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Quinnipiac University May weekend: A history-4/16/16 “Even when the weekend was still sponsored by the university, alcohol was and continues to be what students think May weekend is all about.”
Quinnipiac University 2013 Clery Act statistics released-10/8/14 “There were 663 reported liquor-law violations on campus in 2013, according to the statistics.”
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.”
Quinnipiac University A personal choice to remain sober-10/9/13 Student view--“Thankfully, most people at Quinnipiac are respectful of my decision not to drink. I am forever grateful for my current and past roommates for never pressuring me to take a shot. One of the most important parts about drinking in college, besides watching how much you consume, is respecting one’s right to choose whether or not to drink.”
Quinnipiac University Alcohol violations increase on campus-11/13/13 Student view-----“ About 25 percent of college students report academic consequences from drinking including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers and receiving lower grades overall.”
Quinnipiac University Colleges Try To Discourage Binge Drinking Among Freshmen-9/20/10 “A few weeks into freshman year, and Erika ….. wants out of her dormitory. There is too much partying, too much drinking. She's finding it hard to sleep and to study.  She's applied for transfer to the "wellness" dormitory, where students have agreed not to drink or smoke, but she's on a waiting list.”



Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving Quinnipiac University Students

Jennifer Herschkowitz, May 4, 2007, Quinnipiac University How and why? At 10:30 p.m. April 28 Jennifer was crossing Whitney Avenue near the intersection of Sherman Avenue. She was struck by a car.  She was found to be legally intoxicated
Ricardo Petrillo: September 18, 2005. Qunnipiac University How and why? Ricardo died early today after falling from a third-floor dormitory balcony at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, police said.
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