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University of Oregon UO among schools with highest level of drug and alcohol violations, survey says-12/1/14 “The University of Oregon ranks 24th of 7,000 U.S. schools with the most on-campus drug busts and 49th for most alcohol violations, according to a 2013 analysis by Rehab.com”
University of Oregon 1 in 10 Female Students at U. of Oregon Has Been Raped, Study Finds-10/3/14 “Of the 982 respondents to a survey, 35 percent of the female students said they had had at least one sexual encounter without giving consent. Among men, that number was 14 percent.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
University of Oregon Binge drinking: Consequences of the dangerous college culture-10/23/13 Student view---“With a blood alcohol level of .297, he was lucky to be spotted by UOPD the previous evening. The legal limit in the state of Oregon is .08, putting Daniel .217 above. To put it in perspective, most people above a .40 end in fatality.”
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.”
University of Oregon Sexual assault on Oregon campuses: Despite progress with rape reports, challenges remain--2/23/12 “Also, the growing prevalence of so-called "date-rape drugs" adds more risk and confusion. While alcohol remains the drug of choice for men who are willing to have sex with an incapacitated woman, other drugs have entered the scene: Rohypnol, ketamine, GHB, even Ambien. Some blot out memories, and some merely compound the effects of alcohol.”
University of Oregon University of Oregon gives freshman alcohol course-9/6/11 Institution of AlcoholEdu for College
University of Oregon UO students get drinking test-9/11 “The test is an outgrowth of what is known as social norms theory, which holds that people sometimes mistakenly believe that certain kinds of risky behavior are common, when in fact they are not. It says people are less likely to engage in risky behavior if they know relatively few other people do.”
University of Oregon Under 21? UO to require AlcoholEdu-8/28/11 “All incoming first-year and transfer students under the age of 21 at the University of Oregon will be asked to take AlcoholEdu for College, a web-based alcohol abuse prevention program.”
University of Oregon New alcohol education program may avert binge drinking abuse-7/10/11 Addressing a recognized issue at the University of Oregon
University of Oregon UO ranks high for student drug, alcohol use-6/4/11 Based on government data, Oregon and other schools rank high in number of alcohol violations.   Is this evidence of higher illegal and high risk drinking on these campuses or a more diligent effort to control the activities and risk?----- Source: Federal Department of Education 2009 data
University of Oregon UO ranks high for student drug, alcohol use-6/4/11 Based on government data, Oregon and other schools rank high in number of alcohol violations.   Is this evidence of higher illegal and high risk drinking on these campuses or a more diligent effort to control the activities and risk?

Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving University of Oregon Students

Brian Reams, March 4, 2007, University of Oregon How and why? After a night of drinking, Brian was struck by a automobile driven by another student who was also out drinking.  Reams had a blood alcohol content of .26 percent, which is about three times Oregon's legal limit.  Since the driver was not located until the next day, it is not known whether hes was intoxicated.  
Craig Macfie, 24, November 19, 2011, University of Oregon How and why? Craig lost his life when struck by a car driven by an intoxicated UO student.  Craig was a championship level skier from Scotland attending UO.
 
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