Address issue
Universtiy of California-San Diego UCSD AIMS TO REDUCE ALCOHOL INCIDENTS AT SUN GOD FEST-11/16/13 “Sun God fest attendees will see new rules to cut drinking, improve safety.” Address issue
Cornell University Cornell U. Dismisses Men’s Lacrosse Coach After Team Is Punished for Hazing-11/15/13 “Ben DeLuca had been dismissed as the head coach of its men’s lacrosse program, about two months after the university canceled the team’s fall competitions over alcohol-related hazing.” Address issue
University of Texas-Tyler Alcohol violations increase on campus—11/12/13 “From that one night in October 2012, 20 University students were referred to Judicial Affairs.” Address issue
Univestiy of Southern California Memo Released Regarding Alcohol Policy By USC-11/5/13 “Upcoming solutions to the issue of student drinking will be categorized into three themes: “Updating educational strategies,” which will focus on the revision of programs like alcohol.edu, “Assessment and updating existing social event policies,” to review and redefine policies that can benefit student’s health and social experience, and “Alignment of environmental cues” to help foster a safer and less alcohol oriented culture on campus.” Address issue
Cornell University TRUSTEE VIEWPOINT: Changing Our High-Risk Drinking Culture-11/5/13 “The culture of high-risk drinking on our campus stems, at least in part, from a disconnect between the reality of high-risk drinking and students’ perceptions.” Address issue
Wabash College Wabash Honored for Alcohol Prevention-11/1/13 “Raters and the Wabash team instituted a number of programs to curb high-risk drinking,” Address issue
University of Colorado CU-Boulder students to feed, hydrate Halloween drinkers in alcohol-awareness bid-10/30/13 “Their hope is that by making food and water accessible and free, students and other partygoers won't become dangerously intoxicated. “ Address issue
Central Texas College CTC kicks off Red Ribbon Week activities-10/29/13 ““The research shows that students are doing a better job with getting designated drivers,” Wagener said. “What they aren’t doing better has to do with the amount of alcohol they are consuming.”” Address issue
Johns Hopkins Universtiy JHU joins forces with other Md. colleges to address excessive drinking-10/29/13 “20% of Md. college students show signs of alcohol dependence.” Address issue
Somona State Students walk line for alcohol awareness week-10/29/13 “Words of wisdom from a peer can be more influential than those from a superior, so the students and faculty who organized this year’s Alcohol Awareness Week wanted to relate to students in a way that would make a lasting impact and would not sound like another lecture.” Address issue
Univestiy of Southern California Is Student Drinking Out Of Control At USC? Campus Meeting Looks At Issue-10/29/13 “Student government at the University of Southern California held a meeting Tuesday night to discuss what some say is a dangerous new level of student drinking on campus.” Address issue
Baylor University Alcohol violations on the rise at Baylor-10/27/13 “The Baylor Police Department recorded 83 alcohol violations — including 71 at on campus residence halls — in 2012. That’s a 14 percent increase compared to the 62 alcohol- related cases the school had in 2011.” Address issue
Chico State University Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week marked-10/26/13 The "Every 27 Minutes" presentation was held Monday through Wednesday to bring awareness to the preventable problem — that a college student dies of alcohol overdose every 27 minutes.” Address issue
Brandeis University Committees to address substance use and medical amnesty-10/25/13 “Brandeis created the Alcohol and Other Drug Task Force to give students, staff and faculty the chance to regularly discuss alcohol and drug use on campus.” Address issue
Northern State University Public forum to delve into students and alcohol use-10/24/13 “Three approaches will be discussed at the forum: Live and Let Live….., Total Control…. and Marginalize and Oversee…..” Address issue
Duke University PiKapp brothers commemorate Drew Everson with start-up competition-10/24/13 But the unfortunate lack of attention on campus safety after Everson's passing makes this event particularly timely.” Address issue
California Polytechnic State University A pub at Cal Poly? Campus alcohol policies under review-10/23/13 “One of the things I was hearing is that it is a dry campus, but the first week I was here it was undried several times,”” Address issue
Franklin College Students learn about law that could save lives-10/22/13 “Merritt said he wrote the law the way he did because he did not want to give incentive to binge drinking and because drugs are against the law for everyone.” Address issue
University of Minnesota Police rarely cite drinking-10/16/13 “University of Minnesota police reported 181 alcohol offenses in 2012, which includes tickets for underage drinking, public consumption and open liquor bottles in vehicles.” Address issue
University of Arkansas Alcohol Violations Increase on Campus-10/9/13 “Last year, 397 liquor law violations were referred for disciplinary action, according to the 2012 Clery Report. The violations last year increased by 117 people from 2011. However, last year’s number is still 66 people fewer than in 2010 when 463 alcohol violations were committed.” Address issue
Louisiana State University ‘Straight Up Tipsy’ event addresses student alcohol use-10/9/13 “The University doesn’t have more of a problem with underage drinking or binging drinking than any other major college, but it is still a major issue here on campus, Wang said. In the past 30 days, 77 percent of students have consumed alcohol, while 87 percent of the University’s students have consumed alcohol in the past year.” Address issue
University of Vermont Vt. seeks solution to colleg binge drinking-10/9/13 “Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen said that college students tend to drink less when their parents are aware of what they are doing, especially when they first arrive on campus.” Address issue
University of Vermont Vt. seeks solution to colleg binge drinking-10/9/13 “Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen said that college students tend to drink less when their parents are aware of what they are doing, especially when they first arrive on campus.” Address issue
Middlebury College Castleton to host state symposium on high-risk drinking on campuses-10/8/13 “The day will feature discussions on screening, prevention, treatment and recovery, and the importance of getting parents involved.” Address issue
University of Vermont Castleton to host state symposium on high-risk drinking on campuses-10/8/13 “The day will feature discussions on screening, prevention, treatment and recovery, and the importance of getting parents involved.” Address issue
Pennsylvania State University Symposium to reduce alcohol abuse attracts diverse audience to find a solution-10/8/13 ““Heavy drinking students will reduce their alcohol use when it is in his or her best interest.” Such change can occur when students realize that alcohol use is interfering with their personal values and goals.” Address issue
Purdue University When Purdue's weekend drinking rituals begin, the community holds its breath-10/6/13 “A few minutes before 2 a.m., the Purdue pharmacy student stopped breathing.  Her body poisoned with alcohol beyond its capacity to function, her gag reflex deadened, her throat clogged with vomit, the 20-year-old woman slumped in the dining room of a fraternity early last Saturday, rapidly suffocating.” Address issue
