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    Alcohol in College- Nick Gagliardi Alcohol in College- Nick Gagliardi Presentation Transcript

    • Alcohol use on college campuses
      Nick Gagliardi
    • Binge Drinking and College Students
      Binge drinking – 5 drinks in a row for men, 4 drinks in a row for women on a single occasion
      Harvard School of Health (2010)
      44.4% of students regularly binge drink
      22.8% were frequent binge drinkers
      3 times/week or more
    • Negative Effects on College Life
      • Frequent binge drinkers are 16 times more likely to miss class, 8 times more likely to get behind in their school work
    • Alcohol Abuse Among Students
      12,500 college students nationwide every year who do not return to school due to alcohol related mishaps
    • Alcohol Related Problems
      62% of Frequent binge drinkers “did something regrettable”
      46% fell behind in school work
      23% of binge drinkers are responsible for damaged property
    • Limits of Alcohol Consumption
    • Over 15 Drinks for Tom Ward
      On average, 4.1% alcohol/drink
      BAC = % 3.091
      15 drinks
      4 hours of drinking
      Legally not impaired to drive, approaching on danger of alcohol poisoning.
    • Spring Weekend
      • 15,000 students participating in unregulated binge drinking
      -In 2010, over 400 citations for underage drinking
    • Connecticut State Law
      Penalty for Underage Drinking
      First offense: Up to $300 fine
      Subsequent Offenses: A fine up to $500
      Subject to a 150 day suspension of motor vehicle license.
    • Alcohol Marketed to Students
      “I always drink whatever is the cheapest at the liquor store,” said sophomore Tom Ward. “We’re in college, even if it is more dangerous, I drink what I can afford.”
    • UConn Outlets for Sober Choices
      Late Night
      • Friday and Saturday Night
      Later hours for Game Rooms
      • 2 hours longer on weekends (1 a.m.)
      • 2 hours longer on weekdays (10 p.m.)
      Other options
      • On campus movies
      • Weekly AA meetings
      • Multiple Activities with SUBOG
    • Alcohol Related Deaths
      In 2009 alone, 1,825 college students were killed due to alcohol-related unintentional injuries
    • Alcohol Related Injuries
      Over 600,000 students admitted to hospitals for alcohol related injuries in 2009 alone
    • Residential Assistants
      Responsible for reducing and eliminating student drinking in dormitories on-campus
      Uconn RA’s worked a combined 3,000 extra hours for Spring Weekend 2010 than an average weekend, in efforts to deter drinking
    • Violation of Uconn Regulations
      The following are not permitted as a student at Uconn
      Illegalconsumption, possession
      No alcohol over 80 Proof
      Serving to anybody under 21 years of age
      Public consumption
      Driving under the influence
      No tap/keg systems on campus
      Any violation of the above requires that student to be subject to consequence, anywhere from residential probation to removal from the university.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous
      Weekly meetings provided by the university
      Mondays: 7-8 p.m.
    • Bars on Campus
      Three local bars on campus
      Ted’s
      Huskies
      Thirsty Dog
      • Each offering different specials on various nights to promote drinking on-campus
    • Bar Specials on Campus
      Nickel Night with 50-cent pitchers
      No cover-charge
      Discount food/Single Drinks
    • Uconn’s Negative Reputation
      Spring Weekend 2010
      89 arrests
      478 calls for service
      55 infractions / 107 warnings
    • Sources
      NASPA Data and Statistics
      http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/statssummaries/snapshot.aspx
      http://www.naspa.org/
      Tom Ward
      Thomas.ward@uconn.edu
      203-868-9030
      Uconn Community Standards
      http://www.community.uconn.edu/student_code_appendixc.html
      AP Images
      http://apimages.ap.org