Federal Law addressing campus drinking

Colleges' Responsibility for Student Safety


CompelledToAct.com Home Page

Alcohol Related Tragedies:  Fall 2007  Spring 2008  Fall 2008   Spring 2009  Fall 2009  Spring 2010  Fall 2010   Spring 2011

University of Wyoming


University of Wyoming in the Press

University of Wyoming Drinking collaborative establishes guidelines-7/8/11 Representatives from 32 colleges and universities meet in the newly formed Collaborative on High-Risk Drinking, including Duke University ---- More information on the Learning Collaborative at  http://www.nchip.org/
University of Wyoming University of Wyoming addresses alcohol use by students after 8 killed in Sept. 2001 crash-9/16/11 “In 2002, the university started a coalition with the Laramie community that addresses alcohol issues. And since 2007, every new UW student must participate in an online alcohol education program before being allowed to register for classes. Students also are put through workshops, training sessions and orientation programs that plainly detail the risks of alcohol abuse.”
University of Wyoming Wyoming remembers 8 students killed 10 years ago-9/16/11 On 9/16/11, “eight members of the University of Wyoming cross country team were killed when their SUV was hit by a truck driven by a fellow student, who was driving drunk.”

Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving University of Wyoming Students

David Schmitt, 22, May 7, 2011, University of Wyoming How and why? David lost his life while descending the upper deck of War Memorial Stadium in Laramie around midnight.  David and another student entered the stadium area to climb the structure.  The two previously attended a party where authorities attributed alcohol consumed contributed to the risky endeavors.
Follow the links for article's detailing the tragic incidents for each individual.

Articles Applying Generally to Students and the College Experience

Questions to Ask in Evaluating the Priority a College Places on Student Alcohol Use and Safety

Top of page

ACT NOW-Before Events Leave You With No Choice

Email comments to info@compelledtoact.com






Concerned about the drinking culture on campuses?

This site provides information as to the seriousness of the problem.

In loving Memory of Kristine Guest


Federal Law addressing campus drinking

Civil Litigation-Responsibility for Student Safety

Parent Awareness