Alcohol in College- Nick GagliardiPresentation 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.
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.)
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.firstname.lastname@example.org 203-868-9030 Uconn Community Standards http://www.community.uconn.edu/student_code_appendixc.html AP Images http://apimages.ap.org