University of Tampa University of Tampa's neighbors upset with off-campus house parties-10/5/13  “On weekend nights, Miles said, lines of taxicabs 10 deep drop off partygoers starting around 10:30 p.m. Young adults yell and scream as they walk through the neighborhood and leave yards littered with beer cans and bottles.” Address issue
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Change culture of college binge drinking: Our View-10/4/13 “It is up to us — all of us — to keep Duffey’s death from becoming routine.” Address issue
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Change the culture of college binge drinking-10/3/13 “It takes huge efforts to make even small changes in the culture, and binge drinking is a deep-rooted cultural problem in Wisconsin.” Address issue
Benedictine University Benedictine U. bans drinking in its dorms-10/2/13 “Days after putting brakes on their inquiry into allegations of a pair of sexual assaults in which alcohol was said to have played a part, Benedictine University officials have implemented a ban on possessing or consuming alcohol in student housing.” Address issue
Dartmouth College Dartmouth in the Glare of Scrutiny on Drinking-10/2/13 “,,,,cited signs of improvement, like a drop in the number of times ambulances are called for students with very high blood alcohol levels, to 31 in 2012-13, from 80 in 2010-11.” Address issue
Stanford University Students responded positively to summer alcohol ban reversal-10/1/13 ” The pilot policy had mandated that beverages with an alcoholic content above 20 percent would not be allowed in any dorms, even in the possession of students over the legal drinking age of 21.” Address issue
Miami University Jail, letters to parents used to combat Miami drinking-9/29/13 “Sending alcohol offenders to the Butler County Jail – and sending letters home to parents from prosecutors after their children are arrested – are the latest efforts to curb high-risk drinking on the Miami University campus.” Address issue
General Experts promote multi-faceted approach to binge drinking on college campuses-9/27/13 “With the right screening, a college can use motivational interviewing to introduce change through empathy and communicating with students in a non-confrontational manner.” Address issue
Point Park University On campus alcohol, drug fines spike-9/26/13 “We saw a drastic increase from Spring [2012] to Spring [2013] in the number of students that were getting involved in underage drinking and drugs, so we felt students weren’t taking our policies seriously.” Address issue
Cornell University Cornell hazing that ended lacrosse season involved players chugging beer-9/23/13 “Older teammates challenged new members to drink heavily and assigned them menial chores as part of a culture of hazing.” Address issue
Murry State Universtiy Students should drink responsibly, exercise good judgment-9/21/13 “Last July, the city of Murray voted to go wet, the first successful vote on making sales of packaged alcohol legal within city limits after a series of unsuccessful attempts in the years prior.  And boy, has it ever changed Murray.” Address issue
University of Minnesota Educating college students about alcohol use & abuse-9/20/13 “Underage drinking has been such a big problem on college campuses in this country that the University of Minnesota is now requiring freshmen to take an alcohol education class. It’s a combination of surveys, questions and videos about alcohol safety.” Address issue
Bucknell University Pa. colleges move to curb student drinking-9/19/13 “While the tradition of House Party appeared sacred on Bucknell's campus, university president John Bravman canceled the event in August.”  “15 students at last spring's House Party were hospitalized with blood alcohol levels topping 0.239.” Address issue
University of North Carolina N.C. officials target drug, alcohol abuse at UNC campuses-9/19/13 “For instance, she said, students are asked about high-risk or "binge" drinking, which is defined as having five or more drinks in a sitting. In fall 2012, 45 percent of students said yes to that question, compared to a high of 62 percent in fall 2005. "So we've seen a steady decline in that over time."” Address issue
University of North Carolina-  Wilmington Trust in student responsibility creates on-campus change-9/19/13 “Some of these changes are in the alcohol possession and consumption rules. The new policy alters when and where students 21 years of age and older are allowed to drink while living in on-campus housing areas.” Address issue
Pennsylvania State University Pa. colleges move to curb student drinking-9/19/13 “Last spring, Pennsylvania State University paid 34 State College bars and restaurants more than $167,000 to abstain from serving alcohol to anyone during the student-organized "State Patty's Day."” Address issue
University of Pennsylvania Pa. colleges move to curb student drinking-9/19/13 “And at the University of Pennsylvania, a task force staffed by a variety of university officials is working on a yearlong evaluation of the school's alcohol and safety policies.” Address issue
Temple University Pa. colleges move to curb student drinking-9/19/13 “Temple University canceled its annual Spring Fling, a decades-old event originally designed to unite what was once a commuter school.” Address issue
University of South Dakota Lose the Booze-9/18/13 “The aim of the coalition is to “reduce binge drinking and prepare young adults to make informed decisions about their wellness.”” Address issue
University of Texas-Arlington Closed meeting reviews conduct policies for Greek organization leaders-9/17/13 “Sigma Phi Epsilon and Pi Kappa Phi fraternities received interim suspensions Sept. 8 “related to unregistered parties and possible use of alcohol by individuals under the age of 21.” On Sept. 11, Sigma Chi and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternities were placed on interim suspension related to underage alcohol use “both on and off campus in connection with fraternity Bid Day activities.”” Address issue
University of Oklahoma Greek response to alcohol-9/17/13 “I think the endless cat-and-mouse game that has been the alcohol policy and greek system’s relationship these last several years has bred safer fraternity houses. It has forced innovation on the part of the leadership in those houses — kids who are so determined to drink freely that they construct elaborate plans of action in anticipation of an alcohol check.” Address issue
University of Vemont Fines to up UVM’s safety-Sanctions up to $250 for on-campus alcohol, drug use-9/17/13 “These include a $250 fine for having a container of alcohol containing 12 or more servings on campus and a fine of $150 for a first drug possession offence or possessing empty containers of alcoholic beverages.  There were 716 alcohol-related cases at UVM last year and 294 drug related cases.” Address issue
Fresno State Fresno State holds class to raise awareness about alcohol overdose-9/14/13 “University leaders are asking underage students not to drink at all. Saturday they showed students how to help a friend who may have alcohol poisoning.” Address issue
Elon University On-Campus Programs Defy College Stereotype -9/14/13 “The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism says more than 80 percent of college students drink alcohol. This is one reason why SPARKS, Elon’s peer education group on campus, has started promoting knowledge rather than abstinence.” Address issue
