National Consumers League


NCL Health Issues

Responses to dangerous teen drinking

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Compelled to Act
This site provides a tabulation of alcohol-related campus deaths since 2004 and provides information about the seriousness of the problem. It is in memory of Kristine Guest, who tragically died as a result of an alcohol-related accident.

University of Oklahoma Campus Response
This article discusses the University of Oklahoma’s shift to a dry campus after the death of a 19-year-old student, whose BAC was five times the legal limit. The “dry” campus means that there is to be no alcohol on campus ever (that includes fraternity and sorority houses).

University of Colorado “Three Strikes” Policy
Although The University of Colorado at Boulder does not have a dry campus, it did implement a new alcohol policy after the death of one of its students. This article explains the University of Colorado’s “Three Strikes” policy, which punishes students who are found with alcohol. After the first offense, the student is placed on probation for one semester, required to partake in community service, and must attend alcohol education classes. After the second offense, the student’s parents are notified, the student is placed on one year probation, and “must complete 10 hours of community service, read a book on alcohol and academics and write a report on it for the hearing officer.” After the third offense, the student may be suspended from the university for at least one semester, or in some cases expelled.

University of Rhode Island Campus Response
This site contains the alcohol policy at the University of Rhode Island. In 1995, after twice being awarded the #1 position on the list of “Top Party Schools” (by U.S. News and World Report), URI banned alcohol from its campus.