Welcome to CampusHealthandSafety.org

Go To Effective PreventionGo To AlcoholGo To Other DrugsGo To ViolenceGo To Mental HealthGo To Audiences
In this Section
Printer-friendly page Email to a friend

Student drinking is a widespread problem on college and university campuses. Reports from over a decade of research confirm that the nation’s campuses continue to suffer numerous consequences as a result of this problem, including property damage, decreased academic performance, student assaults, and, most tragically, student deaths. Many factors contribute to student alcohol use, from large amounts of unstructured free time for students to alcohol industry advertising on campuses. The environmental management approach to alcohol prevention on campus is a comprehensive, integrated means for changing these broader environmental factors that influence student drinking.

Scope of the Problem

College student drinking is a pervasive problem, with varying rates of alcohol use on different campuses, and among specific populations on campus.

Consequences of High-Risk Drinking

High-risk drinking on campus negatively affects individual students, the campus environment as a whole, and surrounding communities.

Addressing Alcohol Use on Campus

Institutions of higher education must tailor comprehensive prevention efforts to meet the unique needs of their campus.

Go to the Center for College Health and Safety website Go to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
is a website of the Center for College Health and Safety
part of the Health and Human Development Programs division of EDC.

Go to Education Development Center, Inc.
1994-2005 Education Development Center, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Please contact Webmaster for any questions or concerns.