DePauw University DePauw Student Handbook changes on-campus alcohol policies-9/3/13 “These changes include limiting open, registered Interfraternity Council (IFC) events to three per fraternity per semester, increasing door security at on-campus parties, and limiting the amount of hard alcohol served at open events.” Address issue
University of Oregon "Things like … having Friday classes have been shown to be very effective on college campuses" in reducing drinking.-9/3/13 “The University of Oregon itself hasn’t gone this direction yet, Summers said, but it’s something that’s come up as a possibility.” Address issue
Yale University Yale Tries to Clarify What Sexual Misconduct Is in a New Guide-9/13/13 ““Jamie and Cameron are at a party,” begins one of the hypothetical situations. “It is crowded on the dance floor and they are briefly pressed together. Later, Jamie encounters Cameron in the hallway and smiles. Cameron, who is now very drunk, follows Jamie into the bathroom and forces Jamie to have sex.” “ Address issue
University of Texas at Arlington UTA suspends two more fraternities-9/12/13 “The university confirmed Thursday that it is investigating “further allegations of alcohol abuse by students under age 21 both on and off campus in connection with fraternity Bid Day activities held on Sept. 7.” Address issue
Lafayette College Lafayette College spokesman says alcohol policy for athletic department remains under review-9/12/13 “The college, which a little more than a year ago wrestled with the alcohol-related death of freshman Everett Glenn, of Clifton, N.J., is trying to figure out the best ways possible to keep students safe from the dangers of drinking too much.” Address issue
University of Idaho Shouldn’t Guy At Till Do Something?-9/11/13 “Selling booze in a college town may not be a license to print money, but it's close. Yet, the people actually profiting from the merchandising of liquor, beer and wine to college students seem to have little to say about the series of alcohol-related mishaps that have killed or maimed Washington State University and University of Idaho students.” Address issue
Marquette University UMass plans workshop for students who misbehave off-campus-9/11/13 ” Marquette University has a program that’s a little bit different. Marquette University Dean of Students Dr. Stephanie Quade and sophomore L…. H….. join the Studio A team to talk about it.” Address issue
Washington State University Shouldn’t Guy At Till Do Something?-9/11/13 “Selling booze in a college town may not be a license to print money, but it's close. Yet, the people actually profiting from the merchandising of liquor, beer and wine to college students seem to have little to say about the series of alcohol-related mishaps that have killed or maimed Washington State University and University of Idaho students.” Address issue
Fairfield University Fairfield urges students to be S.M.A.R.T.-9/10/13 “Fairfield’s administration is acknowledging the use of alcohol by underage students, and in return they are trying to promote smart choices and responsible behavior regarding its use.” Address issue
Pennsylvania State University University works to make students AWARE of sexual violence-9/10/13 “Police are investigating five sexual assaults that took place between Aug. 23 and Sept. 2. None of the assaults are related and in each of the crimes the victims reported they were acquainted with the alleged suspects. All of the assaults occurred during late night/early morning hours and took place during or following alcohol-related functions.” Address issue
University of Arizonia UA's alcohol education program reaches out to high school students-9/9/13 “Instead of using traditional tactics, such as lecturing students, some say The Buzz brings a new way of educating students on alcohol and risk reduction.” Address issue
Susquehanna University 18th Street Commons offers more freedoms-9/6/13 “Susquehanna is not a dry campus, but rather one committed to ensuring that its students use alcohol safely and legally.” Address issue
University of Nebraska ASUN discusses ways to crack down on drinking on campus-9/5/13 “Some of the suggestions included trying to crack down on students coming back to the dorms intoxicated and stopping students who tailgate.” Address issue
University of Georgia SGA passes tax-free textbook holiday, underage drinking amnesty resolution-9/4/13 “Finally, ____ presented his final bill, a measure to legally protect underage drinkers seeking medical attention for him or herself or a friend.  The resolution passed by unanimous consent.” Address issue
General "Things like … having Friday classes have been shown to be very effective on college campuses" in reducing drinking.-9/3/13 “He said it’s not clear whether the Friday class increase itself "was successful because we did a number of other things at the same time which combined have led to reduced drinking among our students."” Address issue
Chico State University Red Watch Band helps intoxicated students-9/3/13 “The Red Watch Band ……… which has inspired and trained students to take a stand against alcohol abuse in bars full of intoxicated drinkers who are sometimes one shot away from death.” Address issue
University of Iowa "Things like … having Friday classes have been shown to be very effective on college campuses" in reducing drinking.-9/3/13 “He said it’s not clear whether the Friday class increase itself "was successful because we did a number of other things at the same time which combined have led to reduced drinking among our students."” Address issue
University of Massachusetts UMass plans workshop for students who misbehave off-campus-9/11/13 ““Be aware that roving groups of individuals search for parties and may gather quickly at your place without invitation, causing problems for you and your neighbors. This is especially true if your property has a history of attracting large crowds”” Address issue
Boston University Police cracking down on drinking violations around BU-8/30/13 “Boston police are cracking down on alcohol violations in areas surrounding the Boston University campus, vowing to arrest offenders beginning in September, officials told a university publication.” Address issue
Dartmouth College Animal House college becomes temperance leader-8/29/13 “Counsellors swoop in as soon as a student is found to be drunk and intervene immediately with eye-opening information about, for example, how binge drinking might affect the student’s fitness, or how much more he or she is drinking than his or her classmates.” Address issue
San Diego State University New penalty fees for student conduct violations-8/28/13 “Students may want to think twice about using alcohol and other illegal substances in the residence halls. This year SDSU is following the trend of many schools and making consequences for students come with a price.” Address issue
California Polytechnic State University Columnists assess Labor Day booze ban: Students should be able to drink-8/27/13 “But one death should not determine the fate of the rest of those who want to enjoy themselves while floating. Some may choose to participate, but others may not due to the fact that drinking is no longer allowed.” Address issue
