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Georgetown University Brains, Booze and Bad Decisions-4/29/16 Student view---“ Among its many effects, alcohol significantly influences decision- and judgment-making. Part of the appeal in alcohol consumption is that it encourages people to step out of their comfort zones.”
Georgetown University Alcohol, drug charges rare for college students-2/26/11 Survey of DC area schools demonstrates that “students who break drug and alcohol laws are "fully aware that, for the most part, nothing is going to happen to them,"  “Georgetown …. recorded no alcohol or drug arrests in 2009, but 347 alcohol and 49 drug referrals."
Georgetown University GW tightens alcohol policy, enforces party registration-9/22/10 Student article on neighboring college’s approach:  “Unlike Georgetown’s party registration policy that simply requires two students to serve as hosts, GW Greek-life is required to hire security that checks IDs at the door. In other words, if you’re ever upset about Georgetown’s system, just remember it could be much worse.”
Georgetown University Schools trying to prevent and respond to sexual violence-5/23/10 Article covers various approaches to and causes of sexual violence in addition to: "Our findings call into question the assertions of some advocates who claim that lowering the drinking age to 18 would be a useful strategy for reducing harm associated with alcohol consumption,"
Georgetown University Which Campus Has The Highest Crime Rate?-5/27/10 Crime statistics compared for DC area colleges.
Georgetown University Study: Student drinking a 'serious problem' on college campuses-2/12 “But the statistics didn't surprise Georgetown University student Gregory Laverriere, who said that alcohol is "definitely the most easily accessible substance on college campuses." When the weekend rolls around, upperclassmen head to the bars, while the underage crew migrate toward house parties, he said.”

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