Temple University Temple University cancels Spring Fling event due to 'high-risk' drinking after freshman student, 19, plunged to her death from rooftop-8/27/13 “Temple University in Philadelphia has canceled its annual Spring Fling after 'high-risk' drinking at the event caused serious concerns. The college sent an email to all students on Monday. The decision also came after a 19-year-old student fell 40 feet to her death from an off-campus, rooftop party during Spring Fling in April.” Address issue
University of Oklahoma OU works to keep students safe-8/26/13 “On August 23, OU held a mandatory alcohol class that freshmen were required to attend. At the session, students were taught what the scientific limits are for drinking based on one’s weight.” Address issue
Coastal Carolina University University bans local newspaper for promoting drinking-8/24/13 “I found that most of the articles dealt with conversations about alcohol or drinking and almost all the advertisements were advertisements related to establishments that are serving alcohol.” Address issue
University of Idaho Academic Approach to Alcohol-8/23/13 “Beginning this year, University of Idaho freshmen will face immediate expulsion if their grade-point average is below 1.0 at the end of fall semester -- and whether or not alcohol is to blame, it's part of an effort to curb underage drinking.” Address issue
Washington State University Editorial: WSU and alcohol — ‘Cougs looking out for Cougs’-8/18/13 “The mix of changes is full of insights about campus life and student behavior. More alcohol-free floors will be added to residence halls; parents will be notified the first time an underage student violates campus alcohol policies, and professors will be asked to provide more Friday morning classes. No more three-day booze-sodden weekends.” Address issue
Northwest Missouri State University Northwest Missouri State offers limited amnesty on alcohol-8/6/13 ” Northwest Missouri State University has adopted a policy allowing students to seek medical care for overuse of alcohol or drugs without fear of reprisal.” Address issue
University of Idaho UI president: College drinking is a health crisis-8/16/13 “Since 2004, there have been three serious injuries and five University of Idaho student deaths, all blamed on alcohol consumption.” Address issue
Washington State University WSU has new policies to curb binge drinking-8/12/13 “But there is also a new requirement that the university contact the parents of any student under 21 the first time they violate the school's rules against underage drinking. “ …and more Address issue
College of William and Mary College wins award for promoting healthy alcohol consumption-8/9/13 “TIPS is designed to train event hosts to keep their guests safe while consuming alcohol.” Address issue
University of Iowa 21-only supporters dismiss party school ranking-8/7/13 ” The bar-entry age debate is heating up just as a new report says UI is the top party school in the country. Princeton Review, which ranks colleges in a slew of categories, says voluntary-response surveys from students show UI is among the nation’s best campuses for accessing alcohol and liquor.” Address issue
San Francisco State University S.F. State, other CSU campuses adopt technology to help combat alcohol poisoning deaths-8/4/13 “San Francisco State University and the other 22 California State University campuses are rolling out a mobile app this coming semester to help combat alcohol poisoning-related deaths.” Address issue
California State University-All S.F. State, other CSU campuses adopt technology to help combat alcohol poisoning deaths-8/4/13 “San Francisco State University and the other 22 California State University campuses are rolling out a mobile app this coming semester to help combat alcohol poisoning-related deaths.” Address issue
Bucknell University Bucknell president cancels party weekend, cites drinking incidents-8/2/13 “Bucknell cannot condone behavior that this year resulted in 15 students being hospitalized with blood alcohol levels of .239 or above with one at .373.” Address issue
Dartmouth College Dartmouth College tackles binge drinking culture-7/28/13 “Officials see encouraging signs, especially the dramatic drop in the number of students taken to the hospital with blood-alcohol levels of more than 0.25 percent — more than three times the legal limit to drive. That number fell to 31 students this academic year from 80 two years earlier.” Address issue
Appalachian State University Campus programs to address high risk drinking behaviors -7/5/13 “Residence hall staff and others have seen an increase in underage drinking, and drinking that results in students being transported to the local medical center. In one case, a student had a blood alcohol level as high as .24. Blood alcohol content higher than .21 can result in loss of consciousness or even death.” Address issue
Dartmouth College NCHIP discusses high-risk drinking-6/28/13 “Matzkin said that NCHIP has been successful at Dartmouth, citing the creation and expansion of BASICS, an alcohol education program begun by Kim to educate students about the risks of binge drinking.” Address issue
Pennsylvania State University Penn State Students Drink Alcohol…Still-6/24/13 “The surveys are in and the result is clear — Penn State students are consuming alcohol at nearly the same rate as they have over the last six years,”  See complete survey  Address issue
Pennsylvania State University Penn State Squirrels Don Festive Hats to Dis-cuss Serious Issue-6/25/13 “Penn State students, upon their 21st birthday, will receive a link to a special Web site promoting safe drinking habits.” Address issue
Boston University Incoming BU freshmen must take alcohol education course-6/13/13 “Campus officials say more than 35 percent of their freshmen do not drink alcohol, but they also say their student body is more likely to believe that all students drink.” Address issue
University of Idaho University task forces combat drug and alcohol abuse-6/12/13 The death of UI student Joseph Wiederrick in January prompted university officials to take a closer look at why alcohol/drug-related programs have not worked as effectively in previous years.” Address issue
Washington State University University task forces combat drug and alcohol abuse-6/12/13 “We’re really looking at heightening the concept of Cougs looking out for Cougs.” Address issue
University of South Dakota DSU to allow pets, join USD in limited dorm-alcohol policy-6/7/13 “The state’s two largest universities will allow 21-year-old students to drink alcohol in select on-campus apartments or dormitories run by the schools.” Address issue
South Dakota State University DSU to allow pets, join USD in limited dorm-alcohol policy-6/7/13 “The state’s two largest universities will allow 21-year-old students to drink alcohol in select on-campus apartments or dormitories run by the schools.” Address issue
University of Florida Alcohol Policy Is Having Unforeseen Ramifications for UF Fraternities-5/17/13 “UF records show that from spring 2006 to 2011, before the policy was adopted, more than 2,500 students were referred for disciplinary action for alcohol incidents. During that same period, more than 160 UF students were taken to a hospital for alcohol-related problems.” Address issue
Chico State University Alcohol watchdogs honored at public festival-5/13/13 “Chico State President Paul Zingg held the Call for Community Action Summit earlier this year after multiple students died from alcohol-related causes. At the summit, students, community leaders and business owners addressed Chico’s alcohol and drug problems.” Address issue
General Colleges assess national binge drinking project-5/12/13 ” An estimated 40 percent of college students engage in binge drinking — defined as consuming five alcoholic drinks in two hours for men and four drinks in two hours for women. Nearly 2,000 college students in the United States die each year from alcohol-related injuries, and an estimated 600,000 are injured.” Address issue
Lafayette College Lafayette College aims to curb drinking at All-College Day after last year's campus death-5/10/13 Dean of Students--“I had experience seeing it work,” he said, using education and outreach to help curb the college drinking culture. “You can actually move that needle. It’s not just about enforcement.” Address issue
University of Connecticut Police: UConn's Reformed Spring Weekend Ends Without Incident-4/29/13 “Students are required to show both student IDs and wristbands obtained Thursday in order to gain access to this weekend's events. No guests are permitted in the residence halls or dining halls until Saturday, and students have been asked to comply with "all signs, barricades, and orders" from police throughout the weekend.” Address issue
Temple University Temple University May Modify Future ‘Spring Flings’ After Off-Campus Death-4/26/13 “Spring Fling was conceived as a celebration of spring, with performances, fun and games, and non-alcoholic events.  However, off campus has been another story.” Address issue
University of Kansas Pledge's death leads Kansas fraternity to go dry-4/15/13 “Of the 15 fraternity houses at KU, SAE is the second to go dry, behind Phi Delta Theta, which banned alcohol 13 years ago. All Panhellenic sororities that include housing at KU and nationwide are alcohol free.” Address issue
University of Virginia Kappa Alpha chapter at UVa suspended-4/13/13 “Colorable reports of hazing and misconduct," including excessive alcohol consumption and "other behavior that threatens the health, safety and well-being of ... students." Address issue
Virginia Commonwealth University VCU police new campaign warns of drinking while driving risk-3/27/13 “So far VCU police have made 148 DUI arrests this school year, a number that could soon exceed the 186 in all last school year.” Address issue
Yale University Yale Moves To Combat 'Historic' Sexual Misconduct Rates-3/23/13 “Although my sense is that women tend to feel safe on campus and have increased confidence in the university's handling of sexual assault reports, the problem of campus sexual assault at Yale is significant and troubling," Address issue
Washington State University Washington State University task force close to issuing plan to reduce alcohol abuse-3/21/13 “Emergency room workers at Pullman Regional Hospital treat an average of 200 students each year for alcohol poisoning and alcohol-related injuries.” Address issue
University of North Carolina College Groups Connect to Fight Sexual Assault-3/19/13 “Activists contend that colleges fall short in educating students about sexual assault, encouraging victims to seek help, counseling survivors, reporting the frequency of such crimes, and training the people who investigate and adjudicate cases.” Address issue
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Our view: We pay price for excessive drinking-3/17/13 “Nearly $3 billion goes to taxpayers each year; excessive drinkers and their families pay $2.8 billion; insurers, employers and others pick up the rest. Those are sobering costs.” Address issue
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Wisconsin university leaders face an uphill battle to curb binge drinking-3/15/13 "But there's a subculture on campuses today. Not only do they not know responsible drinking, but they want to engage in irresponsible drinking and take it way too far.” Address issue
Appalachian State University ASU student death spurs ALE sting-3/11/13 “ALE agents have arrested more than 100 people in an operation aimed at deterring underage alcohol purchase and use around Appalachian State University.” Address issue
Northwestern University 'Silent Pacts:' ASG, administrators look to make Northwestern drinking culture safer-3/8/13 ” Now, following the second alcohol-related death of a student in four years, administrators and student leaders are looking beyond policy changes — and toward educational improvements and a new “party monitor initiative” — in their quest to make drinking at Northwestern safer.” Address issue
University of Central Florida UCF suspends most fraternity, sorority activities amid 'alcohol, hazing issues'-2/20/13 "I think some of the universities are finally saying that hazing has to stop." Address issue
Chico State University University to hold summit on booze problem-2/20/13 “A survey conducted by the Chico State Student Health Center revealed that 35 percent of incoming freshmen at the university reported having had more than five drinks in one sitting within a two-week period.” Address issue
University of Connecticut UConn Spring Weekend Will Return This Year-1/30/13 “Two years after the University of Connecticut successfully shut down the notorious Spring Weekend celebration, the event will be back this April, but in a re-imagined form and with restrictions.” Address issue
Columbia Ivies tighten alcohol policies-1/24/13 “Administrators and students said they have noticed a shift away from direct disciplinary approaches toward more creative educational programs, but students at four schools said the recent policies have targeted alcohol usage at the expense of Greek life.” Address issue
Cornell University Ivies tighten alcohol policies-1/24/13 “Administrators and students said they have noticed a shift away from direct disciplinary approaches toward more creative educational programs, but students at four schools said the recent policies have targeted alcohol usage at the expense of Greek life.” Address issue
Dartmouth College Ivies tighten alcohol policies-1/24/13 “Dartmouth has also seen a series of policies relating to alcohol usage and Greek life implemented in the past few years, including a ban on punch at parties and the introduction of random walkthroughs at fraternity and sorority houses by safety and security officers.” Address issue
Harvard University Ivies tighten alcohol policies-1/24/13 “Administrators and students said they have noticed a shift away from direct disciplinary approaches toward more creative educational programs, but students at four schools said the recent policies have targeted alcohol usage at the expense of Greek life.” Address issue
University of Pennsylvania Ivies tighten alcohol policies-1/24/13 “Administrators and students said they have noticed a shift away from direct disciplinary approaches toward more creative educational programs, but students at four schools said the recent policies have targeted alcohol usage at the expense of Greek life.” Address issue
Princeton University Ivies tighten alcohol policies-1/24/13 “At Princeton, a ban on freshman rush that came into effect this fall was indirectly aimed at reducing freshman access to alcohol.” Address issue
Yale University Ivies tighten alcohol policies-1/24/13 “Administrators and students said they have noticed a shift away from direct disciplinary approaches toward more creative educational programs, but students at four schools said the recent policies have targeted alcohol usage at the expense of Greek life.” Address issue
Lafayette College Lafayette College's new president to focus on technology, reducing underage drinking-1/17/13 “The key is keeping students “busy and engaged,” and “giving them productive ways to slow down and relax,” Byerly said. That could mean more extracurricular activities and educational opportunities outside the classroom, she said.” Address issue
Lafayette College Lafayette College student's death prompts review of underground fraternities-1/16/13 “Several "underground selective membership organizations" exist in violation of campus policies, and the members of an unrecognized organization were involved in Glenn's May 5 birthday death.” Address issue
University of Kentucky UK, UofL team up to curb alcohol abuse-8/7/12 “Beam Inc. and Brown-Forman Corp. will donate about $600,000 all together over three years to strengthen alcohol education programs at the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky.” Address issue
University of Louisville  UK, UofL team up to curb alcohol abuse-8/7/12 “Beam Inc. and Brown-Forman Corp. will donate about $600,000 all together over three years to strengthen alcohol education programs at the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky.” Address issue
General Colleges and communities can reduce alcohol-related harm to students-7/23/12 Study results---“ Benefits of the intervention extended campus-wide, affecting not only the drinkers themselves but also those around them. Alcohol-related injuries caused by students decreased by 50 percent on participating campuses.”  “Several strategies were common to all campuses. These included approaches to restrict the provision of alcohol to underage or intoxicated students, increase or improve coordination between campus and community police and establish consistent disciplinary actions resulting from policy violations.” Address issue
General Division III combines with NASPA to combat alcohol abuse on campus Division III combines with NASPA to combat alcohol abuse on campus-7/16/12 “The NCAA-funded partnership with NASPA (an association of student affairs administrators in higher education) is the first of its kind designed to develop educational and intervention programming that is effective for students and student-athletes alike.” Address issue
University of California at Davis UC Davis fraternity kicked off campus for alcohol violations-7/14/12 ” Sigma Alpha Epsilon's California Kappa chapter was stripped of its status as a student organization for five years for supplying alcohol to students at a January event and at a party in February.” Address issue
Lafayette College Lafayette College has begun 'systematic review' of alcohol policies, spokesman says-6/16/12 “Lafayette College has begun a "systematic review" of its alcohol education and enforcement policies, a spokesman said this week following the May 5 death of a 19-year-old freshman.” Address issue
Indiana University IU: No Plans to Increase Friday Classes-6/15/12 “Two-thirds of students do have Friday classes, including 94-percent of freshmen. The number steadily declines through four years of school, with just 44-percent of seniors in class on Fridays. But the review found that Friday is the day many upperclassmen set aside for other academic-related work, including internships, student teaching and labs.” Address issue
Dartmouth College The Year in Review- HAZING ALLEGATIONS-6/9/12 A committee was formed  with a charge to “with “improving student safety and well-being” through combating the issues of sexual assault, binge drinking and hazing” after two revealing media reports about hazing. Address issue
Rutgers University Teens and Drinking: A Proposed Law for Overdose Victims-6/1/12 “Last month, the New Jersey Assembly approved a new bill, that if passed by the Senate, would guarantee that witnesses who get help for victims of drug and alcohol overdose won’t be prosecuted.  The Rutgers Center for Alcohol Studies has endorsed the bill, known as the “Good Samaritan Overdose Response Act,’’” Address issue
Illinois Wesleyan University Sigma Pi revokes charter of IWU fraternity-5/22/12 “The charter of an Illinois Wesleyan University fraternity has been revoked by its parent organization following similar action by IWU as a result of a fraternity member’s death.” Address issue
Lafayette College Lafayette College has begun 'systematic review' of alcohol policies, spokesman says-5/15/12 “Partying activities just off the Lafayette College campus on All-College Day resulted in 32 arrests, but authorities have not disclosed what -- if any -- link the parties had to Glenn's death.  Police said most of the arrests happened after 11 a.m. near West Monroe and Hamilton streets, outside off-campus residences owned by the college and occupied by students.” Address issue
Lafayette College Message to Parents from President Weiss-5/11/12 ”In this difficult time of tragic loss, Lafayette parents have sent us messages of thanks for our updates and notes of concern about what we are doing to curb the use of alcohol on campus.” Address issue
Trinity College Trinity Shuts Down Alpha Delta Phi-5/10/12 “Trinity had placed the 53-member fraternity on probation and ordered it not to conduct any campus parties or serve alcohol to other students, following an alleged hazing incident last fall.” Address issue
General Colleges take sensible steps to combat binge-drinking-5/9/12 “The balance between freedom and self-restraint on campus remains elusive. If pressed, most parents and college officials would admit that many 18- and 19-year-olds aren’t ready for the unbridled freedom of a fraternity or other unsupervised living arrangements.” Address issue
Western Michigan University WMU students encouraged by passing of medical amnesty law-5/9/12 Michigan joins many other states with a medical amnesty when Michigan’s governor signed a bill “giving protection to underage college students who turn themselves or a friend over to authorities for being dangerously drunk.” Address issue
Michigan universities Michigan underage drinkers who seek alcohol poisoning help can get medical amnesty under new law-5/8/12 Michigan joins many other states with a medical amnesty when Michigan’s governor signed a bill which “provides medical amnesty for minors who seek treatment for alcohol poisoning either for themselves or another person.” Address issue
Indiana Colleges Amnesty bill promoted by Purdue students signed-5/5/12 “The Senate Enrolled Act 274, also known as the “Indiana Lifeline Law,” is to encourage miners to seek emergency assistance for friends rather than not calling and leaving them in medical peril.  “In too many cases, and one would be too many, students were hesitant to come to the aid, or summon aid, to a friend who had over indulged in alcohol and sometimes with tragic consequences,” Daniels said.” Address issue
General Colleges pledge to squelch dangerous rites of hazing-5/2/12 "There are so many students who are leaving our schools with deep psychological trauma that they're never going to talk about," she said. "The shame is so deep, that somehow they're weak, that they couldn't take it. The culture reinforces that." Address issue
Boston University Colleges pledge to squelch dangerous rites of hazing-5/2/12 “Alpha Epsilon Pi closed its Boston University chapter after police found five pledges stripped to their underwear, bound and covered in chili sauce and other condiments in the fraternity house basement.” Address issue
Cornell University Colleges pledge to squelch dangerous rites of hazing-5/2/12 Reaction to student death---“After the high-profile incident, university President David J. Skorton declared that "pledging as we know it has to stop."” Address issue
Dartmouth College Colleges pledge to squelch dangerous rites of hazing-5/2/12 Dartmouth College “put his school's Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter on probation for three academic terms after its treatment of pledges.  The fraternity is accused of forcing pledges to drink massive quantities of alcohol, take shots of saltwater and vinegar and swim in kiddie pools filled with a mixture of rotten food and vomit.” Address issue
University of Montana at Missoula Justice Department probes handling of Montana rape reports-5/2/12 “At least two members of the university's Big Sky Conference champion football team, the Grizzlies, have been accused of rape, leading to the recent dismissal of the football coach and the school's athletic director.” Address issue
University of Texas University reacts to death of student killed by bus-4/26/12 “UTPD Officer Darrell Halstead said all too often UT students have a laid-back attitude towards alcohol consumption. He said alcohol consumption can be a slippery slope that can lead to excessive and dangerous drinking.” Address issue
University of Connecticut A lesson from UConn; and death penalty hype-4/24/12 For a while the university tried staging fairly wholesome events on campus that might draw students and their friends to places where they might be under closer watch and away from alcohol. But it didn't work, because drunken binges had become the whole idea of "Spring Weekend."  “It canceled all university events for the weekend, prohibited students from inviting outsiders into their dormitories, barred outsiders from campus generally (outsiders long constituting the great majority of arrests), urged students to go home for the weekend if they could, set up police checkpoints and roadblocks throughout campus, and flooded the campus and nearby trouble spots with UConn's own police and state troopers.” Address issue
Cornell University Cornell University’s Promise: End Pledging As We Know It-4/24/12 “At Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, students, administrators and alumni are engaged in a process to change the way students pledge fraternities and sororities.”  “The university has already taken steps to prevent fraternities from using alcohol as a recruiting tool, by banning pledges from attending any fraternity parties with alcohol. Only after they become members are they able to attend those parties. And the university says, the fraternities are only allowed to serve students 21-years of age and older.” Address issue
University of Iowa Local police officials discuss downtown safety in wake of death near ISU's VEISHEA-4/24/12 “Iowa City police said calls to the department locally also tend to increase during such events as football that draw crowds to the city.” Address issue
Iowa State University Local police officials discuss downtown safety in wake of death near ISU's VEISHEA-4/24/12 “VEISHEA, which started in 1922 as a weeklong entertainment and education showcase for the university, will continue as normal next year. All on-campus activities are designed to be alcohol-free, and drinking is not part of the official celebration.” Address issue
University of California-Davis No tolerance for UC Davis Picnic Day disorder-4/20/12 “The trouble last year was mostly concentrated off-campus, where dozens were arrested for public intoxication in the downtown area. Police broke up fights and investigated complaints of women being groped.” Address issue
University of Colorado-Boulder University of Colorado-Boulder Tries to Prevent Annual Marijuana Celebration-4/20/12 “April 20th is the unofficial marijuana day, when some people around the world celebrate cannabis and rally to push for laws to legalize marijuana. Those marking the occasion traditionally light up at 4:20 p.m.”  “Last year, more than 10,000 people, both students and non-students, attended a 4/20 celebration on the University of Colorado-Boulder campus, the AP reports. Today, officials are closing the campus to all unauthorized visitors.” Address issue
University of California-Davis Greek leaders pledge responsibility for Picnic Day-4/18/12 “The Greek leaders are signing a covenant "to promote a healthy and safe environment" for Picnic Day, which has been marred by alcohol-related problems in recent years, mostly in the city's downtown and after the daytime event ends. To date, presidents of 51 of the 75 Greek organizations represented at UC Davis have signed.” Address issue
University of Connecticut UConn Police Chief: 'The Spring Weekend That Wasn't'-4/22/12 President’s view---"The credit for this weekend passing quietly goes to UConn students, the exceptional efforts of UConn Public Safety and Student Affairs staff as well as to our partners in this effort: state and municipal police agencies, local landlords and the town of Mansfield." Address issue
University of Connecticut UConn Plans To Curb Spring Weekend Again-4/17/12 “Once again, the university plans to bar guests from dorms and dining halls Thursday through Sunday, to stop visitors at road blocks and to limit access to parking lots and pathways on and around campus.  And, as was the case last year, students have been asked not to participate in Spring Weekend partying and to go home if possible.” Address issue
Univeristy of Wisconsin-La Crosse Students Keep Drunks From Drowning In Wisconsin-4/13/12 “Standing guard along the bank are four young men who traded the early spring bar scene for a night of keeping drunks on dry land.”  “Since 1997, 10 college-age men, all with eye-popping blood-alcohol percentages, have died in La Crosse rivers.” Address issue
University of Florida Alcohol abuse amnesty policy working, UF says-4/2/12 “Nearly five times as many University of Florida students received medical attention for alcohol abuse in fall 2011 as did during the previous fall, but university officials said Monday that the increase is a positive sign that a new amnesty policy is working.  Twenty-four students were taken to the hospital or evaluated by paramedics for alcohol-related problems in fall 2011, compared with five in fall 2010, according to UF figures.” “Officials said the policy was prompted by parents who reported that their children were in danger from excessive drinking, but that friends were afraid to get help because of possible disciplinary action.” Address issue
Boston University Boston U. Students Face Expulsion in Apparent Hazing Incident-4/10/12 Police found “found five students tied up in the basement, duct-taped wrist-to-wrist and wearing only underwear. They had welts on their backs, and their bodies were covered with hot sauce and other food.” Address issue
Miami University So long, Sigma Chi: Alcohol-fueled Ohio fraternity went too far-4/10/12 “They got the ax this week from the fraternity’s national executive committee, which ordered the Miami chapter shut down. All 29 Miami University Sigma Chi members have to be out of the frat house in Oxford, Ohio, by Wednesday.” Address issue
University of Iowa UI sending more letters to parents for students with alcohol-related ER visits-4/09/12 “Eighteen year-olds represented 52 percent of all UI students transported to emergency rooms in the fall of 2011.” Address issue
University of Central Florida Alcohol safety policy passes-Amnesty given in drinking-related crises-4/8/12 “The policy is designed to reduce students’ fear of possible disciplinary action from the university. Under the plan, students who call for medical assistance when alcohol-related emergencies arise will not be subject to disciplinary action by the university.” Address issue
Orange Coast College Study: Drunk students drive despite consequences-4/4/12 “The OCC survey asked 434 students, of which 65% could legally drink, about their alcohol consumption, said Richard McGaffigan, who evaluated the surveys. The data showed 15% binged on alcohol three to five times in the last 30 days.” Address issue
University of Central Florida UCF approves alcohol amnesty plan for underage students-4/4/12 “An amnesty concept, which supporters say could save lives by encouraging underage students to call for help, had been repeatedly proposed by student leaders for several years but UCF administration had previously rejected it.” Address issue
Indiana University Bloomington alcohol citations nearly double after Spierer disappearance-3/31/12 “The citations include possession of a fake ID, giving a false age to bar staff, illegal consumption, illegal possession, false informing and a minor entering the bar, the data show.  Of the 52 people who received citations at the three Kilroy's bars in 2011, 38 of them are current IU students and five are former students.” Address issue
General Colleges try to break grip of alcohol culture among students-3/18/12 “Another 599,000 are unintentionally injured. About 25 percent of college students report academic consequences of their drinking — including missing classes, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers and getting lower grades overall, according to the institute.” Address issue
Clemson University Colleges try to break grip of alcohol culture among students-3/18/12 “Another 599,000 are unintentionally injured. About 25 percent of college students report academic consequences of their drinking — including missing classes, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers and getting lower grades overall, according to the institute.” Address issue
Indiana Colleges Gov. Daniels signs Lifeline bill into law-3/18/12 “Those who seek medical help for an underage intoxicated friend in the state of Indiana will now be able to receive limited protection under the newly signed Indiana Lifeline Law.” Address issue
South Carolina Colleges Colleges try to break grip of alcohol culture among students-3/18/12 “In the past three years, rates of heavy or binge drinking have decreased at Clemson. However, the Clemson numbers exceed the national average, said George Clay, executive director of Student Health Services at Clemson University.” Address issue
Texas Christian University TCU Kicks Off Spring Break With VITALS-3/16/12 "At TCU, we decided that we would not take the conventional approach and ask students to stop drinking," said Amiso George, associate professor of strategic communication, who provides guidance to TCU VITALS. "Instead, we developed a campaign to educate them to recognize the symptoms of alcohol poisoning and get help." Address issue
General So What Do College Students Do On Alternative Spring Break?-3/16/12 “If anyone doubts the strength and capacity of the next generation, don't. The host of young people I met during Alternative Spring Break is evidence enough to believe that this upcoming generation will make our world a better place.” Address issue
Cornell University Gannett Screens for High Risk Drinking, Drawing Student Ire-3/16/12 “If Gannett is going to screen us for alcohol dependency, then why don't' they dig even deeper into our lives and screen us for a more general, broad range of substance abuses? Are they totally oblivious to the larger cannabis, cocaine, and pharmaceutical dependencies of students on campus? I didn't realize attending school here meant signing up to be under some totalitarian-esque oversight program.” Address issue
General Campus programs tackling issues of alcohol abuse, binge drinking-3/1/12 “Catholic colleges and universities across the country are working to address the issue of risky drinking practices, promote responsible alcohol behavior and help counsel students identified with drinking trouble.” Address issue
General Prevention For College Students Who Suffer Alcohol-Induced Blackouts Could Deter High-Cost Emergency Department Visits-3/12 “Of 954 students in the study, 52 percent of males and 50 percent of females at the outset of the study had experienced an alcohol-induced blackout in the past year. Of 404 emergency department visits among the study participants over a two-year observation period, about one in eight were associated with blackout drinking. Injuries ranged from broken bones to head and brain injuries requiring computed tomography. We calculate that on a large university campus having more than 40,000 students, blackout-associated emergency department visit costs would range from $469,000 to $546,000 per year.” Address issue
Framingham State University Framingham State steps up student bag checks-3/1/12 “Responding to a spike in alcohol violations on campus, Framingham State University has instituted a 24-hour bag check at residence halls this semester.” Address issue
University of Illinois Police say focus during 'Unofficial' will be on pedestrians, parties-2/29/12 “Police will be focusing efforts on unsafe parties and pedestrian safety this year as University of Illinois students and their guests plan to launch their annual, daylong drinking binge. "Unofficial" is in its 17th year now after a bar owner in 1996 launched what was then a promotion to recuperate business that would be lost on the actual St. Patrick's Day.” Address issue
University of Florida UF Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Suspended for Hazing-2/8/12 “UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes told the AP the fraternity was suspended after a student suffered injuries related to “serious physical hazing” this year.” Address issue
University of Florida UF Alpha Phi Alpha Frat Brothers May Be Arrested Over Hazing-2/26/12 “UF police obtained a photograph showing red marks on one victim’s chest in the shape of hand prints.” Address issue
Dartmouth College Dartmouth frat gets 3-semester probation for hazing-2/25/12 “The college's judicial panel recently found Sigma Alpha Epsilon guilty of hazing pledges in 2009, charges that include forced drinking and swimming in kiddie pools filled with food.” Address issue
Frostburg State University Drinking, vandalism old hat in Frostburg-2/25/12 “Frostburg Area Ambulance drivers don’t need GPS units to navigate from the college district to the emergency room on Willowbrook Road in Cumberland, home of the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.” Address issue
Chico State University Chico State fraternity put on probation for semester-2/24/12 “Phi Kappa Tau, a Chico State University fraternity, has been put on probation for the rest of the semester because it broke two rules on alcohol use.” Address issue
Indiana State University ISU’s alcohol policy being revised-2/23/12 “"With the new policy there will be three things that won't ever happen," Bradley said.  "There will be no open bar free drinks, unlimited drinking or serving to underage drinkers."” Address issue
University of Virginia Parent notification policies for underage drinking evolve-2/23/13 “At the University of Virginia, students are usually given about 48 hours to call their parents before school officials do. The calls are made in the most serious cases, such